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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 18, 2017 - 10:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told senators Wednesday that he intended to work cooperatively with states and industry to return the federal watchdog to what he called its proper role. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016, file Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. An orthopedic surgeon elected in 2004, Price has long been a conservative critic of Obamacare, arguing instead for as little government involvement as possible. He applies the same idea to criticisms of Medicare, the government insurance programs for older Americans, and Medicaid, government insurance for the poor and disabled. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 18, 2017 - 10:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 10:51 Protesters have gathered outside the hearing room where Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is testifying at a confirmation hearing to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental groups, native tribes and...
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FILE - This Sept. 29, 2016 file photo, shows a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline under construction near the town of St. Anthony in Morton County, N.D. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the oil pipeline, asked a a federal judge on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)
January 18, 2017 - 7:47 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army says it's planning to study the potential environmental impact of routing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota, although a judge could stall the study. The Army published a notice in the Federal Register Wednesday of its...
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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 18, 2017 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. Instead, Scott Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on...
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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
January 18, 2017 - 3:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma's attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state's natural resources. Instead, Scott Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on...
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Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos arrives before testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2017 - 9:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times EST): 9:05 p.m. Betsy DeVos says unwanted kissing and touching, like the behavior Donald Trump once bragged about, is sexual assault. Democratic Sen. Patty Murray asked DeVos, the president-elect's nominee for education secretary, "If this...
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January 17, 2017 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced legislation to maintain health benefits for retired union coal miners whose companies have declared bankruptcy in recent years. McConnell was among those who successfully worked last year to provide a four-month extension...
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Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 17, 2017 - 3:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A bad day for bank stocks pulled the Dow Jones industrial average to its third straight loss Tuesday as many of the patterns that have propelled markets since Election Day last year snapped into reverse. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 58.96 points, or 0.3 percent, to 19,826...
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Trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, led by declines in banks and health care companies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 17, 2017 - 11:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Losses for financial and health care stocks pulled U.S. indexes modestly lower Tuesday and put the Dow Jones industrial average at risk for its third straight loss. Bond prices rose, while the dollar's value sank against the British pound and other rivals. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2016, file photo, Interior Secretary-designate Rep. Ryan Zinke, right, R-Mont., arrives in Trump Tower, in New York, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West, where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
January 17, 2017 - 10:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump's choice for interior secretary says the nation's vast federal lands should be used for a variety of purposes, from hiking, hunting, fishing and camping to harvesting timber and mining for coal and other energy sources. In prepared remarks for his...
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