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Farmers Hope for Hemp Riches Despite Risks Agriculture
Farmers Hope for Hemp Riches Despite Risks

LONDON, Ky. — Michael Calebs begins feeling nostalgic standing in the airy barn on his rolling, 400-acre farm. He recalls the hard labor of his youth: climbing up to horizontal beams to hang floppy tobacco leaves to air cure so... Read More

Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator Environment
Senate Confirms Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, handing the reins of the agency responsible for ensuring clean air and safe drinking water to a former coal industry lobbyist. The 52-to-47 vote removed... Read More

Florida VA Hospital Shooter Was Veteran Receiving Mental Health Treatment, FBI Says In The News
Florida VA Hospital Shooter Was Veteran Receiving Mental Health Treatment, FBI Says

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two doctors who treat military veterans were working at emergency room desks when a colleague screamed Wednesday night that someone had a gun. The physicians, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Riviera Beach, heard about... Read More

Trump Reportedly ‘Ordered’ Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Be Granted Security Clearance White House
Trump Reportedly ‘Ordered’ Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Be Granted Security Clearance

Former White House chief of staff John Kelly once reportedly claimed that he had been “ordered” by President Donald Trump to give Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance. Trump officially commanded his chief of staff to make it happen in May,... Read More

PG&E Admits Its Equipment Likely Caused California’s Worst Wildfire In The News
PG&E Admits Its Equipment Likely Caused California’s Worst Wildfire

LOS ANGELES — Nearly four months after California’s most devastating wildfire swept through Paradise and surrounding towns, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has acknowledged that its equipment probably sparked the blaze that destroyed nearly 14,000 homes and killed 85 people,... Read More

Bulldozers Sit Idle at Border Amid Legal Confusion Over Trump’s Emergency In The News
Bulldozers Sit Idle at Border Amid Legal Confusion Over Trump’s Emergency

MISSION, Texas — President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency along the border with Mexico, but here in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, there’s little sign of a government springing into action. Earlier this week, two contractors surveyed a 150-foot-wide,... Read More

Pelosi on Green New Deal: ‘I Can’t Say We’re Going to Take That and Pass It’ Congress
Pelosi on Green New Deal: ‘I Can’t Say We’re Going to Take That and Pass It’

WASHINGTON — The ambitious Green New Deal proposal for combating climate change was dealt another blow Wednesday as Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to commit to holding a vote on the nonbinding resolution. “I can’t say we’re going to take that... Read More

Coal Official Allegedly Cheated on Safety Tests, Putting Miners at Risk of Black Lung Kentucky
Coal Official Allegedly Cheated on Safety Tests, Putting Miners at Risk of Black Lung

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A coal company manager took part in cheating on tests designed to protect miners from contracting deadly black lung disease, a federal grand jury has charged. The grand jury issued a new indictment adding Glendal “Buddy” Hardison... Read More

Michael Cohen Describes a Culture of Criminality Around Trump Congress
Michael Cohen Describes a Culture of Criminality Around Trump

WASHINGTON — Michael Cohen, once among President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders, fiercely turned on him Wednesday, describing a culture of rampant criminality and nonstop lying around Trump involving payoffs to his alleged mistresses, inflated personal wealth and secret efforts... Read More

Political Operative at Center of N.C. Election Fraud Investigation Is Indicted, Arrested Elections
Political Operative at Center of N.C. Election Fraud Investigation Is Indicted, Arrested

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — McCrae Dowless, the North Carolina political operative at the center of the 9th Congressional District election fraud case, was arrested Wednesday after being indicted on charges related to collecting absentee ballots in the 2018 primary and 2016... Read More

Mark Harris Will Not Run in North Carolina’s 9th District Special Election North Carolina
Mark Harris Will Not Run in North Carolina’s 9th District Special Election

WASHINGTON — Less than a week after his surprise call for a new election in North Carolina’s 9th District, Republican Mark Harris announced he will not be a candidate in that contest. Harris, the 2018 GOP nominee for... Read More

Liberal Democrats Want Medicare for All. The House’s Top Budget Guy Isn’t Convinced Health
Liberal Democrats Want Medicare for All. The House’s Top Budget Guy Isn’t Convinced

WASHINGTON — The increasingly powerful Democratic left sees a huge opening this year to promote Medicare for all in Congress. But they need to convince Rep. John Yarmuth, and that’s going to be tough. Read More

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