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Obama plans to create world’s largest marine protected area
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument will contain some 582,578 square miles, more than twice the size of Texas.

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Off-label use of herbicide puts neighboring farms at risk
With insurance companies refusing to compensate for crop loss caused by illegal herbicide applications, farmers around the region are “lawyering up” as they prepare for the dispute to spill from the fields into the courtroom.
Tyson Foods fined $263,000 after amputation at Texas plant
Among the violations found by inspectors were high levels of carbon dioxide, lack of proper safeguards on moving machine parts and not enough protective equipment for workers.
Industrial gas makers Linde, Praxair confirm merger talks
Both companies described the potential deal as a merger.
Railroads show little progress on key safety technology
While some railroads have made substantial progress, others have yet to equip a single locomotive or track segment with the technology.
Navajo president calls mine spill unprecedented disaster
Navajo president calls mine spill unprecedented disaster
Three million gallons of wastewater carrying arsenic, lead and other heavy metals tainted rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
Plaintiffs say N. Dakota corporate farming lawsuit detailed enough
The 2015 Legislature decided to allow non-family corporations to own hog and dairy operations to boost those dying industries in the state, but voters in the primary election this past June overwhelmingly rejected those exemptions.
National monument proposals in line as Obama prepares exit
National monument proposals in line as Obama prepares exit
President Barack Obama has created or expanded 24 national monuments during his 7 1/2-year tenure, the most of any president.
Plaintiffs say corporate farming lawsuit is detailed enough
The North Dakota Farm Bureau, a Wisconsin dairy farmer and a Wisconsin dairy company seeking to expand into North Dakota sued in early June.
Hostess launches “Deep Fried Twinkies” as first frozen treat
The cream-filled snack in vanilla or chocolate is the result of a yearlong collaboration between Hostess and Wal-Mart, as both companies look to spark food sales with innovative products.
Judge pushes ConAgra salmonella hearing into fall
Nearly a decade has passed since a salmonella outbreak that sickened at least 626 Americans was linked to peanut butter produced in southwest Georgia.

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