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    PNS Daily Newscast- Wednesday, May 4th, 20160 

    Here's what's making news today: A big shake up in the presidential race after Indiana's primary, parents may be over-medicating preschoolers who have ADHD, and millions more vehicles are joining a big recall.

Public News Service - New York

A pipeline path was cut through a maple syrup farm before the permit was denied. (Kelly Finan Illustration/

NEW YORK - Environmentalists are praising a decision by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation that could halt construction of a natural-gas pipeline. As world leaders gathered in New York City on Friday to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change, the DEC issued its decision denyin...Read More

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A parent's incarceration can trigger anxiety and depression in his or her children. (tuti61/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – When parents go to prison, the effects on their children can be devastating, but a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says there are ways to lessen the impact. Nationwide, more than 5 million children, including 148,000 in New York, have seen a parent go to jail or prison...Read More

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Young people were 18 percent of all voters in the New York primary. (Erik

NEW YORK – Exit polling shows young people turned out in big numbers for the New York primary election this year. CIRCLE, an independent, nonpartisan research center at Tufts University, found that across the state, the turnout of young voters was higher than in previous presidential primari...Read More

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Every 20 years, New York voters can choose to hold a constitutional convention. (-JvL-/

NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he supports holding a state constitutional convention, but advocates want more than words. Every 20 years, New Yorkers get to vote on whether or not to hold a convention, and that ballot is coming up again next year. After all the corruption scandals in Albany, sai...Read More

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Power plants are responsible for half of all U.S. mercury emissions. (Tony Webster/

NEW YORK - The federal Environmental Protection Agency has completed an analysis showing that reducing emissions of mercury and other toxic substances would have enormous health benefits. The power industry and several states had challenged the rules in federal court. Last June, without blocki...Read More

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Obama’s executive order could affect millions of immigrants and their families. (z2amiller/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Thousands of immigrants gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington today. The Fight for Families rally included members of Congress, community, civil rights and labor leaders. Luba Cortes, an immigrant youth organizer with Make the Road New York, says the group wants ...Read More

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Nationally, 1,072 new women-owned businesses are launched every day. (buisnessforward/

NEW YORK – Women have been creating new businesses at a rapid pace since the recession, according to a new report. Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the U.S. economy. Over the past nine years the number of women-owned firms has increased by 45 percent, five times faster than t...Read More

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Thousands of immigrants with U.S. citizen children have been deported. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Two New York children, both U.S. citizens, are hoping to be reunited with their mother who was deported to Mexico two years ago. They're called ICE orphans in reference to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. And like thousands of other children, Michel and Heidy, ages nine a...Read More

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