The Blade – A broad coalition of 75 industry, government, and military dignitaries has come out in support of President Trump’s plan to bail out the nation’s nuclear plants, agreeing that more premature closures pose a national security threat.
Reuters – The Trump administration named a top White House lawyer as the new head of the US Drug Enforcement Administration after the agency’s prior acting administrator announced his retirement last month.
The New York Times – The State Department has evacuated at least 11 Americans from China after abnormal sounds or sensations were reported by government employees at the United States Consulate in the southern city of Guangzhou.
Utility Dive – The third Republican commissioner on the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission surprised the energy industry by announcing his imminent departure.
Scientific American / E&E News – Some federal appeals court judges aren’t happy with EPA’s pace in either repealing or replacing the Clean Power Plan.
KQED – RAICES Communications Director Jennifer Falcon says unfortunately, the idea could cause more harm than good.
STAT – The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the country’s first drug derived from marijuana, a medication that treats two rare and devastating forms of epilepsy.
POLITICO – The House passed sweeping bipartisan opioid legislation, concluding the chamber’s two-week voteathon on dozens of bills to address the drug abuse epidemic.
Fortune – "Connecting and uniting families is core to the mission of 23andMe. We would welcome any opportunity to help.”
STAT – Pressure is growing on direct-to-consumer genealogy and genetic testing companies to be more transparent about their privacy policies.