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Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: June 8, 2011

A federal bill that aims to divert more water to central California farmers may be starting a new water war in the Golden State. The "San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act" would undo bipartisan water-reform legislation that was passed by the state in 2009 after decades of litigation. George Tor ...Read More

SEATTLE - While most students and parents are thinking about summer vacation, one nonprofit group already is looking ahead to the next school year - and how to keep more Washington youths from dropping out. The Center for Children and Youth Justice is using a MacArthur Foundation grant to test trua ...Read More

MADISON, Wis. - A tent city near the State Capitol designed to draw attention to the state budget has been dubbed "Walkerville" by protestors opposed to Gov. Scott Walker's plans. The Walkerville organizers say the governor's budget hurts working people and the poor while rewarding corporations wit ...Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Three physicians' groups have sued the state of Florida, Gov. Rick Scott and several state agencies, charging that a recently signed gun law violates physicians' constitutional right to free speech. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court and aided by a national gun-control ...Read More

PHOENIX - Time is running out for some 15,000 Arizona households who will stop getting unemployment checks next week unless the Legislature changes a single word in state law. The change would allow those still looking for work after 79 weeks to receive an additional 20 weeks of benefits already au ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly half of the abortions performed in the United States in 2008 were for women at or below the poverty line, and experts believe the main reason is a lack of access to birth control. In rural Iowa, says Penny Dickey, chief operations officer for Planned Parenthood of the Hear ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - Concerned citizens' groups in New York have joined with others in the Northeast to call on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to reject construction of a pipeline carrying tar sands from Canada. The thick crude oil, originating in distant Alberta, was of little use until oil prices r ...Read More

CONCORD, N.H. - A planned pipeline to carry tar sands from Alberta into the United States threatens New Hampshire's clean-energy future, according to 38 citizens' groups from northeastern states which are calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stop the pipeline at the Canadian border. The ...Read More

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