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News of the day from across the nation, Jan. 25

Senate Democrats on Tuesday proposed spending $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage President Trump on an issue where they hope to find common [Read entire story]

Trump signs orders advancing Keystone, Dakota pipelines

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump moved swiftly Tuesday to advance the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, signing executive actions to aggressively overhaul America’s energy policy and deal a [Read entire story]

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer

ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer, revealing the diagnosis hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address the night before. The [Read entire story]

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

CHICAGO — Cancer death rates are steadily rising in certain parts of the U.S. in grim contrast with the declining death rate across the nation as a whole, an exhaustive new analysis has found. Stark differences in [Read entire story]

Syria talks close with pledge to safeguard truce

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Russia, Iran and Turkey presented a united front at the conclusion of two days of talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, pledging support for the country’s [Read entire story]

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News of the Day From Across the Nation, Jan. 24

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a lawsuit accusing police of issuing hundreds of thousands of summonses that were later dismissed. Some 900,000 summonses, issued from 2007 to 2015 for [Read entire story]

Mike Pompeo confirmed for CIA, Rex Tillerson passes key vote

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s Cabinet continued to take shape Monday, as Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas earned approval to lead the Central Intelligence Agency and Rex Tillerson, the secretary of state nominee, cleared [Read entire story]

Health agency cancels climate conference

NEW YORK — The government’s top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn’t saying why publicly. The incoming administration did not ask or order that the [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Around the World, Jan. 24

The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 returned to port in western Australia on Monday, where officials from the countries that funded the fruitless search gathered to thank the [Read entire story]

Trump pulls out of major trade accord

WASHINGTON — Charting a new American course abroad, President Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of [Read entire story]

Bush’s health on the rebound after intensive care

HOUSTON — Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. Last week, he was breathing with the aid [Read entire story]

Bird deaths draw focus to Montana Superfund site

Residents of the mining city of Butte say the snow goose deaths this fall were a wake-up call that raises broader questions about whether federal regulators will be ready to prevent the heavily acidic, metal-laden water [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Across the Nation

Another man who was carrying a concealed weapon then shot and wounded that robber. The San Francisco man whose case led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the burning of the American flag being protected free speech no [Read entire story]

Month’s rains swamp most years’ January figures

The wet month has been vital in digging California out of drought, and as of Thursday, more than 43 percent of the state is drought-free, according to the federal government’s Drought Monitor. The month’s rain [Read entire story]

Samsung blames Note7 problems on design flaws

SEOUL — Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note7 smartphones caused them to overheat and catch fire. The announcement of results from the [Read entire story]

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Charlie Liteky, activist who renounced his Medal of Honor, dies

Charlie Liteky, a former Army chaplain who received a Medal of Honor for carrying more than 20 wounded soldiers to safety in Vietnam but later renounced the award as a bold protest against U.S. foreign policy, died [Read entire story]

Beachfront owners battle New Jersey over storm barrier

BAY HEAD, N.J. — Oceanfront homeowners in this wealthy New Jersey shore enclave have so little faith in the government’s ability to protect them from catastrophic storms that they’ve spent $5 million of their own [Read entire story]

News of the Day From Around the World

At the top of the agenda is an effort to consolidate a fragile cease-fire agreement reached last month and ease humanitarian suffering in the war-ravaged country. The talks in the Kazakh capital are sponsored by Russia, [Read entire story]