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White House orders EPA to freeze contracts and stop external communications

Emails sent to Environmental Protection Agency staff since President Donald Trump’s inauguration detail specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts. The Trump administration calls the actions temporary. It has also ordered what it called a temporary suspension of all new business activities at the department, including issuing task orders or work assignments to EPA contractors.

National

Slippery Mexican drug lord El Chapo’s new US home is called tougher than Guantanamo

The Metropolitan Correctional Center, the rust-colored fortress in New York City where hundreds of federal inmates are housed, was described as less hospitable than Guantánamo Bay by one inmate who had been incarcerated at both. This is where federal agents brought Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the drug lord known as El Chapo, when he was extradited to the United States last week after two escapes from high-security Mexican prisons.

Politics & Government

Pompeo CIA confirmation vote: A preview of the 2020 presidential debate?

Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo secured 66 votes late Monday, enough to be confirmed as CIA director. But the real drama involved Democrats — and one Republican — who voted no on Pompeo and are likely to remind voters of the stand they took in the next presidential election. The dissenters have been building this case almost since the day President Donald Trump nominated Pompeo in November.

Videos

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway

An Olympia motorcyclist captured his ride on the top of a car’s trunk after a freeway crash in Tumwater, Wash. The helmet-cam footage shows a first-person view of his brush with death.
Courtesy of Seth Dieckman
Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway 1:11

Helmet cam captures motorcyclist's brush with death on freeway

What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video 1:48

What it's like approaching Pluto - NASA releases breathtaking video

Sen. Kamala Harris: Fight we will do, fight we will win 3:25

Sen. Kamala Harris: Fight we will do, fight we will win

DC official: Estimated turnout for Women's March in D.C. at 500,000 1:55

DC official: Estimated turnout for Women's March in D.C. at 500,000