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Trump administration drops Obama-era water protection rule

Sep. 12, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. Environmental groups criticized the...

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson says Russia denied him a visa

Aug. 26, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A U.S. senator from Wisconsin who has publicly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that Russia has denied him a visa to visit as part of a congressional delegation. Ron Johnson said he had planned to speak with government officials, American businesses and others...

US government weakens application of Endangered Species Act

Aug. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration moved on Monday to weaken how it applies the 45-year-old Endangered Species Act, ordering changes that critics said will speed the loss of animals and plants at a time of record global extinctions . The action, which expands the administration's rewrite of U.S....

Trump says he wants background checks, also reassures NRA

Aug. 9, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. At the same time, Trump said he had assured the...