Government And Politics

The Latest: Minnesota court orders hearing on PolyMet permit

Jun 25, 2019

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has ordered a hearing on alleged irregularities in how Minnesota regulators dealt with federal regulators over a water pollution permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northern Minnesota

Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns

Jun 25, 2019

An international financial monitor is warning that wider use of cryptocurrencies by retail shoppers would call for "close scrutiny" by regulators and should be subjected to tough regulation

Cuomo's legal counsel to head major LGBTQ-rights group

Jun 25, 2019

Civil rights lawyer serving as chief counsel to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is named as the new president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ-rights organization in the US

First lady's spokeswoman to be White House press secretary

Jun 25, 2019

Melania Trump has announced that her spokeswoman will be the new White House press secretary

Powell says economy facing growing uncertainties

Jun 25, 2019

Fed Chairman Powell says economic outlook has darkened with rising uncertainty from trade and global growth

The Latest: Illinois 11th to legalize recreational marijuana

Jun 25, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana

Democratic candidate Sanders to speak at black press meeting

Jun 25, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders will be the featured speaker at a black press convention

Stakes high for NBC News ahead of 2-night Democratic debate

Jun 25, 2019

First Democratic presidential debate isn't just big for the candidates; NBC News will also be watched closely to see how it performs

Interim Pentagon chief on global stage amid Iran crisis

Jun 25, 2019

New Pentagon chief heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East

The Latest: No immediate agency comment on safety rules

Jun 25, 2019

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says he's not immediately able to comment on the National Transportation Safety Board's demand that his agency strengthen skydiving regulations

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