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Supreme Court to hear environmental case

WASHINGTON — Mike Sackett remembers what he thought when he saw the eye-popping fines of more than $30,000 a day that the Environmental Protection Agency was threatening to impose on him over a piece of Idaho property worth less than ...

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Obama delays request for $1.2T debt limit increase

HONOLULLU — President Barack Obama is delaying his request for another $1.2 trillion increase in the nation’s debt limit at the request of congressional leaders. It’s basically because of a technicality. The White House had been ready to ask for ...

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Obama nominates 2 to Federal Reserve Board

HONOLULU — A vacationing President Barack Obama has nominated a Harvard University professor and a former Treasury official under President George H.W. Bush to the Federal Reserve Board. In a statement, Obama praised Jeremy Stein and Jerome Powell for agreeing ...

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White House to seek increase in borrowing limit

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says the federal government has nearly reached its borrowing limit — again. Treasury officials said Tuesday that the White House plans to request another $1.2 trillion in borrowing authority Friday. The increase is necessary, they ...

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Feds bust ring smuggling cocaine, heroin to area

WILMINGTON, Del. — Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the unsealing of an indictment charging 12 people with smuggling and attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin from Panama into the United States. Authorities said the ring distributed cocaine and heroin to ...

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Justice Dept. reports record false claims recoveries

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is reporting it has recovered nearly $9 billion in fraud against the government since the beginning of the Obama administration, a record three-year total. The $3 billion recovered this year included an unprecedented $2.8 billion ...

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