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Trump Administration Weakens Climate Plan To Help Coal Plants Stay Open

President Trump has thrown his latest lifeline to the ailing coal industry, significantly weakening one of former President Barack Obama's key policies to address climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its Affordable Clean Energy rule on Wednesday. It's supported by the coal industry, but it's not clear that it will be enough to stop more coal-fired power plants from closing. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler made the announcement at the agency's...

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The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the Southern Seven Health Department are working to expand HIV prevention drug services to people in some rural areas.

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A project that would bring high-speed internet across Kentucky will be delayed because company representatives say an "abundance" of squirrels have chewed through wiring.

As a group, surgeons are not well known for their bedside manner. "The stereotype of the abrasive, technically gifted...surgeon is ubiquitous among members of the public and the medical profession," write the authors of a 2018 article in the AMA Journal of Ethics.

President Trump has thrown his latest lifeline to the ailing coal industry, significantly weakening one of former President Barack Obama's key policies to address climate change.

The Environmental Protection Agency released the final version of its Affordable Clean Energy rule on Wednesday. It's supported by the coal industry, but it's not clear that it will be enough to stop more coal-fired power plants from closing.

Hope Hicks, President Trump's former communications director, is facing a barrage of questions into her former boss' conduct behind closed doors on Wednesday.

Democrats say that Hicks has not answered questions related to her time in the administration. White House lawyers, who accompanied her to the interview along with her personal counsel, have objected to those questions.

A record 70.8 million people were forcibly displaced by war, persecution and other violence worldwide at the end of 2018, according to the latest annual Global Trends report by the office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

Authorities in Philadelphia have seized what they believe to be more than $1 billion worth of cocaine in what's being described as one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania announced Tuesday that agents had seized 16.5 tons of cocaine from a cargo ship in Philadelphia. In a tweet, the office said the vessel was docked at the Packer Marine Terminal in Philadelphia, but it did not mention the name of the ship.

Coming from a family of artists, Landee wasn't sure where she might fit in the art culture. Hear her story of how this 'go-getter' has found her fit. 

For the first time in a decade Congress will hold a hearing Wednesday on the subject of reparations for the descendants of slaves in the United States, a topic that has gained traction in the run-up to the 2020 elections.

The hearing is set for June 19, also known as "Juneteenth," the day when in 1865 former enslaved people in Texas first learned that they had been emancipated two years earlier.

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner met privately on Tuesday with the longtime Senate architects of plans to provide citizenship for those brought to the country illegally as children.

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Country Closures: Rural Communities Adapt As More Hospitals Shut Down

Casey Ellis grew up just a few houses away from the Owen County Hospital in Owenton, Kentucky, so he knows the essential role a rural hospital plays in a small town. Ellis is Judge Executive of Owen County, a job his grandfather and great-grandfather had before him. So he also knows how hard it is for a rural community to keep a hospital.

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