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Associated PressPresident Barack Obama on Thursday defended America's controversial drone attacks as legal, effective and a necessary linchpin in an evolving U.S. counterterrorism policy. But he acknowledged the targeted strikes are no "cure-all" and said he is haunted...
email@example.comSome Washington County lawmakers are calling for another look at the state prison system and how the prisons are run after federal charges were filed against 13 female corrections officers, seven inmates and five others with alleged gang ties last week at...
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced two pro-gambling bills Thursday, reducing fees on existing casinos and allowing the creation of a sixth casino in the state. One bill would reduce the fee that the four existing racetrack casinos pay to be able to...
With neighboring Maryland about to become the sixth state in as many years to abolish the death penalty, one West Virginia delegate is on a quixotic quest to resume executions in his state for the first time in a half-century. This year marks the 27th...
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An assault weapons ban won’t be in the gun-control legislation that Democrats bring to the Senate floor next month, a decision that means the ban’s chances of survival now are all but hopeless. The ban is the most controversial firearms...
Associated PressPresident Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and climate change in a State of the Union address that showcased his determination to mark his legacy. Republicans urged Obama to get out of campaign mode...
The Associated PressIn a dramatic appeal, wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords urged Congress on Wednesday to enact tougher curbs on guns, saying, “too many children are dying” without them. “The time is now. You must act. Be bold, be courageous,...
Associated PressBraced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-...
A bill that U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller twice introduced to create a World War I memorial in Washington, D.C., no longer bears the name of the late Frank Buckles, the West Virginia veteran who pushed for it. Nor does the version the Senate was considering...
firstname.lastname@example.orgLegislation gaining momentum this week in the Pennsylvania General Assembly takes steps to protect young people from harmful activities with social media, the Internet and mobile devices. One of the bills awaiting Gov. Tom Corbett’s signature would...
Editor's note: This is another in a series of Eastern Panhandle candidate previews that The Herald-Mail will be running over the next several months. The announcements also will be posted on our website, www.herald-mail.com, through the West Virginia...
email@example.comGrowing up in Williamsport, Gina Marie Groh never in her “wildest dreams” thought she would one day become a federal judge. As it turns out, Groh, didn’t have to dream. The U.S. Senate Thursday approved the 23rd Judicial Circuit judge&...
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