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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming man has been sworn in as secretary of the U.S. Navy. Richard Spencer was sworn in for the job Thursday in a ceremony at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

DENVER (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency chief is in Colorado discussing coal and water. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt went to Cloud Peak Energy's offices in the Denver suburb of Broomfield Thursday. Cloud Peak operates coal mines in Wyoming and Montana. Pruitt later visited the Frasier ranch in Woodrow, about 90 miles east of Denver.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the first inmate to be exonerated of a crime in Wyoming as a result of DNA testing. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl ruled the claims brought by Andrew Johnson were similar to those he'd made in unsuccessful lawsuits before his exoneration.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The lone provider of health insurance through the Affordable Care Act in Wyoming is proposing to raise rates for those customers by almost 50 percent. Blue Cross Blue Shield spokeswoman Wendy Curran says the company is nervous about proposed changes to the health care law.

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