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    PNS Daily News - June 27, 20160 

    We’re covering a variety of issues in today’s rundown including: human kindness shines in the wake of deadly flooding; Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump in two new polls; and several injured during a white supremacist rally in California.

Public News Service - Maryland

Nationwide water sampling turned up harmful chemicals in many communities, including Harford County in Maryland. (

HARFORD COUNTY, Md. – In the wake of a major overhaul of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is being urged to act on a chemical found in a water system in Maryland. The Environmental Working Group is urging the EPA to address PFOA (perfluorooctanoic...Read More

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Protesters have expressed disappointment in police in the Freddie Gray case since his death in April 2015. (Virginia Carter)

BALTIMORE – As the nation reacts to the acquittal in the Freddie Gray case, there are calls for justice and for peace. Rev. Tom Harris at Govans Presbyterian Church in Baltimore says you can't have one without the other. He's disappointed a Baltimore judge acquitted Officer Caesar Goodson ...Read More

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A new report says just an extra $30 a month per person in SNAP benefits would help lower-income families afford healthier meals. (

BALTIMORE – New research commissioned by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows giving low-income families in Maryland a little more money to spend on food would lead to healthier meals and free up funds for other necessities, such as housing and transportation. Dottie Rosenbaum, a...Read More

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Maryland's asthma rate is higher than the national average. (Virginia Carter)

BALTIMORE, Md. - A team of doctors has developed the first mobile 'app' designed to help children and teens with asthma that is supported by a peer-reviewed pilot study. That scientific backup is especially important because doctors say not all medical 'apps' deliver what they promise. Dr. David ...Read More

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Therapies have advanced to treat the 25 million Americans living with PTSD. (

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Almost 25 million people in the United States are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, according to the support group PTSD United. That includes thousands of Marylanders who have suffered a traumatic event, from crimes or natural disasters to events surrounding military serv...Read More

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Maryland's assault weapons ban challenge has been revived after the Orlando massacre. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The massive shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead has renewed efforts in Maryland to keep the state's assault weapons ban in place. The state's landmark Firearms Safety Act of 2013 is currently being challenged in court. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is s...Read More

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More than 19 million Americans could be affected by a ruling by a federal court on broadband. (

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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Advocates say children do better in school if their parents get involved in their education. (Victoria Jordan)

BALTIMORE – A group that's been working for more than two decades to get parents more involved in their children's education says Maryland is a leader in the movement. Project Appleseed is made up of mostly volunteers who try to get parents, grandparents and guardians involved in the classro...Read More

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