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Both Sides See Hopeful Signs in Obama’s Comments on Keystone Pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) – Supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas are each finding some reason for optimism in President Barack Obama’s comments today about the standard that should be applied in approving or rejecting the project. Obama, in a speech at Georgetown University, said the pipeline should only be...
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Supreme Court Ruling Assault on Tribes, Abourezk Says

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The former South Dakota lawmaker who authored the law meant to keep Native American families together called Tuesday’s ruling by the Supreme Court that a Native American child doesn’t have to be given to her biological┬áparent “an assault on tribal sovereignty.” The justices ruled that the Indian Child Welfare...
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SD Officials Pleased with Ruling on Voting Rights

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say they are pleased with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a federal law requiring federal approval of state and local laws that might restrict the voting rights of minorities. The Supreme Court says the law cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a...
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Obama Approves Disaster Declaration for Storms on Standing Rock

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has approved a federal disaster for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation following severe storms and flooding. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe requested federal aid following the storms and flooding during the end of May and beginning of June. The funding will help cover the cost to repair...
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