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St. Louis Ordinance Seeks to Pre-Empt Missouri Abortion Laws

St. Louis Ordinance Seeks to Pre-Empt Missouri Abortion Laws

By Katie Kull | Feb 26
A new ordinance in St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on "reproductive health decisions," an effort by the heavily Democratic city to pre-empt a slew of anti-abortion measures advancing through Missouri's Republican-controlled Legislature.

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

Officials in Legal Pot State Vow to Fight Federal Crackdown

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 26
Officials in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, vow to fight any federal crackdown on the nascent industry after White House spokesman Sean Spicer said they should expect to see stepped-up enforcement of anti-pot laws.

Trump Puts Moderate GOP Governors in Awkward Spot

Trump Puts Moderate GOP Governors in Awkward Spot

By Ben Nuckols | Feb 25
These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation's governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. But there is a sense of unease for Republican governors in Democratic-leaning states.

Landowners Say EPA Botched Cleanup, Now They Want a Shot

Landowners Say EPA Botched Cleanup, Now They Want a Shot

By Matt Volz | Feb 25
George Niland wonders whether he should wear a respirator when he mows his lawn. Serge Myers laments not being able to garden in his backyard. Rob Phillips puzzles over why his 22 acres have been marked as an unblemished island.

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

White House Expects Justice Crackdown on Legalized Marijuana

By Sadie Gurman | Feb 24
The Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal law against recreational marijuana, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday, offering the Trump administration's strongest indication to date of a looming crackdown.

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

High Court Ruling Limits International Reach of Patent Laws

Feb 23
The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

Trump's Plan for Spike in Defense Spending Faces Big Hurdles

By Richard Lardner | Feb 21
Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens of billions of dollars should be a sure bet. It's not.

Executive Order That Incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

Executive Order That Incarcerated Japanese Americans is 75

By Janie Har | Feb 20
Satsuki Ina was born behind barbed wire in a prison camp during World War II, the daughter of U.S. citizens forced from their home without due process and locked up for years following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor.

Trump, Fond of Executive Orders, Awaits More Fancy Pens

Trump, Fond of Executive Orders, Awaits More Fancy Pens

By Matt O'Brien | Feb 19
It didn't take long for President Donald Trump to start running out of the custom-made Cross pens he uses to sign executive orders.

Critics: Trump Should Not Ignore Domestic Terrorist Threats

Critics: Trump Should Not Ignore Domestic Terrorist Threats

By Adam Kealoha Causey | Feb 17
Bud Welch knows something about the human cost of terrorism. His 23-year-old daughter was killed when a rental truck packed with explosives destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building.

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