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Congress heads home to face voters with little to brag about

WASHINGTON — Congress heads home this weekend leaving a slew of unfinished business waiting until after the November elections for a lame-duck session and doing little to improve this Congress’ reputation as one of the least productive ever.

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Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

BEIJING (AP) — China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.

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Spending bill leaves out immigration courts

WASHINGTON — Congress’ must-pass budget bill ignores the Obama administration’s request to accelerate spending on immigration courts to handle the flood of unaccompanied minors at the border even as it boosts spending flexibility for Border Patrol agents and detention centers.

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Overlooked stories of the Civil War

What is the greatest overlooked story of the Civil War?

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Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

Religion no excuse for bias toward LGBT families

I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
In worst-case scenario, who'd lead US?

In worst-case scenario, who'd lead US?

Need to preserve and protect continuity in our constitutional institutions is critical.

September 10, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Extremism in defense of re-election

Extremism in defense of re-election

Proposing amendment reveals senators who are eager to regulate speech about themselves.

September 10, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

Yaquis set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.

April 18, 2014 6:23 pm Photos

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This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

This week on TV: Sept. 29-Oct. 5

DON’T MISS: “BREAKING BAD” SERIES FINALE — It hardly seems fair that this electrifying drama aired for only five seasons, but all “Bad” things must come to an end. Of course, fans will be perched on the edge of their sofas to see how the final act plays out for Walter White (Bryan Cranston),…

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