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Trump budget cut could slow cleanup of 70,000 fuel leaks that threaten groundwater. Trump budget cut could slow cleanup of 70,000 fuel leaks that threaten groundwater.
WASHINGTON ó Gasoline, oil and other contaminants that threaten groundwater are seeping from more than 70,000 underground tanks around the country, but the federal aid that has helped address the problem could soon start drying up. The Trump administration is proposing to slash funding for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank program by nearly half next year ó from nearly $92 million this year ...
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Emergency housing for Hurricane Harvey refugees will be 'frustrating' and 'a long process'. Emergency housing for Hurricane Harvey refugees will be 'frustrating' and 'a long process'.
After search-and-rescue efforts wind down for survivors of Harvey, federal officials warned Texas that housing for thousands of displaced residents could be a long-term problem that in prior storms was fraught with unhealthy trailers and hundreds of millions of dollars wasted. "The state of Texas is about to undergo one of the largest recovery-housing missions that the nation has ever seen," FE...
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Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces. Trump expected to lift ban on military gear to local police forces.
WASHINGTON ó The Trump administration is preparing to lift a controversial ban on the transfer of some surplus military equipment to police departments whose battlefield-style response to rioting in a St. Louis suburb three years ago prompted a halt to the program. The new plan, outlined in documents obtained by USA TODAY, would roll back an Obama administration executive order that blocked arm...
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For the first time, West Point's top cadet is a black woman. For the first time, West Point's top cadet is a black woman.
WASHINGTON ó For the first time in West Point's 215-year history, a black woman is leading the 4,400 cadets at the Army's prestigious military college. Cadet Simone Askew assumed the post of First Captain, the highest position in the cadets chain of command, earlier this month. She describes the distinction as humbling and exciting. But her toughest challenge at West Point, she says, has been ...
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'Back up': Hillary Clinton says 'skin crawled' when Trump stood behind her at debate. 'Back up': Hillary Clinton says 'skin crawled' when Trump stood behind her at debate.
In her new book about her time on the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton said her "skin crawled" when then-candidate Donald Trump loomed over her during a presidential debate. "'This is not OK,'" she recalled thinking in What Happened, set to come out Sept. 12. "Two days before, the world heard him brag about groping women. Now, we were on a small stage and no matter where I walked, he followed m...
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As Trump glances at solar eclipse without glasses, aide yells, 'Donít look!'. As Trump glances at solar eclipse without glasses, aide yells, 'Donít look!'.
As President Trump and first lady Melania Trump got in on Monday's eclipse mania, the president took a peek at the sun without the proper eyewear. According to pool reports, the president and first lady, who returned Sunday from Bedminster, N.J.,watched the eclipse from a balcony at the White House. Accompanied by son Barron Trump, the pair arrived on the balcony at 2:38 p.m, per pool report...
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President Trump is trying to reverse Obama's legacy through legal battles. President Trump is trying to reverse Obama's legacy through legal battles.
WASHINGTON ó From affirmative action and immigration to voting rights and LGBT protections, the Trump administration is switching sides in some of the nation's most consequential legal battles. The rapid-fire reversals of Obama administration policies and legal positions throws the weight of the U.S. government from one side to the other in a number of hotly contested court battles, including s...
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Womenís March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville. Womenís March to reconvene around 2018 after Charlottesville.
WASHINGTON ó The Womenís March, which organized the biggest national protest in U.S. history, is reconvening. The goal is to direct its resources and grassroots network toward the 2018 midterm elections. For the first time since an estimated 2.6 million citizens marched on Washington and in cities across the country and globe a day after President Trumpís inauguration, organizers are asking ...
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Trump's campaign launches ad blaming Democrats, the media, career politicians. Trump's campaign launches ad blaming Democrats, the media, career politicians.
President Trumpís re-election campaign is already advertising for 2020 and itís focused on some of Trumpís favorite enemies. The ad released Sunday by Donald J. Trump for President lists his economic and military achievements but also blames Democrats, the media and career politicians for trying to hamper his presidency. ďDemocrats obstructing, the media attacking our president, career polit...
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Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court. Trump administration defends travel ban at Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON ó The Trump administration urged the Supreme Court Thursday to end the six-month legal battle over its immigrant and refugee travel ban by ruling that it's all about national security, not religion. In an 84-page brief that served as the opening salvo in a Supreme Court case scheduled for oral argument two months from Thursday, the Justice Department argued that Trump's vow to ban Mu...
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