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    PNS Daily News - November 25, 20150 

    Among the stories on today’s nationwide rundown; a night of protests in Chicago following the release of video that shows a police officer fatally shooting a teenager; we’ll tell you why some folks in Michigan say it’s time to take back Thanksgiving; and as many prepare to take the family on the road, a new system is being tested to track wrong way drivers.

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Bills in the General Assembly would put some schools under state control. Credit: Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates say some legislators are trying to use the state budget impasse to push through bills that would diminish the control of local districts over their schools. Senate Bill 6 even would put some schools under state control. Supporters of the bill say it would resto...Read More

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Groups opposed to changes in Philadelphia's anti-deportation policy rallied at City Hall on Friday. Courtesy New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Community groups and immigration advocates are telling Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to keep his hands off the city's anti-deportation ICE Hold policy. The mayor says he wants to change the executive order that controls city cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, o...Read More

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Syrian refugees now entering the United States began the process in 2012. Credit: Voice of America News/Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, at least 26 governors have said they won't allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states but advocates say those fears are unfounded. With millions displaced by civil war in Syria, President Obama wants the U.S. to accept 10,...Read More

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Two-thirds of Pennsylvanians live in areas that fail to meet federal safeguards for smog pollution. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board approved a new rule on Tuesday that will reduce smog-causing pollution from most coal-fired power plants, but gave one of the biggest sources a pass. Nitrogen Oxide, or NOx, is particularly harmful to children, seniors and those with h...Read More

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Starting to receive Social Security at 70 instead of 62 increases benefits by 76 percent. Credit: Huskyherz/

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A lot of older Pennsylvanians are getting reduced Social Security retirement benefits because they start collecting before reaching full retirement age - and experts say waiting a few years can really pay off. People as young as 62 can start getting benefits, and many still think ...Read More

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Fueled by a warming climate, the woolly adelgid is wiping out hemlock trees. Credit: U.S. Forest Service/Wikimedia Commons

PITTSBURGH - Community leaders, environmentalists and public-health advocates are in Pittsburgh for a second day of hearings on implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. The plan calls for a nationwide reduction of carbon pollution from power plants of 32 percent bel...Read More

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Anti-psychotic medications can have very serious side effects. Credit: Fuse809/Wikimedia Commons

PITTSBURGH – A report by the investigative news organization PublicSource found that young people held in Pennsylvania’s juvenile correctional system may be given powerful psychiatric drugs at rates far higher than other youth. On average only 1 or 2 percent of young people are prescri...Read More

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The Raise America campaign is part of the nationwide push for a $15 minimum wage. Credit: Otto Yamamoto/Flickr.

VALLEY FORGE, Pa. – Negotiations for a new work contract are underway between 1,400 commercial office cleaners and the owners of at least 170 buildings in the Philadelphia area. The cleaners are part of the growing movement of workers demanding wages of at least $15 an hour. Daisy Cruz, area ...Read More

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