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Environmentalists blast Gov. DeSantis for blocking local phase-outs of oil and gas as fuel...

Disregarding warnings about worsening climate change, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law a measure that prevents local governments from moving away from oil and...

States race to launch multi-billion-dollar sports betting for NFL season; fans and foes in...

Are you ready for some football? More to the point: Are you ready to gamble on it (legally)? Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia are...

College athletes score a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court in NCAA dispute

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that the National Collegiate Athletics Association cannot limit educational compensation to student athletes due to their amateur status. The...

State workers across the nation had a holiday Friday for Juneteenth Day — but...

From Alabama to Nebraska, state employees were off Friday for Juneteenth Day in honor of a significant event in history that ended slavery in...

DeSantis, Cabinet approve pardons for people facing prosecution for defying COVID mask mandates

The Florida Cabinet’s GOP majority backed Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday in granting pardons to people facing criminal charges for failure to observe local mask-...

Federal judge halts Biden pause on new oil and gas leases across the U.S.

A federal judge in Louisiana has ordered the Biden administration to restart regular sales of oil and gas leases, forcing the administration to prematurely...

Mayors of U.S. cities plead for federal funds to alleviate housing crisis

WASHINGTON—The mayors of U.S. cities stressed the need for affordable housing to be included in any congressional infrastructure package during a Tuesday hearing before...

Troubled Maryland plant told to toss part of the J&J vaccine ingredient it manufactured

WASHINGTON — Federal health regulators have instructed Maryland’s Emergent BioSolutions to scrap some batches of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substance manufactured at the...

Biden pick: Robin Carnahan vows to modernize government IT systems as U.S. agency chief

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the General Services Administration, former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, told senators Thursday that she was...

U.S. Senate panel grapples with fast-approaching state laws on rights of student athletes

WASHINGTON — There was little disagreement among senators Wednesday over whether a national law is needed to standardize what soon will be a patchwork of conflicting...

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