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We're covering stories from around the globe including: Republican House leaders say they're ready to pass a new health care bill; Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico; and a new list highlights areas that are 'Too Wild to Drill.'

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Leech Lake Tribal College ranks among the top community colleges on multiple national lists, including a new one out this month. (Courtesy Leech Lake Tribal College)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A personal finance website ranks Minnesota's Leech Lake Tribal College in Cass Lake the number one community college in the nation for overall quality. WalletHub looked at price, faculty-student ratio and graduation rates among other factors in its rankings of 728 schools. ...Read More

Groups from the Berkeley Women's March will reunite this Sunday at an event to counter right-wing rallies. (Berkeley Teacher's Union)

BERKELEY, Calif. – Thousands of people are expected at anti-hate counter protests this weekend in San Francisco and Berkeley, aimed at drowning out the messages of right wing rallies nearby. Large events denouncing racism are planned Saturday at Ocean Beach, and Sunday at Civic Center Plaza ...Read More

Missouri River water walkers near Coleharbor, N.D., are on their way to Standing Rock Indian Reservation and eventually, the Missouri's confluence with the Mississippi River. (Sara Thomsen/Nibiwalk.org)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Native American women are walking along the Missouri River to raise awareness for honoring and protecting it. They're expected to pass through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation Friday. Since their journey started in Montana a little more than three weeks ago, the women ...Read More

Rancher Seth Newton has been concerned for years about a radioactive oil waste facility upstream from his property. (Northern Plains Resource Council)

HELENA, Mont. – After more than four years of urging, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality has released draft rules to oversee the disposal of radioactive oil waste in the state. Since 2013, the Oaks Disposal facility near Glendive has been the destination for more than 250,000 to ...Read More

Victor Cabrera is leading a team of scientists at the University of Wisconsin trying to help dairy farmers manage the huge amounts of data they deal with. (William Graf/University of Wisconsin)

MADISON, Wis. – Dairy farms generate massive amounts of data every day – too much for a farmer to analyze alone. But a new app being developed at the UW-Madison Department of Dairy Sciences called Virtual Dairy Farm Brain aims to collate all that data in real time to help the farmer ma ...Read More

When insurance provider Medica signaled it was likely to leave the Iowa individual health insurance market, the state was put in a tough position.(Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

DES MOINES, Iowa – A stopgap insurance plan presented this week to federal officials by Iowa's insurance commissioner needs to be re-worked to better protect low-income and older Iowans, according to the Child & Family Policy Center. Mary Nelle Trefz, a health policy associate with the cente ...Read More

The report recommends the U.S. EPA ease permitting requirements for new investments in coal-fired plants. (PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Energy has released its study of the electric grid's reliability, but some environmental groups maintain it isn't worth the paper it's printed on. The study concludes that cheap natural gas is the main reason for the decline of coal and nuclear power. But ...Read More

Lifetime senior passes get folks age 62 and older into places such as Crater Lake National Park at a discount. (Andy Melton/Flickr)

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – Oregonians and people across the country age 62 and older have until midnight on Sunday to get a great deal on lifetime passes to national parks and other federal recreational sites. The passes are $10 until Monday when the price increases to $80. It's the first price inc ...Read More

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