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McConnell: Rolling back Obama regulations isn’t enough to bring back Appalachian coal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said rolling back Obama administration’s environmental rules wouldn’t entirely bring back the coal industry in eastern Kentucky. McConnell told McClatchy in an interview that lawmakers in Congress would work with the incoming Trump administration to “remove as many of the government impediments as possible and give the coal industry a chance to survive.”

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Trump’s EPA pick won’t guarantee California’s right to tougher auto emission rules

Scott Pruitt, the Oklahoma attorney general tapped by Donald Trump to head the EPA, has long advocated giving states greater control over environmental decisions. But under questioning from senators, including Kamala Harris of California, Pruitt on Wednesday declined to say whether he’d continue to grant California waivers to enact automobile emissions standards stronger than those of the federal government.

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Haley at confirmation hearing: I don't know everything about the U.N.

During her confirmation hearing, South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador nominee Nikki Haley said she doesn't "claim to know everything" about the United Nations. After making her case for why she should be confirmed as ambassador, she talked about working to "reform" the U.N. "in ways that will rebuild the confidence of the American people."
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Haley at confirmation hearing: I don't know everything about the U.N. 3:07

Haley at confirmation hearing: I don't know everything about the U.N.

1 person killed in wreck on U.S. 278 in Bluffton on Wednesday 0:37

1 person killed in wreck on U.S. 278 in Bluffton on Wednesday

Inside look: The Garvin House 1:00

Inside look: The Garvin House

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Listen to a debt collection fraud call