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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, meets with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Kavanaugh works Capitol Hill as Dems warn of rightward tilt

- Associated Press

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh returned to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a whirlwind round of meetings with key Republican senators as Democrats ramped up efforts to block his confirmation.

Ohio governor wants new farm rules to fight Lake Erie algae

- Associated Press

Ohio's governor is calling for regulations on thousands of farms as part of a new strategy to combat the fertilizer and manure that flows into streams and feeds persistent toxic algae blooms in Lake Erie.

Coffee and conservation: Mozambique tries both on a mountain

- Associated Press

At Mozambique's Mount Gorongosa - where farmers are being encouraged to grow coffee in the shade of hardwood trees, both to improve their own lot and to restore the forest - there is a point beyond which visitors are told not to go.

Rancher Dwight Hammond Jr., center, is embraced after arriving by private jet at the Burns Municipal Airport, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, in Burns, Ore. Hammond and his son Steven, convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon, were pardoned by President Donald Trump on Tuesday, July 10. (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

Pardoned ranchers arrive home, plan lots of 'decompressing'

- Associated Press

Father and son ranchers, who were the focus of a battle about public lands and were freed from prison after receiving a presidential pardon, were welcomed home Wednesday in Oregon by relatives and horseback riders carrying American flags.

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

- Associated Press

Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China.

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

- Associated Press

The gray trunks of red spruce trees killed by acid rain once heavily scarred the mountain forests of the Northeast. Now those forests are mostly green, with the crowns of red spruce peeking out of the canopy and saplings thriving below.

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

- Associated Press

The Trump administration is advancing a proposal that would replace President Barack Obama's principal attempt to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions with a new rule expected to go easier on the ailing coal industry.

Heroes or criminals? Trump pardons 2 Oregon ranchers

- Associated Press

Rugged individualists to some, dangerous arsonists to others, a father and son who were convicted of intentionally setting fires on public land in Oregon were pardoned Tuesday by President Donald Trump.