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    PNS Weekend Update - June 25, 20160 


    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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New numbers show Illinois lags behind most of the country in providing free or reduced cost summer meals for children from lower-income families. (Illinois State Board of Education)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – About a third of all children in Illinois don't know where their next meal is coming from, and a new report says very few low-income children will be getting the food they need during the summer. The report, "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation," says last year, only 1 in 7 lo ...Read More

Health experts are testing a new healthy eating program at the North Dakota State Capitol this summer. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – Health experts in North Dakota this summer are bringing a heart healthy food program to the busy State Capitol. The American Heart Association is working with the state Health Department on a pilot program to make healthy eating an easier choice. Research shows most Americ ...Read More

The Obama family is visiting Yosemite National Park this weekend, and the Next 100 Coalition is asking him to promote cultural diversity on federal lands. (schick/morguefile)

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. -- President Obama, the First Lady and their daughters are visiting Yosemite National Park this weekend, and a group known as the "Next 100 Coalition" is hoping he'll touch on the need for cultural diversity in managing the nation's public lands. The visit comes ahead ...Read More

Thousands of Minnesota nurses plan to strike this Sunday over staffing shortages and what they're calling unfair changes to their health-insurance plans. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- About 5,000 Minnesota nurses plan to strike on Sunday over hospital safety concerns and their own health insurance plans. At issue is a plan by Minneapolis-based Allina Health to shift the nurses to the company's corporate health coverage. The nurses have argued that their out-of ...Read More

A new study shows that Minnesota fathers could become more involved in their kids' lives if the state enacted better family-leave policies. (Promundo)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Just ahead of Father's Day, a new state-by-state study shows Minnesota tops the nation for working dads, but there's still work to do. The first-ever State of America's Fathers report suggests there are two fatherhood experiences in the U.S.: one where higher-income dads are praise ...Read More

On the 50th anniversary of the Miranda warnings decision, legal scholars say Illinois is slowly making improvements to how young people's rights are being protected by the juvenile justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Today marks 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court made Miranda warnings mandatory, and legal experts say Illinois is taking small but positive steps in bolstering those rights for young people accused of crimes. The Miranda ruling states every person must be informed of h ...Read More

Consumer protection experts will be helping South Dakotans avoid internet scams through a series of free statewide educational meetings this summer. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. - School may be out for summer, but starting this week older South Dakotans are being encouraged to continue their education on frauds and scams. The state's AARP is hosting nine Fraud Watch Network meetings across the state through August. The idea is to help South Dakotans better p ...Read More

The American Heart Association is asking South Dakotans to donate as part of the state's first ever Inspired Giving Day to help support efforts to fight cardiovascular disease and stroke. (iStockphoto)

PIERRE, S.D. – Tuesday marks the first ever Inspired Giving Day in South Dakota. More than 200 businesses and other organizations are encouraging South Dakotans to donate to help the American Heart Association promote healthier living. The long-term goal is to help South Dakota communities ...Read More

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