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Flooding in Iowa threatens to shut down some water wells

SPENCER, Iowa (AP) - Days of heavy rain is causing wastewater runoff from some cities and livestock facilities in northwest and north-central Iowa and threatens to shut down some municipal water wells. Ken Hessenius is supervisor of the Iowa Department…

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Trump scraps Obama policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - President Donald Trump is throwing out a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting U.S. oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic…

Shares in online retailers fall after tax ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) - Shares in online retailers dropped, and large chains with more stores traded higher following the Supreme Court sales tax ruling. Under the old rules, some companies did not collect sales tax on online purchases that were made…

Minnesota, other states plan to sue over family separations

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - Washington and more than a half-dozen other states say they plan to sue the Trump administration over a policy that separated immigrant families illegally entering the United States. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson made the announcement…

House GOP postpones key immigration vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders abruptly postponed voting on a compromise immigration measure amid ongoing infighting between conservative and moderates. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's office confirmed the decision. Voting that had been expected Thursday now would be held Friday…

First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally. The first lady's visit to Upbring New Hope…

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