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Nation Jun 25Watchdogs say Trump’s 2019 Independence Day gala cost $13 million
Government watchdogs say President Trump’s Fourth of July gala in the nation’s capital last year cost taxpayers more than $13 million, twice as much as previous celebrations.
Nation Jun 20Metal barriers, Trump gear: Crowd readies for Tulsa rally
The crowd — including some who have have camped near the venue since early in the week — were hoping to be among the first inside the more than 19,000-seat BOK Center for what is expected to be the biggest…
Science Jun 18EPA drops regulation for contaminant linked to infant brain damage
The Environmental Protection Agency has ended an Obama-era drive to regulate a widespread contaminant in drinking water that's been linked to brain damage in infants.
Politics Jun 11Black leaders call Trump’s Tulsa rally plan ‘a slap in the face’
Black leaders say it's disrespectful to hold the event on Juneteenth, the day marking the end of slavery in the U.S. Tulsa community leader Sherry Gamble Smith calls it a "slap in the face" to hold the rally in Tulsa.
Economy Jun 05WATCH: Trump moves to allow commercial fishing in conservation area
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts off the New England coast was the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean, and one of just five marine monuments altogether.
Politics Apr 17White House moves to weaken EPA rule on toxic compounds
Documents released Friday show the White House stepped in to limit the scope of a pending rule that would target imports of products tainted with a toxic industrial compound.
Nation Apr 16EPA guts rule credited with cleaning up coal-plant toxic air
The Trump administration on Thursday gutted an Obama-era rule that compelled the country's coal plants to cut back emissions of mercury and other human health hazards.
Science Apr 08Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions, Energy Department projects
Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the coronavirus tamps down energy use, according to an Energy Department…
Economy Apr 03White House convenes oil CEOs as bust threatens U.S. boom
Executives of Chevron, Exxon and other large and medium-size petroleum companies and industry trade groups, as well as Republican lawmakers convened at Friday's White House gathering with President Donald Trump.
Nation Apr 02U.S. allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic
U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic.