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ST. LOUIS - A Missouri lead producer has agreed to pay about $65 million to settle environmental violations at several of its sites in southeast Missouri, officials announced Friday.

WASHINGTON - A Democratic women's group is warning voters that a Republican takeover of Congress would mean "a dangerous world." EMILY's List President Stephanie Schriock on Thursday told a Washington audience that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would be scrapped and Social Security would be at risk if Democrats lose their majority in the House.

HELENA, Mont. - Federal officials have denied Montana's request to hunt endangered gray wolves in response to the predators' increasing attacks on livestock and big-game herds.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato said Wednesday he doubts lawmakers will agree on the terms for a new tax on natural gas drilling this year, meaning the politically contentious issue would be handed off to the next governor and Legislature.

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration must update its scientific tools for reviewing prescription drugs, medical devices and tracking food safety, according to a research plan laid out Wednesday by agency leadership.
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