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With propane selling for close to five dollars a gallon this winter, you wonder what's going on. The government says its looking into claims of price gouging. Really? They're looking into it? It was $1.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 9:11pm

A new United Nations report suggests an imminent danger from global warming.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 4:14pm

Stakes were low but passions ran high as fervid 4-year-olds shouted the names of farm animals in Spanish, then in English.

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 11:01am

WASHINGTON - President Obama gave a lovely speech at the recent National Prayer Breakfast - and one is reluctant to criticize. But pry my jaw from the floorboards.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 8:59pm

Before these Games get too far underway, I would like to set the record straight. I keep hearing people insist that the Winter Olympics are the equal of the Summer Olympics. This is, quite frankly, completely untrue.

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 8:59pm

Attorneys general, both state and federal, are entrusted with the power and responsibility to enforce and defend laws created by the political process, which can be highly contentious. They are to do so without political influence.

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:32am

As my husband and I prepare to bring a child into this world, I am more scared than ever. As a resident of Columbia, Md., the recent shootings at the Mall in Columbia hit too close to home.

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:48pm

The dispute over mining Minnesota's world-class mineral deposits is drawing big crowds to the public hearings on the new Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS).

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 9:43pm

LONDON, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Critical minerals like rare earths, lithium and tellurium are becoming ever more essential to the modern economy, yet production in the United States remains limited, leaving the country relying on imports from just a handful of countries led by China. For many of these ma...

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:20pm

WASHINGTON - President Obama is correct in wanting to make higher education more affordable and accessible, but Americans would also be correct in wondering just what they're paying for. The need for a better-educated populace is beyond dispute.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 6:47pm