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Signs that the Mueller Trump/Russia probe could wrap up in the next week. Also on our Thursday rundown: A death penalty repeal likely to pass in New England. Plus, cancer survivors rally for tougher smoking laws in Tennessee.

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Archive: July 15, 2016

Thousands of athletes of all ages and abilities compete in more than 60 sports this weekend at the 30th Annual Iowa Games in Ames. (IowaGames.org)

AMES, Iowa – Iowans don't have to go to Rio to find athletes competing in dozens of different sports. An estimated 13,000 people will converge in Ames this weekend for the 30th annual Iowa Games. The events include archery, running, cycling, target shooting, even bowling and horseshoes. Chuck ...Read More

A former woolen mill in Berwick is now providing much-needed senior housing, through an EPA brownfields cleanup loan. (EPA)

AUGUSTA, Maine – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just handed out $10 million in funds to help communities clean up sites that may have been polluted or contain hazardous waste. Urban planners call these sites brownfields. Frank Gardner, brownfields coordinator for EPA Region 1, said ...Read More

At least 50 Minnesota activists are heading to the RNC in Cleveland to join a national protest over Donald Trump's immigration plans. (MIRAC)

MINNEAPOLIS – This Sunday, dozens of Minnesotans for immigrants' rights and other political activists are heading to the Republican National Convention to join a major protest. The Minnesota organizers say they're taking a nearly 12-hour bus ride from the Twin Cities to Cleveland, Ohio, to pu ...Read More

About 2,500 police officers from other states will be joining Cleveland police in patrolling the city during the RNC. (Elvert Barnes/Flickr)

CLEVELAND – Along with the delegates, party supporters and pundits, thousands of protesters also are expected in downtown Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. And given the recent tensions involving police and community relations around the country, experts say it's important ...Read More

Cleveland will be home to a convention

CLEVELAND – While party leaders and delegates make final preparations for the Republican National Convention next week, a convention for the people is kicking off today in Cleveland. The People's Justice and Peace Convention 2016 will elevate problems pertaining to economic, environmental, po ...Read More

Long before Election Day, people can also make their voices heard by being campaign workers for the candidates of their choice. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

BALTIMORE – As the November election draws closer, advocates for working families across the nation are trying to get the word out about how much each individual vote counts. In Maryland, volunteers are going door to door, talking about some of the issues on the ballot and the candidates who ...Read More

The terrible damage of the recent floods is likely to also have an impact on the West Virginia state budget. (State of West Virginia)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – The recent floods mean state lawmakers are facing a familiar budget dilemma once again. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is considering bringing the Legislature back into session to address flood recovery. But as hard as it was to balance the state budget earlier this year, Sean O'L ...Read More

One rider would prohibit the EPA from enforcing the Clean Power Plan. (snowpeak/Wikimedia Commons)<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Environmental groups say the appropriations bill to fund the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that passed the U.S. House on Thursday contains dozens of anti-environmental riders that would end efforts to clean up pollution and slow climate change. Riders are attachments ...Read More

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