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Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: October 7, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. - Today (Wednesday) is the eight year anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. As President Barack Obama huddles with advisers to examine strategy for the war, with requests for more troops from General Stanley McChrystal and other top military officials, its cost is also being anal ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - This year, more than 2,000 Iowa women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and roughly 400 will die from it. As frightening as these statistics may seem, however, they are vastly improved from where they were in 1990. Breast cancer deaths have dropped about two percent a year sinc ...Read More

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - If you enjoyed the recent public television special by director Ken Burns about the history of America's National Park system, you might also check out another film coming to PBS stations. "Forever Wild," hosted by Robert Redford, ventures into some of the country's unspoiled p ...Read More

LANSING, Mich. - "Muscling" their way into waterways from Maine to California, some say invasive species are taking over natural ecosystems, and that regulations to prevent them are not coming quickly enough. The zebra mussel is one of nearly 200 aquatic invaders known to have infested the Great Lak ...Read More

NEW YORK - Gov. David Paterson has initiated some major midyear budget cuts, with higher education, state prisons and public health taking the biggest hits. The State University of New York's (SUNY) budget has been slashed by $90 million, a sum that Phillip H. Smith, president of United University ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Yellow crime scene tape and "body pile-ups" attracted the attention of passersby outside Anthem Blue Cross offices in five California cities, as thousands of protesters declared the company's locations "crime scenes." Activists from the group Health Care for America Now say it' ...Read More

PHOENIX - Early voting starts on Thursday in 89 Arizona school districts to decide the fate of several hundred million dollars in budget override and bond proposals. In some cases, new taxes would be levied; in others, existing bonds and overrides would be extended. According to Tracey Benson of th ...Read More

OLYMPIA, Wash. - Almost 1,000 state lawmakers, including 64 from Washington, have signed a petition asking their federal counterparts for lower health care costs, a public insurance option, and shared responsibility for these costs by government, employers and individuals. No matter what Congress u ...Read More

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