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Interior Department to block Democratic aides from oversight trips

The Interior Department announced Thursday it was suspending the practice of allowing congressional staffers for the House Appropriations Committee on department-funded trips, acknowledging a rift between the department and Democratic lawmakers who approve its spending plans.

Tree vs. Goliath

A rancher's fight to save his land

A giant, lush, live gray oak tree has been growing in Victoria County near Nursery at the Kyle Family Ranch since before Texas was established as a state, but it may have only a few days left to live.

Hill negotiators hear what they want on border

Bipartisan House and Senate negotiators emerged from a key closed-door briefing with Customs and Border Protection officials Wednesday agreeing they were told that a comprehensive response is the best way to secure the border, one that marries new technologies to additional personnel and new barriers.