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Lobbyists' lobbying group wants a new name that doesn't mention lobbying
The leaders of the American League of Lobbyists insist that the group is making the move because its business has evolved, and members do lots more than walk the halls of Congress and try to shape legislation.
RECIPE: Dilled salmon and mushroom cakes
These cakes were inspired by the showy Russian dish called kulebiaka, a salmon fillet covered with a mushroom mixture, then wrapped in puff pastry.
Report: Debt protection varies widely by state
In a report released Thursday, the National Consumer Law Center surveyed the patchwork of state "exemption laws" meant to protect struggling families from losing everything to creditors. The advocacy group found that few places met its five basic standards for protecting consumers.
Higgs, Englert win Nobel Prize in physics for 'the God particle'
The entire physics community anticipated Tuesday that Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences would bestow a Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of the Higgs boson, the elusive subatomic particle that plays a crucial role in the fabric of the universe. But who, exactly, would get the honor?
When Ben Bernanke speaks, the world listens — and pays for it
Words can be expensive, and in the case of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the price tag is about $12.6 billion each for the 32-word comment he uttered in May to indicate the coming end of the era of loose money.
Glowing plants illuminate regulatory debate
Hunkered down in a converted shipping container stationed in a San Francisco parking lot, three young entrepreneurs are tinkering with the DNA of ordinary plants in the hopes of being able to mass produce a variety that glows in the dark.
App-obsessed millennials help lead transit shift
A report out Tuesday foreshadows the future of urban transportation in the United States, but the futuristic vision, in a study by the Public Interest Research Group, already is happening in some places.
Study: Two percent of counties produce most executions
Sixty-two jurisdictions prosecuted the majority of criminals executed in the United States in recent decades, according to a new study.
Work-from-home links go dark for furloughed employees during shutdown
Government workers may not only be physically cut off from their offices in the event of a federal shutdown — their digital ties could be severed, too.
Changing country music, one party song at a time
At first glance, it looks like things come pretty easily for Florida Georgia Line, the fastest-rising act in country music. Even if it's just acquiring a chilled beverage on a hot summer afternoon.
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