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"U.S. Top Court Rejects Exxon Appeal In Groundwater Contamination Case"

"The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp's appeal of a $236 million judgment against the oil company in a case brought by the state of New Hampshire over groundwater contamination linked to a gasoline additive."

Source: Reuters, 05/17/2016

Congress To Vote On Zika Funding; Bills Far Short Of Obama's Request

"After more than three months of fighting between the White House and Congress over emergency funding to combat the Zika virus, the Senate appears poised Tuesday to approve $1.1 billion for prevention and treatment programs to combat the mosquito-borne illness."

Source: USA TODAY, 05/17/2016

"Appeals Court Delays Action On Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan"

"A U.S. appeals court on Monday delayed consideration of a challenge by 27 states to President Barack Obama's federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions mainly from coal-fired plants, meaning a decision will not come until after the November presidential election."

Source: Reuters, 05/17/2016

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