Thursday, May 23, 2002

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Montana state officials have begun killing bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park without testing for a deadly cattle disease at the center of the controversial battle....

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A top aide to Attorney General John Ashcroft and a figure in an Iraqi loan scandal during the first Bush administration was nominated to a spot on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday....

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Tribal leaders expressed concern on Wednesday about a provision in a trust reform bill that would define who is and who isn't an Indian....


The International Whaling Commission rejected a request from the United States and Russia to extend a five-year quota on Native whale hunting....


The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee voted along party lines on Wednesday to subpoena information from the White House regarding potential contacts with bankrupt company Enron....


The Department of Justice on Tuesday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force....


About 20 law professors were in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to oppose one of President Bush's judicial picks, Judy Sarasohn of the Washington Post reports in her "Special Interests" column....


A jury in Alabama convicted an ex-KKK member guilty on for murdering four African-American girls in a 1963 church bombing....


A member of a federal energy advisory panel quit after President Bush reversed a campaign pledge on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions....


A federal appeals court on Tuesday stayed three court orders affecting the flow of water on the Missouri River....


The Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness is holding its annual pow-wow this weekend....


The House Resources Committee on Wednesday approved a bill to sell a parcel of federal land to the Mormon Church....


The FBI agent who warned of possible airplane hijackings by followers of terrorist Osama bin Laden is downplaying his memo as routine....


Students at a Washington high school staged a walk-out on Wednesday to get their their "Indians" mascot back....


"I was both excited and dismayed to read about the retreat held last month by members of the Congressional Black, Hispanic and Asian Pacific Caucuses....


The future of Indian gaming in Arizona will now be decided by state voters....


Voters of the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon have approved a new casino by 75 percent....


Some candidates for attorney general in Idaho oppose expansion of gaming by states....


The Grand Forks Herald in an editorial today calls on the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Tribe of North Dakota to reform its constitution in order to resolve a "messy" situation....


A New Mexico man has changed his man about withdrawing a guilty plea for beating a Navajo teenager to death....


Wayne Smith, the top aide to Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb, has been asked to resign today or face being fired, The Washington Post reports....


The Tanana Chiefs Conference is holding a three-day meeting to focus on wellness issues affecting 41 Native villages in the interior region of Alaska....