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A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Archive: April 9, 2013

Traci Bruckner of the Center for Rural Affairs says farmers should sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program before they get too busy in the fields.

MADISON, Wis. - Once the temperatures warm up and spring really gets under way in Wisconsin, farmers will be spending long hours in their fields. At the same time, according to Traci Bruckner of the Center for Rural Affairs, legislation passed in Washington late in March has made funds available for ...Read More

Photo: Tens of thousands of immigration reform advocates will rally in Washington, D.C., this week. Photo courtesy: 32BJ SEIU

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Immigration reform supporters from Maryland will be among the tens of thousands rallying at the U.S. Capitol this week. They say policy victories in Maryland are helping to fuel the momentum for an overhaul of the immigration system at the national level. According to Jaime Contre ...Read More

PHOTO: Whole Foods Market will be the first major retailer in the U.S. require labeling of all genetically modified foods sold in its stores. CREDIT: Kari Sullivan

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With genetically-modified ingredients now deeply embedded in the U.S. food supply, Whole Foods Market is making a decision that many in the industry are calling a game changer. The national grocery chain plans to require labeling of all GMO foods sold in its stores by 2018, becomin ...Read More

Force feeding of birds for Foie Gras production. Courtesy of Farm Sanctuary

RICHMOND, Va. - Whether they're used for an edible delicacy or for jackets, pillows and sleeping bags, ducks and geese are getting the short end of the stick, according to many animal-rights groups. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is urging the popular active-wear company The Nort ...Read More

SHARPSBURG, N.C. - Reducing the deficit is a top priority in Washington, and one option being considered would cut benefits to people receiving Social Security, veterans', or disability benefits. It's part of a little-known and little-understood change to the way cost-of-living increases to benefits ...Read More

PHOTO: Colorado State Sen. Mike Johnston, D-Denver, is the sponsor of legislation that would reform the state's education funding structure.

DENVER - School finance reform is one step closer to reality in Colorado. The state House is about to start debate on the Future School Finance Act, which passed the state Senate last week. It provides a funding mechanism for more-stable distribution of education dollars. One specific thing the bi ...Read More

A federal judge has ordered emergency contraceptives to be available to all ages of women within 30 days. Courtesy of: Women's Capital Corp.

ST. LOUIS - Missouri women may have trouble finding the morning-after pill, despite the fact that a federal judge has ordered it to be made more widely available. The pill had been banned for purchase by anyone under 17, but even though a federal judge last week lifted the age restriction, the Misso ...Read More

Photo: Gerry Bradley<br />Courtesy: New Mexico Voices for Children.<br />

SANTA FE, N.M. - When it comes to HB 641, the Tax Omnibus Bill that Gov. Susana Martinez signed last week, the claim is that it will create jobs in New Mexico. However, State Sen. Gerry Ortiz y Pino(D-Dist. 12) said it is a short-sighted plan. "The whole reason behind cutting the corporate income t ...Read More

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