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    PNS Daily News - May 6, 20160 

    Our daily news rundown includes House Speaker Paul Ryan, who says he’s not quite ready to endorse Donald Trump for president, it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, but it could be a sad day for moms with kids in jail, and do you how much time do you spend online every day? The people at Facebook know.

Public News Service - Pennsylvania

Children in family-based foster care have better short and long-term outcomes.  (Catherine ScottFamily/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Children in family-based foster care do much better than those placed in group settings, according to a new report. The report, "Congregate Foster Care in PA," from the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, said kids in family care do better in school, face fewer problems with dr...Read More

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Advocates are asking for $400 million in new school funding. (Kumar Appaiah/

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Education advocates traveled to Harrisburg this week to tell lawmakers that schools need to be fully funded in the next state budget. In the budget that was finally adopted for the current fiscal year, the Legislature did apply to new basic education funding the bipartisan funding...Read More

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More than a dozen circuses continue to use elephants, but Ringling Brothers has now ended the practice. (Laura Bittner/Flickr)

WILKES BARRE, Pa. – Ringling Brothers Circus on Sunday closed the curtain on the use of elephants in its shows with a final performance in Wilkes Barre. Pressure has been mounting on circuses to end elephant acts. For the elephants, the traveling shows can mean long hours of being shackled a...Read More

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Almost 20 percent of Philadelphia school children have asthma. (iStock)

PHILADELPHIA – Tuesday is World Asthma Day and in Philadelphia, the event will be marked with a march and rally for cleaner air. The noon rally at City Hall will be led by the groups Moms Clean Air Force and PennEnvironment. The City of Brotherly Love received an F grade in the American Lu...Read More

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People ages 18 to 29 account for 11 percent of all Pennsylvania voters. (Tom Arthur/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - About 350,000 young voters cast ballots in the primary this week, but their support for the frontrunners was split between the parties. About 18 percent of all eligible youths ages 18 to 29 cast ballots on Tuesday. On the Democratic side, young voters have strongly favored Sen. Be...Read More

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Without action, Social Security benefits could be cut 25 percent by 2034. (401(K)2012/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – With the threat of huge cuts in Social Security benefits in the future, some voters are asking what plans the presidential candidates have to update the system. The latest report by the Social Security trustees estimates that, if nothing is done, benefits could be cut by 25...Read More

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A parent's incarceration can trigger anxiety and depression in their children. (Unsplash/Pixabay)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – When a parent goes to prison, the effects on his or her 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 181,000 in Pennsylvania, have seen a parent g...Read More

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Everyone can help reduce global climate change. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. - It's Earth Day and representatives of 155 countries are gathered in New York City to sign the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Under that agreement, those nations will work to keep the rise in global temperatures below two degrees Celsius, a goal that could help limit the worst...Read More

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