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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Podcasting superstar from 'Serial' coming to Fort Worth

If you hear yourself hearing a certain haunting theme in early August as you pass the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, don’t be alarmed.

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Sally Jenkins

Jenkins: Is Deflategate a scandal or a lot of hot air?

PHOENIX – It's the scandal touched off by a pffffffffft. A whisper of escaping air that begs the question – what is the real substance of Deflategate, anyway?

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Jenkins: Bryant's jaw-dropping catch overruled by obscure parsing of rule

Usually, an NFL game is a pretty straightforward story, told with force and simplicity and ending in some kind of truth in the shape of a final score. But Dez Bryant, Peyton Manning and Bill Belichick didn't deliver

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Jenkins: Yes, RGIII was better but he still has a long way to go

Maybe Robert Griffin III finally has figured out how much coaching he needs to play in the NFL. Maybe he's realized how much interdependence with others it takes to look like a star in this league.

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Jenkins: Who can fix college sports problems? Not the guys who caused ‘em!

It's an adage that you can't help people who won't help themselves, and NCAA administrators fall into the category of staggering drunks who won't let go of the bottle.

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Jenkins: The NCAA has outlived its usefulness; let’s bury it

The need to dissolve the NCAA and put its Indianapolis headquarters into foreclosure has been fully demonstrated in the past weeks.

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Jenkins: RG III needs to learn that he has a lot to learn

A rookie quarterback outplayed Robert Griffin III. That is an inescapable fact, and Washington must confront it if its loss to the Minnesota Vikings isn't going to be fatal for its season.

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Jenkins: Concussions are the black lung of the NFL

Since the NFL insists on behaving like the coal industry circa 1969, the only solution to its problems is for Congress to step in and regulate the business of these 32 billionaire plunderers.

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Jenkins: Others may doubt him but Eli Manning never wavers

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Eli Manning is still hanging around with that downbeat attitude, the slope shouldered, shambling body language that makes his critics question him, but which has given him such mental durability in the NFL. Does anything ever seem to bother him? Anything? Ever?

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Jenkins: Are Redskins, Robert Griffin III kidding themselves?

Self-esteem is great; self-deception is not. The Washington Redskins don't seem to know the difference.

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Jenkins: NFL commissioner’s actions in Rice case too little and way too late

That NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is unduly vain and self-serving, with his eye on some further prize, has always been obvious. That he obfuscates and evades on tough issues unless they are convenient for him, that his convictions are highly selective and so is his enforcement, has never been more apparent.

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