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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, departs from a news conference with other Republican Senators in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, departs from a news conference with other Republican Senators in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 50+1

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina needs a majority of votes in a seven-candidate primary election today to avoid a June 24 runoff between the top two finishers. Graham would be a heavy favorite to win a third term...

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Chesapeake Bay at sunset in St. Michaels, Maryland.

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Chesapeake Bay at sunset in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Chesapeake Cleanup Hit from Alaska, Florida: Something’s Happening Here

The people who care most about Chesapeake Bay — its neighbors — are trying to clean it up. The scenic bay, once an oyster-rich resource and center of a thriving fishing industry and engine of employment for those who fished...

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

Heitkamp Gun-Control Vote Puts National Polls in Perspective

As they vow to continue their fight, backers of the expanded firearm background-check measure derailed in the Senate today — beginning with President Barack Obama — are pounding away at poll results showing that 90 percent of American voters support the...

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A welder works inside a mud tank for a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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A welder works inside a mud tank for a new oil and gas drilling rig at the Orion Drilling Co. manufacturing and fabrication facility in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Texas: Even Employment Gains Bigger

God Bless Texas… and North Dakota, and Utah. Texas led all the states in February with an 80,600 increase in net hiring, the biggest gain since the U.S. Labor Department started keeping records in 1982, figures released on March 29...

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

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An attendee visits the Northrop Grumman Corp. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in this file photo.

Companies Donate Early to Dueling Political Parties

With Democrats leading the Senate and Republicans controlling the House of Representatives, it’s a good time for companies to nurture bipartisan alliances by making early campaign contributions to both parties. Following are some of the companies that made donations through...

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Trucks sit outside a row of temporary housing units for oil workers in Tioga, North Dakota.

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Trucks sit outside a row of temporary housing units for oil workers in Tioga, North Dakota.

North Dakota Fastest-Growing, Florida Closes in on New York

North Dakota, where an energy boom has produced the nation’s lowest unemployment rate, is adding people at a faster rate than any other state. That’s according to an estimate released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, which said today that...

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Senator Kent Conrad's office with items from his state of North Dakota on Capitol Hill on March1, 2012.

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Senator Kent Conrad's office with items from his state of North Dakota on Capitol Hill on March1, 2012.

North Dakota, Oklahoma Candidate Filing Deadlines Today

Want to run for Congress from North Dakota or Oklahoma? Today’s your last day to file. Deadlines in those two Republican-friendly areas will bring to 31 the number of states where candidate qualifying periods have ended. In North Dakota, the...

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