A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk on July 18 in Winthrop, Wash., where a fire destroyed about 100 homes. Officials say that fire damage, overall, is down this summer, but that firefighting costs are skyrocketing. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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As Wildfires Burn Through Funds, Washington Seeks New Way To Pay

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Senate's Highway Trust Fund Bill Sets Up Conflict With The House

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New Rules Proposed For Oil-Carrying Trains In Wake Of Fiery Crashes

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As Rockets Encroach, Israel's Main Airport Sees Canceled U.S. Flights

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State Rep. Joe Carr holds a news conference in Murfreesboro, Tenn. on Jan. 16, 2013. He is challenging incumbent Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

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Proposal To Allow State Tolls On Interstates Hits Roadblocks

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House Approves $11 Billion To Keep Highway Fund Solvent

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Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell takes a tour of the Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Townsend, Ga., last week with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service refuge manager Kimberly Hayes. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description

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Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

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State Rep. T.W. Shannon (left) talks with U.S. Rep. James Lankford following a June 6 Republican candidate forum for the open U.S. Senate seat in Lawton, Okla. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red

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On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers

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Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Tuesday's primary. Jay Paul/Getty Images hide caption

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Va. Students Abuzz As Star Professors Become Political Rivals

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Rough surf pounds a fishing pier as Tropical Storm Hanna passes through Virginia Beach, Va., in 2008. Virginia is dependent on coal mining but it also faces routine flooding from rising sea levels. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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How Coal Industry Jobs Coexist With Rising Sea Levels In Virginia

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