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The controversial rule change will dramatically reduce federal pollution protections for many streams and wetlands. Farmers and builders approve, but environmental groups plan to challenge it.
The Trump administration wants to roll back part of a seminal law requiring environmental impact statements for infrastructure projects such as roads, mines and pipelines. Industry has long pushed for these changes to reduce what it says are endless delays, but environmental groups argue the proposal would be disastrous for environmental protection. PBS NewsHour’s William… Read More
The Trump administration has finalized a rule to limit food stamp benefits for single able-bodied adults who can’t show that they work more than 20 hours a week, though legal challenges are possible.
The U.S. judge found that the Trump administration’s rule violates the law in “numerous, fundamental, and far-reaching” ways. Critics said the rule prioritized providers over patients.
Under the agreement hammered out in 2015, the first day that countries can reverse the promises they made is Nov. 4, 2019. It will be another year before the American withdrawal is official.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia education officials are warning that many students could become ineligible for free school lunches under a new Trump administration proposal that’s expected to reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The West Virginia Department of Education on Monday said kids in more than 120,000 households in the… Read More
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigating the investigators, the Justice Department has shifted its scrutiny of Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia review to a criminal probe, a person familiar with the matter says. It’s raising Democrats’ concerns that President Donald Trump may be using government muscle to go after his opponents. The revelation comes as Trump is already facing a… Read More
The Census Bureau is gathering records on people’s U.S. citizenship status as part of Trump administration efforts to produce data that a GOP strategist said could politically benefit Republicans.
As part of the deal, the next round of 30% tariffs will not be imposed. More agriculture trade between the two countries is expected.
The limit of 18,000 represents the lowest number of refugees allowed into the country since the modern refugee program was established in 1980.