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President Trump commutes the prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Plus, warming expected to be hot topic at NV debate.

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Tonight's the Las Vegas debate, ahead of this weekend's Nevada caucuses. Some candidates are trying to regain the spotlight and others are trying to keep momentum.

Archive: December 31, 2019

About 1 in 4 Social Security recipients in North Dakota relies on the money for 90% or more of their income. (Adobe Stock)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- With the holidays coming to a close, some folks already are gearing up for another stressful time: tax season. But some North Dakotans could find it a bit easier to pay Uncle Sam in 2020. About 30,000 older adults will no longer have to pay a state income tax on their Social Sec ...Read More

California is the first state to extend health care benefits to income-eligible undocumented adults younger than age 26. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Starting tomorrow, all low-income Californians younger than age 26 who meet the income requirements will be able to sign up for health insurance under the Medi-Cal program, regardless of immigration status. The state estimates 138,000 young people will sign up - a small but si ...Read More

The federal government has ordered more protections for Virginia's menhaden fish population. (NOAA)

RICHMOND, Va. -- Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce ordered Virginia's menhaden fishery in the Chesapeake Bay, the largest on the East Coast, to close down because a fish-oil company exceeded the fishing limit enforced by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Chris Moore, senior ...Read More

Arizona's Gila monster is an example of the type of species wildlife officials say they would protect under the Recovering America's Wildlife Act. (National Park Service)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A bipartisan bill designed to proactively manage wildlife species to keep them off the Endangered Species List will be waiting for lawmakers when Congress reconvenes next week. The Recovering America's Wildlife Act would dedicate $1.4 billion annually toward voluntary conservati ...Read More

Some language experts say regional dialect could become less prominent in a more global society. (Matthew Henry)

MADISON, Wis. -- As Wisconsin's population becomes more diverse, changes are expected in the coming years to better assist residents from other parts of the world. But it could even have more personal impacts, including how residents speak. Census figures show that Wisconsin is still predominantly ...Read More

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