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The Pulse: EPA Proposes New Regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of new proposed regulations to cut back carbon emissions is the top story in Monday's edition of "The Pulse."
The Environmental Protection Agency's announcement of new proposed regulations to cut back carbon emissions is the top story in Monday's edition of "The Pulse."

The EPA is proposing new regulations to cut emissions from the nation's power plants by 30 percent by 2030. The so-called "Clean Power Plan" would give states a variety of options to meet the goals, such as developing wind and solar energy. The EPA says the changes are necessary to improve Americans' health, and that it will cut costs and shrink electricity bills.

Questions and accusations surround a recently-released American soldier. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl had been held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since June 2009. The price for his life: The exchange of five members of the Taliban, previously held at Guantanamo Bay prison.
Some Republicans say the trade amounts to negotiating with terrorists.
And there are questions about why Bergdahl went missing in the first place.
Some of those who served with him call him a deserter whose "selfish act" ended up costing the lives of better men.
At least six U.S. soldiers were killed searching for him. Officials say they will question Bergdahl about his disappearance once his health is assured.

Two 12-year-old girls inspired by Internet horror stories lured a girl of the same age into a wooded area near Milwaukee before one of them stabbed the victim 19 times and left her to crawl to her rescue over the weekend, police said Monday.
The victim, a 12-year-old friend of the suspects, was in stable condition at a hospital Monday, 2 days after a bicyclist found her on along a road.
The suspects were arrested hours after the girl was found, and they were are being held on preliminary charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Police say "both suspects had a fascination with a fictitious character often posted" to websites dealing with stories about death and horror.

British media reports Portuguese police have blocked off an area of Praia de Luz.
They're preparing to dig there, in their latest efforts to learn what happened to British toddler Madeleine McCann.
The land is west of the resort, where the McCann family was vacationing when Madeline vanished in May 2007.
Her parents had left Madeleine and her younger twin siblings asleep while they went for dinner with friends at a restaurant nearby. Her mother raised the alarm when she checked on the children and discovered her daughter missing.

The "Bradys" lost a maid, and decades of TV viewers lost a fan favorite.
Actress and activist Ann Davis, better known as "The Brady Bunch's" Alice died Sunday.
She was 88.
Davis' "Brady Bunch" co-star Florence Henderson wrote on Facebook Sunday, "I am so shocked and sad to learn that my dear friend and colleague Ann b. Davis died. I spoke with her a couple of months ago and she was doing great."
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