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How many of America's national parks have you visited? Many of us have been to the ones nearest where we live. Did you know, however, that the National Park Service operates a whopping 417 national parks across the country ? There could be some gems a daytrip away just waiting to be explored.
WASHINGTON, April 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 84 people have so far fallen ill due to an ongoing outbreak of E. coli illness in 19 U.S. states after around 60 people who have been confirmed sick said they had consumed tainted romaine lettuce, according to local media reports. Of the sickened, 42 people ...

State governors, including New Jersey's Phil Murphy and New York's Andrew Cuomo, said obstruction in Washington would be bypassed by tasking their states' top researchers on ways to "reduce the scourge of gun violence." Since 1996, a federal law — the Dickey Amendment, which was backed by the ...
U.S. Department of Homeland Security official Jeanette Manfra says sensors at the state level and other intelligence have verified that Russia targeted 21 states in the 2016 elections. During a U.S. Senate Homeland Security committee hearing on Tuesday, Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill said the ...
The US states of Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania have received Federal Transit Administration (FTA) certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs. Under federal law, all US states with rail transit systems need to obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by 15 April 2019 to ...
Last year, nearly $4 trillion of U.S. economic productivity was the result of international trade. However, with talk of a trade war heating up, there is a real possibility that the global trade landscape could shift dramatically over the coming months and years. Any such shifts wouldn't likely impact the country in ...

DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four ...
April 24, 2018. California, Connecticut and Georgia top list of states with the most gas-guzzling drivers on the road. BOSTON - (April 24, 2018) -- Aggressive driving habits like speeding, rapid acceleration and braking is the quickest way to waste gas and lower gas mileage by as much as 40 percent, costing ...
Minors can refuse mental health treatment in some U.S. states. Mon, Apr 23. NBC News called all 50 states and discovered about 40 percent of them give minors the power to consent to treatment - sometimes as young as 12. Designed in the 1970s to protect young people, the law sometimes turns out to have the opposite ...
Officials investigate the scene where a police officer was shot in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Associated Press. The US experienced another mass shooting on Sunday when a man entered a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee and opened fire, killing four people before a bystander ...
In 21 US states, the chances that someone will die between ages 20 and 55 actually increased between 1990 and 2016, according to a study newly published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This data comes from the ongoing "Global Burden of Disease Study," which has tracked health ...
The majority of US states now rely more heavily on tuition fees than on government appropriations to fund their public university systems, figures have revealed. In 28 states, more than 50 per cent of total educational revenues came from tuition in 2016-17, according to a report from the State Higher ...
(Adds details about pledge, background on standards, and Trump call to Pruitt) By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - Nearly a dozen U.S. states and Washington D.C. on Tuesday promised to defend federal automobile efficiency standards against a rollback proposed this week by Scott Pruitt, the embattled ...
Best States is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting. The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country. The data was provided by ...
In Oklahoma, with the third-lowest teacher salaries among the 50 U.S. states, the protesters said funding concessions made by state lawmakers last week were not big enough to improve education there. Some school systems only hold classes four days a week for lack of funding for a five-day week and ...
DON'T MISS: California has the worst quality of life in the 50 US states, and some conservatives are celebrating. NOW WATCH: Here are the countries the US sells the most weapons to. More: Guns Gun Industry Alabama Rhode Island · Firearms · BI Graphics · Gun Control · facebook linkedin twitter email ...
Investors can now trade bitcoin and Ethereum for free in a handful of US states. As promised, Palo Alto, Calif-based online brokerage Robinhood Financial has rolled out commission-free trading for bitcoin and Ethereum across California, Massachusetts, Missouri and Montana, the company said on Twitter.

