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Prosecutors get approval to bring charges against former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe; and the Trump administration rolls back clean water protections.

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At last night's debate, Democrats try for breakout moments; former VP Joe Biden spats with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

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PHOTO: A new report from the Food Research and Action Center finds that one-in-six American households said there were times they couldn't afford to buy food in 2014, many relied on community food banks such as the one above. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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DENVER - While Congress considers cuts to safety-net programs such as food stamps, a new report by the Food Research and Action Center shows millions of Americans still are struggling to put food on the table. The study, "How Hungry is America?" found one-in-six American homes admitted there were t ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report finds that some 600,000 Colorado workers in low-wage jobs, such as food preparation and retail, don't earn enough to rise above the federal poverty line, which shifts the cost of health-care coverage and other public assistance programs to taxpayers. Photo credit: Jocian/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - The number of jobs that don't pay full-time workers enough to get by are on the rise in Colorado, according to a new report. About 600,000 Coloradans earn less than $12 an hour, a wage that would put a family of four just above the federal poverty line. Chris Stiffler, economist with the ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Virginia teachers and parents with the Put Kids First coalition are pressing for a full restoration of funding for public education. They say class sizes and other budget-related issues are hurting learning. Graphic courtesy of Put Kids First.

RICHMOND, Va. - A group of Virginia parents and teachers want restoration of funding for public education. They say big classes and other budget-related issues are hurting students. Virginia now spends 83 percent per student compared to what it spent in 2009, adjusted for inflation. Public schools ...Read More

Photo: Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of Wisconsin Jobs Now, says large events are planned in Milwaukee and Madison next week as part of a national day of protests on April 15 aimed at raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Photo credit: WI Jobs Now

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Madison and Milwaukee were the sites of minimum-wage protests last week, and now organizers say a much larger event is planned for next Wednesday, April 15, which will involve low-wage workers in cities all across the Badger State. Jennifer Epps-Addison, executive director of Wisc ...Read More

PHOTO: The Menla Mountain Retreat Center in Phoenicia, New York, will be the site of the first Mindfulness for Leadership Excellence program in the U.S., addressing digital overload. Photo courtesy of Menla Mountain Retreat Center.

PHOENICIA, N.Y. - The benefits of putting down the wireless devices are increasingly touted as good for physical and mental health, but it's sometimes difficult to unplug, especially for managers and executives. There's help in the form of the first-ever Digital Detox retreat for executives in th ...Read More

PHOTO: New York environmental watchdogs are crying foul over Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to pull $41 million from the state's cap-and-trade program to put instead into the state general fund. Photo credit: Future Atlas/CC.

NEW YORK - State environmental watchdogs are crying foul over Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to pull $41 million from the state's cap-and-trade program, and placing it in the general fund. Environmental Advocates of New York says money from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is suppose ...Read More

PHOTO: About 200 people gathered on the Capitol steps in Boise to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month in Idaho yesterday. Photo credit: Deborah C. Smith

BOISE, Idaho - Law enforcement officers, students and social workers were among the 200 people who kicked off Child Abuse Prevention Month on the Capitol steps in Boise on Wednesday. Speakers described the topic as one that's traditionally been painful to bring up, but which needs to be discussed t ...Read More

Photo: The North Carolina Department of Transportation Division of Aviation is hosting informational sessions this year to help airports across North Carolina protect wildlife and passengers. Photo credit: Matthew Hull/Morguefile.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Negotiating air traffic and unpredictable weather are just two of the concerns North Carolina airports face on a daily basis. Wildlife are also a concern, and according to the FAA, there were 225 wildlife strikes with planes in North Carolina in 2014. Bobby Walston, division of avia ...Read More

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