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LaVoy Finicum The Associated Press
Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
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Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., during a press conference where he announced he will vote no on the proposed GOP healthcare bill at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Las Vegas. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
Karen Weaver The Associated Press
Flint, Mich. Mayor Karen Weaver listens to a question during a closed news conference discussing the water source recommendation made for Flint at City Hall. The state of Michigan sued Flint on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, alleging that the city council's refusal to approve a broadly backed deal to buy water long term from a Detroit-area system is endangering public health in the wake of a man-made crisis that left the supply contaminated with lead. The Department of Environmental Quality had threatened legal action if the council did not approve Weaver's recommendation or propose a reasonable alternative by Monday.(Shannon Millard/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File)
Stacey Addison English The Associated Press
Stacey English, right, works on balance and core strength with her 7-year-old daughter, Addison, in Houston on Friday, June 23, 2017. Texas children with special needs like Addison have lost critical services since the state implemented $350 million in Medicaid cuts to speech, occupational, and physical therapy in December.
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People stand on the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. More than two years of civil war have led to continually compounding disasters in Yemen. Fighting rages on in a deadly stalemate, the economy has been bombed into ruins, hunger is widespread, and a new misery has been added: Cholera, the world’s biggest current outbreak with more than 200,000 cases.
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An aerial view of Arch Canyon within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument will face a tougher challenge than anticipated. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
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A man talking to an employee of Ukrposhta (Ukrainian post) in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The cyberattack ransomware that has paralysed computers across the world hit Ukraine hardest Tuesday, with victims including top-level government offices, energy companies, banks, cash machines, gas stations, and supermarkets.
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Lions yawn in the Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa. The South Africa Environmental Affairs Department said Wednesday June 28, 2017, that the skeletons of 800 captive-bred lions can be legally exported this year, meeting demand for traditional medicine ingredients predominantly in parts of Asia.
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A hand-held GPS device lays next to the eggs of a Siamese Crocodile to show scale in the southern province of Koh Kong, Cambodia. Wildlife researchers say they've found a clutch of eggs from one of the world's most endangered crocodiles, raising hopes of its continuing survival in the wild. (Wildlife Conservation Society via AP)
Terry Branstad The Associated Press
U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, makes comments about pro-democracy activist and Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo during a photocall and remarks to journalists at the Ambassador's residence in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The newly arrived U.S. ambassador in Beijing says the Nobel Peace Prize laureate should be allowed to get treatment outside China after he was diagnosed with cancer while imprisoned for subversion.
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Anticipation Grows in Path of Solar Eclipse
LaVoy Finicum The Associated Press
Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
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Video Shows Man Plucked from Raging Calif. River
Donald Trump, Andrew Liveris The Associated Press
President Donald Trump gives the pen he used to sign an executive order to Dow Chemical President, Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris, as other business leaders applaud in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s schedule shows he met with Dow CEO Andrew Liveris for about a half hour on March 9 during a conference held at a Houston hotel. Twenty days later Pruitt announced his decision to deny a petition to ban Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide from being sprayed on food, despite a review by his agency’s own scientists that concluded ingesting even minuscule amounts of the chemical can interfere with the brain development of fetuses and infants. EPA released a copy of Pruitt’s March meeting schedule earlier this month following several Freedom of Information Act requests.
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A computer screen cyberattack warning notice reportedly holding computer files to ransom, as part of a massive international cyberattack, at an office in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday June 27, 2017, A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Image used with permission of the account holder facebook.com/olejmaa checked and consistent with independent AP reporting. (Oleg Reshetnyak via AP)
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Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell speaks with the local community and other federal, state, tribal and local leaders celebrating President Obama's designation of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument at Onate High School in Las Cruces, N.M. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument is among 27 monuments where a review has been ordered by President Donald Trump that might remove protections previously considered irreversible. (Carlos Javier Sanchez/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP, file)
Rick Perry The Associated Press
Energy Secretary Rick Perry speak during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Scott Gottlieb The Associated Press
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration, appears at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Food and Drug Administration is making two moves to rapidly increase the number of generic prescription drugs on sale in an effort to make medicines affordable and prevent future price gouging. New commissioner Gottlieb says the FDA will now give priority reviews to potential generic drugs until at least three are on the market. That’s the level at which prices tend to drop sharply, up to 85 percent off the brand-name price.
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A sign on the Mynt Cannabis Dispensary across the street from Harrah's hotel-casino in downtown Reno, Nev. The Mynt is one of at least four medical marijuana dispensaries in Reno that have received the necessary local licenses and are ready to start selling marijuana for recreational use on July 1 as long as they get their anticipated state license.
Scott Pruitt The Associated Press
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration is taking steps to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday outlined a process for rescinding a 2015 regulation that defines which waterways are covered under the Clean Water Act.
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This undated aerial view shows the Los Alamos National laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M. The competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to manage the troubled Los Alamos National Laboratory is beginning after a week in which the northern New Mexico facility was hit with criticism for its record of safety lapses. (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
Debbie Ziegler, Brittany Maynard The Associated Press
Debbie Ziegler, mother of Brittany Maynard, speaks to the media after the passage of legislation, which would allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives, at the state Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif. California health officials reported Tuesday, June 27, 2017, that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after a 2016 law made the option legal in the nation's most populous state.
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Crews perform dredging work along the upper Hudson River in Waterford, N.Y. Dredging crews left the Hudson River two years ago, but criticism of the $1.7 billion cleanup is bubbling up again. Advocates who want the Environmental Protection Agency to order crews back on the river are expected in Poughkeepsie on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The EPA is holding a public hearing on its five-year review of the Superfund project.
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New Cyberattack Causes Mass Disruption Globally
Christopher Kistler The Associated Press
Graph, scientist Christopher Kistler checks on experiments in AMBR250 bio-reactors in a laboratory at the Merck company facilities in Kenilworth, N.J. The bio-reactors allow a large number of experiments to be done in the lab at the same time. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, Merck & Co. said a new type of cholesterol drug, in testing for many years, reduced heart attacks, deaths and other complications of heart disease in a huge late-stage study.