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New Rules Proposed As 5-Year Anniversary Of Oil Spill Nears

Almost five years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Obama administration has proposed new regulations aimed at strengthening oversight of offshore oil drilling equipment and ensuring that out-of-control wells can be sealed in an emergency.

04/14/2015

The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.

03/26/2015

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 27: Green tipped armor-piercing 5.56 millimeter ammunition is shown on February 27, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Obama administration has proposed banning the ammunition, which is popular among hunters and target shooters, because it can be used in pistols. Fear of a ban has caused a run on sales. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

U.S. Considers Banning Type of Popular Rifle Ammunition

The Obama administration is considering banning a type of ammunition used in one of the most popular types of rifles because it says the bullets can pierce a police officer’s protective vest when fired from a handgun.

03/03/2015

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U.S. Unveils Federal Law Enforcement Profiling Ban

The Obama administration issued guidelines Monday that ban federal law enforcement from profiling on the basis of religion, national origin and other characteristics.

12/08/2014

Ferguson Riots

Lt. Gov. Questions if Obama Administration Pressured Nixon Not to Deploy National Guard Monday

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder questioned whether Gov. Jay Nixon was told not to deploy the National Guard to deter violent protesters Monday night after Ferguson officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

11/26/2014

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Nixon Announces Support of St. Louis Seeking Federal Promise Zone Designation

The Promise Zone Initiative partners local communities with federal agencies to accomplish the shared objectives of creating jobs, growing the economy, expanding access to a quality education, improving public safety, and increasing access to affordable housing.

11/12/2014

Fred Scott joins other demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 20, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ferguson Protester: ‘Go Kill ISIS And Leave Us Alone’

Some protesters returned to the streets of Ferguson Wednesday evening but in diminished numbers.

08/21/2014

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States Increasingly Adopting Laws That Purport To Nullify Federal Laws

Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested — charged in a state court with the crime of enforcing federal gun laws.

06/21/2013

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Report: Midwest Firms Coupled To High-Speed Rail

Hundreds of Midwest manufacturers stand to benefit from a web of high-speed passenger rail routes emerging from Chicago’s rail hub, according to a report released by an environmental policy group that has fought to defend the use of billions in taxpayer money on such projects.

02/09/2013

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Why You Should Wait Until 2016 To Sell Your Home

Planning to sell your home? You may want to wait until 2016 before listing it.

02/06/2013

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