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    PNS Daily News - June 29, 20160 


    We’re covering stories from around the world on today’s update, including: an attack at an airport in Istanbul leaves more than 30 people dead; some see a challenge in getting out the Latino youth vote, but now there’s an app for that; and could we soon see the end of the death penalty in the U.S.? One lawyer says it’s inevitable.

Public News Service - Minnesota

New research now confirms that suicide is the second-leading cause of death among young people in Minnesota and across the nation. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Suicide now is the second leading cause of death among young people in Minnesota and across the country, according to new research published this week. The report, titled "Suicide and Suicide Attempts in Adolescents," updates an American Academy of Pediatrics report from 20...Read More

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Minnesota's immigration rights advocates say they're dissapointed at the U.S. Supreme Court's tie decision, effectively blocking President Obama's immigration policies. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Immigration rights advocates in Minnesota are blasting Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court decision, which could doom President Obama's expanded immigration policies. In a 4-4 tie vote, the justices allowed a lower court decision to stand that prevents the president from shielding abou...Read More

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While Minnesota ranks first among states in the latest national Kids Count Data Book, the research shows children of color still face serious disadvantages. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota tops the nation when it comes to children's well-being, but a new report says there's still work to do, especially for children of color. In the latest national Kids Count Data Book, Minnesota ranked number one for the second year in a row, with big improvements in...Read More

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Xcel Energy's plan for a sixth rate hike in Minnesota in 10 years is now open for public comment. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As Minnesota's largest energy supplier seeks another rate increase, one group says the move may be too expensive for some customers. The Minnesota Public Utility Commission is now considering the sixth rate hike request from Xcel Energy in 10 years. AARP Minnesota says fo...Read More

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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

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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

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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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Minnesota environmentalists say an update to the EPA's Toxic Substances Control Act could limit the state's own safeguards. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - One step forward, two steps back. That's how some Minnesota environmentalists describe new federal rules on toxic substances that could limit the state's own protections. Congress this week sent a bill to update the Toxic Substances Control Act to President Obama's desk. It's th...Read More

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