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August 23, 2017 - 9:02 pm
The Energy Department says the government should make it easier and cheaper to operate power plants, including coal and nuclear plants, to strengthen the nation's electric grid. The department said in a report Wednesday night that the closure of many plants that once formed the backbone of the grid...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to persuade Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to refrain from reducing or eliminating large swaths of land across the country that have been designated as national monuments, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
August 23, 2017 - 8:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservation and tribal groups are airing TV ads, sending letters to President Donald Trump and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal judge Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, again threw out Texas’ voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a “poll tax” on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 23, 2017 - 6:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge who has compared Texas' voter ID requirements to a "poll tax" on minorities once again blocked the law Wednesday, rejecting a weakened version backed by the Trump administration and dealing Texas Republicans another court defeat over voting rights. U.S. District...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 6:50 p.m. The White House isn't walking back President Donald Trump's threat of a government shutdown over his promised Southern border wall. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters traveling aboard Air Force...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. The rift between President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is poised to have lasting consequences on the GOP legislative agenda and Republicans' re-election prospects. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can't enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump's help. It's simple, and still so complicated. The strangest bedfellows in Washington are locked in an increasingly public and...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:27 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Wednesday again threw out Texas' voter ID requirements that she previously compared to a "poll tax" on minorities, dealing another court setback to state Republican leaders over voting rights. U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a weakened version...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EDT): 6 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet following the August congressional recess amid reports of a vicious feud between the Republican leaders. White House Press...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse in the new Bears Ears National Monument near Blanding, Utah. Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to persuade Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to refrain from reducing or eliminating large swaths of land across the country that have been designated as national monuments, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP, File)
August 23, 2017 - 5:06 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Conservation and tribal groups are airing TV ads, sending letters to President Donald Trump and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and...
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President Donald Trump speaks at the National Convention of the American Legion, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Reno, Nev. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
August 23, 2017 - 4:30 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert southwest. Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love. The about-face seemed to reflect the...
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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen greets garment workers during a visit to the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. Two Cambodian radio stations, known for their rare stances independent of government control, said Wednesday they were being forced to shut down their operations, shrinking the space left for political activity and free expression ahead of next year’s general election. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
August 23, 2017 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States strongly criticized Cambodia on Wednesday for ordering an American democracy group to leave the country and pressuring dissenting news media — chastising a government whose leader says he shares President Donald Trump's disdain for the press. State Department...
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