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Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

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Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Archive: November 13, 2014

Photo: The percentage of uninsured Hispanic children in Florida is above the national average, according to the report released by the National Council of La Raza and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Photo credit: National Council of La Raza and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Many Hispanic children in Florida are eligible for health coverage, but aren't able to access it, according to a report released this week by the National Council of La Raza and Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. While the number of uninsured Hispanic ...Read More

PHOTO: Kids from lower-income families are more likely to escape the cycle of poverty when programs are also coordinated to serve their parents, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Photo courtesy of Bridge Meadows.

PORTLAND, Ore. - To help low-income children, help their parents at the same time to get onto more stable financial footing. That's the message in a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report says programs and policies with the best intentions often focus on either kids or parents as ...Read More

PHOTO: People around the world are building awareness of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease, by wearing purple today. Photo courtesy of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinoisans and others around the world are encouraged to don purple today to mark the first World Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day. Kelli Steckbauer, a volunteer with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in Greater Chicago, says this is one of the most deadly types of can ...Read More

PHOTO: The coal-fired Cayuga Power Station on the shores of Lake Cayuga near Ithaca is targeted in a plan to convert it to a natural gas-burning facilities, but some area residents strenuously object. Photo credit: Philip Cohen/Wikipedia.

ITHACA, N.Y. - A plan to convert a coal-fired power plant on the shores of Lake Cayuga to a natural gas-burning facility is under fire from residents of nearby towns who say it is unnecessary - and will hit utility customers' bills hard. Moneen Nasmith, senior associate attorney with Earthjustice, ...Read More

PHOTO: Hearings were held at the statehouse Wednesday on several bills that would radically overhaul Ohio's existing gun laws. Photo credit: Anita Peppers/Morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - During the lame-duck legislative session now under way, state lawmakers are considering several bills that would radically revamp gun laws in Ohio. House Bill 203 received a Senate committee hearing on Wednesday. Toby Hoover, founder of the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence, desc ...Read More

PHOTO: Citizens and elected officials gather at a recent Clean Air Carolina event in Greensboro to discuss clean energy strategies for the state. Photo credit: Clean Air Carolina.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It may the time of year when North Carolinians are holding their breath for the next freeze warning, but the latest data on 2014 ozone levels in the Tarheel State indicates people can take a small sigh of relief about the air they breathe. Ozone levels in North Carolina were the l ...Read More

PHOTO: A new survey shows the majority of Hispanic Americans have a sense of optimism about their finances, but also believe racism and crime are getting worse. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor.

PHOENIX – A majority of Hispanic Americans are optimistic about their finances and health care, but concerned about racism and violence, according to a new survey from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Sylvia Monzano, a principal with Latino Decisions, the firm that conducted the survey, says one ...Read More

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