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Ryan Zinke Takes Credit For Obama-Era Fight To Protect Grand Canyon From Mining

Ryan Zinke Takes Credit For Obama-Era Fight To Protect Grand Canyon From MiningWASHINGTON — Late last month, the Interior Department published a “comprehensive list of accomplishments” in its first year under Secretary Ryan Zinke’s leadership, including several actions it felt demonstrated “a conservation stewardship legacy, second only to Teddy Roosevelt.”



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Justices seem to favor Florida in water fight with Georgia

Justices seem to favor Florida in water fight with GeorgiaWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday appeared to be looking for a way to side with Florida in its complaint that Georgia uses too much water and leaves too little for its southern neighbor.



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Water fight between Florida, Georgia lands at Supreme Court

Water fight between Florida, Georgia lands at Supreme CourtAPALACHICOLA, Fla. (AP) — Reminders of the oyster's pre-eminence in this slice of northwestern Florida are everywhere, from the shells that line the edges of downtown buildings to the paintings of oysters that dot the walls of Apalachicola's art and history museum.



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Trump Administration To Fight Order To Give Documents To Democratic Voter Fraud Commissioner

Trump Administration To Fight Order To Give Documents To Democratic Voter Fraud CommissionerThe Trump administration says it will fight a court order telling its voter fraud commission to hand over communications and documents to a Democratic member who sued the panel and alleged he was being illegally excluded from its decision-making process.



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California Lawmakers Ready To Fight Against Federal Offshore Drilling Plan

California Lawmakers Ready To Fight Against Federal Offshore Drilling PlanHours after President Donald Trump’s administration unveiled plans to massively expand offshore drilling, California lawmakers announced they’ll re-introduce legislation to block the federal government from doing so ― at least near their shores.



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Where the U.S. stands in the fight against ISIS

Where the U.S. stands in the fight against ISISIn 2017, President Donald Trump expanded the war on ISIS, leading to group losing former strongholds Mosul and Raqqa. But there were also American casualties in new battlefields: 21 service members killed in six countries.



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China Shuts Down Domestic Ivory Trade In Effort To Fight Poaching

China Shuts Down Domestic Ivory Trade In Effort To Fight PoachingWASHINGTON — China, one of the world’s largest markets for elephant ivory, will close out 2017 by shutting down its domestic ivory trade in an effort to curb poaching and ensure a future for the imperiled species.



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2018 ISIS fight to rely more on general forces

2018 ISIS fight to rely more on general forcesSecretary of Defense James Mattis previewed what’s next in the fight against ISIS, telling reporters that the U.S. will rely less on special forces and more on general forces, especially in Africa. NBC’s Hans Nichols reports.



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Senate Democrats Prepare To Kick Dreamer Fix To Next Year, As House Promises A Fight

Senate Democrats Prepare To Kick Dreamer Fix To Next Year, As House Promises A FightWASHINGTON ― The chances of passing protections for undocumented young people this year are all but dead in the Senate, but House Democrats insisted on Wednesday that they aren’t giving up, raising the specter of a government shutdown if they hold the line.



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California wildfire fight aided by better weather

California wildfire fight aided by better weatherBy Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Thousands of weary firefighters, battling a deadly 2-week-old California wildfire that ranks as the third largest in state history, welcomed a second straight day of favorable weather on Monday that allowed a more aggressive attack on the flames. The so-called Thomas fire has scorched 271,000 acres (110,000 hectares) of drought-parched chaparral and brush in the coastal mountains, foothills and canyons of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties northwest of Los Angeles. More than 1,000 homes and other buildings have gone up in flames and some 18,000 other structures remained threatened from a late-season firestorm that kept firefighters on the defensive for the better part of two weeks.



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