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The National Debt Clock, a privately funded estimate of the national debt, is shown on Feb. 1, 2010, in New York. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Trump demands credit for drop in national debt

- The Washington Times

President Trump chastised the press Saturday for not covering the national debt, which has ticked down slightly since he took office — saying by contrast that the debt leaped $200 billion in President Obama’s first month.

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Alaska Senate leader: passing a Permanent Fund bill critical

- Associated Press

The majority leader of the Alaska Senate says he will consider this session a success if lawmakers pass the state operating and infrastructure budgets and a bill that allows for structured draws from Alaska's oil-wealth fund.

Herbert to outdoor show: 'We're going to have to part ways'

- Associated Press

Gov. Gary Herbert refused to acquiesce to demands from heavy hitters of the outdoor industry to abandon his push to have the Bears Ears National Monument rescinded, reveals a newly released audio recording of a conference call that proceeded the Outdoor Retailer show announced it was leaving Utah.

Key events in the Takata air bag recall

- Associated Press

Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. pleaded guilty to fraud Monday in U.S. federal court. The company agreed to pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for concealing a deadly defect in millions of air bags, which led to the largest product recall in U.S. history. Takata's air bags have killed at least 16 people worldwide and injured at least 180.

Driller's groundwater pollution draws $1.2M fine

Associated Press

A Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012.