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Using Innovative Policy Tools to Rebuild Colorado's Infrastructure Using Innovative Policy Tools to Rebuild Colorado's Infrastructure
Innovators in Action 2013 States are struggling to adequately invest in infrastructure, a challenge compounded by the declining purchasing power of revenue from the federal gas tax and lower revenue from more fuel efficient automobiles. Meanwhile, continued deadlock at the federal level fails to inspire confidence that help is coming. Forward thinking policymakers recognize that in order to rebuild crumbling infrastructure, new approaches must be taken. Colorado is one of several states leading...
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415 Hits, 3 Comments, Added On 1/2/2013 7:00:00 AM

Afghan President Meets With US Senate Delegation Afghan President Meets With US Senate Delegation
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with a delegation of U.S. senators in Kabul ahead of his talks with President Barack Obama in Washington.The delegation was headed by Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee.The Afghan president's office says the meeting Saturday focused on a range of issues, including the security pact between the two countries, the peace process in Afghanistan and the future relationship his country will have with the U.S.President Karzai told the...
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Pakistani Religious Scholar Dies Pakistani Religious Scholar Dies
Prominent Pakistani religious scholar Qazi Hussain Ahmed has died at the age of 74.He was the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan's leading religious group, for 22 years before stepping down in 2009.In November, Ahmed escaped unhurt from an assassination attempt when a suicide bomber detonated explosives near him.He was a strong critic of the U.S.-NATO participation in the civil war in neighboring Afghanistan.Ahmed died Sunday morning in Islamabad. He had suffered from heart disease for years....
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Tattooed Artist Runs For Czech President Tattooed Artist Runs For Czech President
PRAGUE (AP) — He's tattooed from head to toe, a warrior-like mix of blue, green and red. He's also running in a surprising third place ahead of this week's Czech presidential elections. Vladimir Franz, an opera composer and painter, seems the most unlikely of candidates for a prestigious post previously held by beloved playwright-dissident Vaclav Havel and Vaclav Klaus, a professor credited with plotting the economic transition from communism to a free market. Some have a nickname for Franz: 'Avatar.'...
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Suspected North Korean Spy Arrested in South Korea Suspected North Korean Spy Arrested in South Korea
South Korean officials say a man who defected from North Korea nearly a decade ago has been arrested and charged with spying for Pyongyang.Authorities say the man, who was not identified, had a job with the Seoul city government supporting North Korean defectors.He is accused of sending Pyongyang a full list of the defectors living in Seoul and details concerning their resettlement and living conditions.Intelligence officials say the man is known to have visited North Korea via China several times. He...
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Arizona Democrat Kirkpatrick Making Capitol Hill Comeback Arizona Democrat Kirkpatrick Making Capitol Hill Comeback
Enlarge image i Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., enters a room full of supporters on Election Day, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz. Ralph Freso/AP Rep.-elect Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., enters a room full of supporters on Election Day, Nov. 6, in Flagstaff, Ariz. Ralph Freso/AP She won. She lost. She won again. Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick will represent Arizona's 1st Congressional District when she returns to Washington this week after sitting out a term. This time around, Kirkpatrick hopes to...
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FTC Closes Google Inquiry; Tech Giant Makes Changes And Avoids Antitrust Charges FTC Closes Google Inquiry; Tech Giant Makes Changes And Avoids Antitrust Charges
Google has agreed to change some of its business practices, in an agreement made with the Federal Trade Commission that will end the U.S. agency's antitrust probe of the search and technology company. In the terms of the deal, Google agrees not to appropriate content such as users' reviews from other sites for use in its search and mobile offerings. The company also pledged to make it easier for advertisers to compare the value of running ad campaigns through Google compared to advertising on rivals...
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Farm Bill Becomes Fodder In 'Fiscal Cliff' Wrangling Farm Bill Becomes Fodder In 'Fiscal Cliff' Wrangling
Enlarge image A customer shops for nectarines at a farmers market in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A customer shops for nectarines at a farmers market in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Among the loose ends that lawmakers would like to tie up before the end of this lame-duck session is the farm bill, which is made up mostly of crop subsidies and food stamps. The last farm bill expired in September. The Senate has passed a new one; the House has not. Farm-state lawmakers...
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416 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/12/2012 1:32:00 AM

Photos: Memorials Grow, Vigils Kept Photos: Memorials Grow, Vigils Kept
Twitter (3) Facebook (2) Share Stumble Upon Reddit Linkedin Digg What is this? Comments () More Around the Nation Podcast + RSS Feeds Podcast RSS Around the Nation Subscribe to Around the Nation podcast via: Or use this URL: close Around the Nation Photos: Memorials Grow, Vigils Kept President Obama planned to meet Sunday with families and attend a community vigil. The Two-Way Police: Answers In Connecticut School Shooting Could Take Weeks Much work remains before...
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Coal May Pass Oil As World's No. 1 Energy Source By 2017, Study Says Coal May Pass Oil As World's No. 1 Energy Source By 2017, Study Says
Enlarge image i China and India are projected to propel coal's challenge of oil as the world's top energy source within the next five years, according to a new study. Here, a man rides a bicycle toward a coal-fired power station in China's Guangdong province last year. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images China and India are projected to propel coal's challenge of oil as the world's top energy source within the next five years, according to a new study. Here, a man rides a bicycle toward a coal-fired...
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416 Hits, 6 Comments, Added On 12/18/2012 12:35:00 PM

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