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Trump Overhauling Enforcement of Endangered Species Act

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is finalizing major changes Monday to the way it enforces the landmark Endangered Species Act, a move it says will reduce regulatory burden but critics charge will drive more creatures to extinction. "This effort to gut...
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Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

NEW YORK — Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, with plans to shutter 142 unprofitable stores in the hopes that it can stay in business. "This is a company that in the 1950s stood like a colossus over the American retail landscape. Hopef...
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Trump Wants To Amend Endangered Species Act

DENVER — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm....