Earmark ban in Congress may hit state

December 12, 2010

When U.S. Rep.-elect Tim Walberg returns to Washington in January after a two-year hiatus out of office, the Capitol’s anti-earmarks mood will be far different than he experienced there before.

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Press freedom at risk here and abroad

May 10, 2010

In Kazakhstan, a newspaper reporter is tossed from an upper-story window of an apartment building, his hands and feet bound with tape. In Honduras, gunmen ambush and kill two radio journalists in their car as they return from hosting a program. In Democratic Republic of Congo, a freelance television journalist is fatally shot in his home by men dressed in military uniforms.

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