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Defense seeks GI’s release in WikiLeaks case

HAGERSTOWN — The lawyer for a U.S. Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks says he has asked the government to release his client from a Marine Corps brig due to what he says are needlessly ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Freedom meets reality in a hail of bullets

We are all Arizonans. We are all heartsick. We all mourn the victims of last Saturday’s massacre in Tucson — six dead and 14 wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. We are all living in communities with untreated mental ...

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Supreme Court rejects funeral protest case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal involving Kentucky’s now-repealed law banning protests at military funerals. The high court, without comment, on Wednesday turned away the appeal. A federal district judge in Lexington threw ...

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Fed pays US Treasury record $78.4B last year

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve paid a record $78.4 billion in earnings to the U.S. government last year, reflecting gains from the central bank’s unconventional efforts to lift the economy. The payment to the Treasury Department is the largest since ...

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In hard times, states still spend to protect farms

HAMDEN, Conn. — Despite tough financial times following the worst recession in decades, some states continue to spend millions of dollars to preserve American farmland and stem its rapid loss to development and suburban sprawl. Advocates say the preservation efforts ...

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