Coal, Clean Air and Presidential Power

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Once again, the US Supreme Court appeared divided today on a challenge to the Obama Administration. Do the EPA's proposed regulations on coal-fired power plants exceed its authority to protect public health? Does the Clean Air Act require the agency to consider the cost?

Also, Afghanistan's president makes case for delayed troop withdrawal, and a new book, The Looting Machine, gives the lie to the cliché that "Africa's rising" — even though the continent is experiencing unprecedented growth.

Photo: Greg Goebel