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From New Jersey to the Navajo Nation, more than $5 billion has been designated to clean up contaminated areas following the largest environmental settlement in U.S. history. The settlement announced Thursday stems from a legal battle over a company...
U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) speaks during his weekly news conference March 26. Speaker Boehner oversaw negotiations on new legislation to expand coverage choices for small businesses. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images WASHINGTON...
Watch VideoMARTIN FLETCHER: When it comes to Mexico, the news is often of drug cartels…violence…illegal immigration… But there’s another story in Mexico…America of course has long been a magnet for Mexican workers, but more...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (R) and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera participate in a joint news conference at the Japanese Minister of Defense headquarters April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.TOKYO — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck...
NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory released images of an April 2, 2014 “mid-level” solar flare set to music. The video could be poised to become a viral video hit. The Observatory explains: Solar flares are powerful bursts of...
Award-winning author Peter Matthiessen died at his home on in Sagaponack, N.Y. of leukemia on Saturday. He was 86. Matthiessen was known as a novelist and non-fiction writer as well as for his work as an environmental activist and American Indian...