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5 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Protection sought for scenic California region

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, business representatives and politicians will use a visit Friday from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to push for permanent protection of some 350,000 acres of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

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14 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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US protection sought for scenic California region

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contingent of California environmental groups, businesses and politicians will use a visit from Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Friday to push for permanent protection of some 550 square miles of picturesque federal land near the state's famous wine country.

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DEC 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Watchdog Finds Abuses In Indian Schools Contract

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials appear to have violated ethics rules governing impartiality in awarding a contract to evaluate schools attended by tens of thousands of Native American students, a federal watchdog says. The report comes as President Barack Obama makes high-profile promises to fix the schools, which are among the nation's lowest performing and have been plagued by crumbling ...

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DEC 03, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Obama Unveils Plan To Help Young American Indians

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. Obama's Generation Indigenous initiative calls for programs focused on better preparing young American Indians for college and careers, and developing leadership skills through the Department of Education and the Aspen ...

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NOV 28, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Here's Why Black Lawmakers Oppose Federal Recognition Of This Virgina Tribe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging the Obama administration to withhold federal recognition of a Virginia Indian tribe because of its history of banning intermarriage with blacks. In January, the Interior Department proposed recognizing the Pamunkey tribe in southeast Virginia, which would make members eligible for special benefits in education, housing and medical care ...

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