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“This would be a huge step backward,” said one environmental advocate. “It would cause greatly increased pollution.” The Trump administration says it will help the oil and gas industry save money.
“The Justice Department upholds the rule of law — and we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system,” Attorney General William Barr said.
“The American people are fed up with illegal robocalls,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said. “And we believe that we need to make it easier for phone companies to block these robocalls.”
Pentagon sources say that Trump’s hopes for a space force produced tensions between Wilson and the White House, who saw her as delaying the process. She plans to go into academia.
The underwater world of Bikini Bottom, where the action takes place, reflects Hillenburg’s deep interest in marine life. The show has been highly successful over nearly 20 years.
Bees exposed to a type of insecticides called neonicotinoids dramatically changed their behavior — becoming sluggish, antisocial and spending less time caring for the colony’s young, researchers say.
The Kroger Co. includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food4Less and Pick ‘n Save. Its goal is to eliminate all single-use plastic bags by 2025.
It’s a shift for the church, which used to consider the death penalty an “acceptable, albeit extreme, means of safeguarding the common good” in response to certain crimes.
Philip Wilson was convicted in May for failing to report child sex abuse by a priest in the 1970s. He had stepped aside from his role but hadn’t formally resigned, saying he was planning to appeal.
The country has a high rate of domestic violence, and it’s one of the first places to pass a law granting paid leave to survivors.