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Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

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Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Archive: June 27, 2013

GRAPHIC: A plan to require photo ID on SNAP cards for Massachusetts food stamp recipients is being criticized as costly and discriminatory. Illustration courtesy AARP

BOSTON - Bills headed for final revision in the Statehouse would make numerous changes in the way Massachusetts administers programs such as cash assistance and SNAP, formerly known as food stamps. The legislation is under fire, particularly because it would require photo IDs. Critics said that woul ...Read More

Reform opponents have stressed the need for more border security. A recent poll by the Harstad Research Center found that 80 percent of Long Islanders now support comprehensive immigration reform.

NEW YORK CITY - It's a vote that will likely make history on the sometimes heated issue of immigration reform. Today, local advocates are calling for speedy action by the U.S. Senate. Westbury resident Joan Sanjuan said he has been active on this issue with the group Make the Road New York for many ...Read More

For every 100 children in Pennsylvania who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, only about 20 get the same benefit during the summer months.

PHILADELPHIA - The need is huge, and so is the program in place to fill it. At sites across the state, Pennsylvania's Summer Meals program is starting, helping to make sure children who get meals during the school year don't go hungry in summer. Julie Zaebst, interim executive director of the Greate ...Read More

PHOTO: Pumpkin, a 24-year-old chimpanzee at the Alamogordo Primate Facility, loves coconuts and kiddie swimming pools. APF is a chimpanzee reserve where no research is conducted.<br />Courtesy: N-I-H.<br />

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Hope for chimpanzees used for laboratory research came Wednesday morning, when National Institutes of Health director Dr. Francis Collins announced a decision to retire nearly 90 percent of the NIH chimps. Collins said the agency plans to keep as many as 50 chimpanzees available ...Read More

IMAGE: As part of Great Outdoors America Week, Arizona Rep. Raśl Grijalva (Rah-OOL Gree-HOL-vah) is being honored for his lifelong conservation efforts. CREDIT: AZ Wild.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has been honored for his strong dedication to conservation issues as part of Great Outdoors America Week. Several conservation groups presented Grijalva, D-Ariz., with the Congressional Champion Award on Wednesday in the nation's capital. "He has consistently, ...Read More

Former power company CEO and WVU Tech president Charles Bayless says the state can't afford to deny reality on the issue of climate change. PHOTO courtesy of Bayless.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - With climate change regulations coming, the state needs to face reality, according to a former West Virginia college president and power company CEO. Coal industry supporters and their allies in office are harshly attacking White House plans to limit carbon pollution, calling it ...Read More

The Supreme Court vote was 5-4 in the landmark decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional because it denied same-sex couples the same federal benefit as other married couples. Photo by Ludovic Bertron

LAS VEGAS - A good start. That's what some Nevada legal advocates are saying today about the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. The ruling is good news as far as it goes, said Kim Surratt, who runs a family law practice in Reno, but plenty of work remains to be done ...Read More

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