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Trump tax revelations point to disparity in nation's tax system; Pelosi and Mnuchin make last-ditch effort at pandemic relief.

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Today's the first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio. And a British news show reports a Trump campaign effort to suppress the Black vote in 2016.

Archive: June 19, 2015

PHOTO: Members of the Green Plate Special club celebrate the addition of raised garden beds to their school's STEM program. Photo credit: Marissa Rousselle.
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SEATTLE - Today is National Summer Learning Day, a nod to programs that prompt kids to sign up, show up and learn something new. Kids may not realize it, but summer programs also help ensure that their academic skills don't backslide by fall. Summer is a new chance to introduce the STEM fields. At ...Read More

PHOTO: Pope Francis says it's important for the world to do more to curb climate change. The Tesla Motors' gigafactory being built near Reno is an example of how the state can benefit economically from renewable energy. Photo courtesy of Tesla Motors.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Climate change primarily has been an environmental and often a political issue. This week, it officially has become a moral issue. In his new position paper known as a papal encyclical, Pope Francis asks Catholics to take a strong stand to fight global warming, and says failure ...Read More

PHOTO: A Colorado landmark that provided a safe-haven vacation site to blacks during segregation received national recognition this week. Winks Lodge hosted middle-class families as well as noted artists such as Duke Ellington and Lena Horne. Photo credit: Hustvedt/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER - Summertime means vacation for a lot of Coloradans. If you've got the cash, you can go anywhere you like. But that hasn't always been true for all of the state's residents. During the last 40 years of segregation, if you were black there weren't many options - but you could take a vacation ...Read More

PHOTO: Their studies of animal behavior have taken Dieter and Netzin Stecklis around the world, and they use their research to inform their UA courses on fatherhood and families. Photo courtesy University of Arizona.

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona ranks 42nd in a national survey by state of important factors for working fathers, including health and child-care costs. WalletHub gives Arizona low ratings for economic and social well-being, and says the state has the highest number of dads with children younger than 18 li ...Read More

PHOTO: Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light works to reduce energy consumption in Indiana. The group is among those applauding Pope Francis' message that addressing climate change is a matter of moral obligations. Photo courtesy of Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light.

INDIANAPOLIS - Hoosiers from all walks of life are applauding Pope Francis' call for an ethical movement to stop climate change from destroying the earth. In a papal encyclical, the pope said humanity's exploitation of natural resources is partly responsible for climate change. Sometimes, it takes ...Read More

PHOTO: Program director Nation Wright leads a traditional Native American round dance with students at Minnesota's American Indian Freedom Schools program, the first of its kind among the more than 200 Freedom Schools sites across the United States. Photo courtesy of CDF-Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With a goal of curbing summer learning loss and closing the achievement gap, the nation's first-ever Freedom Schools program for the American Indian community has opened in Minnesota. The six-week summer enrichment offering is provided by Children's Defense Fund-Minnesota. Its pro ...Read More

PHOTO: From working in the garden to enjoying the comforts of home, aging in place is what experts say most Michiganders want for themselves, and advocates say the new state budget will help them do that. Photo credit: bjwebbiz/morguefile.

LANSING, Mich. - It's been said there's no place like home, and that's where more older Michiganders will be able to stay, thanks to continued funding for programs that help them live independently in their homes and communities as they age. In these tough budget times, said Lisa Dedden Cooper, man ...Read More

A new study has found that nitrogen run off from farm fields could come with a heavy price. Credit: Koan/

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Farm nitrogen pollution damage is estimated at billions of dollars annually, according to an International Scientific Team study published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study shows agriculture accounts for most of the pollution, said Environmental Working Gr ...Read More

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