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Judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review in setback for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a setback for the Trump administration. Learn More


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Texas, refineries urged to plan storm shutdowns to cut pollution

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday. More »


Newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on the press

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hundreds of U.S. newspapers devoted print space on Thursday to a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for saying some media organizations are enemies of the American people. More »


El Salvador probes alleged cases of child abuse in U.S. detention centers

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador is investigating three alleged cases of sexual abuse of minors in U.S. immigrant detention centers, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. More »


U.S. clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to reform assault laws

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The latest revelation of widespread child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy has given impetus to efforts by legislators, including a Pennsylvania lawmaker who has said he was raped by a priest as a child, to make it easier to prosecute such cases. More »


Colorado baker in case of Supreme Court sues state over 'persecution'

DENVER (Reuters) - A Colorado baker who won a narrow Supreme Court victory over his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is suing the state after it launched another case against him for declining to create a cake for a transgender woman. More »


As more women run for office, U.S. state legislatures are poised to change

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As women line up to run for U.S. political office at historic rates, state legislatures - where some of America's most critical policy decisions get made - could see a slew of new female lawmakers after November's vote, according to a Reuters analysis of election data. More »


White House cannot shield information on transgender military ban: judge

(Reuters) - A federal judge in Baltimore rejected the Trump administration's request to shield information it employed when deciding to ban transgender people from the U.S. military. More »


U.S. and Mexico to set up joint team to fight drug cartels

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. and Mexican law enforcement authorities will set up a joint team based in Chicago targeting the leaders and finances of drug cartels that ship opioids into the United States, aiming to stanch a spike in overdose deaths, officials said on Wednesday. More »


New Mexico compound member in U.S. illegally over 20 years: government

TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - A Haitian woman who was charged with child abuse at a New Mexico compound has been taken into custody by immigration authorities after living in the United States illegally for over 20 years, federal officials said on Wednesday. More »


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