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  • House passes back pay bill for fed employees

    House passes back pay bill for fed employees
    The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends. If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
  • Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move

    Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move
    Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...
  • Astronomers fret over Webb Telescope's future

    Astronomers fret over Webb Telescope's future
    Congressional wrangling over the future of the overdue, over-budget James Webb Space Telescope has split astronomers in a struggle over billions in funding. Astrophysicists worry that action in the U.S. House to eliminate funding for the Webb project,...
  • Eye on the cosmos

    Eye on the cosmos
    Tuesday's announcement that Hopkins astronomer Adam G. Riess will share this year's Nobel Prize in physics acknowledges his huge contribution to scientific knowledge. From the study of giant exploding stars millions of light-years from Earth, Mr. Riess...
  • NASA head visits Baltimore to show off Webb telescope

    NASA head visits Baltimore to show off Webb telescope
    A full-size model of the James Webb Space Telescope, the tennis-court-length receiver that will be assembled in and operated from Maryland, is on display at the Inner Harbor through Oct. 26. "Webb will find the first galaxies in the universe," said...
  • Mikulski seeks House support for Webb Telescope project

    Mikulski seeks House support for Webb Telescope project
    Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski said Wednesday she expects the Senate will pass a budget bill on Tuesday that will include $530 million to continue work toward launch of the Webb Space Telescope in 2018 "and secure America's place in astronomy for the...
  • New wave of conservatives vie for U.S. House seats

    (Reuters) - Departures and primary losses for 28 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have created opportunities for a new wave of conservative and Tea Party-backed candidates. Here are some of the most notable departures and the candidates...
  • No serum for Ebola outbreak in Africa, CDC says

    WASHINGTON As two Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries slowly recover at Emory University Hospital, the disease's death toll soars in West Africa. But the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress on Thursday that the...
  • DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics

    DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics
    For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation's war on drugs. Lately, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration has found itself under attack in...
  • Three veteran congressmen announce plans to retire

    Three veteran congressmen announce plans to retire
    WASHINGTON – Three senior House members announced Tuesday that they would not seek reelection in 2014, offering both parties prime pickup opportunities in the midterm election. The clearest opportunity for a party switch comes in Utah, where...
  • A Year After Newtown Shootings, Hollywood Resists Scrutiny of Media Violence

    When President Obama spoke on the campus of DreamWorks Animation last month, his only note of admonishment to Hollywood came when he mentioned gun violence, in which he said that "we have got to make sure we are not glorifying it." He mentioned that in...
  • Dent possible pick for appropriations chairmanship

    Dent possible pick for appropriations chairmanship
    Once considered the most sought after title on all of Capitol Hill, Lehigh Valley Rep. Charlie Dent may be next in line to assume the gavel of one of the subcommittees responsible for doling out federal funds. With the announced retirement of two...