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New battle is brewing in Texas over the Alamo

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is overseeing a revamp of the Alamo, where 189 independence fighters died.

Some fear an effort to "sanitize" Texas history.

Mexico sides with Texas cities in sanctuary fight

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law barring sanctuary cities.

Lawyers for the Mexican government argue that a Texas Senate bill creates unnecessary tension in relations between Mexico and the U.S.


Fight against terror will grow in Africa, Mattis tells senators

The defense secretary said the military would be changing how it decides when to use ground troops and when troops should be deployed in more of an advisory role after the deadly ambush in Niger.


Appeals court rules teen can't be denied abortion

The teen, who is identified in court papers as "Jane Doe," is 15 weeks pregnant and has been seeking an abortion since late September.


Senators press Pruitt for concessions on biofuels mandate

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is looking to make peace on biofuels standards with a group of senators from corn-growing states who could upend President Donald Trump's nominees for key regulatory posts.


Minnesota wild rice rule irks industry and environmentalists

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency kicks off a week of public hearings Monday on changing a water quality standard that's meant to protect wild rice, a proposal that has managed to anger environmentalists and industry alike.


Retired 'Navy SEAL' praising Trump on Fox News was a fake

A Fox spokesperson told the Navy Times it would run an on-air correction on Sunday.


University of Wisconsin may drop its full-time MBA program

The University of Wisconsin School of Business is considering a proposal to shut down its full-time Master of Business Administration program.


Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide

A major agribusiness company sued Arkansas regulators on Friday for banning its version of an herbicide that's drawn complaints from farmers across several states who say the weed killer has drifted onto their crops and caused widespread damage.


Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

Republicans hope to push the first tax overhaul in three decades through Congress by year's end.


More Afghan troops training in the U.S. go AWOL

– Afghan troops traveling to the U.S. for training are going absent without leave at double the previous rate, raising security concerns in…


EPA removes online links to climate-change resources

– The Environmental Protection Agency has removed dozens of online resources dedicated to helping local governments address climate change, part of an apparent…


More bison to join American Indian herd in Wyoming

Ten more buffalo are set to join a nascent herd on the starkly beautiful landscape of a Wyoming American Indian reservation, a project significant to tribal members who went over a century without living with the animals dear to their culture.


White House defends chief of staff's defense of Trump phone call

John Kelly on Thursday derided Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida on Thursday as an "empty barrel." Wilson accused him of lying about a speech she gave.


Juvenile prison employees described chaotic environment

Workers at troubled youth prisons in northern Wisconsin told a state senator that conditions there are chaotic and they are afraid of getting killed by inmates, records released Friday show.


Navajo case challenging Utah mail-in ballots heads to trial

A lawsuit filed by members of the Navajo Nation who say mail-in voting in southern Utah disenfranchises tribal voters is headed for trial.


Arctic refuge drilling closer as Senate moves to open site

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one step closer to oil and gas drilling.


Melania Trump donates inaugural ball gown to Smithsonian

Melania Trump donated her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies' Collection at the Smithsonian Institution. The first lady handed over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington.


Killer of Navajo Nation girl set to get life prison sentence

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation is expected to receive a life prison sentence.