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Policy: Budgets & Deficits

Energy Department scraps millions in fees for nuclear loan guarantee

By Zack Colman | 04/23/14 12:22 PM

The Energy Department waived millions of dollars in fees designed to prevent risk for taxpayers when it approved $6.5 billion of loan guarantees for a nuclear project in February, the agency confirmed Tuesday to the Washington Examiner. The DOE decided to waive the "credit subsidy fee," which...
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Obama visits Oso after deadly mudslide

By Meghashyam Mali | 04/22/14 07:37 PM

President Obama on Tuesday visited the town of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a devastating mudslide and assured the town's residents that the nation would do everything it could to help them recover.
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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

By KATY DAIGLE | 04/23/14 07:30 AM

NEW DELHI (AP) — Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down...
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