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President Donald Trump speaks during news conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in the East Room at the White House, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 06, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal to name a Utah highway after President Donald Trump is getting pushback from state Democrats, including one who said Tuesday that he would suggest naming a ramp for porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. State Sen. Jim...
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In this Feb. 26, 2018 photo, Carl Lewis talks in his market in Rankin, Pa. About half of Lewis' customers pay with benefits from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, so the government's proposal to replace the debit card-type program with a pre-assembled box of shelf-stable goods delivered to recipients worries him and other grocery operators in poor areas. "If half your business goes away, it's going to hurt," Lewis said. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 05, 2018 - 2:23 pm
RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry's decline has always been a challenge. Then, seven years ago, Carl's Cafe opened. The grocery store, near new government housing, offers cooking classes and a source of fresh, healthy food...
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Students listen to speakers at a rally for clean energy in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. California stands in "complete opposition" to a Trump administration plan to scrap a policy slashing climate-changing emissions from power plants, its top air official said Wednesday at a U.S. hearing in a state helping lead the fight against global warming. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
February 28, 2018 - 7:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California officials, schoolchildren and at least one billionaire denounced the Trump administration's plan to scrap Obama-era limits on emissions from power plants in blistering comments Wednesday to U.S. officials visiting a state that's helping lead the fight against climate...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2017 file photo Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks on the Trump Administration's energy policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. Zinke wants to move more Interior Department employees out of Washington and into the field, closer to the public lands and resources they manage, saying that will lead to improved, decentralized decision-making. More than 90 percent of the department's employees already work outside the Washington area, and some retired department employees say the agency already has a well-established decentralized decision-making process. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik,File)
February 28, 2018 - 4:20 pm
DENVER (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's plan for a major realignment to put more of his department's decision-makers in the field has a fundamental flaw in the eyes of some who spent their careers making those decisions: They're already out there. Eleven former Interior Department...
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FILE--This Oct. 3, 2002, file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. A project to build a massive oil-by-rail terminal in southwest Washington officially ended Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, when the project's developers and the Port of Vancouver terminated a lease for a site along the Columbia River (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
February 27, 2018 - 8:40 pm
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A project to build a massive oil-by-rail terminal in southwest Washington officially ended Tuesday when the project's developers and the Port of Vancouver terminated a lease for a site along the Columbia River. The Port of Vancouver and Vancouver Energy said in statements...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, a girl swings a chain as she stands with others in a playground in Colorado City, Ariz. The U.S. Department of Labor is headed to court to press allegations that a company tied to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor. A four-day evidence hearing begins Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, in the case against Paragon Contractors, which is accused of changing its name to Par 2 and hiring underage workers for construction jobs across the West in 2015 and 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 26, 2018 - 8:32 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border changed its name and defied an order to stop using child labor in construction jobs, U.S. Department of Labor attorneys alleged at an evidentiary hearing Monday. The allegations, filed last September, are the...
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This image released by Disney and Marvel Studios' shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from "Black Panther." (Marvel Studios/Disney via AP)
February 25, 2018 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "Black Panther" scored one of the best second weekends ever with an estimated $108 million in ticket sales, putting it on track to rank among the highest-grossing blockbusters ever. Ryan Coogler's Marvel sensation is on a box-office course that few films have managed, according to...
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Unidentified travelers exit the airport past a green metal container designed for "Disposal for Prescription and Recreational Drugs," set outside one of the entrances to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. People catching a flight at the airport can now get rid of prescription and recreational drugs, before entering the Clark County-Department of Aviation-owned property, thanks to the receptacles commonly referred to as "amnesty boxes." The first of about 20 green metal containers commonly referred to as amnesty boxes were installed earlier this month in response to county officials banning marijuana possession and advertising at the airport last year. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)
February 22, 2018 - 6:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed "amnesty boxes" prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2014 file photo, a sign alerts visitors to water conservation efforts is displayed on a parched lawn at the state Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Members of the state Water Resources Control Board delayed a decision about whether to bring back what had been temporary water bans from California's historic, five-year drought, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 20, 2018 - 8:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights in an unprecedented power grab, representatives from water districts and other users told regulators Tuesday. Members of the state Water...
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FILE--In this Aug. 6, 2017, file photo, demonstrators against the Keystone XL pipeline march in Lincoln, Neb. Opponents of the proposed oil pipeline from Canada are asking a federal judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)
February 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada are asking a judge to force the U.S. government to turn over emails and other documents related to President Donald Trump's approval of the project. Environmentalists who sued to stop the 1,179-mile (1,800-...
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