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Environmental groups argue that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated the 2015 land-use plans under which the Interior Department agreed to focus its oil-and-gas leasing outside the sage-grouse habitat, which is millions of acres across 10 states. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

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Illustration on North Korea's untrustworthy historical record by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Inaccuracy of Global Earth Temperatures Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

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Farmers would bear more of the premium costs for federal crop insurance under proposed reforms. (Associated Press/File)

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Illustration on nuclear negotiations by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Democrats have lined up against the California gas tax repeal, led by Gov. Jerry Brown, who in his State of the State address in January declared, "I will do anything in my power to defeat any repeal effort that gets on the ballot, you can depend on that." (Associated Press)

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Choi Jung-hoon, a former North Korean army official who defected to South Korea in 2006, helps run Free North Korea Radio, which has been piping news into the North. (Guy Taylor/The Washington Times)

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Water flows over the spillway from Lake Houston into the San Jacinto River Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Houston. The Colorado River in Wharton and the Brazos and San Jacinto rivers near Houston are the main focus of concern as floodwaters moved from North and Central Texas downstream toward the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Illustration on tariffs and energy production by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on copyright protection by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Taiwan's contributions to world health by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on the costs of Elon Musk's Space X by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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The PDX Billboard Project recently purchased space in Portland, Oregon, for 25 billboards focused on racial disparities in the city. (Image: ABC News screenshot)

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A person hold up a sign that reads "Fund Climate Change Research Saving The Planet Is Not A Waste Of Money" during the March for Science in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. (AP Photo file/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

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William Taft - Baker Electric. Gas rationing doesn't bother Mave Olds, shown in her 1911 Baker Electric, June 27, 1943, in Tacome, Wash. When she drives into a gas station, the attendant doesn't take up the gas pump but recharges her batteries. The car will do 20 mph but it beats walking when those "A" coupons run out. (AP Photo)

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George W. Bush - 2009 Ford F-150

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Barack Obama - 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid. A 2011 Ford Escape Hybrid LTD is shown at a Ford exhibit at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead. Fla. Ford's January, 2011 retail sales climbed 27 percent versus year ago - the largest retail sales increase to begin a year in more than a decade; retail sales were up 35 percent for cars, 22 percent for utilities and 24 percent for trucks.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Satellite images show the Barzah Research and Development Center in Syria on Friday (top) and on Sunday. The parameters of presidential powers for such a strike are far from clear. Story, A6. (Associated Press)

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More than 200 million eggs from a North Carolina farm have been recalled because of bacterial contamination. (Associated Press)