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Drivers on the nation’s Interstates could soon be paying more to travel.
Notwithstanding a court order, Massachusetts and other states plan to restrict use of a new painkiller drug, setting up a showdown with the federal government over who gets to decide the best way to protect public health.
The new criteria, which will be detailed later this week and are aimed at inmates serving time for nonviolent drug offenses, are intended to lead to a reduction in the nation’s federal prison population and also “ensure that those who have paid their debts have a chance to become productive citizens,” Holder said in a video message.
The first Hispanic Supreme Court justice has been on the bench for nearly five years but had never written an opinion addressing race in America until today.
A Supreme Court decision on upholding U.S. rules that curb air pollution that floats across state lines was seen as a boost for the Environmental Protection Agency's upcoming plan to crack down on carbon emissions from power plants.
The President Barak Obama administration announced that it is developing new rules aimed at improving schools by focusing on the training that teachers receive before they enter the classroom — an idea that met with a mix of cautious support and questions from Maryland's leading schools of education.
In state capitals across the country, legislators are debating proposals to roll back environmental rules, prodded by industry and advocacy groups eager to curtail regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases.
The Florida House approved a bill that would let teachers pack heat at school.
Critics worried that the Supreme Court’sdecision this week, upholding Michigan’s ban on race as a factor in university admissions, could hurt minority enrollment in other states with similar bans like Arizona.
Nurse practitioners will have to wait to gain independence in patient care following Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman's veto of a bill to lift state restrictions. But backers of the bill vowed to try again next year and expressed confidence that they will succeed.