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Court keeps ban on new mining claims around Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has kept in place an Obama administration ban on new mining claims around the Grand Canyon. The decision Tuesday comes as a U.S. House committee hears testimony on access to minerals on public land. The U.S. Forest Service under President Donald Trump said weeks ago it would...