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Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

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Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Archive: July 24, 2013

Photo: Rose-Water and her daughter at a recent Moral Monday protesting recent decisions by the State Assembly. Courtesy: Melea

RALEIGH, N.C. - It's a deal Robin Hood would be sure to protest. Many North Carolina residents will pay higher taxes cumulatively next year now that Gov. Pat McCrory signed the tax overhaul deal on Tuesday. However, with new tax cuts for mostly high-income taxpayers, the net loss for the state is $ ...Read More

PHOTO: Organic farmers are finding few effective weapons for wiping out this year's bumper crop of stink bugs. Photo credit: http://njaes.rutgers.edu/

HARWOOD, Md. - The stink bug invasion is on, and sustainable, pesticide-free growers such as Blue Tomato Farms in southern Maryland are becoming casualties. Owner Shawn Sizer said he had to close his community-supported agriculture operation, which provides food deliveries to subscribing members, i ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's Desolation Canyon is one of 12 spots in eight states that a new report deems

MOAB, Utah - Oil and gas companies already have leased more than 38 million acres of public land, and a new report says there's no need for them to target other parcels that adjoin national parks and areas with wilderness, historic and recreation values. The Wilderness Society report names a dozen ...Read More

Otero Mesa is one of twelve unique landscapes being heralded by The Wilderness Society as “Too Wild to Drill” in a report out today.<br />Courtesy: New Mexico Wilderness Alliance<br />

DONO ANA COUNTY, N.M. - The Wilderness Society has named New Mexico as one of eight states in breathtaking company. In its new report, "Too Wild To Drill," the Land of Enchantment hosts two uncommon landscapes that are among the most unique and most threatened in the nation: Chaco Canyon, with its ...Read More

PHOTO: Congress is considering legislation that would cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by nearly 80%. Opponents of the cuts say the GLRI is producing results, but much work remains. Photo credit: Sharon Mollerus.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Advocates across the Great Lakes region want the U.S. House to reject a bill now working its way through the committee process that would cut funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by nearly 80 percent. Todd Ambs, campaign director for the Healing Our Waters-Great Lake ...Read More

PHOTO: Sunday is Parents’ Day, established by congressional resolution in 1994. Folks who would like to become parents but are having trouble with traditional methods look to adoption or fertility treatment. But both come with high price tags. Courtesy HelpUsAdopt.org

NEW YORK - Sunday is Parents' Day. Parenting is not for the faint of heart, nor those with shallow pockets. Would-be parents having trouble conceiving a child through traditional methods know this all too well, said Carolyn Berger, an adoption coordinator for the American Fertility Association who ...Read More

PHOTO: The Yellowstone River oil spill is not yet a distant memory, but oil from a pipeline isn’t the only contaminant Montanans should be concerned about. A new report points to discharges from the coal ash pond at the Corette plant. Photo credit: MT.gov.

BILLINGS, Mont. - The Yellowstone River oil spill is not yet a distant memory, but oil from a pipeline isn't the only contaminant Montanans should be concerned about, according to a new report from the Sierra Club and other environmental groups. They're pointing fingers at water discharged from coa ...Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa - It's called "The College Experience" - a course for incoming Des Moines Area Community College students that orients them to their new life at the school as well as the need for community service work. This year, said instructor Nicole Hardin, her students decided to pay tribute ...Read More

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