• Department of the Interior Dec 17, 2020

    5 Things to Know About Rep. Deb Haaland, Biden's Interior Secretary Nominee

    If confirmed, Rep. Dep Haaland, D-N.M., would be the first Native American to hold a Cabinet-level position in U.S. history. Here are five things to know about the congresswoman.

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 4, 2019

    Finland Agrees to Return Native American Remains to Tribes

    The ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park home will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States. The White House on Wednesday announced the agreement involving the remains of about 20 people and 28 funerary objects taken from the Mesa Verde area more than 100...

  • DONALD TRUMP Aug 23, 2019

    Trump Admin. Plans for Utah Monument Guts Protections, Opens Site to Mining

    The U.S. government’s final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized doesn’t include many new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there, but it does include a few more safeguards than were in a proposal issued last year. The Bureau of Land Management’s plan for the Grand Staircase-Escalante...

  • head Jul 18, 2019

    Fed-Up Puerto Ricans March Demanding Governor Resign

    Accompanied by some of Puerto Rico’s most famous performers, thousands of people marched to the governor’s residence in San Juan on Wednesday chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after the leak of online chats that show him making misogynistic slurs and mocking his constituents. The crowd ranged from teenagers to retirees, with some waving the island’s flag printed...

  • Mexico Jul 14, 2019

    Trump Says He Will Not Impose Quotas on Uranium Imports

    President Donald Trump says he will not impose quotas on importing uranium, backing away from a possible trade confrontation and breaking with a Commerce Department assessment that America’s use of foreign uranium raises national security concerns. The decision is unusual for Trump, who has pointed to national security concerns in calling for restrictions on foreign metal and autos in trade...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 15, 2019

    Mexico Migration Chief Resigns, Prisons Director Tapped

    Mexico’s immigration chief resigned Friday and the country’s prisons director was swiftly nominated to replace him, as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure. The National Immigration Institute said in a brief statement that Tonatiuh Guillén thanked President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the opportunity to serve the country, but...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 9, 2019

    Mexico: Country Has ‘Dignity Intact' After US Tariff Deal

    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he was reluctantly prepared to slap retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods if negotiators in Washington had failed to strike a deal, addressing a boisterous celebratory rally Saturday in the border city of Tijuana. The president’s comments came shortly after his foreign minister and chief negotiator, Marcelo Ebrard, told the rally the country had...

  • San Diego Jun 9, 2019

    Mexico-US Tariff Deal: Questions, Concerns for Migration

    As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps Saturday over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be and migration experts raised concerns over what it could mean for people fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. Other than a vague reiteration of a joint commitment to...

  • United States Jun 5, 2019

    Plan to Expand Hunting, Fishing in Wildlife Refuges Revealed

    The Trump administration on Wednesday announced what it called a major expansion of hunting and fishing in the nation’s wildlife refuges. The plan affects 1.4 million acres (5,666 square kilometers) on federal public lands, including 74 national wildlife refuges, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said at the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along Lake Erie in northern Ohio.

  • CONGRESS Jan 31, 2019

    US Moves Ahead With Oil Leases Near Sacred Park

    U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico and other sites sacred to Native American tribes. The sale comes as Democratic members of Congress, tribal leaders and environmentalists have criticized the federal Bureau of Land Management for pushing ahead with...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 27, 2018

    Wrapping Year 2, Trump Changes Washington and How It's Seen

    Mr. Trump went to Washington. And he changed it. In his first two years in office, President Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of the presidency and the norms of the nation’s capital, casting aside codes of conduct and traditions that have held for generations. In Trump’s Washington, facts are less relevant. Insults and highly personal attacks are increasingly employed...

  • DONALD TRUMP Dec 19, 2018

    Explained: What Happens in a Partial Government Shutdown

    As President Donald Trump and Congress bicker over Trump’s call for $5 billion to build a border wall with Mexico, government agencies are preparing for a partial government shutdown set to begin at midnight Friday.

  • Mexico Dec 1, 2018

    Mexico Gets 1st Leftist Leader After 32 Years of Technocrats

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took the oath of office Saturday as Mexico’s first leftist president in over 70 years, marking a turning point in one of the world’s most radical experiments in opening markets and privatization. Lopez Obrador pledged “a peaceful and orderly transition, but one that is deep and radical.” Mexico long had a closed, state-dominated economy, but since...

  • CONGRESS Dec 1, 2018

    Zinke Blasts Arizona Congressman Who Calls on Him to Resign

    U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke unleashed a scathing personal attack Friday against a congressman who had called on him to resign, accusing the Arizona Democrat of drunkenness and using taxpayer money to cover up inappropriate behavior. Zinke sent his tweet after Rep. Raul Grijalva wrote an opinion column, published in USA Today on Friday, saying that Zinke must resign because...

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 28, 2018

    Climate Report Author Takes on White House, Accuses Administration of False Statements

    One of the authors of the latest federal climate assessment, which warns of severe consequences for the country’s economy, environment and public health from global warming, quickly pushed back Tuesday against the White House press secretary’s statement that the findings were not based on facts.

  • California Nov 27, 2018

    88 Killed, 203 Still Missing After Butte County Camp Fire: Sheriff

    A Northern California sheriff says no additional remains were found Monday, but the wildfire’s death toll rose to 88 after investigators determined human remains that had been assigned to two people actually belong to three.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 14, 2018

    Trump Eyes Staffing Shakeup in Cabinet, White House: Sources

    President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen expected to be among the next to go, perhaps as soon as this week. Trump has soured on Nielsen and White House chief of staff John Kelly, in part over frustration that his administration is...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 26, 2018

    GOP Seeks Changes to Species Law After Grizzly Hunts Halted

    Galvanized by court rulings protecting grizzly bears and gray wolves, Congressional Republicans on Wednesday launched a push for sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act despite strong objections from Democrats and wildlife advocates who called the effort a “wildlife extinction package.” Republicans began with a morning vote in the House Natural Resource Committee to strip protections from wolves across the...

  • Attorney Sep 15, 2018

    Former Nuclear Site Will Open to Public as Wildlife Refuge

    A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates on Saturday, after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would. The opening of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, where the U.S. government made plutonium triggers for nuclear bombs, has been...

  • DONALD TRUMP Sep 10, 2018

    Chime Tower Is Voice for Flight 93 Passengers Killed on 9/11 in Pennsylvania

    The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.

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