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House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

House Approves Delay of Obama-Era Smog Reductions

By Michael Biesecker | Jul 20
The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants.

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must Be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

Tony Blair Says Brexit Must Be Stopped to Halt Harm to UK

Jul 19
There's a chance Britain won't leave the European Union, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Saturday, arguing that stopping Brexit is "necessary" to avoid severe economic damage.

GOP Panel Presses Ahead on Budget Plan

GOP Panel Presses Ahead on Budget Plan

By Andrew Taylor | Jul 19
Republicans are pressing ahead with a budget plan designed to help the party to deliver on a GOP-only effort to overhaul the tax code.

EU Tells Serbia to Stick to Reforms for Potential Membership

EU Tells Serbia to Stick to Reforms for Potential Membership

Jul 17
European Union chief Donald Tusk says Serbia needs to stick to good governance and anti-corruption reforms as part of its drive to become an EU member, but couldn't promise a fixed timeframe for joining.

California Lawmakers to Decide Fate of Landmark Climate Law

California Lawmakers to Decide Fate of Landmark Climate Law

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Jul 17
California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures.

EU, Britain Kick Off 1st Big Session on Divorce Proceedings

EU, Britain Kick Off 1st Big Session on Divorce Proceedings

Jul 17
The European Union and Britain kick off their first full session of their divorce proceedings with both sides bent on seeking a quick breakthrough on unraveling ties that have bound them for decades.

Nevada Adopts Emergency Rules to Combat Pot Bottleneck

Nevada Adopts Emergency Rules to Combat Pot Bottleneck

By Scott Sonner | Jul 16
Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves going empty.

Analysis: Trump Will Take Health Care Credit or Cast Blame

Analysis: Trump Will Take Health Care Credit or Cast Blame

By Donna Cassata and Erica Werner | Jul 16
If congressional Republicans succeed in repealing and replacing the Obama-era health law, expect a big Rose Garden celebration with President Donald Trump taking credit. If they fail, a devastating intra-party blame game looms.

Alaska Would Score a Sweet Deal in Proposed Health Care Bill

Alaska Would Score a Sweet Deal in Proposed Health Care Bill

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 15
One of the provisions in the latest version of the Senate Republicans' health care bill appears to benefit only the state of Alaska. And to the tune of $2 billion in federal money.

A Look At Some of the Changes in Latest GOP Health Care Bill

A Look At Some of the Changes in Latest GOP Health Care Bill

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 14
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would keep in place Medicaid cuts that GOP governors and Senate moderates have objected to. No Democrats are supporting the plan.

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