Some US states press ahead on climate change goals, despite Trump. April 1, 2018 by Ivan Couronne. The Brandon Shores Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant near Baltimore, seen on March 9, 2018. US President Donald Trump has taken an axe to the environmental regulations he inherited from ...
Best States is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting. The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country. The data was provided by ...
2020 Census: US states sue over citizenship question. New York, California and other states have vowed to stop US government from asking every American household to record which members of their family are US citizens. 29 Mar 2018 ...
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation's deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016. But some advocates say the funding included in the spending plan the president signed Friday is not nearly enough to establish the ...
Best States is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting. The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country. The data was provided by ...
State lawmakers have ramped up their attacks on abortion in recent days, as Mississippi, Ohio and Kentucky introduced or passed restrictive bans, which are already beginning to face legal challenges. On Monday, Mississippi instituted the strictest abortion law in the nation, signing into law a ban on ...
Scientists are nervously watching the space station which is likely to fall between 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south latitude. (Source: Wikipedia). (RNN) – A number of states are likely in the path of an out-of-control Chinese space station headed toward Earth.
How a trade war could hurt these US states. by Lydia DePillis @CNNMoney March 22, 2018: 1:50 PM ET. U.S. trade moves could spark Chinese retaliation ...
jeff sessions Attorney General Jeff Sessions reacts during President Donald Trump's remarks on the opioid crisis in Manchester, New Hampshire on March 19, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on Wednesday outlining how federal prosecutors could seek the ...
The results from Sporcle's “US States Quiz” make it clear that Missouri is the most forgotten state. The quiz has been attempted by players more than 18 million times, and Missouri is the state the lowest percent of people guess correctly. Only 77.9 percent of players manage to remember it, compared to the 99.3 percent who ...
With immigration reform remaining one of the biggest policy issues in 2018, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's Economic Impact of Immigration by State. In order to determine which states benefit most from immigration, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the ...
Best States is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting. The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country. The data was provided by ...
Some coastal states opposed to President Donald Trump's plan to allow oil and gas drilling off most of the nation's coastline are fighting back with proposed state laws designed to thwart the proposal. The drilling Trump proposes would take place in federal waters offshore in an area called the Outer ...
The net neutrality resistance. Black = state law passed protecting net neutrality; Orange = Executive Order signed by state governor to protect net neutrality; Dark Gray = net neutrality bill successfully passed both state legislative chambers; Blue = net neutrality bill introduced into legislature; Brown = state ...
Two weeks ago, the Trump administration announced new tariffs on U.S. aluminum and steel imports. As we described in a recent blog post, these tariffs not only have the potential to increase the price of aluminum and steel, commodities on which many firms, industries, and local economies rely, but also ...
There are many aspects of life in the United States which make other countries envious. However, the United States healthcare system, and in particular the recurring problems it suffers with spiraling drug prices and other inflated costs, is not one of them. Recently, the problem of surging drug prices has ...
A typical beer's alcohol content is between 4 and 8 percent, but if you're willing to shell out $200 for a bottle, you can try Samuel Adams' most deluxe beer, which packs a whopping 28 percent alcohol content. "It's kind of the Starship Enterprise of beer — it takes beer where no beer has been before," Jim ...
British Columbia Premier John Horgan and his counterparts in Oregon, Washington and California are adding the overdose crisis and trade to the list of issues considered vital to the four jurisdictions. Horgan, the governors of Oregon and Washington, as well as officials representing the governor of ...
leo wolf of wall street When it comes to income inequality, southern states appear to have it the worst. Paramount Pictures. Income inequality measures the gap between the richest people and the rest of the population. In the US, southern states and high-population states tend to have the worst levels of income inequality.
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, many peope hold signs in support of the Mexican gray wolf during a meeting of the New Mexico Game Commission in Albuquerque, N.M. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced the agreement with Arizona and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on ...
Most U.S. states permit marriage before age 18 under certain circumstances, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in 2017, when 27 states had no age limits stipulating how young a child could marry. But a growing number of legislatures are changing the laws, helped by the advocacy of victims like Johnson ...
PHOENIX — The annual report from America's Health Rankings is out and it revealed one of the areas that Arizona fares poorly in: The health of women and children. Arizona ranked as the forty-third state in the country for women's and children's health in 2017, which was four spots lower than the state ...
States that have a lot of exposure to steel and aluminum imports could be hit particularly hard by the tariffs. President Donald Trump seems set to implement his proposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, and they're poised to affect some states more than others. Trump announced the tariffs, which function as taxes on ...
With U.S. traffic congestion costing the average driver $1,400 per year and the U.S. ranked 13th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States to Drive in. To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states in ...
With almost 30 percent of all non-retired adults having no retirement savings or pension, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2018's Best & Worst States to Retire. To help retirees find a safe, enjoyable and wallet-friendly place to call home, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 41 key ...
Missouri scored well on fiscal stability in a ranking of U.S. states by U.S. News and World report released Tuesday, Feb. 27. In this photo, Gov. Eric Greitens delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Jefferson City. (Photo: Jeff ...
US states vie to attract Delta Air Lines as NRA stance hits Georgia tax break. The airline cut ties with the gun association after a shooting at a school in Florida left 17 people dead. Delta NRA 1 Delta NRA. By Associated Press Reporters. March 2 2018 9:56 AM. 0 Comments ...
California came in 50th place in a ranking of the US states by quality of life. The rankings considered metrics such as air quality, pollution, ... California has the worst quality of life of the 50 US states, according to a recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The Golden State came in dead last in the rankings, released ...
If US states cannot fund their universities, they must stand aside. Privatisation or nationally funded consortia are the only solutions to US public education's financial malaise, says Sheldon H. Jacobson. March 1, 2018. Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp · Share on mail. By Sheldon ...
Calling out drug prices in the US, one state senator said 'pharmaceutical companies are getting away with murder'. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo. In the face of surging prescription drug prices, some US states are proposing to import medicines in bulk from Canada, where many drugs are cheaper thanks ...
One measure of housing market tightness is the share of housing units awaiting rent or purchase. That vacancy rate varies widely across the 50 states and Washington DC. Housing markets across the US are starting to get dramatically tighter, with rents skyrocketing and housing supplies becoming scarcer, suggesting a ...
The average American household pays $2,197 in property taxes every year, but the amount you actually spend varies dramatically depending on where you live. That's according to the financial planning website WalletHub, which rounded up the states with the highest and lowest real-estate property tax ...
Voter cast ballots at a polling station in El Gallo Restaurant on November 8, 2016 in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles, California. David McNew/Getty Images. U.S. intelligence had evidence that voter registration systems or websites in seven states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, ...


 

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