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No changes to toilet and faucet standards despite Trump criticism

No changes to toilet and faucet standards despite Trump criticism

The Trump administration says it will not dump toilet, faucet and sink regulations down the drain. Tuesday’s announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency follows criticism from President Donald Trump and an official review about his concerns with sub-par fixtures designed to save water. Toilets, the President said last year, require flushing “10 times, 15 times.”…MORE

Appeals court wipes away lower court ruling blocking federal executions

A federal appeals court wiped away a lower court opinion Tuesday that blocked the federal government from executing federal inmates on death row. The 2-1 ruling is a win for the Department of Justice, but the appeals court noted that there are still other issues that need resolution, suggesting that the executions will remain on…MORE

Pompeo hails ‘remarkable’ State Department repatriation efforts

Pompeo hails ‘remarkable’ State Department repatriation efforts

The State Department had repatriated more than 45,000 Americans from around the world as of Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced. In remarks at the State Department, the top US diplomat hailed the effort, which comes as the coronavirus pandemic has grounded commercial flights and shuttered borders. “Nearly every day, incredible stories of…MORE