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  • Obama puts Keystone pipeline on hold, decries 'rushed and arbitrary' deadline

    Speaker Boehner accuses Obama of 'selling out American jobs for politics,' but Keystone pipeline operator TransCanada says it will submit plans for a rerouted project later this year.

  • Change Agent Henry Red Cloud: a solar warrior for native America

    Henry Red Cloud returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to found Lakota Solar Enterprises, which builds and installs solar-heating equipment that saves low-income families money on heating bills.

  • Five big moments in New Hampshire primary history

    The Granite State's first-in-the nation primary has been a launching pad for many a presidential hopeful – but not always. The following are among the most interesting outcomes.Sources: Political Research Quarterly, NewHampshirePrimary.com, New Hampshire Almanac

  • Zombie bees: Fly parasite causes zombie-like stupor

    The researchers also discovered fly pupae near dead bees at the bottom of their laboratory hive, suggesting that A. borealis can multiply within a hive and potentially infect a pregnant queen bee.

  • Almost President

    Almost President

    Why some of the candidates who lost the race for president ultimately had a bigger impact than many of those who won.

  • Obama welcomes home troops from Iraq

    Obama welcomes home troops from Iraq

    In his Saturday radio address, President Obama said US troops returning from Iraq offer lessons about the nation's character. In their address, Republicans said troops are most concerned about finding a good job.

  • NTSB begs states to ban driver cellphone use. Where do they stand now?

    NTSB begs states to ban driver cellphone use. Where do they stand now?

    The NTSB urged a cell phone ban for drivers Tuesday. But some states only have minimal rules on electronic devices in cars, and debate continues over safety of hands-free talking.

  • Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

    Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

    Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.

  • Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: What would your sales tax be?

    Herman Cain's 9-9-9 plan: What would your sales tax be?

    Herman Cain has vaulted into the top tier of GOP presidential candidates with his 9-9-9 tax plan, which would create a new 9 percent federal sales tax. But consumers would have to pay that sales tax on top of existing state and local sales taxes. Here are figures from the nonpartisan Tax Foundation that look at the total sales taxes in every state, adding up the state sales tax, a statewide average of the various local sales-tax rates, and the 9-9-9 federal sales tax.

  • Herman Cain 9-9-9 sticker shock? 18% sales tax possible in some states.

    Herman Cain 9-9-9 sticker shock? 18% sales tax possible in some states.

    Under the Herman Cain 9-9-9 tax plan, a new federal sales tax would be added on top of existing state and local sales taxes. That means 9-9-9 could yield large sales taxes in some places.