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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Jefferson
Five armed men in ski masks and bulletproof vests tied up two men at a medical marijuana garden in Linn County and took what a victim described as "quite a few" pounds of pot being grown for numerous patients.
A plan to build a $40 million casino in the Greene County city of Jefferson drew hundreds of people to a public hearing Thursday before the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday informed the the University of Virginia's governing board that he will ask for the entire board's resignation Wednesday if members do not decide whether or not to reinstate ousted President Teresa Sullivan on Tuesday.
Andrea Wulf, a British horticultural historian, is one of those rare and talented writers with a distinctive narrative voice. Just as in "The Brother Gardeners" (2009), she infuses her text with such liveliness, grace and original scholarship that the reader happily follows the author at a brisk trot wherever she may lead.
In a book due out Thursday, eminent scholars say it's unlikely that Thomas Jefferson fathered Sally Hemings' children, disputing a decade's worth of conventional wisdom that the author of the Declaration of Independence sired offspring with one of his slaves.
For an American president to be remembered, exciting things — good or bad — must occur on his "watch." The title of Harlow Giles Unger's new biography, "The Last Founding Father," is a bit pretentious.
He noted that 65 community safe rooms built with federal funds after the deadly tornadoes in 2011 were used Monday night to keep people safe.
"We will rise above this one, if we embrace the line in Scripture that says 'whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.'