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In this file photo, morning traffic begins to swell on the 101 Freeway in California's San Fernando Valley. - Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS

WASHINGTON — Fifteen states led by New York sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Tuesday over the agency's decision, under former President Donald Trump, to delay fee increases for automakers who fail to meet fuel economy standards. The states petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to reverse the Trump-era rule, which was put into place just a week before President Joe Biden was sworn into office. Under the new rule, increased fines will not be applied through model year 2022. Other states named in the lawsuit include California, Illinois, New Jersey, Ma...

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National Guard Maj. Gen. William Walker

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Maj. Gen. William Walker, the commander of the National Guard in Washington, D.C., delivered disturbing new testimony on Wednesday about the delay in deployment of his forces during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

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