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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 - Michigan

Eight families will be honored on Michigan Reunification Day. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – There's a special celebration today to honor Michigan families that were once torn apart. Michigan Reunification Day recognizes parents who have successfully navigated the challenges that caused them to be separated from their children. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge T...Read More

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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a civil lawsuit in the Flint Water Crisis. (Pixabay)<br /><br />

LANSING, Mich. – Hiring private companies for government work is not a panacea, according to some groups in reaction to the latest lawsuit filed in the Flint water crisis. The civil suit announced Wednesday by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette alleges two firms hired to help mitigate t...Read More

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A rally to protest possible privatization of Veterans Administration hospitals is scheduled today at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. (Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan protesters are joining those in more than two dozen states this week to fight efforts to shutter some Veterans Administration hospitals. The VA Commission on Care soon will release a report suggesting major changes to the VA health system, including privatizing some ser...Read More

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Michigan is ranked 40th among states for educational outcomes in the 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – While the overall well-being of Michigan kids is improving, a new report says children are falling behind when it comes to education. Michigan dropped to 10th-worst nationally for education in the 2016 Kids Count Data Book, released today. Kids Count Michigan Project Directo...Read More

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About 1,800 refugees arrived in Michigan in fiscal year 2016. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – Despite divisive political rhetoric over the past year on the issue of refugees, many cities in Michigan are welcoming with open arms those seeking safe haven. Christine Sauvé, senior program coordinator of the Welcoming Michigan Project for the Michigan Immigrant Right...Read More

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Almost 25 million people in the United States are living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. -- 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 Michiganders who have suffered a traumatic event, from crimes or natural disasters to events surrounding military ser...Read More

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Foods rich in calcium, iron and vitamin Cc are shown to mitigate the impacts of lead. (Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ramping up its relief efforts for those affected by the Flint water crisis. On Wednesday, the agency announced that it will provide a 14-pound food package to more than 17,000 low-income residents of the city. Agriculture Under Secreta...Read More

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Many low-income Michigan children are not getting summer meals that are available. (charmaineswart/Morguefile)

LANSING, Mich. -- Nearly a half million Michigan children are missing out on summer meals, according to new data from the Food Research and Action Center. The report, "Hunger Doesn't Take a Vacation," examined participation in the summer meal programs in July 2015 and found a slight increase in pa...Read More

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