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The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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Archive: August 9, 2013

GRAPHIC: Every Marylander who receives SNAP benefits will see a cut starting November first.

BALTIMORE – There will be less money for food this fall for the 774,000 Maryland families that get help from the government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. A 2009 Recovery Act boost to the program expires Nov. 1, and the Center on Budget and Policy ...Read More

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DENVER – It may surprise many Coloradans to know they now have increased access to their medical records – thanks to changes in federal law. Patient advocates say using those records is key to ensuring quality care. This week that topic and others were discussed at the Colorado Healt ...Read More

PHOTO: Kids are especially susceptible to chemicals, and parents might be surprised to find out how many were found in recent lab tests of everyday outdoor picnic products. Photo credit: iStockphoto.com.

PORTLAND, Ore. – There may be more than ants and sunburns to worry about at this year's picnics and barbecues. A coalition of consumer watchdog groups has released results of tests on products commonly used at backyard get-togethers and found 96 percent of them contained at least one chemica ...Read More

GRAPHIC: The FCC will vote today on a proposal to roll back the high rates that telephone companies charge for prison inmates to make and receive calls. Courtesy Colorlines.com

WASHINGTON – All ears will be on the Federal Communications Commission today, as the FCC votes on a proposal to roll back the high rates that telephone companies charge for prison inmates to make and receive calls. Most phone companies pay prisons commissions in exchange for service contract ...Read More

PHOTO: Big pumpkins and big ideas. AARP Iowa has set up a 'listening' post at the Iowa State Fair to gather ideas about the future of Medicare and Social Security. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

DES MOINES, Iowa – Music, ribbons, animals, rides and food-on-a-stick. The Iowa State Fair is underway, and AARP Iowa is there to take in the sights and food, along with opinions about Medicare and Social Security. There's been talk in Washington that the two programs are at risk of going ...Read More

PHOTO: A new poll finds 63% of Minnesota voters support closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, to help prevent the spread of the invasive Asian carp. CREDIT: LouisvilleUSACE

ST. PAUL, Minn. – With the invasive Asian carp on the move north, a majority of Minnesotans want aggressive action now to protect the state's more than 10,000 lakes, rivers and streams. One option for protection would come in the form of closing the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam on th ...Read More

IMAGE: A new online tool from AARP can explain specific options for patients under the health care law. CREDIT: Microsoft images.

PHOENIX – Specific information about available options under the Affordable Care Act is only a few clicks away on a new website. AARP expects its Health Law Answers tool will help people cut through the clutter about the health care law. Cynthia Fagyas, spokeswoman for AARP Arizona, says to ...Read More

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