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Supreme Court puts Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold

FPL Power Plant Smokestack Explosion. (Image: Kim Seng via Flickr)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama’s sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.” By ...

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UN agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement reached by the agency’s environmental panel requires that new aircraft designs ...

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Debate Takeaways: Clinton, Sanders mix it up over Wall St.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, walks back on stage after a break during a Democratic presidential primary debate with Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton hosted by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Durham, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — For months, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have campaigned against each other with a velvet touch, eager to distinguish their race for the Democratic presidential nomination from the combative contest taking place in the Republican primary. No more. The pair tangled again and again during their first one-on-one debate of the 2016 race, battling over who ...

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US says waiting for IAEA to verify Iran nuke compliance

WASHINGTON — The White House says it’s not ready to suspend economic sanctions against Iran because its compliance with the nuclear deal hasn’t been verified. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says Iran is making important progress toward curbing its nuclear program. He says it’s possible the Islamic Republic has already completed all the necessary steps. But Earnest says Iran won’t ...

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Oil export ban in play in final-stage talks on budget deal

FILE - In this May 9, 2012 file photo, a drilling rig is seen near Kennedy, Texas. The four-decade-old ban on exporting crude oil may end up getting lifted in a must-pass year-end spending bill lawmakers are scrambling to complete. Lifting the ban is a top ask for GOP negotiators working on the sprawling legislation. In return, Democrats are seeking various environmental priorities, including making permanent tax credits for solar and wind energy production. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators and the White House closed in on a deal late Monday on a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill to stave off a shutdown, and a tax package extending dozens of breaks. In a Monday evening conference call among House Republicans, Speaker Paul Ryan said bargainers were close to agreements on the spending and tax measures that he ...

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