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    Report: Trump Administration Muzzles National Park Service

    The Trump administration will not allow the National Park Service to tell Congress about its concerns over NRA-backed legislation to restrict the agency from regulating hunting and fishing within park boundaries, the McClatchy newspaper group's Washington bureau reports. A memo written by National Park Service Acting Director Michael Reynolds expressing concerns about the "Sportsmen's Heritage […]




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    Groups Make Last-minute Push to Save National Monument Areas

    Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California. The deadline for Zinke to announce his recommendations is Thursday following a four-month review […]




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    No Joke: NY Gov. Cuomo to Appear at National Comedy Center Site

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to appear at the future home of the National Comedy Center two days after he joked that millions in additional funding would be available for struggling cities. The governor's office says he'll make an announcement Thursday afternoon at the National Comedy Center construction site in Jamestown. Cuomo's appearance […]




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    Survey: Americans Rate National Security as Top Concern

    Americans rate national security as their new top security concern, according to a new Unisys Security Index. Fears of hacking have also risen dramatically according to the report released Tuesday. Sixty-eight percent of Americans said they were "seriously concerned" about national security, while 56 percent said they were concerned with malware and hacking. Both figures rose […]




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    Zinke Hints Tampering With Maine National Monument Is Unlikely

    Proponents of Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument are breathing easier Thursday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said he's unlikely to push for the scaling back of the sprawling property. Zinke visited the site Wednesday as part of a review ordered by President Donald Trump to reassess some 27 national monuments established by three […]




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    Kansas Man Charged With Hate Crime in Killing Indian National

    A Kansas man has been charged with a hate crime after he allegedly shot three men, killing one, including two Indian nationals, at a bar in Olathe on Feb. 22.  Adam W. Purinton, 52, of Olathe was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday for allegedly killing Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, and attempting to kill Alok Madasani, 32, […]




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    Richard Simmons Sues National Enquirer for Libel

    Richard Simmons filed a libel and invasion of privacy lawsuit Monday against the National Enquirer and its parent company over stories that said he is now living as a transgender woman. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages as well as an apology and retraction for stories published in June 2016 and March 2017 in the Enquirer […]




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    National Catholic Reporter: Reject 'Harmful' Trump Budget

    The National Catholic Reporter has published an opinion piece calling on American Catholics to reject President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget because it cuts too many vital services for the needy. David Atwood, a Catholic justice activist in Houston, says the commander in chief wants increases in spending for his U.S.-Mexico border wall and an […]




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    US Students Score Poorly on National Arts, Music Exam

    When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. The National Center for Education Statistics reported Tuesday that in 2016, American eighth graders scored an average 147 in music and 149 in visual arts on a scale of 300. Some 8,800 eighth graders from public and private schools across the […]




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    Trump Order Could Undo National Monuments' Designations

    President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order requesting an inspection of all national monuments made in the last 21 years, in a move to appease local lawmakers in Utah. On Wednesday, Trump will reportedly sign the "Executive Order for a Review of Designations under the Antiquities Act," Axios reported. "The Antiquities Act of […]