Prisons Chief Pledges to Implement Criminal-Justice Reform

The head of the Bureau of Prisons on Thursday reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to implementing the landmark criminal-justice bill signed into law last year, even as reform advocates raised concerns about how some of the law’s key provisions are taking shape.

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Labor Nominee Scalia Defends Court Record in Job Cases

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defended his record on Thursday from Senate Democrats who said his history representing large companies in court should disqualify him from the position.

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Lawmakers Warned About Shakeup of EPA Advisory Panels

Advisory committees for the Environmental Protection Agency have been stripped of academic scientists while stakeholders from industries the agency regulates have filled out those spots, in a shift that scientists warned Tuesday could upend oversight of environmental matters in favor of profit-driven motives.

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House Panel Dives Into Cyber Threats to Electric Grid

A malicious cyberattack in March disrupted the California, Utah and Wyoming electrical utility systems for several hours. No customers lost power and it only affected internal system operations, but it was enough to raise concerns about a more damaging and widespread attack on the electric grid.

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