Feel like you're paying too much at the pump? A new study from the Brookings Institution has a simple explanation why: For nearly 40 years, there’s a been a ban on exporting crude oil from the United States to other nations. The report argues that lifting the ban could boost the U.S. economy. Read more to find out how much it will save you at the pump.
Take it from the sheriffs, the U.S.-Mexico border is a mess. In a plea for reform, five sheriffs’ organizations in the Southwest are calling on the federal government to resist “outright amnesty” for people in the country illegally and to boost funding for border security programs. Read more to uncover the chain of events that pushed it out of control.
TrendingWhy are 90 percent of eligible Denver teachers receiving additional compensation for effective teaching?
Yet another bombshell allegation in Wisconsin's secret John Doe probe into conservatives.
Nanny State of the WeekEven when one student's lips became so chapped that they started to bleed, her teacher would not relent on the school's lip balm ban.
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