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The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT): 5:40 p.m. Scientists, students and research advocates are marking Earth...


Government

Trump tax plan seen as temporary cut without border-tax revenue

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. President Donald Trump has promised a “massive” tax cut for Americans. He may be able to achieve it -- but only temporarily. The news that a senior administration official says Trump isn’t likely to include a border-adjusted tax in the plan he says he’ll release Wednesday is...


Government

Trump tells 'dreamers' to rest easy, targets criminals

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump says, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in an interview Friday with The Associated Press,...


Government

'Drain the swamp' more a Trump slogan than a practice so far

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of a bipartisan good-government group, Zach Wamp, headed to the White House last week to ask whether President Donald Trump’s “drain the swamp” slogan would ever be more than a throwaway campaign slogan. One of the president’s closest aides, Steve Bannon, assured him...


Government

Senators seek data on Americans caught up in surveillance

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation’s top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations. The request by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and...


Business

Coal-state lawmakers push to extend retired miners' benefits

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set to expire at the end of April. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and other coal-state Democrats threatened to shut down the government...


Government

Trump tells young immigrants in US illegally to 'rest easy'

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now here illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press,...


Local

Ogden giving residents time to complete landscaping after Harrison road project

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Ogden city began work to reconstruct the road last spring. As part of the six-month project, Harrison Boulevard was widened by an average of 7 feet on both sides of the road, between Seventh Street and 450 North.


Government

Drugmakers Dramatically Boosted Lobbying Spending In Trump’s First Quarter

Eight pharmaceutical companies more than doubled their lobbying spending in the first three months of 2017, when the Affordable Care Act was on the chopping block and high drug prices were clearly in the crosshairs of Congress and President Donald Trump. Congressional records show those eight,...


Government

Conservatives’ Goal To Relax Mandatory Health Benefits Unlikely To Tame

As House Republicans try to find common cause on a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, they may be ready to let states make the ultimate decision about whether to keep a key consumer provision in the federal health law that conservatives say is raising insurance costs. Those...


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