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  • Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing

    Even as shutdown deal nears, 'a Kafka-esque moment' at parks hearing
    WASHINGTON — Even as a deal was in the works to end the federal government shutdown, bickering continued Wednesday morning -- over the closing of national parks.
  • Eisenhower memorial moves forward despite family opposition

    Eisenhower memorial moves forward despite family opposition
    WASHINGTON--The controversial design for a planned memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower is moving ahead, despite continuing opposition from the Eisenhower family and threats from Congress to pull funding. On Thursday, the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, which...

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency

    Congressmen question costs, mission of Wildlife Services agency
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's inspector general will investigate a federal agency whose mission is to exterminate birds, coyotes, mountain lions and other animals that threaten the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. The investigation of U.S....

    House pushes to limit president's right to designate monuments

    House pushes to limit president's right to designate monuments
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to scale back the president's authority to establish national monuments, seeking changes to a century-old law that critics say has put wide swaths of the West off-limits to activities such...

    Coast Guard blasts Shell for ignoring risks over Arctic rig in 2012

    Coast Guard blasts Shell for ignoring risks over Arctic rig in 2012
    SEATTLE — A Coast Guard investigation into the 2012 grounding of the Kulluk, an offshore drilling rig operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the harsh Arctic, blasted the oil company for legal violations, poor management and taking undue risks,...