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Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: October 14, 2015

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear announces plans to build supportive housing for domestic-violence victims who have been living in shelters. She made the announcement Tuesday at GreenHouse17, the shelter near Lexington. Credit: Greg Stotelmyer.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - In her eight years as Kentucky's First Lady, Jane Beshear has become known as a tireless supporter of ways to help victims of domestic violence. Tuesday at GreenHouse17, the shelter that provides emergency housing and services to victims in central Kentucky, Beshear announced a $4.5 ...Read More

A bountiful harvest at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute near East Troy, Wis., allowed it to donate fresh produce to a nearby food pantry and homeless shelter, and they encourage others to follow suit. Credit: UW Extension

MUKWONAGO, Wis. - The fall harvest this year at the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute has been so bountiful that they're donating fresh produce to nearby nonprofit organizations, including the Twin Oaks Homeless Shelter in Darien and the Mukwonago Food Pantry. Cindy Eggleston, who manages the f ...Read More

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and advocates for bisexual individuals are working to raise awareness about the specific violence, discrimination and stereotypes they face. Credit: Anchly/istockphoto

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Schools across Tennessee are reminding students this month about the damage they can do to peers by bullying. Among the reasons kids are teased or physically harmed is sexual orientation, and experts say bisexuals face even more challenges. According to the federal Centers for Di ...Read More

Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon. Credit: Jeremy Fox

PORTLAND, Ore. - More than 100 businesses big and small are urging Oregon's congressional delegation to protect the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon. They say outdoor recreation generates $12.8 billion in consumer spending and is critical to the state's economy. Dan Cherry, communications ...Read More

Floridians are joining a national day of action for climate change. Credit: Mariama Gregory

MIAMI - As global leaders prepare for historic climate talks, Floridians are joining in a national movement today to call for real action on climate change. Marcos Vilar, regional director for New Florida Majority, is among the organizers of the People's Climate March in Miami, one of more than 100 ...Read More

Chimpanzees, abandoned in Liberia, had been used for hepatitis research. Credit: Jenny Desmond/For The HSUS

NEW YORK - Protesters will be outside the offices of the New York Blood Center in Manhattan on Thursday, calling on the center to take care of chimpanzees it used for biomedical research in Liberia. The chimps were used for 30 years. When that research ended a decade ago, the chimps were moved to a ...Read More

Utah Republicans on Tuesday rejected Medicaid expansion for the second time. Credit: peopleimages/iStock

SALT LAKE CITY - Health-care advocates in Utah are slamming the decision by state House Republicans to again reject Medicaid expansion. The majority caucus in the state Legislature on Tuesday rejected the Utah Access Plus plan that was crafted by six of its own leaders. The plan would have closed t ...Read More

MAPE has served as an integral partner with the state in the creation of a policy aimed at reducing bullying in the workplace. Credit: Wavebreakmedia

ST. PAUL, Minn. - This is National Bullying Prevention Month, and in Minnesota that doesn't just mean action when it comes to reducing the prevalence in schools. Earlier this year, Minnesota released a new Respectful Workplace Policy for state workers with input from such groups as the Minnesota As ...Read More

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