Energy trade groups get say on potential pipeline shutdown
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge deciding whether to shut down the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline while more environmental review is done is allowing national energy and manufacturing trade groups to have a say….

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Trump rolls back limits on military gear for police
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order reviving a program that provided local police departments with surplus military equipment such as high-caliber weapons and grenade launchers, despite past concerns that armored vehicles and other gear were inflaming confrontations with protesters….

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ACLU sues Trump over transgender military ban
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Transgender soldiers, sailors, airmen and other members of the military, along with others who want to enlist, sued President Donald Trump on Monday, hoping the federal courts will stop him from preventing their service….

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Harvey to put damper on region's economy
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DALLAS (AP) — Flood damage from Harvey is likely to reach into the tens of billions and the storm is expected to cause the region's economy to shrink, at least in the near term….

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Harvey's heavy rains ratchet up flooding fears in Louisiana
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MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) — Bands of heavy rain from Harvey lashed southwest Louisiana on Monday, ratcheting up fears of destructive flooding in some storm-weary communities….

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The Latest: Corps: Houston reservoirs 'extremely high risk'
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):…

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'This is my last one to ride out,' Rockport resident says
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Hurricane Harvey slammed directly into the coastal Texas city Rockport overnight, knocking down trees and signs, bending utility poles in half like toothpicks, and blowing out the windows of police cars.

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Can computers enhance the work of teachers? The debate is on
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WASHINGTON (AP) — In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter high school in the nation's capital, he fretted that he would lag behind….

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Birthplace of free speech movement braces for possible fight
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police in Berkeley set up barricades around a city park Sunday preparing for possible demonstrations even though the organizer of a right-wing rally scheduled to be held there called off the event, citing fears of violence….

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