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Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.

September 17, 2014 10:46 am Related

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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Evan Bayh in Region today as lunch speaker

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Evan Bayh in Region today as lunch speaker

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Tiramisu dessert tribute takes top honor at Taste of Care

FROM the FARM: Tiramisu dessert tribute takes top honor at Taste of Care

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
Dyer teen in Washington competing for national title

Dyer teen in Washington competing for national title

Miss Teen Indiana Shoshana Zacharias, of Dyer, headed to Washington D.C. this week to compete for the title of Miss Teen United States at a pageant that got underway Tuesday in the nation's capital.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: NWI small town post office included at Smithsonian

OFFBEAT: NWI small town post office included at Smithsonian

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Time to taste and dine while helping worthy causes

FROM the FARM: Time to taste and dine while helping worthy causes

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Jackson Township veteran getting final wish to visit Vietnam memorial

Jackson Township veteran getting final wish to visit Vietnam memorial

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | Al Boren, 67, will make the trip of a lifetime today to Washington, D.C.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County piper revived after collapsing at national memorial

Lake County piper revived after collapsing at national memorial

Police officers are being credited with saving the life of a Schererville bagpiper with Lake County Pipes and Drums who collapsed Wednesday during a Law Enforcement Memorial Week march in Washington, D.C.

May 15, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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Internship has co-ed eying a career helping people in need

Internship has co-ed eying a career helping people in need

Needa Malik, 22, is halfway through an internship at the U.S. headquarters of Islamic Relief near Washington, D.C.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
College senior gains valuable experience as Senate intern in capital

College senior gains valuable experience as Senate intern in capital

André Smith, a political science major at Butler University, is gaining valuable experience as an intern in Washington D.C.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Braving the cold to march

Braving the cold to march

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
NWI man fasting for immigration reform

NWI man fasting for immigration reform

WASHINGTON | An East Chicago community organizer fasting for immigration reform on the National Mall had a visit from the president and first lady, who shared their support.

November 30, 2013 11:01 am Photos

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'They aren't forgotten'

'They aren't forgotten'

CALUMET CITY | Thomas Crane has a purpose in the poetry he writes for veterans.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: After Saturday's pie winners, now chefs being judged

FROM the FARM: After Saturday's pie winners, now chefs being judged

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
More steps remain 50 years after March on Washington

More steps remain 50 years after March on Washington

INDIANAPOLIS | Thousands of Americans will converge on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., starting Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, including a host of local residents and leaders.

August 23, 2013 7:09 pm Related
First Lady Mamie Eisenhower with UPS Reporter Helen Thomas in 1959

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower with UPS Reporter Helen Thomas in 1959

First Lady Mamie Eisenhower samples a piece of birthday cake, decorated to recreate a newspaper front page, with reporter Helen Thomas, at a reception in October 1959 hosted by the Women's National Press Club to mark the 40th anniversary of the organization, which Thomas, at the time, lead a…

July 23, 2013 12:00 am

Andrean grad interns with Sen. Coats in Washington

INDIANAPOLIS | A former Andrean High School cross-country star is spending his summer running around the nation's capital on behalf of U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

July 16, 2013 12:05 am
City of Gary recognized at White House for Let's Move Program

City of Gary recognized at White House for Let's Move Program

GARY | First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special event Wednesday at the White House for local elected officials and representatives whose cities and towns are participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Initiative. The City of Gary was among the cities represented. Gary Hous…

July 11, 2013 1:24 pm Photos

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World War II vets attend 'Honor Flight' movie premiere

World War II vets attend 'Honor Flight' movie premiere

LANSING | World War II veterans were welcomed for a special showing of "Honor Flight The Movie" at Showplace 12 in Schererville last week.

June 03, 2013 5:59 pm Photos

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Ind. senator backs plan for Gulf War memorial

INDIANAPOLIS | Veterans of the first Persian Gulf war would be honored with a national memorial in Washington, D.C., under a plan announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.

May 21, 2013 6:00 pm
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