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  • First 'carbon capture and storage' power plant opens in Canada

    SaskPower's Boundary Dam facility is using $1.4 billion of "carbon capture and storage" technology, which climate scientists say must become more widely adopted to keep greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change in check.

  • For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction. Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but this one is "special." Meijer says there hasn't been a great deal of interest —...

  • Activists say Assad supporters protest in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of President Bashar Assad held a rare protest Thursday in Syria against the governor of the central city of Homs after twin bombings there killed 25 children, activists reported. The demonstration of grim-faced men waving signs occurred after grieving...

  • Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell...

  • Brown avoids women's issues

    But rather than try to defuse the topic, as some Republicans have, Brown changed the subject.

  • Obama's economic struggle: Convincing voters wage increases are coming

    Obama faces a major challenge in communicating that the economy is on an upward trajectory: Most families' incomes are barely growing, if they're growing at all.

  • Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US jobless aid fall to 287k; fewest people receiving benefits in 8-plus years.

  • Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer Van Tuyl Group

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Van Tuyl Group says it is the biggest privately owned auto dealership group in the U.S. It has 78 independently operated dealerships...

  • European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent

    NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

  • D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds

    The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House? A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states...

  • Presidents should salute Marines out of respect, not obligation

    I watched the video of President Obama and his dismissive salute. Here is what I would like to say, no longer as the wife of an HMX Marine, but as his widow.

  • It looks like a GOP wave; the question is how far it goes

    Republicans seem to be pulling away in the race to win a majority in the U.S. Senate. At least this week.

  • Small insurers devastated by big corporations in Obamacare state exchanges

    Insurance companies with a small share of the health insurance market have virtually disappeared from Obamacare state health care exchanges, replaced by big-foot carriers that have traditionally dominated the market, according to a congressional watchdog study.

  • Rhode Island GOP files FEC complaint against Dem gubernatorial candidate

    The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint with the state's Board of Elections this week, alleging that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo violated campaign finance law by coordinating with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to star in a pricey election ad.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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