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Brian Naylor

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Obama administration is proposing new safety rules for railroad oil tank cars, after a series of fiery derailments. The rules would phase out thousands of older cars in two years.

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

U.S. airlines have canceled flights to Israel after reports of Hamas rockets landing near Ben Gurion International Airport outside Tel Aviv.

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Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Monday, July 21, 2014

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.

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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

Thursday, July 17, 2014

President Obama has proposed allowing states to collect tolls on interstate highways as a way of raising funds to pay for reconstructing those roads. Most of the interstate system is toll free.

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House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The House has passed a bill that adds 10 months worth of money into the Highway Trust Fund. The account runs dry next month unless Congress acts. Hundreds of projects could be jeopardized.

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

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For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

As CEO of an outdoor equipment retailer, Sally Jewell was used to taking risks. Now, as the secretary of the interior, she has found there's little appetite for it in government.

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Best Known For Watergate Committee, Longtime Sen. Howard Baker Dies

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker has died at the age of 88.

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The U.S. Export-Import Bank now finds itself embroiled in controversy. New House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced his support for letting the bank's charter expire, and only days ago, news surfaced that four officials at the export credit agency are facing allegations of misconduct.

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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

Monday, June 23, 2014

In a solidly conservative state, GOP Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement has set off a heated GOP primary between two rising Republican stars. Immigration is a key issue.

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Parents Get Some Help In Teaching Their Teens To Drive

Monday, June 23, 2014

A web-based program that puts Mom and Dad back in the learner's seat appears to improve their teenagers' driving performance, while getting them more time on the road.

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On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The accident that seriously injured comic Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian has focused attention on truck driving safety. New regulations limited the amount of overnights truckers could work, but the trucking industry and its congressional allies are trying to roll back the limits.

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

Thursday, June 12, 2014

With Dave Brat's defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, a tiny Virginia college fell into the political spotlight. Both Brat and his new opponent, Democrat Jack Trammell, teach at Randolph-Macon.

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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Virginia is dependent on coal mining and export, but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. That irony is a very real, day-to-day problem for residents.

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From Yellowstone To Grand Canyon, WPA Posters Celebrate National Parks

Monday, May 26, 2014

If you've ever been to a national park gift shop, you may have seen reproductions of these prints for sale. Of more than 1,000 originals, only 40 are known to survive.

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700,000 Jobs Are At Stake If The Highway Trust Fund Goes Broke

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The federal gas tax that's supposed to pay for the nation's highways doesn't bring in enough money. But Congress hasn't raised the tax in more than 20 years and isn't likely to do so now.

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Meet The Front-Runners In The Crowded GOP Senate Primary

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Seven Republicans are competing for the nomination to Georgia's open Senate seat. At least three of them carry the Tea Party mantle, but the current front-runners are favored by the GOP establishment.

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Speaking Beside A Bridge, Obama Addresses Approaching Budget Gap

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

President Obama is visiting one of New York state's bridges across the Hudson River to talk about the need to spend more on roads and bridges. Funds for federal highways and bridges continue to fall short of expected needs. Why is the federal gas tax not keeping pace with the number of miles Americans are driving?

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Lately, Title IX Has Made Its Presence Felt Beyond The Playing Field

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Title IX is known mostly for ensuring girls have the same chance as boys to participate in sports, but it has another role, too: It requires colleges to prevent sexual assault and violence on campus.

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White House Warns Highway Trust Fund Is Low On Funds

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Obama administration has sent to Congress a four-year $302 billion infrastructure bill. It proposes closing corporate loopholes to make up for lost revenues from the gas tax.

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