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    PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 20160 


    On today’s rundown: states sue over transgender bathroom directives while a new report finds the justice system is failing transgender people; Utah may revert to the firing squad; Congress finally tackles toxic substances and vigilance the byword as we splash into summer swimming season.

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In Natick's Morse Institute Library today, National Library Week will be about more than just books. (Morse Institute Library).

NATICK, Mass. – This is National Library Week and some local public libraries want you to know the celebration is about more than just books in the Commonwealth. Anna Litten is the community relations coordinator at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. Morse Institute may sound like some ...Read More

A majority of Walt Disney World's Sodexo food-service workers say they're ready to join a union. (AFL-CIO/UNITE HERE! Local 362)

ORLANDO, Fla. - A rally by Sodexo's 340 Walt Disney World food-service workers, planned for Thursday, is the latest of several attempts to push for union organization. Eric Clinton, president of the Central Florida AFL-CIO and UNITE HERE Local 362, said they're seeking a fair process to allow the w ...Read More

Dancer Joe Syrette of the Ojibwe tribe from Batchewana, Ontario, holds an eagle head staff during the Spring Powwow held on the UW-Madison campus last year. (Jeff Miller/UW-Madison Communications)

MADISON, Wis. - "A Native American cultural experience that highlights the lifestyle of Wisconsin's 11 tribal nations," is how Emily Nelis describes the 47th annual On Wisconsin Spring Powwow, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Nelis, a UW-Madison ...Read More

Tennessee's high rate of obesity is partially attributed to its traditional Southern fried and rich foods. (gracey/morguefile.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About one in three Tennesseans is classified as obese and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four Tennessee cities including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville in the top 15 of its Fattest cities in America list of 2016. The analysis looked at the p ...Read More

New research shows some international news coverage unnecessarily links the Islamic faith to acts of extremist violence. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - With the March Madness basketball tournament under way, social justice advocates are releasing their own version of the Elite Eight: the eight most-quoted sources in news articles about extremism. To create their list, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) looked throug ...Read More

Mira Krishnan of Grand Rapids says there is a tremendous opportunity to nurture a future wave of feminists. (Michigan NOW)

LANSING, Mich. - March is Women's History Month and, for over a century, women in the U.S. have fought for equality. But despite their advances, persistent struggles within the feminist movement could hinder future progress. That's the view of activist and entrepreneur Mira Krishnan, co-founder an ...Read More

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has received reports of people trying to scam others through Facebook. (Christopher/Flickr)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Not all friend requests on Facebook are from friendly folks. That's the lesson from scams targeting Tennesseans. Last week, someone on Facebook contacted a woman from a Memphis suburb claiming she had won a prize and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was trying to contact her. ...Read More

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LAKE MEAD, Nev. - Instead of partying during spring break, this year dozens of college students will head out to the Nevada countryside and spend their week off giving back as part of the Alternative Spring Break program. The sixth annual event, run by the nonprofit Friends of Nevada Wilderness an ...Read More

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