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Florida's Republican lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to pass so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


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Biden announces tough sanctions on Russia; Pelosi says she won't bring bill to floor expanding Supreme Court; and Harris announces largest ever U.S. investment in childcare.

Archive: August 27, 2020

Rabbi Bonnie Margulis is one of 57 faith leaders in Wisconsin to sign a letter organized by a national faith group, demanding the Trump administration end policies that are viewed as harmful to immigrant children. (Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice)

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MADISON, Wis. -- Faith leaders from across the country say it's time for the U.S. to end what they call inhumane treatment of immigrants and their families. Nearly 450 of these leaders, including many from Wisconsin, have issued a letter to Republicans demanding change. The message was sent to del ...Read More

With the average farming age in Ohio of 59, the successful transfer of land will be an important issue in coming years. (OEFFA)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The future of our food system depends on the successful transfer of land to the next crop of farmers. However, it can be an overwhelming process for the elder generation. Kelly Cabral, farmland specialist for the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) said the direct d ...Read More

Conservation groups argue that selling even more oil and gas leases on public lands will deprive communities of significant tax revenue that could be generated by hunting, fishing, or other uses. (Creative Commons)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Sportswomen with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) say new sales of oil and gas leases on public lands will hurt Western communities. But that didn't stop the Trump administration from resuming the sales this week after a five-month pause. Today, the U.S. Bureau of Land M ...Read More

The economic crash during the pandemic means the bills are piling up for millions of Pennsylvanians.(Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Lawmakers and anti-poverty advocates are speaking out, saying low-income Pennsylvania families need help in the form of a state earned income tax credit. Pennsylvania and New Hampshire are the only states in the Northeast that don't have a state earned income tax credit to piggyb ...Read More

A group is organizing rallies against mask measures, despite the effectiveness of masks at slowing the spread of COVID-19. (kerkezz/Adobe Stock)

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HELENA, Mont. -- A group tied to anti-government extremist Ammon Bundy is holding meetings and rallies across Montana to oppose COVID-19 public-health measures. That's according to the Montana Human Rights Network(MHRN), a progressive group that follows extremist activity. Travis McAdam, program d ...Read More

Donald Trump won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 2016, while Democratic nominee Joe Biden fared poorly in the state's 2020 Democratic primary. (Michael Vadon/Flickr)

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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- New Hampshire is a key swing state, and President Donald Trump is holding a rally on Friday in Manchester. According to news website FiveThirtyEight, Trump is trailing Democratic nominee Joseph Biden here by about 8%, similar to national trends. Dante Scala, political science p ...Read More

Union leaders say South Dakota educators and schools have seen some issues in obtaining PPE. That's why they say requiring masks in schools would be a big help in preventing the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff. (Adobe Stock)

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PIERRE, S.D. -- Most South Dakota students are back in class, but that hasn't erased concerns about the coronavirus spreading in schools, with some districts already altering plans due to positive cases. Teachers union leaders say to keep kids in school, mask use is the best defense right now. Gov ...Read More

Iowa's secretary of state has worked with advocates to reach out to people with disabilities, reminding them of the options they have in voting during a pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The calendar still says August, but given the many challenges 2020 has seen, those doing outreach efforts ahead of the fall election say time is not a luxury. That sentiment is being expressed by a key Iowa group that assists residents with disabilities. In Iowa, Oct. 24 is a k ...Read More

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