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  • Associated Press

    Changes announced in Endangered Species Act

    WASHINGTON (August 12, 2019) — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes.

  • Associated Press

    New rules can deny green cards for immigrants on food stamps

    WASHINGTON (August 12, 2019) — Trump administration rules that could deny green cards to immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance are going into effect, potentially making it more difficult for some to get legal status in the United States.

  • Associated Press

    Alaska governor seeks to tighten work rules for food stamps

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (August 12, 2019) — Alaska's governor is seeking to tighten the rules for food stamp recipients, officials said.

  • Associated Press

    Schumer bill would require FBI to regulate body armor sales

    WASHINGTON (August 11, 2019) — The Senate’s top Democrat says he’s introducing legislation to require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S.

  • Associated Press

    Democrats use Iowa event to attack Trump — not each other

    CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (August 10, 2019) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of Democratic voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other.

  • Associated Press

    Trump says he wants background checks

    WASHINGTON (August 9, 2019) — President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

  • Associated Press

    McConnell wants to consider gun background checks in fall

    WASHINGTON (August 9, 2019) — Shifting the gun violence debate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he now wants to consider background checks and other bills, setting up a potentially pivotal moment when lawmakers return in the fall.

  • Associated Press

    Trump picks new acting national intelligence director

    WASHINGTON (August 8, 2019) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation’s top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies.

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