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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.

Public News Service - Florida

Members of Florida's immigrant community gathered to decry the Supreme Court's ruling on immigration policy. (Florida Immigrant Coalition)

MIAMI – Members of Florida's immigrant community gathered on Thursday afternoon to denounce the U.S. Supreme Court's new ruling on immigration policy. The 4-to-4 tie vote allows an appeals court decision to stand, blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. The pres...Read More

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Gun-safety advocates want lawmakers to return to the Florida Capitol by the end of the month. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While memorial services and funerals continue for the 49 victims of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, a coalition of groups believes now is the time to turn grief into action. The League of Women Voters of Florida hand-delivered a letter to Gov. Rick Scott, House Speaker Ste...Read More

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Subcontracted airport service workers in Miami are speaking out about what they call dangerous working conditions. (DMedina/morguefile)

MIAMI -- Thousands of people travel through Miami International Airport each day, but some airport workers say their working conditions are putting both airline passengers and workers at risk. The airport, which is owned and operated by the Miami-Dade County Commission, contracts with five companie...Read More

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While prayers and social media tributes are much appreciated by families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre, many believe it isn't enough to prevent the next mass shooting incident.

ORLANDO, Fla. - From vigils to social media tributes, there's no shortage of condolences for victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre and their families. But many activists want to see the sadness and outrage turn to action before the next tragedy unfolds. Lisa Labbe, communications director fo...Read More

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A win in federal court for consumers, say advocates of net neutrality. (Greg Stotelmyer)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

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Florida hospitals and the patients they serve are suffering as a result of the state's failure to expand Medicaid, according to a new report. (krosseel/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- It's been two years since the onset of Medicaid expansion, and a new report says it's paying off for states that have helped close their "coverage gaps" with economic benefits for health-care systems and the people they serve. But Florida is missing out. More than a half-millio...Read More

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Los hospitales de Florida, y los pacientes a los que atienden, están sufriendo debido al fracaso del estado para expandir Medicaid, según revela un reporte reciente. (krosseel/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Un reporte reciente destaca las discrepancias económicas y en otras áreas, entre los estados que han expandido sus programas Medicaid, y los que no lo han hecho… Florida incluido. Han pasado dos años desde el comienzo de la expansión de Medicaid, ...Read More

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Broward County commissioners soon will decide whether to eliminate criminal history questions on job applications. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The difficult task of finding a job is all the more challenging for those who have interacted with the criminal-justice system, which is why people in one Florida community hope to "Ban the Box" on job applications. "The box" is what applicants check if they've been arrested...Read More

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