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Science Oct 05The ongoing fight over the Rover pipeline, explained
President Donald Trump and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt have vowed to boost domestic energy production by dismantling federal regulations on things like drilling, but environmental agencies in both blue and red states have pushed back in the months…
Nation Aug 25WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Harvey batters Texas
In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Harvey was less than 100 miles from Corpus Christi with maximum sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, adding that the middle and upper Texas coast could see…
Politics May 10A roller coaster of reactions unfold in Congress the day after Comey was fired
Here is a look, by rough timeline, at how the scene played out.
Politics May 05Silicon Valley jumps into biometric gold rush for Trump’s ‘other border wall’
Under President Donald Trump, technology companies have started cashing in on a little-noticed government push to ramp up the use of biometric tools -- such as fingerprinting and iris scanners -- to track people who enter and exit the country.
Nation May 01One dead, three wounded after stabbing at UT Austin
Four people were stabbed Monday on the University of Texas at Austin campus in an attack that left one person dead outside the campus gymnasium.
Nation Apr 20The Rover Pipeline leaked millions of gallons of drilling fluid into Ohio wetlands
Energy Transfer Partners is coming under renewed scrutiny for two pipeline spills that released more than 2 million gallons of drilling fluid into Ohio wetlands earlier this month.
Politics Mar 01New DNC head: ‘Unity is our greatest strength and Donald Trump’s worst nightmare’
Tom Perez and Rep. Keith Ellison, the new leadership of the Democratic National Committee, say now is the time for Democrats to come together.
Politics Feb 14House panel votes to block D.C.’s Death with Dignity Act
A House committee voted on Monday to block the District of Columbia's Death with Dignity Act, which allows terminally ill patients to seek medication to end their life.
Nation Feb 13Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access pipeline work
A federal judge will hear arguments on whether to stop work on the $3.8 billion pipeline until a legal battle with Native American tribes is resolved.
Nation Feb 09Tribe files legal challenge as construction of Dakota Access pipeline continues
Construction resumed on the Dakota Access pipeline project this week. Energy Transfer Partners says the pipeline could be operational as early as June.