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Donald Trump has made huge promises for creating coal jobs. Not many really think he can deliver. Instead, hopes are high for a new plant in Ohio that converts natural gas into plastic pellets.
Dec. 13, 2016
Government scientists meeting in San Francisco have issued their 2016 report card for the Arctic. Temperatures continue to soar, and sea ice is melting at record rates.
Dec. 13, 2016
Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson will likely have to divest from his vast holdings in the energy giant to become secretary of state. But even that may not address concerns about conflicts of interest.
Dec. 13, 2016
Senate Republicans want to speed the confirmation process for their colleague, Alabama's Jeff Sessions, to become Attorney General. Democrats and civil-rights groups are trying to pump the brakes.
Dec. 13, 2016
The news broke this week: Her controversial tenure as honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls will conclude on Friday.
Dec. 13, 2016
Police say Edgar Welch fired a rifle inside Comet Ping Pong, a D.C. pizzeria targeted by online conspiracy theorists. Welch faces a charge for transporting the weapon allegedly used in the incident.
Dec. 13, 2016
The Pew Research Center says Hindus and Muslims who have migrated recently to the U.S. are especially well-educated — in stark contrast to the schooling levels of those populations worldwide.
Dec. 13, 2016
A Sicily court has convicted the ship's captain and another man over the wreck involving hundreds of migrants last April. It was one of the deadliest migrant disasters in the Mediterranean.
Dec. 13, 2016
Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock was indicted on 24 counts including wire fraud, theft of government funds and making false statements. He says he looks forward to "all the facts coming out."
Dec. 13, 2016
Instead of letting food rot, some entrepreneurs want to use it to feed insects, which can then nourish livestock. But federal regulations have been slow to catch up to the growth of insect farms.
Dec. 13, 2016
Security forces descended on the country's election commission headquarters, ratcheting up tension in the country as regional leaders arrive to try and persuade the current president to quit power.
Dec. 13, 2016
A trawling experiment in the Gulf of Maine aims to scoop up abundant and profitable flatfish, while bypassing the once plentiful but now depleted cod population. So far, the results are promising.
Dec. 13, 2016
In a year when venting spleen dominated much of public discourse, we consider the humble organ of that name. You can live without your spleen, but your immune system will be happier with it.
Dec. 13, 2016
The president-elect has tapped Rick Perry to run the Department of Energy, multiple outlets are reporting. It's the agency Perry couldn't remember in his famous 2012 "Oops" moment.
Dec. 13, 2016
Republicans' plans to overhaul the federal health law aren't expected to take effect immediately, so consumers can still sign up for 2017 coverage — and should, if they need insurance.
Dec. 13, 2016
UNICEF reports dozens of children trapped in a building under fire; the UN has heard reports of civilians shot in their homes. Aid groups are ready to evacuate survivors, but negotiations have failed.
Dec. 13, 2016
Instead of letting food rot, some entrepreneurs want to use it to feed insects, which can then nourish livestock. But federal regulations have been slow to catch up to the growth of insect farms.
Dec. 13, 2016
Six months ago a shooter opened fire in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, killing 49 people and wounding 53 more. The tragedy spurred some to action while others struggle to understand why it happened.
Dec. 13, 2016
President-elect Trump doesn't like the daily intelligence briefings. He's passing them off to the vice president-elect, but they have a long history and presidents have found them invaluable.
Dec. 13, 2016
At a meeting in San Francisco, thousands of researchers are pondering how they can influence President-elect Donald Trump's thinking on climate change.
Dec. 13, 2016

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