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‘This is a 4-alarm fire’: Environmentalists to campaign against Trump’s EPA pickReaction is swift to the selection of Scott Pruitt, a denier of mainstream climate science, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

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FILE - In this June18, 2016 file photo, Dylann Storm Roof is escorted from the Sheby Police Department in Shelby, N.C. The trial for Roof, a white man accused of killing nine black people at the church, started Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at the federal courthouse in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)The mother of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting defendant collapsed during statements Wednesday, his attorney said in court documents.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill. (Cliff Owen/AP)With the prospect that the federal government could close at midnight Friday, the measure was approved 326-96.

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Legendary astronaut John Glenn dies at 95The former space explorer and U.S. senator made history in 1962 as the first American to orbit the Earth.

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A flag representing the transgender community. (Steven Senne/AP)The largest-ever survey of transgender people in the U.S. finds pervasive discrimination and harassment.

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Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell in 2011. (ISAF/Getty Images)Five years after her involvement with the former CIA director, Paula Broadwell is speaking out.