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Nevada: Feds Should Restudy Seismic Risk at Nuke Dump Site

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department to look again at seismic risks of burying the nation's most radioactive nuclear waste at a sit...
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Sanders Set to Mount Vigorous Defense of ‘Medicare for All’

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders will vigorously defend his signature "Medicare for All" proposal on Wednesday and hit back at his critics who say his push amounts to both bad politics and bad policy. The Vermont senator also will pledge to reject campaign donat...
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Retail Rivals Crash Amazon’s Prime Day Party

NEW YORK — The gravitational pull of Amazon Prime Day is so strong on shoppers it's benefiting other retailers as well, according to an early analysis from a key data group. On Monday, the first day of its 4...
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US Fears Iran Seized UAE-Based Tanker in Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A small oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates traveling through the Strait of Hormuz entered Iranian waters and turned off its tracker two days ago, leading the U.S. to suspect Iran seized the vessel amid heightened tensions in...
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