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As Feds Debate, New Mexico Town Grapples With Border Crisis

Wave of immigrant children costs local officials more stress than cash.

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City Mostly Out of Luck After Tornado Doesn't Do Enough Damage

Level of destruction doesn't meet federal standards for major help.

Colo. Made ‘Intelligent Decisions’ on Rollout of Legal Marijuana

New Brookings study details success of state’s implementation.


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The United State of America

Washington is expanding its power by turning state governments into instruments of federal policy.

How Massachusetts Is Fighting the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling

The state passed a law Wednesday that strengthens protest restrictions around abortion clinics.

Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell participate in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns Sept. 24.

Bob McDonnell's Legal Defense Is to Paint His Spouse As a Desperate Housewife

The current claim is that Mrs. McDonnell was an attention starved and lonely wife who had a "crush" on their benefactor.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Mayor Announces Plan to Expand Preschool Access

Mayor promotes $50 million program as part of crime-fighting initiative.

RCA's Victrola phonograph was mostly manufactured in Camden.

Could Silicon Valley Become the Next Camden?

From phonographs to smartphones, no technology—or industry—is immune to change.

Alabama Officials Ask Residents to Pray For Coal

Local leaders are very worried about the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change proposal.

Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Will Remain Open

A law that would close the state's only clinic was ruled unconstitutional Tuesday.

State and Local Agencies Stumble on Mobile Readiness

New report shows that security and budget concerns remain big obstacles.

Downtown Annapolis has experienced more flooding in recent years.

The U.S. Cities With the Worst Climate Change-Related Flooding

Rising sea levels have kicked up flood days by as much as 900 percent along parts of the East Coast.