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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

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Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Archive: April 29, 2013

PHOTO: Air Traffic Controllers' furloughs -- blamed for widespread air travel delays -- will end following rapid passage of a bill addressing one slice of sequestration cuts. Critics question Congress' priorities. Courtesy FAA.

JERICHO, N.Y. - Congress quickly passed legislation late last week to end furloughs of air traffic controllers after flight delays disrupted travel. Advocates for early childhood education say it's a shame sequestration cuts to such programs as Head Start do not seem to be as important as air transp ...Read More

Senior entrepreneur Paul Cruz started his own business after being laid off after 20 years in retail. He says at 65 he's ready to start another business.<br />

LANSING, Mich. - Older workers who lose their jobs find it increasingly difficult getting noticed in the new economy's highly-competitive job market. To try to counter that situation, the AARP is helping older unemployed people get back in the work force through entrepreneurship. About 100 people ...Read More

PHOTO: International politics could prove a hurdle in the effort to have the San Antonio Missions be designated a World Heritage Site. Pictured is the Mission San Jose Church.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The years-long effort to secure a World Heritage Site designation for the Alamo and the other San Antonio Missions could be in jeopardy. The designation is awarded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), but the United States has been wi ...Read More

The Virginia Department of Health says be sure all vaccines are up to date.

RICHMOND, Va. - In April 1955, the Salk polio vaccine trials began in Virginia. Fast forward to the present, and polio is essentially non-existent in the United States. Health officials in Virginia want to make sure that children and infants still receive important vaccines. Director Jim Farrell, ...Read More

Photo: HSUS staff examines dog found in animal fighting bust. Courtesy: HSUS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - People convicted of animal abuse in Florida will face more charges and likely tougher penalties if a new Animal Cruelty Bill is signed into law. Late Friday the state Senate voted unanimously to strengthen the current animal cruelty law, including its animal fighting provisions. ...Read More

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - When Congress passed the "sequester" cuts as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011, across-the-board reductions were imposed on a number of agencies. The National Institutes of Health lost 5 percent of their budget, about $1.6 billion dollars. According to Pam Miller of the Am ...Read More

Father and son Gary and Aidan McDaniel will be delivering the keynote address to this years NASW annual conference, talking about their efforts to make the Morgan County schools safer and happier places. Photo courtesy of the McDaniels.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - One of the state's experts on preventing bullying and making schools safe is teaching members of West Virginia's caring professions how to do it. With him is one secret to his success - his son. Social worker Gary McDaniel has done a lot to make Morgan County schools safer and ...Read More

PHOTO: Sometimes called a “bronzeback” for its brassy brown hue, the smallmouth is one of the strongest fish for its weight.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The smallmouth bass is in trouble in Pennsylvania's Susquehanna River, and a new report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation points to a nasty combination of pollution, pesticides and other factors as a major reason why. According to Harry Campbell, Pennsylvania executive director ...Read More

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