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Oil and Gas Titans Embracing Carbon Capture
Oil and Gas Titans Embracing Carbon Capture
Transportation
Congress Tries to Keep Pace With Electric Vehicle Market
Congress Tries to Keep Pace With Electric Vehicle Market
2022-05-20 19:58:29
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Tries to Keep Pace With Electric Vehicle Market

WASHINGTON — Automobile industry advocates suggested on Friday that Congress act quickly to secure a U.S. role in manufacturing electric... Read More

Food
FDA Rebuffs Total Ban of Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging
FDA Rebuffs Total Ban of Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging
2022-05-20 19:53:30
by Reece Nations
FDA Rebuffs Total Ban of Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Watch what you eat, or at least what your food is exposed to. The Food and... Read More

Travel
National Memorial Day Road Closures, Restrictions Announced
National Memorial Day Road Closures, Restrictions Announced
2022-05-20 19:48:26
by Dan McCue
National Memorial Day Road Closures, Restrictions Announced

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Capitol Police have announced a series of road closures that will be in effect between Monday,... Read More

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Technology
FTC to Increase Efforts to Protect Children’s Privacy
FTC to Increase Efforts to Protect Children's Privacy
FTC to Increase Efforts to Protect Children's Privacy
2022-05-20 18:10:13
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — Parents will no longer have to choose between their children’s data privacy and online learning as the Federal Trade Commission steps up its enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. “Students must be able to do their... Read More

Energy
Wyoming Governor to Chair National Oil and Gas Commission
Wyoming Governor to Chair National Oil and Gas Commission

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has been elected the next chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. The election took place on May 17 at the organization’s most recent business meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gordon,... Read More

$3B in DOD Budget to Address Climate Change

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is requesting $3 billion in fiscal year 2023 “to address the effects of climate change,... Read More

2022-05-20 16:18:20
Justice Department, ATF Assessment Details Alarming Rise in Privately Made Firearms

WASHINGTON — The first in a series of national firearm commerce and trafficking assessments was published this week after Attorney... Read More

2022-05-20 16:09:25
Bipartisan Lawyers' Coalition Raps Cruz on 2020 Election Efforts

AUSTIN, Texas – A bipartisan coalition of attorneys asked the Texas State Bar this week to sanction Sen. Ted Cruz,... Read More

2022-05-20 15:15:01

Geopolitics

Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home
Geopolitics
Biden in Asia: New Friends, Old Tensions, Storms at Home
2022-05-20 12:47:43
by Home

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden hopes to use his visit to Asia to confirm his belief that long-standing friendships can afford to become even friendlier — and pay dividends. He opened the trip in South Korea on... Read More

Wall Street

Wall Street, Global Markets Bounce Back on China’s Rate Cut
Wall Street
Wall Street, Global Markets Bounce Back on China's Rate Cut
2022-05-20 12:39:44
by Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street pointed toward gains before the opening bell Friday after a surprise interest rate cut from China lowered, at least temporarily, the anxiety over a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy. Futures for the Dow... Read More

Renewable Energy

New Dems Push Commerce to Speed Solar Tariff Investigation
Renewable Energy
New Dems Push Commerce to Speed Solar Tariff Investigation
2022-05-19 21:37:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Members of the New Democrat Coalition on Thursday urged the Commerce Department to step up the pace of its two-month-old investigation of solar technology imports. The development of hundreds of large-scale solar farms are on hold across the... Read More

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2022-05-19 21:13:53
by Madeline Hughes
FCC Increases Speed for Rural Broadband Program

WASHINGTON — Higher internet speeds are coming to the most rural places in America, as the Federal Communications Commission changed... Read More

WASHINGTON — Higher internet speeds are coming to the most rural places in America, as the Federal Communications Commission changed the definition of “high-speed” internet at its meeting Thursday. The four commissioners voted unanimously and across partisan lines to change... Read More

2022-05-19 20:43:21
by Home
Entrance Ramps on the Information Superhighway

Let’s be honest, information infrastructure isn’t sexy. It doesn’t go viral or grab headlines and it doesn’t dominate the talking... Read More

Let’s be honest, information infrastructure isn’t sexy. It doesn’t go viral or grab headlines and it doesn’t dominate the talking points on the 24-hour news shows. But it matters. That’s why you may have heard me cheering last year when... Read More

2022-05-19 20:39:08
by Dan McCue
Kansas State Team Wins Collegiate Wind Competition

WASHINGTON — A team of Kansas State University students have won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition.... Read More

WASHINGTON — A team of Kansas State University students have won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition. Over the course of the past school year, teams from 12 colleges and universities, as well as four “learn-along” teams... Read More

2022-05-19 19:57:21
by Reece Nations
Bipartisan Group Seeks Permanent Residency Pathway for Documented Dreamers 

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers is renewing the push to create a clear path to permanent legal status... Read More

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan delegation of lawmakers is renewing the push to create a clear path to permanent legal status for individuals who age out of temporary protection from deportation. In a Capitol Hill press conference on Wednesday, Sens. Alex... Read More

2022-05-19 19:55:14
by Tom Ramstack
Congressmen Criticize State Laws Censoring Education on Controversial Issues

WASHINGTON — Teachers and students warned a congressional panel Thursday that recent state laws clamping down on politically volatile instruction... Read More

WASHINGTON — Teachers and students warned a congressional panel Thursday that recent state laws clamping down on politically volatile instruction in schools are likely to backfire by breeding intolerance. Seventeen states passed laws in the past two years intended to... Read More

2022-05-19 19:53:54
by Dan McCue
Oklahoma Bans Nearly All Abortions After Fertilization

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s strictest abortion law to date, banning almost all abortions... Read More

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature on Thursday passed the nation’s strictest abortion law to date, banning almost all abortions from the moment of conception. The bill itself was modeled on a law that took effect in Texas in September.... Read More

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