Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:31:08 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 11:31:08 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssCongress helps people with disabilitieshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/582056.htmlMillions of people with disabilities and their families are poised to receive an early Christmas present this year, thanks to Congress. The U.S. Senate passed the Achieving a Better Life Act Tuesday as part of a bigger tax package, 76 to 16.Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTPreserving natural areas is importanthttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/582040.htmlMany Americans live within a few hours' drive of valuable, often beautiful, natural areas preserved in part because of a federal tax break. It ought to be made permanent.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTParks, historic sites are a priorityhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/582015.htmlSome national parks and historic sites are much more than beautiful places and reminders of our heritage as Americans. They are hallowed ground, where men and women killed defending our nation rest in honored glory.Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTHelp make future holidays festivehttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581985.htmlThe holiday season is made more festive by outdoor decorations and light displays. The giant lighted snowflakes that have adorned the bridges of Fort Dodge for nearly two decades, however, are showing their age.Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTReport about CIA raises concernshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581963.htmlMuch of the contents of a Senate report on use of torture by the CIA was known before the document was released this week.Mon, 15 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT