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WASHINGTON — Congress has sent President Barack Obama a short-term spending bill that will keep the federal government operating through Wednesday and avert a government shutdown. Senate passage came Saturday with only hours to spare before an...
WASHINGTON — Protesters plan to converge on the nation’s capital on Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action. Civil rights organizations plan to hold a...
WASHINGTON — First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it’s the Senate Republicans’ turn, specifically Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah. The two...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioSUSANA GARCIA: It’s going to be really hard for the businesses here on Main Street to survive if it doesn’t pick up. JOHN LARSON: All along Main Street in Delano, California, businesses can feel it – the...
Hereford cattle roam the dirt-brown fields of a ranch on the outskirts of Delano, in California’s Central Valley, on February 3, 2014. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images Heavy rain, snow and wind has been pummeling California over the...
Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSInside Garrison Keillor’s fabled world of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Little Libertarians on the prairie Digital revolution threatens American literature, says best-selling author James Patterson JUDY...