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Nation Jul 16Obama administration proposes new rule to protect streams near coal mines
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is proposing new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams.
Politics Jun 29New rules could make it easier for Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition
The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans.
Politics Jun 21Huckabee: 2016 candidates should avoid Confederate flag debate
Republican Mike Huckabee and other GOP presidential contenders are staying clear of the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, saying it's an issue that should be decided by the state, not the federal government.
Politics Apr 26Watch: Obama cracks jokes at White House Correspondents’ dinner
A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself.
Nation Apr 13New offshore drilling rules proposed as fifth anniversary of Deepwater Horizon disaster nears
WASHINGTON — A week shy of the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration proposed new regulations Monday aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in…
Nation Apr 11Lockdown lifted at U.S. Capitol after man fatally shoots himself
A precautionary lockdown of the U.S. Capitol was lifted after about two hours Saturday following a suicide by a man carrying a protest sign.
Nation Apr 01U.S. raises entrance fees for some national parks
Be prepared to pay a bit more if you're headed to some national parks and recreation areas this summer.
Politics Feb 17Will your pet be allowed to ride Amtrak?
Lawmakers want Amtrak to allow small dogs and cats on trains.
Politics Jan 08California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer to retire
WASHINGTON — Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer of California says she will not seek re-election in 2016 to a fifth term in office.
World Sep 28Obama: US misjudged threat of Islamic State militants
President Barack Obama said in an interview airing Sunday that he agrees with intelligence leaders who believe the United States not only underestimated the threat of militants seeking to form the Islamic State group but also overestimated the ability and…