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Nation Aug 02Testimony: Health director covered up cancer-causing water in North Carolina
North Carolina's top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling residents living near Duke Energy coal ash pits that their well water is safe to drink when it's contaminated with a chemical known to cause cancer, a…
Nation Jul 25EPA says it will impose limits on aircraft emissions
Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases including carbon dioxide and methane into the upper atmosphere, where they trap heat from the sun. But proposed regulations such as imposing fuel efficiency standards have faced stiff opposition from aircraft makers…
Politics Jul 18Hillary Clinton has answered enough email questions, lawyer says
Hillary Clinton's lawyer David Kendall appeared Monday at a hearing on whether the conservative legal group Judicial Watch should be granted its request to interview Clinton under oath as part of its long-running lawsuit.
Politics Jun 27Another 165 pages of Clinton emails released, including some she deleted
Another 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department surfaced Monday, including nearly three dozen that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year that were sent through her private server.
Nation Jun 02Staffer who set up Clinton’s email server to take 5th again
The ex-staffer who set up former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's home email server intends to refuse to testify, again, in an upcoming deposition.
Nation May 30Former AG Holder says Snowden served U.S., but should be punished
As a National Security Agency contractor, Snowden leaked details in 2013 of the U.S. government's warrantless surveillance of its citizens before fleeing the country. He now lives in Russia and faces U.S. charges that could land him in prison for…
Politics May 26Clinton says IG report won’t affect her presidential campaign
WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton contends a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign.
Nation May 25State Department email audit faults Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON — The 78-page report says the department and its secretaries were "slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership."…
Nation May 06U.S. investment in renewable energy outpaces fossil fuels
2015 was the second straight year U.S. investment in renewable energy projects has outpaced that of fossil fuels. Robust growth is once again predicted for this year.
Politics Apr 06Government seeks to limit questions in Clinton email case
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the State Department are asking a federal judge to limit the scope of testimony about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account as secretary of state.