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Journalist Cokie Roberts has died

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/17/19, 12:37 pm

Cokie Roberts, who covered politics in the nation’s capital for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday from complications of breast cancer. She was 75. Roberts worked nearly to the end of her life, saying in August she looked forward to covering next year’s election. Steven, her husband of 53 years, their two children, and six grandchildren survive her.

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EPA rolls back Obama-era water regulations

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/13/19, 12:04 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency announced this week it will toss 2015 regulations governing wetlands and small waterways. EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler called the rule an “egregious power grab” that gave the government control of isolated ponds and seasonal streams. He pointed out that 31 states filed complaints against the rule. Environmental groups vowed to challenge the change in court.

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A shrinking target

Politics | Groups urge White House not to downsize refugee program
by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/12/19, 04:44 pm

Refugees around the world are waiting anxiously for the Trump administration to announce how many of them can come to the United States in the next year. Multiple reports from sources in the White House have said the number could be cut in half or even zeroed out, leaving families like Arooj Nirmal’s broken indefinitely.

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