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Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline construction

In halting Keystone construction in late 2015, President Obama argued the project would contribute to climate change because it would carry tar sands crude oil, which is especially greenhouse-gas intensive.

Federal agency rules Trump's D.C. hotel lease in 'full compliance'

Government officials overseeing the Trump International Hotel's lease with the federal government have determined the deal is in "full compliance" despite a clause in the agreement barring any "elected official of the Government of the United States" from deriving "any benefit."

Trump's ultimatum: Pass health bill or he’ll move on

The news came as Republican leaders and President Trump were struggling to meet demands of conservative lawmakers who said they could not support the bill.

Democrats signal filibuster of Supreme Court nominee

Judge Neil Gorsuch "was unable to sufficiently convince me that he'd be an independent check" on President Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said in a Senate floor speech.

Supreme Court unanimously rejects education minimum backed by nominee Gorsuch

Schools may not settle for minimal educational progress by disabled students, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, rejecting a standard that some lower courts have applied, and that the nominee to join the high court, Neil M. Gorsuch, has been criticized for using.

Teen arrested in Israel over bomb threats to Jewish centers

An 18-year-old was arrested Thursday in Israel on suspicion of making bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand over the past three months, police said.

'Sea of despair': Death rates stay up for US working-class whites

Sickness and early death in the white working class could be rooted in poor job prospects for less-educated young people as they first enter the labor market, a situation that compounds over time through family dysfunction, social isolation, addiction, obesity and other pathologies.

Utah couple among London victims; attacker identified

British police named the man who killed three people near parliament before being shot dead as Khalid Masood, saying he had a string of criminal convictions but none for terrorism-related offenses. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility.

GOP holdouts leave health-care bill's fate in doubt

Both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan have put their weight behind the American Health Care Act, but it seemed Wednesday to lack enough votes to pass.

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