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Park Ranger Jane Farmer receives Freeman Tilden Award

Park Ranger Jane Farmer from Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi is the 2013 recipient of the National Park Service’s Freeman Tilden Award for interpretive excellence. The honor recognizes Farmer for her role in connecting American Indian students to their ancestral homelands in the park.

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CRAWFORD: Strategic, smart compromises can move our country forward

The U.S. Constitution resulted from compromise — not just compromise for compromise’s sake, but strategic compromise to achieve a much needed solution. “Just as they did in Philadelphia when they were writing the Constitution,” said former Secretary of State Colin Powell, “sooner or later you’ve got to start making the compromises that arrive at a consensus and move the country ...

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Vermont takes symbolic stand with first fracking ban

If the much-hyped dream of U.S. energy independence must involve hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) to extract natural gas from shale deposits deep underneath the surface of the earth, the State of Vermont wants no part of it. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a law May 16 banning fracking, a practice that involves injecting water, sand and chemicals deep ...

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