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The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

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Richmond, Virginia joins other states removing its Confederate monuments, despite ardent resistance from the president. Plus, Senate Republicans removed a provision in the Pentagon spending bill requiring campaigns to report foreign help.

Archive: May 7, 2015

PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico says a quarter of million workers in the state would benefit if Congress approves legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020. Photo credit: Sen. Udall

SANTA FE, N.M. – Raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020 would help about 250,000 workers in New Mexico, according to U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico. Udall says the Raise the Wage Act also would help parents provide for their families. "That will benefit nearly 150,00 ...Read More

PHOTO: The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that some say eliminated competitive options for some Dominion natural-gas customers in Ohio. Photo credit: Sebleouf/Wikipedia.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It's a question of what's the public's best interest. The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether commercial customers of Dominion will have access to the Standard Choice Offer, a natural-gas contract which price is set through an auction. The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio al ...Read More

PHOTO: The Minnesota Department of Health has detailed its new efforts to reduce the infant mortality rate, as hundreds of babies die in the state each year before they reach the age of one. Photo credit: Cody/Flickr.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Every year, several hundred babies statewide die before they reach their first birthday and a new plan from the Minnesota Department of Health aims to reduce those numbers. Commissioner Ed Ehlinger says while Minnesota does have one of the lowest overall infant mortality rates in ...Read More

PHOTO: Utah's homeless population is expected to benefit from more than $2 million in Affordable Care Act funding to benefit community health centers. Photo credit: U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

OGDEN, Utah – Thousands of people in Utah, including the homeless, are expected to benefit from $2.3 million in Affordable Care Act (ACA) funding to expand nonprofit community health centers. Josh Marans, communications and member services manager for the Association for Utah Community Healt ...Read More

PHOTO: Anti-poverty activists are rallying in Sacramento, calling for higher commercial property tax rates to pay for education,infrastructure and social services. Photo credit: cohdra/

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Anti-poverty advocates are rallying in Sacramento today saying California could raise $9 billion a year by fixing a loophole that froze certain commercial property tax rates back in 1978 when Prop 13 passed. Currently commercial property is taxed based on what the buyer pays for ...Read More

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