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VA, MD Farmers Waiting On Details Of Farm Bill

With a budget axe threatening, Maryland and Virginia farm interests are hoping to protect their turf as Congress begins to hash out the details of the next Farm bill. Federal payments to farmers continue to be an attractive target for budget hawks.

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Passport Fee Hike Sparks Travel Worries

Now that a record 15-million people are applying for passports each year, the State Department is increasing passport fees to help cover production and processing costs. But some fear the hike could hurt families' travel budgets.