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Activists rallied against the high cost of prescription drugs, outside of U.S. Sen. Todd Young’s (R-Ind.) Indianapolis office Tuesday. The group wants the senator to lead the way to lower drug prices.

Both of Indiana’s U.S. Senators balk at support for universal background checks for all gun sales. That comes amid renewed debate over gun regulations in the wake of mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

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Several dozen protesters gathered outside of U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.)’s office in Indianapolis Tuesday to protest the conditions in migrant detention camps. It’s part of a larger nationwide demonstration.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) told Indiana agriculture groups today he’s asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for clarity on potential disaster relief for farmers.

Heavy rains and floods delayed planting for many corn and soybean farmers this spring. Federal data show only 84 percent of corn was planted in Indiana as of this week. That’s compared to 100 percent last year.

The U.S. House has approved a measure that could help reopen the New Harmony Bridge. 

The House unanimously passed The Restore Harmony Way Bridge Act.

The bill’s author, Congressman Larry Bucshon, said in a statement that the federal law that led to the two-lane bridge’s construction back in 1930 also prevented it from being refurbished and reopened by the states of Indiana and Illinois.

Officials closed the bridge in 2012 because of structural issues.