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A federal judge blocked tough new abortion regulations from taking effect in North Dakota, according to The Wall Street Journal. 

AAA is calling upon the National Traffic Safety Board to investigate the safety of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge following an accident that caused a vehicle to plunge into the water below, The Washington Post reports.

Elizabeth Kucinich has emerged as a player in food sustainability and safety circles, RegWatch reports.

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A quartet of Republican senators accused the Environmental Protection Agency of deliberately inflating the estimated benefits of federal rule.

Medical trade groups pushed back against new proposed regulations on imaging and radiation therapy equipment.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) unveiled new legislation empowering the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to crack down on banks that hit customers the hardest with overdraft fees.

The CFPB, meanwhile, was hit with a lawsuit contending the agency has too much power and is unconstitutional.

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