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President Obama last night gave his farewell address to the nation. It’s a tradition established by the country’s first president, George Washington. Here is President Obama’s speech in its entirety.

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An Arizona congressman says President Barack Obama has decided against creating a national monument covering areas around Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park.

 

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Tribes, environmental groups, and mining organizations have fought for years over tapping uranium resources on public land near the Grand Canyon. This week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear two cases that could affect the future of uranium mining in the area. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The president of the Navajo Nation wants the Obama administration to end construction of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline. Russell Begaye says the law enforcement response to demonstrators opposed to the project puts the lives of Native Americans at risk. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 


With just over two months left in office, President Obama has the option to declare national monuments under the Antiquities Act. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s unclear whether he’ll use that authority, and how the Trump administration may respond to such declarations. 


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