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President Biden proposes expanding the Pell Grant program to reach more students in need and the Navajo Nation addresses the need for tougher methane emissions rules.


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President Biden talks hurricane aid in Louisiana, Vice President Harris visits Rhode Island, defense officials talk about clamping down on domestic extremism in the ranks, and plan for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: December 12, 2016

Data from a new report indicates people in Massachusetts' poorest communities are far more likely to be on probation and paying monthly probation fees. (Prison Policy Initiative)

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EAST HAMPTON, Mass. – A new report says the fees that Massachusetts charges to people on probation are falling disproportionately on those who live in the poorest communities. Wendy Sawyer, who authored the report for the Prison Policy Initiative, says advocates had long suspected those bein ...Read More

Experts suggest finding a nice balance when it comes to giving children what they want for the holidays. (V. Carter)

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INDIANAPOLIS – The National Retail Federation says American consumers plan to spend an average of $935.58 during the 2016 holiday shopping season this year, and a big chunk of that will be on children. The Indiana Youth Institute has a warning: Going overboard can have long-term consequences ...Read More

Volunteers age 65 to 85 are needed for a first-of-its-kind Alzheimer's study. (Virginia Carter)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A first-of-its-kind study of Alzheimer's disease is under way, and people who have shown little or no signs of it are being sought to participate. The idea is to use an antibody to clear out the protein called Amyloid that's associated with Alzheimer's to prevent or slow the ...Read More

A new report says potential effects of repealing the Affordable Care Act include doubling the number of uninsured children in the U.S. (Pixabay)

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DENVER – With an incoming Trump administration and majorities in Congress, the Republican Party is poised to finally make good on its promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Researchers at the Urban Institute wanted to know what could happen if Congress partially repeals the ACA under a p ...Read More

Researchers and state and U.S. agencies differ on how they believe grizzly bears will fare if the species is delisted. (Jim Peaco/Yellowstone National Park)

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MISSOULA, Mont. – It’s looking like grizzly bears will be removed from the endangered species list in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho, but some researchers are concerned that the model used for predicting the bear's population won't hold up if hunting resumes. The grizzly population in the ...Read More

One of Idaho's U.S. Senators has introduced a bill to create a Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area. (Steve Weisse/Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness)

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SANDPOINT, Idaho — Idaho Sen. Jim Risch has introduced a bill in Congress to create the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area in northern Idaho, which would encompass nearly 14,000 acres of national forest land in Bonner County. Wilderness designation for the area has garnered widespread support i ...Read More

Large schools of menhaden bring larger fish, dolphins and whales to New York waters. (Brian.gratwicke/Wikimedia Commons)

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NEW YORK – The return of huge schools of forage fish to waters off Long Island is paying off for New York in a lot of ways. For larger fish and marine mammals, menhaden – also known as bunker fish – are food. They once crowded coastal waters all the way to Maine, but their number ...Read More

A new report says California has the nation's largest workforce in energy-efficiency services, from new construction to retrofitting older structures. (Jeremy Levine)

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LOS ANGELES -- California is a powerhouse in a promising field for job creation, according to a new report that paints energy efficiency as a growing industry and an economic driver. Some of the more than 300,000 jobs in energy efficiency in California - and 1.9 million nationwide - are in new cons ...Read More

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