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    PNS Daily News - November 26, 20150 

    Our Thanksgiving Day news features topics from around the globe including: the president tries to ease concerns of a holiday threat; there’s a reason to be especially thankful for the turkey on the table today; and the world set to make another record for the hottest year.

Public News Service - Tennessee

The size of Tennessee's freshman class increased by 10 percent this year, largely because of the Tennessee Promise scholarship program, which provides free tuition to eligible students. Credit: camelo/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - College students across Tennessee are relishing a break this week because of the holiday, and this year there are more of them, thanks in part to the state's new Tennessee Promise program. The free-tuition program increased the number of first-time freshmen to more than 50,000 th...Read More

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Inland flooding and extreme heat are among the concerns listed in a report which gives the state a "C" when it comes to disaster preparedness. Credit: Jusben/

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Inland flooding poses the greatest risk to the Volunteer State in future years and earned the state a "D" for preparedness against the threat in a report titled, "States at Risk: America's Preparedness Report Card" by Climate Central and ICF International. Joanne Logan is a memb...Read More

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amily advocates and research emphasizes the importance of parents spending time with their children this Thanksgiving week. Credit: jusbeb/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This Thanksgiving week, advocates for families advise parents to relish time with their children. A new report from the children’s advocacy group Search Institute, stresses the importance of extra family time when it comes to development. Researchers found family t...Read More

Public News Service - TN

Experts recommend taking extra precautions with your child's personal information and being alert for signs of identity theft. Credit: MarcusScottReed/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thieves are now looking beyond your wallet and personal information to your children's. The Identity Theft Resource Center reports a 300 percent increase in calls about child identity theft in 2014. With the holidays around the corner and scammers working overtime, the Tennessee...Read More

Public News Service - TN

Syrian children continue to try to get an education in the midst of the conflict in their home country. Credit: UK Department for International Development/Wikimedia Commons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This week, Tennessee joined at least 27 states whose governors have opposed settling Syrian refugees, in light of the recent attacks in Paris. Underlying their concerns is the fact that one of the attackers entered France by posing as a Syrian refugee. Legal experts assert ther...Read More

Public News Service - TN

Experts recommend delaying taking Social Security benefits if you can, and consulting with a financial expert. Credit: hotblack/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's often thought that retiring and taking Social Security benefits go hand in hand, but experts say the decision can come at a cost. While some people need the income due to health factors or unemployment, Kristen Arnold, income security policy analyst with the National Academ...Read More

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A clean-energy economy in Tennessee would boost jobs and the economy if the proper policies are put in place, according to a report released this week. Credit: PedroJPerez/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A clean-energy economy will benefit the environment and the wallets of Tennesseans, according to a report released this week by NextGen Climate America, a nonpartisan organization aiming to advance low-carbon energy solutions. Nationwide, according to the study, an economy built ...Read More

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President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks on immigration in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 24, 2013. Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The future of as many as 50,000 immigrants living in Tennessee remains uncertain. This week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction that is preventing the implementation of immigration relief programs announced by President Barack Obama almost ...Read More

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