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  • WASHINGTON, July 12- The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Thursday it would hold a record-sized auction for oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico next month, in an attempt to spark interest in offshore drilling months after a similar sale received a weak response from energy companies. The sale, to be held on Aug. 15, includes all available unleased areas in...

  • A prison guard opens a locked door with keys inside Angola prison.
The Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, and nicknamed the 'Alcatraz of the South' and 'The Farm' is a maximum-security prison farm in Louisiana operated by the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections. It is named Angola after the former plantation that occupied this territory, which was named for the African country that was the origin of many enslaved Africans brought to Louisiana in slavery times. 

    We think of the 50 states as being divided by red or blue political leanings, but each state has a more deeply rooted psychology, with centuries of history that controls whether it rises or falls.

  • Man with basket shopping in supermarket, walking along aisle

    As  job opportunities emerge nationwide more Americans are looking for the most affordable places to live so they can relocate. CNBC rated all 50 states based on the cost of living to come up with the 10 least expensive places to live in 2018.

  • Chicago Assigns Extra Police Due To Threat Of Gun Violence Memorial Day Weekend

    From lack of health care and attractions to high crime rates and disease, these are the worst states in the U.S. for quality of life.

  • Signs direct traffic at a construction site along Interstate 294 (I-294) near Chicago, Illinois

    CNBC uses government data to evaluate each state’s roads, bridges, ports, airports, rail networks and utilities. Here is a list of the 10 U.S. states with the worst infrastructure.

  • The ride is exempt from a Missouri law regulating amusement rides passed in 2004.. Six states don't regulate the amusement park industry at all, according to the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions: Alabama, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. The lack of a specific Missouri law about waterslides is a problem, said Ken Martin,...

  • The 2019 model year marks the start of a new cycle for some of America's top trucks, led by redesigned pickups from Chevrolet and Ram. Ford's top-selling F-150 had updates in 2018, and more may be in the offing for 2019. Typically, Japanese truckmakers Nissan and Toyota aren't far behind with their own updates.

  • Real estate

    Some states are offering tax-advantaged accounts for first-time home buyers trying to save up to purchase a house.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- The Democratic Party's insurgent left wing and Republican U.S. President Donald Trump each claimed big victories on Tuesday, as voters in seven states selected the parties' candidates for November's midterm elections that will determine control of Congress. The outcome of the New York race added fuel to the battle between the Democratic...

  • Crowley, a 10- term incumbent who was fourth in line in the House of Representatives' Democratic leadership, was defeated by 28- year-old challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a safely Democratic district in New York City. The outcome of the race in New York, one of seven U.S. states that held nominating contests, known as primaries, on Tuesday, added fuel to the...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Republican South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster appeared poised to capture his party's nomination on Tuesday for this fall's midterm elections, a day after President Donald Trump campaigned at his side. Voters in seven U.S. states- Colorado, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Utah- were picking candidates on Tuesday...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- A bitter New York matchup between a convicted felon seeking to reclaim his congressional seat from a former prosecutor is among dozens of races in seven U.S. states on Tuesday, as voters pick candidates for November elections to determine control of Congress. Voters in Colorado, Maryland, South Carolina, Utah, Oklahoma and Mississippi are also...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- A bitter New York matchup between a convicted felon seeking to reclaim his congressional seat from a former prosecutor is among dozens of races in seven U.S. states on Tuesday, as voters pick candidates for November elections to determine control of Congress. Voters in Colorado, Maryland, South Carolina, Utah, Oklahoma and Mississippi are also...

  • June 13- ICE cotton futures settled little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a weekly exports sales report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. *Texas is turning cautiously optimistic even if time is running out as separate tropical systems in both the Pacific and in the Caribbean give West Texas and South Texas respectively, chances for meaningful...

  • JACKSON, Miss., June 12- Walking through his law office in Jackson, Mississippi, Mike Espy shows off a framed award from the National Rifle Association recognizing his pro-gun votes in Congress. Espys challenge is shared by Democratic Senate candidates in key states such as Missouri and Tennessee. Political analysts give Espy a realistic, but difficult, shot to...

  • LONDON, June 8- Arron Banks, the founder of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, pulled out of a hearing with a parliamentary committee, saying on Friday it had been conducting a witch hunt of those who want Britain to leave the European Union. Banks and Leave.EU communications chief Andy Wigmore had agreed to appear before it on June 12. "I am writing to inform you that...

  • A boy stands in the doorway of a polling station on June 5, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. California voters are heading to the polls to vote in the primary election.

    The primary election results in states such as California, New Jersey and Iowa will help to determine whether Republicans keep their House majority.

  • June 5- ICE cotton futures fell more than 2 percent on Tuesday to a one-week low, weighed down by an improvement in weather conditions in Texas, the major producing region of the natural fiber in the United States. * "There was some rain in Texas over the last few days and there are forecasts now of some more in a week or two," said Gabriel Crivorot, an analyst at Societe...

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

    For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.

  • Subtropical Depression Alberto from the NOAA GOES East satellite on May 29th, 2018.

    Subtropical Storm Alberto made landfall, driving three states to roll out emergency plans, USA Today reports.