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

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


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: December 15, 2014

PHOTO: Mounds of coal ash are seen at a disposal site in Jefferson County, located near a residential area. Environmental and public health groups are anticipating first-ever EPA restrictions that classify coal ash as a hazardous substance. Photo credit: Thomas Pearce.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Federal rules about the storage and disposal of coal ash are expected from the Environmental Protection Agency this week. Kentucky is "in the center of the storm" about public health risks caused by coal ash, a toxic byproduct created when coal-fired power plants generate electric ...Read More

PHOTO: Like a lump of coal in your stocking, a holiday scam is something nobody wants to fall victim to. But experts say with shoppers estimated to spend upwards of $619 billion on gifts this year, scammers are stepping up their tricks to rip people off. Photo credit: mensatic/morgufile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – While the holidays are a time of giving, fraud experts say con artists are ready to take whatever they can from unsuspecting Ohioans. Whether you are shopping in person or online, Amy Nofziger with the AARP Fraud Watch Network says scammers are getting smarter, and some of t ...Read More

PHOTO: Poverty is plaguing families in parts of Indiana, and community leaders, educators, counselors and others who work with children will gather today to examine solutions. Photo Credit: Rich Mullins/morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS – Research finds 22 percent of Indiana's children are poor, and the problem is even greater in the southern part of the state. Today, those who advocate for children will discuss approaches to help lift Indiana families out of poverty. Melissa Fry, director of the Applied Rese ...Read More

PHOTO: Arturo Hernandez Garcia's daughters recently visited Washington to fight against their father's deportation. Photo courtesy of Rev. Anne Dunlap

DENVER - Millions of immigrants nationwide are waiting to see if they qualify for President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents program, which was announced last month. Arturo Hernandez Garcia is among them. He has been in "sanctuary" at the First Unitarian Society of Denver for almost two months. ...Read More

PHOTO: Along with lights, trees and presents, the holiday season can be filled with stress, anxiety and even depression. As one antidote, experts recommend turning the focus to the kinds of gifts that money can't buy. Photo credit: M. Shand

TROY, Mich. – For those who have experienced losses, the less fortunate and everyday families overcome by stress, the holidays can be a challenging time. But experts say small changes can help people find the joy in the season. Psychotherapist Mary Michail sees the toll the holiday hustle ...Read More

PHOTO: President Barack Obama is being pushed to keep a campaign promise he made in Iowa in 2007 to limit farm payments. To date, it remains unfulfilled. Photo credit: Phil Roeder/Flickr.

DES MOINES, Iowa – As the political focus of the country slowly begins to shift toward the presidential election of 2016, some in Iowa are calling on President Barack Obama to keep a promise he made when first campaigning in the state seven years ago. At the time, Obama's platform included a ...Read More

PHOTO: A packed courtroom hears closing arguments last week in San Francisco. The fate of City College of San Francisco (CCSF) now is in the hands of a judge who is deciding whether the school should lose its accreditation and close. Photo courtesy of California Federation of Teachers.
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SAN FRANCISCO - Eighty-thousand City College of San Francisco students are waiting to hear if their school will be shut down. A judge is deciding whether CCSF deserves to have its accreditation revoked. Student and single mother Bouchra Simmons said the school is the only option for her and many ot ...Read More

PHOTO: Improving caregivers' ability to care for others is the purpose of a bill that Nevada lawmakers are expected to consider in the next legislative session, which starts in February. Photo courtesy of AARP.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Nevada lawmakers are expected to consider the "Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable Act" in the legislative session that starts in February. Barry Gold, government relations director at AARP Nevada, said the bill would improve the ability of caregivers to care for others. "The CARE ...Read More

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