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US Declares Drought Plan Done for Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday. “It is time for us to work with...
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Amid Clouds of Dust, Border Wall Prototypes Are Demolished

SAN DIEGO — The government is demolishing eight prototypes of Donald Trump's prized border wall that instantly became powerful symbols of his presidency when they were built nine months after he took office. The Trump administration says elements of the pro...
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Judge Grants Citizenship to Twin Son of Gay Couple

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge in California ruled Thursday that a twin son of a gay married couple has been an American citizen since birth, handing a defeat to the U.S. government, which had only granted the status to his brother. The State Department was ...
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Congress Urged to Fully Open Banks to Marijuana Industry

LOS ANGELES — Bank officials and others urged Congress on Wednesday to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry, a change that supporters say would reduce crime risks and resolve a litany of challenges for cannabis compan...