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Biofuels industry in regulatory gridlock as it awaits EPA ruling

FORT WORTH — Seven years ago President George W. Bush signed a law requiring that refineries blend fuels derived from corn, animal fat and plant waste into the nation’s fuel supply. But the industry it spawned says it’s on the verge of plant closures and layoffs if the federal government doesn’t clear up uncertainty about future fuel standards.

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Texas urges U.S. judge to delay Obama immigration shift

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Federal immigration officials will be breaking the law if they carry out President Barack Obama’s executive order to let at least 4 million undocumented immigrants stay in the country, attorneys for Texas argued as they urged a U.S. judge to block the policy now while he decides whether it’s legal.

Ohio man held on terror charges

WASHINGTON — An Ohio man who claimed solidarity with the Islamic State militant group was arrested Wednesday after plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol and shoot federal officials as they fled, prosecutors announced in Washington and Ohio.