3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

MINNEAPOLIS — 3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural resources and contaminated groundwater by disposing of chemicals over decades, Minnesota’s attorney general announced on Tuesday.

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DENR crackdown goes to Palawan

DENR crackdown goes to Palawan

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will be cracking the whip in Palawan, particularly in the Subterranean River National Park in Puerto Princesa City and El Nido, according to officials.

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Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

NEW YORK — When the US government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults.

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489 more bus franchises still hanging

489 more bus franchises still hanging

An official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday said the status of 489 bus franchises, which had been tagged as “Lazarus” by critics because they were being revived from the dead, was being consulted with the legal division of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) amid reports that the LTFRB had already approved their registration.

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Donald Trump Jr. visits India to help sell apartments

Donald Trump Jr. - New Delhi - 20 Feb 2018

“Trump has arrived. Have you?” shout the barrage of glossy front-page advertisements in almost every major Indian newspaper. The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the American president but of his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a Trump-branded development outside the Indian capital.

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Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Nikolas Cruz with lawyer - 19 Feb 2018

A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

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