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Enbridge Energy wins a round on the Line 3 pipeline, but tribal activists say they'll keep fighting, and President Biden issues a warning to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.


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The U.S. has seen more than 270 mass shootings in 2021 as lawmakers argue over causes and strategies, President Biden previews his meeting with Vladimir Putin, and Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective.

Archive: July 24, 2015

Around 300 food shelves in Minnesota are getting a share of more than $500,000 today to help with the summer crunch. Credit: RonTech2000.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Around 300 food shelves across the state are getting an infusion of cash donations today, coming at a time when help is needed most. The food shelves will be sharing in more than $500,000 brought in by Minnesota FoodShare as part of the nearly $8 million and 4.7 million pounds of ...Read More

PHOTO: CIDNY's Susan Dooha of the Center for Independence of the Disabled New York received a proclamation at New York's City Hall on Thursday in honor of her group's efforts to help New Yorkers at the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo courtesy Center for Independence of the Disabled New York.

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NEW YORK - Big strides forward. That's the big picture as New Yorkers celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but there are still major hurdles in the way. Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of the Disabled in New York, said the ADA produce ...Read More

PHOTO: Environmentalists say current cleanup efforts will only remove 65 percent of toxic PCB contamination from the Hudson River. It has been there since the 1970s. Photo credit: Abigail Jones.

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NEW YORK - Candle flames flickered along the shores of the Hudson River on Thursday night as New Yorkers from Manhattan to Schuylerville 200 miles north joined in a vigil calling for a thorough cleanup of toxic PCB contamination. General Electric, which dumped millions of pounds of industrial chemi ...Read More

Colorado River. Credit: Donna Boley/Wikimedia Commons.

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DENVER - Saturday is Colorado River Day, marking the date in 1921 when the river was officially renamed from the Grand River to the Colorado. The future of the river is uncertain because of water shortages and increasing demand, and it features prominently in an emerging Colorado water plan. Steve ...Read More

Unusual bipartisan cooperation might save a 50-year-old program that supports public lands. Photo from the Monongahela National Forest by Beth Little.

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Conservationists are praising a rare bit of bipartisan cooperation in Congress to fund a program for public areas and historic and wilderness lands. The Land and Water Conservation Fund takes a small portion of revenues from offshore oil and gas development and spends that on ma ...Read More

Colorado River supports millions of people in Nevada and several other Western states. Courtesy: NASA

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LAS VEGAS - As part of Colorado River Day on Saturday, some young people in Nevada are calling on Gov. Brian Sandoval to continue his support for policies that will help ensure the survival of the Colorado River. Maria-Theresa Liebermann, coordinator of the Latino advocacy group Nuestro Rio, said h ...Read More

Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Credit: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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PHOENIX - Recognizing Arizona's success in conserving and preserving water from the Colorado River is part of the message attached to Colorado River Day on Saturday. Arizona lawmakers have a long history of making good water planning decisions, said Nicole Gonzalez Patterson, state director of Prot ...Read More

Photo: The constitutionality of North Carolina's school voucher program was upheld by the State Supreme Court on Thursday. Photo credit: alvimann/morguefile.com

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RALEIGH, N.C. - Public money can continue to be used for vouchers to pay for private schools, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The program was challenged by public-school advocates who argued it was unconstitutional and removes needed resources from public schools. Yevonne Brannon, ...Read More

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