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Archive: June 14, 2013

PHOTO: A remembrance is planned for today (Friday) in Duluth, the sixth month anniversary of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. CREDIT: Claudia Sims Photography

DULUTH, Minn. – It was six months ago today when a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, left 26 people dead, including 20 first graders. The tragedy put a national spotlight on gun safety, but as Joan Peterson with Protect Minnesota explains, Congress has been unab ...Read More

A new Triple-A study shows new electronic gadgets in cars can cause dangerously distracted driving. (Photo courtesy AAA)

MADISON, Wis. - Even with your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road, new electronic gadgets available for your car can compromise safety. According to a new study done by researchers at the University of Utah and sponsored by AAA, as a driver's mental workload increases, reaction time slows ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll finds Virginians overwhelmingly support immigration reform.

RICHMOND, Va. – As the U.S. Senate debates sweeping immigration reform legislation, supporters are releasing a new poll of Virginians that shows overwhelming public approval of those reforms. The survey by Harper Polling was commissioned by a coalition of immigration reform groups, and finds ...Read More

PHOTO: Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly, is pushing a platform of

DES MOINES, Iowa – When the Miss America pageant is held later this year, it will feature the first contestant born without a left arm. The newly crowned Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly of Keokuk, is a 23-year-old college student who plans to use her platform to focus on overcoming disabilities. ...Read More

PHOTO: Several groups are calling on New York lawmakers to require more transparency about which networks doctors belong to, so consumers aren't surprised with unexpected bills that insurance won't cover. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

NEW YORK – It even happens to New Yorkers who have good health insurance coverage – surprise medical bills that can total tens of thousands of dollars. That's why consumer and health advocates are calling on lawmakers to protect consumers from the unexpected. Joclyn Krevat says she was ...Read More

PHOTO: Many say West Virginia's history has been in part defined by African-American history, starting with the role of slavery in the civil war, but later including early integration in the coalfields. Photo from the Library of Congress.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As West Virginia celebrates its 150th birthday, a series of events will highlight how African-American history is central to the state’s story. The Rev. Ron English of Charleston says the state might not even exist if everyone had accepted slavery. He says the fron ...Read More

PHOTO: AARP New Hampshire volunteer Sherri Harden leads a press conference on Medicaid expansion. Photo Credit: Anne Saunders

CONCORD, N.H. – It has been a case of political hot potato, and next week, New Hampshire lawmakers enter crunch time when it comes to deciding the fate of Medicaid expansion in the Granite State. Tess Kuenning, executive director, Bi-State Primary Care Association, is rooting for including M ...Read More

PHOTO: Many immigrants say they'd be willing to follow the rigorous process outlined in the

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' U.S. senators may be split on the immigration reform legislation up for debate in the Senate - but voters in the state, not so much. In a new poll, 67 percent of them support the Senate bill (S 744) crafted by the bipartisan "Gang of Eight," and there were similar resu ...Read More

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