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PNS Daily News - May 6, 2016 


Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

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About 17 million people live within 50 miles of Indian Point. (Peretz Partensky/Flickr)\
Friday, May 6, 2016
NEW YORK - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled that its own staff analysis of the cost of a serious accident at the Indian Point nuclear plant is inaccurate. According to the commission's unanimous decision, the analysis by the Atomic ...Read More
Toxics still are found in some children's clothing, toys and bedding. (Johnny Dod/publicdomainpictures.net)\
Friday, May 6, 2016
NEW YORK - The New York state Assembly has overwhelmingly approved a bill to protect children from toxic substances in products. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, said the Child Safe Products Act passed ...Read More
West Virginia visits on the same day by Sen. Bernie Sanders and real estate developer Donald Trump are unprecedented, and perhaps unlikely to be repeated. (U.S. Congress/Michael Vandon/Wikipedia)\
Friday, May 6, 2016
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Two presidential candidates came to Charleston on Thursday just after some other campaign visits. Longtime political observers say that attention is unprecedented - and unlikely to last. Robert Rupp, a professor of history and ...Read More
Corporate money is leading the pack in efforts to defeat a ballot initiative to establish universal health care in Colorado. (Brett_Hondow/Pixabay)\
Friday, May 6, 2016
DENVER - Despite its grassroots-sounding name, Coloradans for Coloradans, the group formed to defeat a universal health-care ballot initiative, received more than 99 percent of its money from corporations in the first quarter of the year. By ...Read More
Sixty-one agencies in 23 states are known to possess stingray technology. (ACLU.org)\
Friday, May 6, 2016
HARTFORD, Conn. - A landmark cellphone privacy bill is on its way to Gov. Danell Malloy's desk. House Bill 5640 already had passed in the House by a vote of 140 to zero, and Wednesday night it cleared the Senate also without a single dissenting ...Read More
Some health-care advocates say Illinois' new overtime pay ban for home-care workers already is reducing services for people with disabilities. (iStockphoto)\
Friday, May 6, 2016
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois advocates for in-home health-care workers and their clients say the state's new overtime pay ban already may be harming the people who rely on those services. Gov. Bruce Rauner's change to not allow overtime hours at ...Read More