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Democrats tweet Obama-era photo of migrants to promote hearing about mistreatment

Democrats tweet Obama-era photo of migrants to promote hearing about mistreatmentThe photo was from June 2014 and showed migrants fenced in a facility with silver emergency blankets.



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Obama-era rule leads to $150M in student loan forgiveness

Obama-era rule leads to $  150M in student loan forgivenessThe U.S. Education Department said it will forgive $ 150 million in federal student loans as part of a 2016 rule that Secretary Betsy DeVos previously tried to block.



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EPA Moves To Replace Obama-Era Rule Protecting Drinking Water For 117 Million

EPA Moves To Replace Obama-Era Rule Protecting Drinking Water For 117 MillionThe Environmental Protection Agency on Friday inched closer to proposing a



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Obama-era net neutrality has ended: What does it mean for you?

Obama-era net neutrality has ended: What does it mean for you?Net neutrality was born as regulators, consumer advocates and internet companies voiced concern about what broadband companies could do with their power as the gateway to the internet – blocking or slowing down apps that rival their own services, for example.



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54 lawmakers send letter urging Trump to restore Obama-era pot guidelines

54 lawmakers send letter urging Trump to restore Obama-era pot guidelinesA group of lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to restore Obama-era guidelines that allowed states to determine their own marijuana laws. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a 2013 directive from the Obama administration that directed U.S. attorneys to place a “low priority” on enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized pot. To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing the recreational use of marijuana.



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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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Sessions wants review of Obama-era Hezbollah investigations

Sessions wants review of Obama-era Hezbollah investigationsWASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered a review of the Obama administration's handling of a Drug Enforcement Administration program targeting drug trafficking by Iranian-backed Hezbollah.



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H-1B visa spouse changes: Trump administration may scrap Obama-era rule allowing spouses of legal immigrants to work

H-1B visa spouse changes: Trump administration may scrap Obama-era rule allowing spouses of legal immigrants to workThe Trump administration is considering rolling back a rule that allows thousands of legal immigrants to work in the US along with their spouses. The Department of Homeland Security has announced it is reviewing the Obama-era rule, which allowed spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the US. H1-B visas are granted to foreign workers with a graduate-level education or above, who come to the US to work in speciality occupations like finance or engineering.



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Betsy DeVos to revamp Obama-era campus sexual assault policy

Betsy DeVos to revamp Obama-era campus sexual assault policyU.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced on Thursday the Trump administration's plan to overhaul Obama-era policy relative to sexual assault on college campuses.



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Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policies

Trump signs order dismantling Obama-era climate policiesBy Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an order to undo Obama-era climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support for an international deal to fight global warming. Flanked by coal miners and coal company executives, Trump proclaimed his “Energy Independence” executive order at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency.



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