Special Report: Children poisoned by lead on U.S. Army bases as hazards ignored

By Joshua Schneyer and Andrea Januta

FORT BENNING, Georgia (Reuters) – Army Colonel J. Cale Brown put his life on the line in two tours of duty in Afghanistan, earning a pair of Bronze Stars for his service. In between those deployments, Brown received orders to report to Fort Benning, the sprawling Georgia base that proudly describes itself as the century-old home of the U.S. infantry. read more

Turnout in Minnesota, Wisconsin primaries surges to two-decade highs

By David Gaffen

(Reuters) – Voter engagement in the 2018 U.S. midterm races remains feverish, primaries in notable swing states Wisconsin and Minnesota showed on Tuesday.

Both states showed sharp increases in participation as voters picked candidates for Congress, Senate and governor, with Minnesota’s turnout surpassing a two-decade high and Wisconsin’s hitting levels not reached for a state primary since at least 2002. [L1N1V50KY] read more