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E.P.A. Approved Toxic Chemicals for Fracking a Decade Ago, New Files Show

For much of the past decade, oil companies engaged in drilling and fracking have been allowed to pump into the ground chemicals that, over time,…

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Can the Senate Be Saved? Ben Nelson, the Manchin of Yesteryear, Has Doubts

WASHINGTON — The senator adamantly insisted on bipartisanship. As his fellow Democrats enthusiastically embraced major priorities of the new president, he threatened to withhold his…

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Can the Senate Be Saved? Ben Nelson, the Manchin of Yesteryear, Has Doubts

WASHINGTON — The senator adamantly insisted on bipartisanship. As his fellow Democrats enthusiastically embraced major priorities of the new president, he threatened to withhold his…

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Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

A federal appeals court on Monday put a hold on a federal judge’s ruling that overturned California’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons. The state law,…

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As Wars Wind Down, Congress Revisits Presidential Powers

Many Republicans — and some Democrats — are likely to resist. “We want to keep the 2001 one,” said Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma,…

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Kamala Harris’s Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus

WASHINGTON — It should have been an easy question. In Guatemala this week, Vice President Kamala Harris sat with NBC anchor Lester Holt, who grilled…

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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Is Canceled

The Canadian pipeline company that had long sought to build the Keystone XL pipeline announced Wednesday that it had terminated the embattled project, which would…

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