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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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Archive: April 20, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. - Medical costs remain the nation's No. 1 cause of bankruptcies, and for many of Virginia's poorest people, health issues take a back burner to essentials such as food and shelter. However, an attorney with Virginia Poverty Law Center says more help is available than some people realiz ...Read More

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HOUSTON - Court watchers say a Texas case could trigger the dismantling of a decades-old civil rights law. Steven Shapiro, the American Civil Liberties Union's national legal director, is to speak in Houston today, analyzing recent trends by the nation's highest court. Texas is among nine mostly s ...Read More

ST. LOUIS - Dirt is good, a new report says - especially for children. The National Wildlife Federation report makes that case by highlighting the benefits of letting children get messy outside - and its release coincides with Earth Day activities around Missouri this weekend. Meri Margaret Deoude ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - More than 7,000 bargain-hunters are expected for the semiannual Planned Parenthood of the Heartland book sale, which continues through Monday at the Iowa state fairgrounds. The biggest fundraiser for the area Planned Parenthood organization also is one of the nation's biggest boo ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - The biggest impact most people can have on the environment this Earth Day is through recycling everything they can - every day. Many people say they would like to recycle but aren't sure what to do with what they have, says Reo Menning, spokeswoman for Metro Waste Authority. What ...Read More

BOISE, Idaho - About 400 Idaho Education Association delegates are meeting today and Saturday at the Boise Centre for their annual assembly, which marks the organization's 120th "birthday." The delegates will hear from a variety of speakers on education issues and will start setting the IEA's goals ...Read More

PORTLAND, Ore. - When one in five Oregonians is enrolled in the program formerly known as food stamps, it's big news when a congressional committee suggests sweeping cuts to the program. It happened this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Fifth District Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, sits on ...Read More

NEW YORK - The debate over climate change may be without end, but a new report says the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative is saving New York consumers tens of millions of dollars. The RGGI program is known as "Reggie" for short, and Ross Gould, air and energy program director for Environmental Adv ...Read More

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