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Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Archive: September 8, 2016

A joint initiative among UW professors, organic farmers, and local chefs is designed to improve the taste of fruits and vegetables. (UW Horticulture/CALS)

MADISON, Wis. — Most consumers have had the experience of buying vegetables because they look great, and then being disappointed by how they taste. That's one of the main considerations in a new initiative at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, called the "See ...Read More

Nearly half of Missouri voters say they strongly support candidates who want to raise the minimum wage. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The federal minimum wage has been frozen at $7.25 an hour since 2009. But several grassroots organizations are determined to change that and are focusing on seven swing states, including Missouri, which they say are key in this upcoming election. A recent poll by Publi ...Read More

Some school districts around the country are considering cutting recess time, but experts say that could be a mistake. (Virginia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS — As schools work to meet academic and testing standards, some are cutting back on recess time to make room for more class time. But, experts say that can have long-term negative consequences for children. Playtime isn't downtime, said Tami Silverman president and CEO of the Ind ...Read More

On the heels of Amendment 4, Florida voters must now decide the fate of a complex solar energy proposal, Amendment 1, in November. (Jusben/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Republicans, Democrats, Green Party supporters and many others have found something on which they all agree – their opposition to Amendment 1. The controversial November ballot measure is billed as a way to strengthen the legal rights of homeowners with roof ...Read More

A new USDA report says 1 in 6 Texas families struggles with food insecurity at some point during the year. (USDA photo)

AUSTIN, Texas – While the state's economy has improved in recent years, a new report says 1 in 6 Texas households still struggles to avoid hunger. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show more than 15 percent of households in the state experienced food insecurity in 2015, mean ...Read More

Hunter and angler groups are urging candidates to protect publicly owned lands. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As the Bureau of Land Management considers allowing oil and gas production near Rocky Mountain National Park, 40 outdoors organizations from across the country released a letter today asking all presidential candidates to support publicly owned lands. Suzanne O'Neill, executive dire ...Read More

The Council on American-Islamic Relations chapter in Seattle received 34 reports of hate crimes against Muslims or those perceived as Muslim. (Seattle City Council/flickr)

SEATTLE -- Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. In the wake of the tragedy, American-Muslim communities across the country saw a surge of hate speech and hate crimes. And discrimination against these communities has lingered. Arsalan Bukhari, executive director at W ...Read More

This is the period known as the Red Zone, when a higher rate of sexual assaults occur on college campuses, as students return to school. (Wolfram Burner/flickr.com)

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- With college classes in full swing and dorms teeming with eager and excited students - there is one unwelcome part of back-to-school celebrations. The "Red Zone" describes the first six to ten weeks of the semester when a large percentage of sexual assaults occur on college cam ...Read More

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