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The vigilante accused of holding migrants at border to appear in court today. Also on our Monday rundown: The US Supreme Court takes up including citizenship questions on the next census this week. Plus, Earth Day finds oceans becoming plastic soup.

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Archive: June 10, 2016

Half of Pennsylvania school districts plan to reduce academic and extracurricular programs this fall. (Gov. Tom Wolf/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state's largest union for teachers says passing the school-funding formula is a step in the right direction, but schools still need more money from the state. The new funding formula means districts with higher needs will get a bigger share of the education money. But Jerry ...Read More

Talented young writers from across the globe converge this weekend for the Iowa Young Writers' Workshop. (IowaYoungWritersStudio.org)

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Writers from all over the U.S. and the world converge at the University of Iowa this weekend for the annual Iowa Young Writers' Studio. The program has developed an international reputation over more than a decade. Studio director Stephen Lovely says it draws dozens of talented y ...Read More

New research puts South Dakota as the second-best state in the nation for young adults just starting their careers. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota is near the top of the pack as a great place for millennials to live, according to new research by state. For adults ages 20 to 24, South Dakota is ranked second only to North Dakota by the personal finance website MoneyRates.com, as one of the most attractive states fo ...Read More

Lake trout have potentially high levels of chemicals, including mercury. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. - Eating fish is the biggest source of mercury contamination for people, and as Michiganders gear up for the Free Fishing Weekend, there are calls for better protections. More than 50 Michigan scientists sent a letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette requesting he drop his fight aga ...Read More

Familias Unidas por la Justicia has staged six walkouts in the last three years on Sakuma Brothers' Berry Farm. (Community to Community)

BURLINGTON, Wash. - About 180 farmworkers staged a walkout from Sakuma Brothers Berry Farm yesterday to protest wages and working conditions. The main demand of the union Familias Unidas por la Justicia (Families United for Justice) is an 11-cent increase for each pound of strawberries workers pi ...Read More

According to a new study, there have been benefits for state economies and health-care systems in the states that have chosen to expand their Medicaid programs. (iStockphoto)
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AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has the most uninsured people in the country, but state officials have rejected an almost cost-free expansion of the federal Medicaid program. As many as 1 million Texans fall into the coverage gap, where they don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford health coverage through ...Read More

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