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Federal Mismanagement Of The Missouri River Made Midwest Floods Worse, Farmers Say

Missouri farmers are placing blame on the federal government’s management of rivers and reservoirs for massive flooding that has hit the Midwest. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River and its upstream reservoirs letting water collect and flow as the season and conditions demand. The agency is also responsible for protecting the habitats of endangered species that ...

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Man Confessed Four Times To Murdering A Nurse’s Aide. It Took Police 30 Years To Believe Him

Michigan police arrested Michael Leon Curry in California on March 17 in connection with an alleged murder Curry admitted to in 1986. On at least four separate occasions, Curry claimed he committed the murder, according to court documents. He was brought in for questioning after a nurse’s aide was allegedly murdered in 1986. While in questioning, Curry told investigators he ...

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‘Green Real Deal’: Matt Gaetz Is Preparing The GOP Answer To Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is preparing to introduce a “Green Real Deal” resolution to contrast with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, according to Politico. New York’s Ocasio-Cortez unveiled her resolution on Feb. 7 and immediately faced criticism for its scope and potential cost, which reached toward tens of trillions of dollars. A draft of Gaetz’s resolution, ...

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Maryland Lawmakers Want To Increase Minimum Wage By Nearly 50 Percent

The Maryland General Assembly voted Wednesday to approve a state $15 minimum wage, sending the bill to GOP Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk for final approval, The Baltimore Sun reports. Hogan has opposed raising the current $10.10 minimum wage by such a large amount, a nearly 50 percent increase. The bill passed Maryland’s legislature with enough votes to overcome an executive veto, all ...

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Bernie Sanders Promises To Offset CO2 From His Private Jet Flights

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Self-proclaimed Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged to offset carbon emissions from his 2020 presidential campaign travel by donating contributions to renewable energy projects, The Huffington Post reports. “Bernie Sanders is a champion in the fight for climate justice and, like him, we know we need to address our emissions through action, not just rhetoric,” Sanders’s campaign manager Faiz Shakir told ...

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Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Wyoming Oil Lease Sale Over ‘Climate Change’

A federal judge blocked all new oil leases auctions in Wyoming Tuesday after finding that the Department of the Interior “did not sufficiently consider climate change” when proposing the lease sales, The Washington Post reports. Washington D.C. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras ruled that the government violated federal law and did not fully study the environmental impact of oil development ...

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Feds Offer $1000 To Adopt Wild Horses Because They Can’t Cull Them

The Department of the Interior is offering up to $1,000 to people willing to adopt a wild horse or burro, according to a press release. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), which runs the federal government’s wild horse and burro adoption program, launched the new incentive program March 12. “The goal of the program is to reduce BLM’s recurring costs ...

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Dozens Of Scientists, Orgs Rally Behind Trump’s Planned Climate Change Panel

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More than 140 groups and individuals signed onto a Monday letter supporting President Donald Trump’s proposed climate panel to review recent studies on climate change. The letter’s signatories are composed of conservative think tanks, science groups, scientists such as Ivar Giaever, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1973, and others. Recent climate science is built on shaky predictions ...

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Mountains Of Aluminum Cans Pile Up As The Cost Of Recycling Fails To Pay Off

Used aluminum cans are piling up in scrap yards as the market for aluminum recyclables shrinks in size and profitability, The Wall Street Journal reports. The price for used aluminum cans has tanked 30 percent since the summer of 2018. Aluminum rollers are cutting recycled aluminum from cans out of their business models to prioritize more profitable areas of business. ...

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The Justice Department Makes A Move Against Boeing After 737 Max Crashes

The Justice Department is investigating Boeing’s development process for the 737 Max jetliner after two high-profile accidents appear to involve the planes’ anti-stall systems, The Wall Street Journal reports. A grand jury in Washington, D.C., issued a subpoena for documents from one person involved in the development process on March 11. The investigation comes alongside a Department of Transportation probe ...

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‘This Country Has Gone To Hell’: Mass Looting Plagues Venezuela Amid Power Crisis

Desperate looters have all but emptied stores and warehouses across western Venezuela as large parts of the country remain without power more than a week after a mass blackout. The mobs overwhelmed Venezuela’s security forces, breaking into buildings and stealing cars, trucks and equipment. Hundreds of businesses in the Venezuelan oil capital of Maracaibo were emptied and left in shambles. ...

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Obama Holdovers Settle Case Out Of Court. Won’t Say How Much They Paid

Obama holdovers running the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) settled a labor complaint Wednesday a day before the case was scheduled to go to a hearing. Former CSB managing director Daniel Horowitz filed the complaint against the CSB, an independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents, in October 2015. Horowitz was placed on administrative leave in June of that year ...

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A Clinton-authorized National Monument Has Killed at Least 50 People

Dozens of people died after getting lost in Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument because federal regulations prohibited officials from putting directional signs in place, a Utah county commissioner said. Leland Pollock, the commission chair for Garfield County in Utah, testified in front of Congress Wednesday in favor of President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back the designation of GRENM. The ...

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US Pilots Complained Multiple Times About The Plane Model That Crashed In Ethiopia

Pilots flying in the U.S. have filed at least five complaints on planes of the same model that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Federal records contain at least five official complaints about problems with Boeing 737 MAX 8 model planes popping up in critical moments of flight, such as takeoff when pilots have little ...

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Obama Holdovers Entering Court ‘Slugfest’ Over Alleged Illegal Firing

Obama administration federal appointees are days away from testifying against each other in a federal labor case over a worker who was left on administrative leave for three years before being fired. Members of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) will appear at a hearing Thursday to argue over the handling of former CSB managing director Daniel Horowitz’s termination from ...

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