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Farmers, energy and travel could benefit from Cuba thaw

Farmers, energy and travel could benefit from Cuba thaw

Freighters once carried Cuban nickel and limestone to the port of New Orleans and North Dakota beans to Havana. Cuban families ate bowls of American rice, while U.S. tourists flocked…

Congress ends another do-nothing term

Congress ends another do-nothing term

The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations.…

Yep, Jeb Bush is eyeing Presidential run

Yep, Jeb Bush is eyeing Presidential run

It’s suddenly become crystal clear that Jeb Bush has his eye on the presidency. With just a few words, the former Florida governor stepped further into the 2016 Republican presidential…

Secret groups spent $25 million on political ads

Secret groups spent $25 million on political ads

Shadowy outside groups broadcast an estimated $25 million worth of political ads on local TV stations with a goal of shaping state-level elections this year, and their full roster of…

Hillary Clinton decries torture

Hillary Clinton decries torture

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she’s proud to have been part of an administration that “banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations” and said the U.S. should never be involved in…

Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

A Michigan boot-maker, potato farmers and more than 1,200 contractors that supply parts for a next-generation fighter plane are among the many winners in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill…

Obamacare off to good start of second year

Obamacare off to good start of second year

Sign-up season for President Barack Obama’s health care law is off to a stronger start this year. But it’s not perfect, and Americans remain skeptical that the government’s newest social…

Police modify tactics on use of deadly force

Police modify tactics on use of deadly force

With tensions running high over the killings of blacks by police, departments around the country are changing policies and procedures to curb the use of deadly force, ease public distrust…

Newtown families sue gas manufacturer

Newtown families sue gas manufacturer

The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the…

Revived debate on toture, interrogation, CIA

Revived debate on toture, interrogation, CIA

When the CIA sought permission to use harsh interrogation methods on a captured al-Qaida operative, the response from Bush administration lawyers was encouraging, even clinical. In one of several memos…