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EPA proposes lower ozone standard to curtail asthma, other ailments

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to tighten the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the rising problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments but one that faces strong opposition from industry groups and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Judge puts brakes on EPA’s action against Alaska’s Pebble Mine

| |Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from taking action against a massive Alaska mining project that the agency says could be catastrophic for the best run of wild salmon remaining on the planet.

Looking to 2016, Chris Christie’s style both delights, disturbs GOP

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

. Suddenly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is a Republican miracle worker.

At drought talks on Capitol Hill, behind-the-scenes maneuvering

| |Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Thursday morning, while the Capitol Hill spotlight was pointed elsewhere, three Northern California congressmen paid a quiet call on the state’s junior Democratic senator, Barbara Boxer. They wanted to talk water.

Capitol Hill talks on drought bill dry up, to resume next year

| |Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday pulled the plug on secret, high-stakes negotiations over a water bill for her drought-plagued state, saying she and fellow lawmakers will try again next year.

Talks on drought bill underway on Capitol Hill

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

California’s water future is boiling below the surface this week.

Cuban doctor sick with Ebola to be flown to Geneva for treatment

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

A Cuban doctor who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown to Switzerland for treatment, diplomats and World Health Organization officials said Wednesday.

Tree planted for Emmett Till, whose slaying helped spark civil rights movement

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

At age 14, African-American Emmett Till was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta nearly 60 years ago when he did something that wouldn’t turn a head today: He talked with, maybe even flirted with, a white woman who ran a grocery store.

Obama’s political legacy fading fast

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The Obama legacy wasn’t supposed to unfold this way.

Detention at Guantánamo grinds on: 13 years and counting, 148 captives remain

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

It’s the first Tuesday in November, just another day as Guantánamo grinds on toward the detention center’s 14th year as the most expensive prison on earth with no end in sight.