McCollum said “without permanent protection, this special place (the BWCA) is subject to political interference,” which means a subsequent administration could lift the moratorium.
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The effort to review off-duty contracts comes more than three years after an audit found issues with them, including a decentralized system where hours are not formally tracked.
The calls for reform were fueled by a number of incidents, including revelations that several senators made fortuitous trades before the American people were fully aware of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic that was about to upend economies around the world.
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Sen. John Marty, a DFLer from Roseville, is the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee, a legislative panel that usually is the place where the 10 or so big omnibus bills get their final touches and final approval.
A 2020 Stanford University study concluded that ready access to a gun is a major risk factor for suicide.
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The research found that when a person presents with a brain tumor, their race may influence whether doctors recommend surgery to remove the tumor — or not to.
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The Biden administration has tasked several federal agencies to do what they can to help beleaguered tenants. But there’s a limit to what the White House can do.
The bill, which would steer utilities toward a carbon-free electric grid is simple in concept, but is full of exceptions, carve-outs and off-ramps.
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The moratorium will bar Twin Metals from constructing a proposed copper, cobalt and nickel mine.
A lack of lawyers leaves rural residents without easy access to legal advice for family issues, wills, estates and property transactions, in addition to any criminal or civil legal disputes. Residents often have to drive long distances to another city or rely on remote video meetings.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy made good on promises to oust two California Democrats from an intelligence committee but would need a full vote of the U.S. House to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Almost all of their weaknesses — poor rebounding, difficulty competing effectively in transition basketball on both offense and defense, a proclivity for turnovers, and bouts of selfish offense manifested through wretched shot selection — stem from an inattention to detail and effort. In other words, mental and physical laziness.