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A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.


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Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - NY: Oceans

NEW YORK - They are the fish that most other fish rely on for food, and experts say there are "hotspots" off New York and along the East Coast where river herring need protection. River herring populations are down more than 90 percent on the East Coast in the last two decades, according to Roger F

NEW YORK - Today is day 98 of the BP oil spill and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is set to bring a measure to the Senate floor that aims to protect taxpayers in New York and across the country, as well as the nation’s shorelines. It would be the first update of the nation's offshore

ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State's chief environmental officer has joined with a dozen colleagues nationwide in fighting an effort in Congress that they see as hamstringing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Pete Grannis has written to Sen

ALBANY, N. Y. - A conservation group has dubbed New York's Upper Delaware River the "most endangered" in the country, warning of a threat from natural gas drilling that could compare with the spill in the Gulf. The Upper Delaware forms the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania; its watershed

NEW YORK - As congressional hearings begin this week into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a New York Congressman on the the committee involved criticizes BP, calls for a halt to planned drilling by Shell in the Arctic and warns of consequences for the Empire State from the Gulf spill. Repr

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A recent report delivered to President Obama by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is "grossly under-estimated." But, making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such

NEW YORK - If times weren't hard enough for the nonprofits that fill in the gaps of society's so-called safety net, their recession-related funding cuts may be aggravated by proposals in many states, including New York, that they be hit with new fees and taxes, as part of states' plans to balance bu

NEW YORK - Half of all the pharmaceutical drugs discovered and produced in the last 25 years have ingredients derived from Mother Nature, although there is growing concern that destruction of natural habitat could bring availability of these life-saving drugs to a halt. David Hahn is a New York can

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