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PNS Weekend Update - June 25, 2016 


On this weekend’s rundown, we’re covering stories from across the globe, including: After Brexit, Google says many Britons may not know what they actually voted for; a Boston religious leader calls for peace in the wake of the Freddie Gray case acquittal; and Sunday marks one year since marriage equality was upheld by the nation’s highest court.

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The split decision in the U.S. Supreme Court does not set a legal precedent, but could prove to be a major setback for families of mixed immigration status. (skeeze/Pixabay)\
Friday, June 24, 2016
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Immigration advocates are expressing outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on immigration. The 4-to-4 tie vote allows an appeals court decision blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on ...Read More
Eleven companies, including three operating in Colorado, were responsible for 49 percent of U.S. methane emissions in 2014. (Curraheeshutter/iStockphoto)\
Friday, June 24, 2016
DENVER -- A new report from the Center for American Progress has identified the top 11 companies responsible for nearly half of all methane pollution in the United States. Methane is 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the ...Read More
A new report shows more California children have health insurance, but the state lags behind on other major indicators of child well-being. (Cathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)\
Friday, June 24, 2016
Sacramento, CA - A new report has good and bad news for California's kids. It says many more have health insurance, but poverty continues to threaten many aspects of their overall well-being. Comments from Jessica Mindnich (MIND-nick), director of ...Read More
The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked two of President Obama's executive orders on immigration. (Kconnors/morguefile)\
Friday, June 24, 2016
LOS ANGELES -- Latino rights supporters are regrouping after the Supreme Court split 4-4 on the constitutionality of President Obama's immigration policy. The tie lets a lower court decision stand, blocking two of the president's executive orders ...Read More
Granite State Democrats held a sit-in at the State House on Thursday to show solidarity with Democrats who were blocking business in the U.S. House to demand action on gun control measures. (via Twitter/katbeep).\
Friday, June 24, 2016
CONCORD, N.H. – Democratic lawmakers in the Granite State echoed the national scene on Thursday when they staged a sit-in at the State House to show solidarity with lawmakers who were blocking business on the floor of the U.S. House. Rep ...Read More
The Altoona Campus Aquatic Park is one of several locations participating in the World's Largest Swimming Lesson. (Iowa Department of Public Health)\
Friday, June 24, 2016
ALTOONA, Iowa – Swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children aged one to four. To cap off Drowning Prevention Week, the Iowa Department of Public Health is offering the World's Largest Swimming Lesson today ...Read More