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Former VP Joe Biden condemns recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis as yet another deadly encounter between police and an unarmed Black man. He did so before a virtual talk with PA Gov. Tom Wolf, ahead of next Tuesday's eight primaries.

Archive: August 18, 2015

North Dakota lawmakers will convene Wednesday to begin a study on what can be done to better support family caregivers in the state. Credit: Silvia Jansen.

BISMARCK, N.D. – The next North Dakota Legislative Assembly is still more than a year away, but lawmakers are already busy preparing, including a meeting of the Interim Human Services Committee on Wednesday that will examine the issue of family care-giving. The panel will begin a study on wha ...Read More

Advocates say prolonged isolation causes serious psychological harm.  Photo credit: Richard Ross/Incarcerated Nation.

NEW YORK – Prisoner advocates are asking state legislators to pass a bill that would dramatically alter the use of solitary confinement in New York prisons and jails. Last year, the state agreed to settle a lawsuit challenging solitary confinement, creating sentencing guidelines that include ...Read More

Teens are turning to e-cigarettes in large numbers, which doctors say is problematic on many fronts. Credit:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As summer winds down and kids return to their classes and friends, health experts want to make sure parents make children aware of the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes. The good news is fewer teens are picking up the smoking habit, but the latest data from the CDC sho ...Read More

The Department of the Interior is taking input on coal management program. Credit: Greg Goebel/Wikimedia Commons.

DENVER – For the first time in more than 30 years, the U.S. Department of the Interior is reviewing how it manages publicly-owned coal reserves. The agency oversees 75 percent of all coal mined in Colorado, and is holding a hearing today in Denver about its coal program. Kathy White, deputy d ...Read More

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont will share their views this week with attendees at the Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas. Courtesy: U.S. State Department

LAS VEGAS – As the leading Democratic White House hopefuls, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and current U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont are both expected to speak at the Nevada State AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Las Vegas this week. Danny Thompson with the AFL-CI ...Read More

The Florida Public Service Commission hears arguments today on whether power companies can raise rates to pay for nuclear plant development, even if the plants don't get built. Credit: Craig Anderson/

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Public Service Commission hears arguments today on whether Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy should be allowed to charge ratepayers for costs associated with developing nuclear power plants. A 2006 state law requires power companies to get approval for "a ...Read More

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