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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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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Archive: April 12, 2013

Monday is the deadline for filing your taxes.  Here are some last-minute tips for procrastinators.

MADISON, Wis. – For some people this will be a busy weekend, pulling together all the stuff they need to file their taxes. The deadline is Monday and for those who wait until the last minute, it's often a mad dash to pull the appropriate documents together and fill out the blanks. Marsha ...Read More

Housing and Community get 4.3 cents on every dollar and Education gets 3.5 cents        Courtesy of National Priorities Project

CHICAGO – Young people from Illinois and around the nation will be in Washington, D.C. on tax day, April 15, to let Congress know how they'd like their tax dollars allocated. They are among the more than 200 students who produced videos for the American Friends Service Commitee's annual "If ...Read More

Graphic: AARP details how chained CPI proposal will impact Social Security recipients. Graphic credit: AARP

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – An overwhelming majority of senior citizens are taking issue with part of President Barack Obama’s proposed budget. A new national AARP poll shows 84 percent of seniors oppose cuts in Social Security that the president outlined in his budget this week. Tresa Ballard, ...Read More

PHOTO: Tick season is underway in Idaho, with veterinarians reporting that people are already finding them on their pets. Pictured is a brown dog tick, courtesy of CDC.

BOISE, Idaho – Warmer weather means the creepy crawlies are coming to life, and while most are harmless, ticks shouldn't be ignored, because they can carry diseases that affect pets and people – such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ticks are often associated with hiki ...Read More

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada lawmakers debated more than a dozen education bills this week, and the Nevada State Education Association credits lawmakers with taking a more bipartisan approach to the classroom this session. NSEA president Lynn Warne says there are several measures pending that ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. – An energy auction plan is part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's state budget proposal, and as far as older Connecticut residents go, a new survey finds a large majority of them don't like it. John Erlingheuser, state advocacy director with AARP Connecticut, says the group’s ...Read More

PHOTO: Ohio moms will join others Friday to build support for common-sense gun legislation. Photo credit: Cincinnati Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mothers of shooting victims, survivors, first responders and local leaders are among those planning to speak out at an Ohio event today, demanding what they consider common sense gun laws. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a non-partisan grassroots organization ...Read More

PHOTO: Montana's Senators Baucus and Tester are co-sponsors of the Safe Chemicals Act of 2013, which would require new levels of safety-testing for substances used in consumer goods. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOZEMAN, Mont. – Congress may soon tackle an update of the 37-year-old law concerning toxic substances in consumer products – everything from cleaning solutions, to liners inside food cans, to furniture. U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester of Montana, along with 25 other senators, ...Read More

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