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Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.

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Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says it plans to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Archive: July 13, 2011

GARY, Ind. - In a report about "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in the Great Lakes Compact, Indiana isn't looking too pretty. The report, issued by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as the compact reached the halfway point of its five-year life, looks at how states are addressing diversions o ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are tangled together in congressional talks about raising the nation's debt ceiling. Proposals on the table to keep the country solvent include cuts to many programs, and AARP Idaho is providing a breakdown of how cuts to Social Security and Medi ...Read More

RALEIGH, N.C. - People living downwind from North Carolina power plants could be breathing cleaner air starting in 2014, thanks to a new rule from the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule reduces the amount of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution that po ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowans are driving on roads that once were someone's roof. When people re-shingled their homes in years gone by, the old shingles ended up in a landfill. Now, those asphalt shingles can be turned into a mixture that can be used to resurface roads. Metro Waste Authority started th ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's AARP officials are joining their counterparts from other states in the nation's capital today for meetings with their states' senators and representatives. At issue is whether to keep discussions about Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid separate from the tense federal d ...Read More

BISMARCK, N.D. - AARP leaders from across the nation have converged on Washington today to tell Congress to keep debt-ceiling negotiations separate from the debate about possible changes to Social Security and Medicare. Janis Cheney, AARP's North Dakota state director, says they know reforms need t ...Read More

ALBANY, N.Y. - State lawmakers were praised in some corners for the flurry of bills passed just before they adjourned last month. They capped property taxes and legalized same-sex marriage - but only got half the job done on legislation to set up a health-insurance exchange. The exchange, which wou ...Read More

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Teachers, parents and community leaders plan to rally today to tell state lawmakers not to cut funding for K-12 education. At the rally, part of a national Day of Social Action, lawmakers also will hear from about 300 students, says Nicole Hernandez, program associate for youth pr ...Read More

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