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Protests over Floyd killing go global, as U.S. demonstrations focus on multiple recent victims of alleged lethal police misconduct.

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Protests continued over the weekend in police killing of George Floyd, with law enforcement in some cities using force against demonstrators. Former VP Joe Biden urged against violence.

Archive: December 26, 2012

PHOTO: Colorado State Senator-elect John Kefalas (D-Senate District 14)

DENVER - What some are calling the "new" Medicaid doesn't kick in until 2014 - but beginning next month, Colorado lawmakers will try to figure out how the state will handle the benefit expansion. It's part of the Affordable Care Act, which will allow certain low-income people without insurance to g ...Read More

PHOTO: More women are becoming directly involved in farm operations in Kentucky and across the country.

DANVILLE, Ky. - The traditional picture of the family farm is changing. Many father-and-son operations are now husband-and-wife farms - meaning more women now are directly involved in agriculture. Terry Gilbert, who farms with her husband, son and son-in-law, says women are finding ways to add valu ...Read More

IMAGE: A new mapping project shows stressed areas of Great Lakes Region.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Cleaning up Lake Erie is no easy task, but new research shows that funding for restoration is going to the right places. A mapping project conducted by University of Michigan researchers shows which areas of the Great Lakes are under the greatest stress from threats such as invasiv ...Read More

PHOTO: There are some concerns that mental health and disability services in Iowa could soon be reduced as the state wrestles with the transition to a new service system.

DES MOINES, Iowa - Mental-health and disability services in Iowa could soon be reduced as the state wrestles with the transition to a new service system. The Legislature went from services provided by each county to a regional system, but componets of the new system don't go online until July 1. Me ...Read More

PHOTO: Lost in all the debate and bluster over the

YANKTON, S.D. - Lost in all the debate and bluster over the "fiscal cliff' is any action on a Farm Bill. The current law expires at the end of the year, and if Congress does nothing, much of agricultural economics would be determined by the 1949 version of the Farm Bill. Chuck Hassebrook, executiv ...Read More

PHOTO: State health officials say being vaccinated is the best way to prevent pertussis or whooping cough. More than 4,300 cases were reported in Minnesota in 2012, the most in 75 years. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Health is hoping the new year will bring a drop in cases of whooping cough, after 2012 having seen the highest number in 75 years. Department epidemiologist Cynthia Kenyon says they've recorded more than 4,300 cases of pertussis this year, although the a ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A report from the Center for Responsible Lending finds that the average, middle-class Arkansas family has $100

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A sneak peek at the average middle-class household budget in Arkansas shows about $100 left each month after covering regular expenses - at least, before the Christmas bills are due. The research from the Center for Responsible Lending looked at monthly expenses and incomes. Se ...Read More

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