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Trump Administration Institutes Media Blackout at EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants. Emails sent to EPA staff since President Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday and reviewed…

Trump Takes Executive Action on Oil Pipelines

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Trump tells reporters in the Oval Office that the construction of the pipelines will subject to the…

Trump's Executive Orders Add Three New Policy Moves

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - President Donald Trump's first full day in the White House led him to sign in some executive orders. President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum to leave the proposed Pacific Rim trade pact known as the…

Arizona Air Force Base Locks Down Amid Suspicious Sounds

UPDATE: Officials say the base is no longer on lockdown. The base said Monday on its Twitter account that all personnel were free to resume work after the nearly two-hour lockdown. About 10,500 people work on the base.   TUCSON,…

Wisconsin Farmers Could be Affected by Late Cabinet Pick

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - A congressman and political scientist say the late nomination of Georgia governor as U.S. agricultural secretary could impact Wisconsin farmers. U.S. Representative Ron Kind, D-La Cross, tells Wisconsin Public Radio that the late pick could…

Judge Blocks Texas from Cutting off Planned Parenthood Funds

AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas from ousting Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015. The decision came Thursday from U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks…

Obama Commutes 330 Drug Sentences in His Final Act

WASHINGTON (AP) - In his last major act as president, Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes. The move brings Obama's bid to correct what he's called a systematic injustice to a…

Obama Cuts Short Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who leaked classified documents. The White House says Manning is one of 209 inmates whose sentences Obama is shortening. Manning is…

Gene Cernan, Last Astronaut to on the Moon, Dies at 82

(AP) - Former astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82. NASA announced that Cernan died Monday, surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death, but had no immediate…

DOJ Says KleinBank Used Discriminatory Lending Practices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The United States Department of Justice has sued a Minnesota bank for allegedly engaging in mortgage lending practices that discriminate against minorities. In a lawsuit filed Friday, the DOJ says KleinBank engaged in "redlining." The DOJ says…

Trump Calls on Americans to Honor Dr. King

ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering around the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In a message sent on Twitter on Monday, Trump said: "Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of…

Prosecutors Charge Man in Saudi College Student's Death

MADISON (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with killing a Saudi Arabian college student in a northwestern Wisconsin city. Cullen Osburn faces one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated battery in connection with UW-Stout student…

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