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History

HOLY COW! HISTORY: The Pictures That Never Made It Home

The Yankee soldier stares at us with a hard glint in his eyes. Wiry and weathered, he’s ready for action. No name, no date, no unit. Just a young man whose face shows the strain of war. What makes this photo remarkable is the “971” in faded red ink in the lower-left corner, two empty

National

Highlights of $900 billion COVID-19 relief, wrap-up bills

Congressional leaders have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. The huge bill is slated for votes on Monday — with lawmakers having only a few hours to

Opinion

Opinion: Take the Handcuffs off the Postal System

I’ll never forget the call from my local post office at 6 a.m. “We’ve got a package for you, Mr. Swanson – and it’s alive!” An hour later I was the proud owner of a dozen baby chicks that had traveled halfway across the country without harm in two days, from a Midwest hatchery to

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