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Industry insider now shapes policy on toxic chemicals

A top Trump administration appointee at the EPA spent the previous five years as an executive at the chemical industry’s main trade association. Within the agency, there is fear that public health is at risk.

Senate approves budget plan that smooths path toward tax cut

Facing pressure to pass a tax overhaul as a marquee piece of legislation, the Senate on Thursday approved a budget blueprint that would protect a $1.5 trillion tax cut from a Democratic filibuster.

In the military, trusted officers became alleged assailants in sex crimes

The Army is grappling with a resurgence of cases in which troops responsible for preventing sexual assault have been accused of rape and related crimes, undercutting the Pentagon's claims that it is making progress against sexual violence in the ranks.

Details emerge on president’s calls to Gold Star military families

President Donald Trump, in a personal phone call to a grieving military father, offered him $25,000 and said he would direct his staff to establish an online fundraiser for the family, but neither happened, the father said.

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