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EPA chief faces Capitol Hill grilling over ethical missteps
April 26th, 2018. 12:35 AM

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings on Capitol Hill, where he is expected to face questions about spending and ethics scandals that have triggered bipartisan calls for his ouster

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Mothballed reactors: Fight over South Carolina utility fees
April 25th, 2018. 5:02 PM

The South Carolina House has renewed its demand that utility customers stop paying the 18 percent fee on their bills for two nuclear plants that were abandoned without generating any power

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The Latest: S Carolina House takes risk, passes own rate cut
April 25th, 2018. 4:01 PM

The South Carolina House has renewed its demand that utility customers stop paying the 18 percent fee on their bills for two nuclear plants that were abandoned before generating a watt of power

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S Carolina House considers whether to remove nuclear fee
April 25th, 2018. 3:14 PM

The leader of Republicans in the South Carolina House is asking representatives to reject a bill that cuts most of the charges utility customers are paying for two abandoned nuclear plants

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Environmentalists dump on proposal for weaker coal ash rules
April 24th, 2018. 5:59 PM

Dozens of environmentalists are speaking out against a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency that would roll back regulations governing the disposal of coal ash generated by power plants

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Business Highlights
April 24th, 2018. 5:34 PM

Business Highlights

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Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency
April 24th, 2018. 4:53 PM

Senate votes to confirm Paul Nakasone to lead National Security Agency, US Cyber Command

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House Democrats talk to Cambridge Analytica whistleblower
April 24th, 2018. 3:22 PM

House Democrats have held the first of what they hope to be several interviews with witnesses who have not been called in Republican-led Russia investigations

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Senator warns bankers that Dodd-Frank relief could stall
April 24th, 2018. 2:17 PM

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is warning bankers that legislation rolling back financial rules put in place after the 2008 economic crisis could stall

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Rivals see opening in Dominion Energy's political success
April 23rd, 2018. 2:56 PM

Dominion Energy's political prowess in Virginia is being cheered by unlikely sources: its would-be competitors

Rivals see opening in Dominion Energy's political success
Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts
April 22nd, 2018. 10:59 AM

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts for individuals

Insider Q&A: The inherent limits of temporary tax cuts
Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana
April 20th, 2018. 4:56 PM

The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot

Chuck Schumer, Matt House
Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law
April 20th, 2018. 3:52 PM

The nation's six big Wall Street banks saved at least $3.59 billion in taxes just last quarter due to new tax law, giving public a first glimpse in how Corporate America is benefiting from the new Trump tax law

Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law
Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads
April 19th, 2018. 12:49 PM

A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads
Belarus to require internet comments to be authorized
April 19th, 2018. 9:51 AM

The parliament in Belarus has passed a measure prohibiting internet users from commenting on forums without authorization and requiring online publications to register with the government as mass media

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AP Explains: The fiscal hijinks of North Korea's new budget
April 18th, 2018. 9:35 PM

North Korean Economics 101: Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, is almost perfectly in balance, and gives big boosts to just about everything

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South Carolina Senate passes rate cut, threatening merger
April 18th, 2018. 7:59 PM

The South Carolina Senate has approved a proposal to significantly cut the amount a private utility can charge customers to pay for two nuclear plants that were never finished

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Immigrant driver's bill advances to aid Colorado farm labor
April 18th, 2018. 6:30 PM

The Colorado House has passed a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting the ranks of the state's agricultural workforce by letting immigrants who are in the country illegally renew their driver's licenses online or by mail.

Rosalva Mireles
Parkland parents urge steps to improve school safety
April 18th, 2018. 5:57 PM

The father of a 14-year-old boy killed in the Parkland school shooting is calling for national standards for school safety, including measures to "harden" schools with bulletproof glass and technology that allows teachers to communicate during a crisis

Parkland parents urge steps to improve school safety
Michigan Senate panel OKs work requirement for Medicaid
April 18th, 2018. 4:33 PM

Able-bodied adults would have to complete 29 hours per week of work or job training to qualify for Medicaid under a bill advancing in the Michigan Legislature

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