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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: June 17, 2015

PHOTO: A new report finds 86 percent of eligible children in Florida don't get free summer lunches. Photo credit: morguefile/fidlerjan
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Eighty-six percent of children in Florida who qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch in summer don't participate, according to a report recently released by the Food Research and Action Center. Debra Susie, president and chief executive of Florida Impact, who runs the state's ...Read More

PHOTO: Legislation under consideration in California would give nurse practitioners full practice authority. Photo credit: Brandon Flint/AARP
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Three in four Californians supports the right of nurse practitioners to function as primary-care providers instead of having to work under the supervision of a doctor, according to a new AARP survey. AARP California supports state Senate Bill 323, which would expand nurse-practitioner responsibilit ...Read More

PHOTO: After age 65, about 80 percent of people have at least one chronic health condition; 50 percent have two. With regular, preventive doctor visits earlier in life, those odds can change. Photo credit: lisafx/

SEATTLE - It's a medical mystery: Why don't men go to the doctor as often as women? This is Men's Health Week, time for a friendly reminder from a physician or partner that it may be time for a checkup. Men live an average of five fewer years than women and have higher death rates for almost every ...Read More

Photo: North Carolina lawmakers are debating education funding for the 2015-17 budget cycle. Photo credit: beanworks/

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Senate's proposed budget for the next two years is touting increased education funding, but once the chalk dust settles, not everyone is convinced it's all good news for public schools in the state. In the fine print, the budget would eliminate more than 8,000 ass ...Read More

The Chesapeake Bay Trust has announced funding for 15 new greening projects, with seven of them planned for Baltimore. Credit: Chesapeake Bay Trust.

BALTIMORE - The Chesapeake Bay Trust has announced funding for 15 new greening projects, with seven of them planned for Baltimore. The funds come from the Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns Grant Initiative in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency and Maryland's Department of Nat ...Read More

PHOTO: Animal-welfare organizations are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that would allow  bobcat-hunting in Illinois for the first time in four decades. Photo courtesy Humane Society of the United States.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Animal-welfare groups are pleading with Gov. Bruce Rauner to veto a bill that would allow bobcat hunting in Illinois for the first time in four decades. House Bill 352 reverses the state's ban on commercial trapping and sport-hunting of bobcats, a move supporters say is needed t ...Read More

The Supreme Court's decision in King vs. Burwell will impact nearly 200,000 Missourians who currently receive premium tax credits under the Affordable Care Act. Credit: kconnors/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A ruling is expected any day in the King vs. Burwell case, which threatens to unravel the Affordable Care Act. New data shows that in Missouri, a decision for the plaintiff could put health insurance out of reach for nearly 200,000 people. The case challenges the legality of t ...Read More

PHOTO: The Bureau of Land Management wants public input for a master leasing plan for energy development in Colorado's South Park Basin, an area that supplies more than half of Denver's drinking water. Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Conservationists are praising the Bureau of Land Management's decision to create a master leasing plan for oil and gas extraction in Colorado's South Park Basin. The plan will allow hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers and local residents all to have a say in how, where and if energy develo ...Read More

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