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Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Archive: June 16, 2015

PHOTO: Eric Thomas was paralyzed from the neck down in a shooting, but went on to open his own business, EZ Awareness By Design, thanks to assistance from Goodwill Industries of Mid-Michigan's self-employment services program. Photo courtesy of E. Thomas.

FLINT, Mich. – Earning a living in a rewarding career is part of the American dream, and the goal of an innovative Goodwill Industries program is to ensure the American Dream is accessible to everyone – including those with disabilities. Cheryl Osborn manages the self-employment service ...Read More

PHOTO: With warm temperatures and plenty of sunlight, summer is prime time for the spread of blue-green algae that can threaten the health of Indiana's lakes and reservoirs. Photo credit: Willem van Aken, CSIRO/Wikimedia.

INDIANAPOLIS – With summer getting underway, experts say blue-green algae fueled by nutrient pollution are certain to return to lakes and streams in Indiana. Kim Ferraro, water and agriculture policy director with the Hoosier Environmental Council, says while some forms of algae are good for ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report exposes the impact of local lockup quotas at immigrant detention facilities under the Obama Administration. Photo credit: Austin Indymedia.

AUSTIN, Texas – A new report released by Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights exposes local lockup quotas in for-profit immigrant detention facilities covering half of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field offices. Carol Wu with Detention Watch N ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report shows fixing environmental hazards could save California $254 million a year, and improve child health. Photo credit: Cheryl Holt/Morguefile.

OAKLAND, Calif. – A study released today by the nonprofit Public Health Institute (PHI) says California could save $250 million per year in healthcare costs – and improve the lives of millions of children – by eliminating exposure to preventable environmental hazards such as lead, ...Read More

PHOTO: Florida activists are decrying a move to use money earmarked by voters to expand and restore conservation and recreation lands to instead pay the expenses of existing agencies previously covered by the state's general fund. Photo credit: Chuck Marshalsea/Morguefile.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Environmental groups are reacting angrily to Tuesday's news of a budget deal in Tallahassee that spends far less on conservation than voters expected. Seventy-five percent of Florida voters approved Amendment One last November, setting aside about $750 million this year to ...Read More

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