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This July 9, 2017 photo, shows a view of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.  A Canadian company is telling investors it plans to mine on Utah lands that were cut out of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by President Trump in a move that is angering environmental groups who are suing to reverse the downsizing. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Canadian company moves to mine on lands cut from monument

- Associated Press

A Canadian company's plans to mine for copper and cobalt on Utah lands that were cut from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by President Donald Trump are angering conservation groups that are suing to keep the lands under monument protection.

DuVernay scores another milestone for black female directors

Associated Press

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film "A Wrinkle in Time" crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. The film got a late-game boost playing as a double feature at drive-in theaters with the record-breaking "Incredibles 2" this past weekend.

FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, ACLU of Oregon legal director Mat dos Santos speaks at a news conference in Portland to announce a federal lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Portland against President Donald Trump's executive immigration order. A rights group has filed an emergency suit in federal court against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants being held in a federal prison in Oregon. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus, File)

Lawsuit seeks lawyer access to immigrants in prison

- Associated Press

A rights group filed an emergency lawsuit in federal court Friday against top officials of U.S. immigration and homeland security departments, alleging they have unconstitutionally denied lawyers' access to immigrants in a prison in Oregon.

FILE -- In this June 14, 2016 file photo Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, appears before the Senate Public Safety Committee, in Sacramento, Calif. Santiago says, Friday, June 22, 2018, that his family is being harassed online because he altered a bill aimed at restoring net neutrality. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

California lawmaker attacked over net neutrality decision

- Associated Press

A California lawmaker's decision to alter a net neutrality bill considered one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to require an equal playing field on the internet has generated intensely personal online attacks aimed at his family as well as criticism from fellow Democrats in Congress.