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EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult to tighten them

EPA to keep Obama-era mercury guidelines, however make it more difficult...

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Enlarge / Smokestacks at Pacificorp’s 1,000MW coal-fired power plant on October 9, 2017 outside Huntington, Utah. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not considering a roll back of Obama-era rules regulating industrial emissions of mercury. When the rules were codified in 2015, they required coal plants to add…
7 things the United States federal government states you need to never ever do after a nuclear surge, from utilizing conditioner to concealing in your vehicle

7 things the United States federal government states you need to...

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A mysterious explosion that killed at least seven people at a Russian military site has reignited concerns about the threat of nuclear warfare. US officials believe the explosion could be the result of a failed test of a nuclear missile Russia is developing called "Skyfall." Shortly after the explosion, authorities in the city of Severodvinsk…
Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as the federal government shutdown continues

Dismal pictures reveal closed Washington, DC monoliths and tourist attractions as...

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Washington, DC, has been a bit quieter the last few days as a partial government shutdown now enters its second week. During this time, hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been put on furlough, with some choosing to work without pay. While many national parks, museums, and attractions have attempted to remain open, Wednesday…
NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

NORAD nonetheless monitoring Santa regardless of authorities shutdown

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About 1,500 volunteers answer questions about where Santa is every year.  Dennis Carlyle Ever wonder how Santa feels about data privacy and being tracked in the lead-up to Christmas Day? Well this year he's not catching a break, even despite the partial government shutdown that started Saturday. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, the organization…
Political Leaders, Federal Government Agencies Fight Over Payments Connected To Opioid Epidemic

Political Leaders, Federal Government Agencies Fight Over Payments Connected To Opioid...

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A 5ml dose of liquid oxycodone, an opioid pain relief medication, sits on a table in Washington, D.C., March 29, 2019. During the opioid epidemic, roughly 218,000 Americans have died from overdoses tied to prescription pain pills, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty…
The U.S. Government Is Sharing Its Test For The New Coronavirus

The U.S. Government Is Sharing Its Test For The New Coronavirus

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Right now, the CDC in Atlanta is the only place that can definitively test for the new coronavirus. But soon regional public health labs will get in the game, and kits are being developed for doctors.
Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with trash throughout the federal government shutdown

Park rangers are stressed over joblessness as national forests overflow with...

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As the United States endures the third week of a government shutdown, some federal employees are left wondering whether the time has come to seek a new job. In recent days, President Donald Trump has showed no sign of budging on his demands for a $5.7 billion border wall between the US and Mexico, which…
Huawei’s war with America simply increased a level, with the Chinese business preparing to take legal action against the United States federal government

Huawei’s war with America simply increased a level, with the Chinese...

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In a new twist in the Huawei-US political saga, the Chinese phone giant is getting ready to sue the US government. Citing two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, The New York Times reports that Huawei will file a lawsuit later this week in the Eastern District of Texas, where the company's US offices are…
Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil business

Federal expense would permit tidy energy business to structure like oil...

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Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. Last week, US senators and representatives introduced bills in the Senate and the House to open up a type of corporate structure originally reserved for oil, gas, and coal companies to clean energy companies. Called a Master Limited Partnership (MLP), the structure currently allows fossil fuel companies…
New Government Rule Removes Non-Discrimination Protections For LGBTQ In Health Care

New Government Rule Removes Non-Discrimination Protections For LGBTQ In Health Care

The Trump administration has finalized a rule on Friday that would remove non-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance.

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