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Source: LA Times
California water districts large and small are expected to urge regulators on Wednesday to toss out or significantly relax emergency drought orders requiring residents to take shorter showers and let their lawns turn brown.
April 21, 2016 Senate GOP shoots for quick action on Zika funding billSource: Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Democrats say top GOP lawmakers are proposing to partially fund President Barack Obama’s request for money to fight the Zika virus.
April 21, 2016 Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman, Lays Out Plans for New $20, $10 and $5Source: Treasury Secretary Jachob Lew
When I announced last June that a newly redesigned $10 note would feature a woman, I hoped to encourage a national conversation about women in our democracy. The response has been powerful. You and your fellow citizens from...
Source: CBS SF Bay Area
San Francisco became the first major city in the country to approve legislation requiring solar panels on new buildings Tuesday.
April 21, 2016 Race to ratify the Paris climate deal starts at the UNSource: BBC
Around 155 countries are expected to formally sign the deal at the UN, setting in motion events that could see the treaty operational within a year. The UN says the expected record turnout for the signing shows overwhelming...
April 21, 2016 Obama urges 'blood brother' Britain not to leave the EUSource: Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama made an impassioned appeal on Friday for Britain to remain in the European Union, saying membership had magnified Britain's place in the world and made the bloc stronger and more outward looking.
April 20, 2016 Most Americans say climate changing, humans to blameSource: USA Today
But polls show that a vast majority of Americans believe climate change is happening — and young people especially want the United States to do something about it.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is to announce on Wednesday criminal charges as a result of an investigation into the lead-contaminated water case in Flint, published reports say.
April 19, 2016 GMO labels: Consumer right, or trouble ahead?Source: News OK
Labels on food products are typically associated with a niche group of consumers, Williams said. Think gluten-free, whole wheat or organic, for example. They’re also likely to come with a higher price tag than generic versions of...
April 19, 2016 Can Brexit Campaigners Actually Change Britons' Minds?Source: NewsWeek
The authoritative EU Referendum Poll of Polls, compiled by Professor John Curtice, shows remarkably little movement in aggregate public opinion. The race is too close to call, with the Remain side slightly in the lead in...
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