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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the International Association of Chiefs of Police conference Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in Philadelphia. Sessions on Monday designated the gang, MS-13, as a priority for a federal task force that traditionally pursued cartels and drug kingpins. (AP Photo/Michael Balsamo)

Sessions unleashes organized crime task force on MS-13

- The Washington Times

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he’s designated the MS-13 street gang as a priority for the Justice Department’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces — enabling authorities to target the gang with broader array of federal resources.

Under Trump administration policies, which are likely to spur much greater natural gas development, coal production is projected to be well under 600 million tons by 2020, according to an energy report. (Associated Press/File)

Trump energy policies push market forces to crush coal industry

- The Washington Times

Less than a year into his tenure, President Trump has dismantled much of his predecessor’s environmental agenda and rolled back the regulatory war on coal — but analysts still say coal’s long-term future is bleak and that the administration’s friendly policies toward natural gas could speed up the decline.

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