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World Nov 16Trump reverses ban on importing elephant ‘trophies’ amid apparent coup in Zimbabwe
The Trump administration said it will allow the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport, contending that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill them will aid the vulnerable species. The U.S. decision comes as the longtime president…
Politics Nov 16Trump’s pick for EPA chemical safety post opposed by two GOP senators
Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis issued statements saying they will vote against Michael Dourson to serve as head of EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Environmentalists and Senate Democrats have vehemently opposed Dourson, a toxicologist with close…
Politics Nov 03EPA chief Pruitt scheduled to meet privately with chemical industry executives
Scott Pruitt is set to speak privately to chemical industry executives next week during a conference at a luxury oceanfront golf resort. Travel and lodging expenses for Pruitt, four aides and his security team will be borne by taxpayers.
Nation Oct 30A guide to all of the charges against Manafort and Gates
Manafort potentially faces up to 80 years in prison, according to a review of the federal charges and the relevant statutes by The Associated Press. Gates, who also worked for the Trump campaign, faces up to 70 years.
Politics Oct 27WATCH: Trump administration disavows Puerto Rico power contract
The Trump administration said Friday it had no involvement in the decision to award a $300 million contract to help restore Puerto Rico's power grid to a tiny Montana company in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's hometown.
Nation Oct 25GOP senators advance Trump EPA nominees over Dems’ objection
A Senate committee voted along party lines Wednesday to advance President Donald Trump's picks for key posts at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Nation Sep 30EPA says dioxins might have washed downriver during Harvey
The EPA says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site.
Nation Sep 21EPA employees attend mandatory anti-leaks classes
It is part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies. The Associated Press obtained training materials from the hourlong class.
Nation Sep 13Harvey losses could top $11 billion, FEMA official says
That would likely put Harvey as the second costliest storm in the history of the federal insurance program, said Roy E. Wright, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation.
Politics Aug 15WATCH: Trump signs executive order to speed up permits for infrastructure projects
This is Trump's second executive order aimed at streamlining infrastructure projects.