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President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


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The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Archive: January 4, 2016

Many families that fled violence in Central America now face deportation. (John Hood, Caltrans/Wikimedia Commons)

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NEW YORK – News that Central American families are the targets of stepped-up immigration raids and deportations has immigrant rights advocates worried. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is reportedly preparing raids targeting hundreds of families that arrived during a surge of border ...Read More

Signs teenagers may be considering suicide include withdrawal and depression. (Veronica Carter)

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is first in the nation for the number of young people who've considered suicide, and is number two for those who've actually killed themselves. Janet Schnell, loss division chairwoman at the American Association of Suicidology, says Midwesterners are very reluctant to ...Read More

Experts say successful New Year's resolutions mean working to create long-term, healthy habits instead of making short-term, drastic changes. (Pippalou/morguefile)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Losing weight is the number one New Year's resolution, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute. But it's estimated only eight percent of those who make resolutions this time of year will succeed in achieving their goals. Dr. Katherine Brown, a spokesperson for the Am ...Read More

Dominion Energy's plans to close huge coal-ash impoundments, like this one at the Bremo Power Station on the James River, are drawing criticism. (Nick Kotula)

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RICHMOND, Va. – The Dominion utility company’s plans for closing coal ash impoundments at four power plants are drawing criticism. Dominion has asked for Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) permission to close the huge coal ash ponds at power stations on the James and El ...Read More

One important method of coal-ash disposal may leave West Virginia's waters vulnerable to heavy metal contamination. (Sierra Club, Appalachian Voices)

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A loophole for disposal of toxic coal ash is being widely misused across northern West Virginia, according to experts worried about heavy metals leaching into creeks and rivers. As the U.S. wrestles with how to dispose of decades worth of coal ash, Jim Kotcon, Energy Committee ...Read More

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Nevada ranks in the top 10 for the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline. (saiyood/iStockphoto)

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LAS VEGAS - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the problem is particularly severe in Nevada. Statistics show the Silver State is one of the the 10 worst for human trafficking, with hundreds of calls to the national hotline each year. Experts blame it on the state's multi-bi ...Read More

Arizona officials are looking for volunteers to help count the number of people who are homeless in a one-night effort coming up Jan. 25. (ArielleJay/morguefile)

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PHOENIX - Arizona officials are looking for volunteers to help count the number of people who are homeless in all of the state's towns and cities. This year's annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count takes place on Monday night, Jan. 25, and into the following morning. Anne Scott, human services plann ...Read More

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