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States would have more control over offshore drilling under the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act. (Associated Press/File)

Let the states manage resources on federal lands

Federal management has proved neither nimble nor responsive to dynamic energy markets. States, on the other hand, have had remarkable success — both economically and environmentally — overseeing natural resource development.

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A number of factors are contributing to climbing prices at the pump. (Associated Press/File)

Trump's market-based energy policy opens gates to production, innovation

Gas station signs are showing some discouragingly high numbers these days, with gas prices nationally now averaging $2.84 a gallon -- up 40 cents from a year ago and the highest mark since 2014. Meanwhile, U.S. producers are pumping out more crude oil than they have in nearly 50 years. What gives?

In this May 11, 2018 photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a media availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha at the State Department in Washington. In a pep talk to State Department employees on Wednesday, Pompeo said his repeated calls for the demoralized agency to regain its "swagger" means that American diplomats should act with confidence and aggressiveness "born of the righteous knowledge that our cause is just."  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Mike Pompeo set to announce new U.S. strategy on Iran

- The Washington Times

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce the administration's new Iran strategy on Monday amid rising tensions across Europe and the Middle East over America's renewed efforts to thwart Tehran's nuclear and political ambitions.

In this June 27, 2008, file image from TV,  the demolition of the 60-foot-tall cooling tower at its main reactor complex in Yongbyon North Korea. North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Saturday May 12, 2018, it will hold a "ceremony" for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25 in what would be a dramatic but symbolic event to set up the summit meeting between Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump scheduled for next month. (AP Photo/APTN, File)

North Korea says it will dismantle nuke test site May 23-25

- Associated Press

North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site on May 23-25, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong-un's summit with President Donald Trump next month.