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    PNS Daily News - July 1, 20160 


    Turkish officials say the suicide bombers who hit the Istanbul airport were Islamic State terrorists of Russian descent, the Pentagon drops its ban on transgendered people in the military, and if you’re planning to celebrate the Fourth with fireworks, we have some tips on how to stay safe.

Public News Service - North Dakota

Supporters of new oil and gas pipeline regulations say if they're adopted North Dakota could become a safer state for industry workers and for farmland owners. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota energy officials today are poised to make some serious changes to how the state regulates its growing network of oil, wastewater and methane gas pipelines. The North Dakota Industrial Commission is deciding whether to finalize new regulations aimed at improving how the...Read More

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Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among young people, according to a new report, but North Dakota health officials are getting some new help from the state. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - Suicide is now the second-leading cause of death among young people in North Dakota and across the country, but the state is getting some new help on the issue. The North Dakota Department of Health is setting aside about $580,000 for new evidence-based suicide prevention projects i...Read More

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Immigrant rights advocates say a Supreme Court decision Thursday on President Obama's immigration policies could hurt millions of families nationwide. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Immigration-rights advocates are blasting a U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday that 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 about 4 million peop...Read More

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While North Dakota ranks eighth among all states in the latest national Kids Count Data Book, the research shows Native American and other minority children still face serious disadvantages. (North Dakota Kids Count)

BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota is among the top 10 states in the nation when it comes to children's well being, but a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says there's still work to do, especially for Native American children. In the latest national Kids Count Data Book, North Dakota...Read More

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A hydraulic fracking well extracts resources at a North Dakota oil field. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. – In a blow to the Obama administration's environmental agenda, a federal judge has struck down the Bureau of Land Management's fracking rules, saying that the president overstepped his authority. The judge ruled late Tuesday that the agency needs permission from Congress to re...Read More

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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

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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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For young adults just starting their careers, new research suggests North Dakota is the best state in the nation. (iStockphoto)

BISMARCK, N.D. - North Dakota tops the nation as a great place for millennials to live, according to new research by state. For adults ages 20 to 24, North Dakota is ranked first by the personal finance website Moneyrates as the most attractive state for young people just starting their careers. Ri...Read More

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