Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm
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Duke Energy sued for 2014 coal ash spill environmental harm

The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from the Dan River coal ash spill five years ago

Richard Branson inspired by Apollo, his own space shot soon
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Richard Branson inspired by Apollo, his own space shot soon

Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson says his spaceship has a few more test flights before he jumps on board for the first tourist trip

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Report: Newspaper chains Gannett, GateHouse in merger talks

Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cites unidentified people familiar with the matter

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2nd man pleads guilty to falsely labeling foreign crab

A Virginia man has pleaded guilty for his role in falsely labeling foreign crab meat that was sold as fresh Chesapeake blue crab

Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract
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Trump: Administration to review Pentagon computer contract

President Donald Trump says the administration will "take a very long look" at a massive multibillion-dollar contract the Pentagon is about to award for a cloud computing system

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Michigan cuts pot fees in 19 cities impacted by drug war

Michigan is cutting licensing fees for would-be marijuana business in 19 cities whose residents were disproportionately impacted by the drug war

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Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Oklahoma County has joined more than 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute opioid manufacturers for damages caused by the opioid epidemic

House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign
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House OKs $15 minimum wage, setting marker for 2020 campaign

House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, showcasing the progress, and challenge, of a signature issue for the party ahead of the 2020 election.

About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement
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About 10,000 au pairs to get paid in class-action settlement

About 10,000 live-in childcare workers from around the world will be paid an average of $3,500 each under a class-action settlement that alleged exploitation of the mostly young women who perform the jobs

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Bankers: Trade war having negative effect on rural economies

More bankers surveyed in parts of 10 Plains and Western states say President Donald Trump's trade skirmishes are having a negative effect on their local economies