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Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Obama administration halts Dakota Access Pipeline construction amid mass protests

Nicholas Oviatt

September 18, 2016

Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has Native American tribes and environmental activists up in arms. Read More »...

Drought highlights environmental concerns

Firefighter Sean Norman, center, and search dog handlers Mary Cablk, left, and Lynne Engelbert look over the remains of a home in the Anderson Springs area of a man missing following a wildfire days earlier Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, near Middletown, Calif. Aided by drought, the flames have consumed more than 100 square miles since the fire sped Saturday through rural Lake County, less than 100 miles north of San Francisco. Cooler weather helped crews gain ground and the fire was 30 percent contained Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Rachel Hinton

September 20, 2015

Environmentalists have tracked the uncontrollable drying of California since its noticeable start in 2013. Read More »...

Race for presidency heats up

Republican presidential candidate, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, left, speaks as Donald Trump looks on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Rachel Hinton and Doug Klain

September 20, 2015

The race for president is not without a few interesting characters and scandals this time around, with Trump and Clinton leading the pack. Read More »...

Wars throughout the world contribute to refugee crisis

Wars throughout the world contribute to refugee crisis

Jackson Danbeck

September 20, 2015

Humans are accustomed to hearing about foreign, bloody wars with dangerous consequences. This is especially true for Americans, whose soldiers are stationed on bases across the globe, whose majority of troops just recently left long conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Read More »...

PM resignation, Syrian refugees add to Greek turmoil

PM resignation, Syrian refugees add to Greek turmoil

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

After a nationwide referendum on bailout conditions and long negotiations, Greece and leaders of the Eurozone reached an agreement July 14, preventing the country from defaulting after they missed a payment to the International Monetary Fund, or IMF, which has loaned the country at least $23.6 billion so far, according to the New York T...

House rejects Iran deal

House rejects Iran deal

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

The Republican-led House cast largely symbolic votes on Friday against the Iran nuclear deal and sought to restrict President Barack Obama's authority to lift sanctions against Tehran, one day after the Senate ensured that the administration can implement the accord without congressional interference. After three hours of hot-tempered debate, the House voted 269 to 162...

107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca mosque

107 dead in crane collapse at Mecca mosque

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

A towering construction crane collapsed on Friday during a violent rainstorm in Saudi Arabia's city of Mecca, Islam's holiest site, crashing into the Grand Mosque and killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual hajj pilgrimage later this month. Read More »...

Officers to face trial in Baltimore

Officers to face trial in Baltimore

Rachel Hinton

September 13, 2015

Baltimore police prepared for demonstrators Thursday at the second pretrial hearing in the case against six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, as local officials insisted the million-dollar settlement with Gray's family would not affect the criminal proceedings. Read More »...

Obama’s potential clemency push: A temporary solution for a long-term issue

President Barack Obama listens as Vietnamese Communist party secretary general Nguyen Phu Trong speaks in the Oval Office of the White House, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in Washington. Trong is the de facto leader of Vietnam despite holding no official government post, and is visiting Washington to boost ties 20 years after the U.S. and Vietnam normalized relations following the Vietnam War. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Danielle Harris

July 9, 2015

President Obama promised to use clemency power “more aggressively” during the remainder of his time in office, and will likely make true on that promise within the next few weeks. The president is expected to issue orders releasing dozens of nonviolent drug offenders from federal prison by the end of the month. If he does so, he will commute more sentences than...

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