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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.

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Archive: April 21, 2010

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - As the State of Illinois' unpaid bills are expected to exceed $5.5 billion by June, teachers are losing jobs and people who need counseling are being turned away from treatment centers because of staff cutbacks. Today, protesters rally once again at the Capitol to restate their c ...Read More

DENVER - The federal government is asking Coloradans to chime in on how our national forests should be managed in the coming decades. The U.S. Forest Service holds its Second National Roundtable on Forest Planning near Washington, D.C., this week. Rocky Smith, forest campaign coordinator for the gr ...Read More

NEW YORK - Half of all the pharmaceutical drugs discovered and produced in the last 25 years have ingredients derived from Mother Nature, although there is growing concern that destruction of natural habitat could bring availability of these life-saving drugs to a halt. David Hahn is a New York can ...Read More

MADRAS, Ore. - Just before Earth Day, a chunk of Oregon's part of the planet gets a hearing in Washington, D.C. A bill to designate more than 16,000 acres in the Cathedral Rock and Horse Heaven areas near the lower John Day River as official wilderness is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Subcommi ...Read More

SEATTLE - If you're like most Washington residents, you're coping with the recession by doing your best to watch almost every penny. However, a new survey from AARP finds that sense of watchfulness can break down when shoppers find themselves making unplanned, last-minute purchases. The prevention ...Read More

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - Fatal mine accidents like the one that killed 29 two weeks ago are much less likely at union mines. While 30 percent of coal miners are United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) members, union miners account for only ten percent of coal mine fatalities. Phil Smith, UMWA communicati ...Read More

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - At bases in Virginia and across the country, the United States military is leading the way in terms of reducing its carbon footprint and using alternative energy sources. A new report by the Pew Project on National Security, Energy and Climate highlights steps the U.S. Departme ...Read More

TAMPA, Fla. - The venom of the Brazilian pit viper, the saliva of the Mexican Gila monster, and tree bark of the Bornean rainforests – all hold ingredients of life-saving medications. In fact, about half the new pharmaceutical drugs developed in the last 25 years have been derived from "nature ...Read More

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