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    PNS Daily News - March 3, 20150 

    Today’s news features stories from coast to coast including: the Supreme Court to decide the fate of Obamacare subsidies; oil transport issues front and center in the west; and research points to one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict.

Public News Service - Tennessee

PHOTO: The dog pictured here was found at a farm owned by an American Kennel Club "Breeder of Merit," where animals were allegedly suffering from health problems, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at the time the photo was taken. Photo credit: Humane Society of the United States.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Purebred dogs are the picture of perfection, and their popularity was highlighted at the recent Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. But an investigation by the Humane Society of the United States alleges that the American Kennel Club - a major player at dog shows - has opposed more ...Read More

Public News Service - TN

PHOTO: A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation underscores the importance of federal poverty assistance programs in keeping Tennessee children out of poverty. Photo credit: Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Every day, intervention programs assist Tennessee children and their families in surviving the effects of poverty. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation asks the question, "What if those programs did not exist?" The report, "Measuring Access to Opportunity in t...Read More

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PHOTO: Gas prices may be low, but a new survey shows drivers donít believe they'll stay that way, and want their next car or truck to get better gas mileage. Photo credit: MikeMozart/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gas prices in Tennessee remain low compared to recent years, averaging around $2.11 a gallon. It's welcome relief to drivers at the pump, but even with the reprieve, they're saying they still want their next car or truck to get better gas mileage. A new Consumer Federation of Am...Read More

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Photo: Cesar Bautista has lived in Tennessee since he was 8 years old and now joins other immigrants in advocating for in-state tuition. (Pictured here with Congressman Jim Cooper who has spoken out in support of immigration reform. (5th District-D). Photo credit: Bautista

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After the State Capitol thaws out from the snow and ice, one bill lawmakers are expected to take up this session is legislation (SB0612/HB0675) that would allow undocumented students who graduate from a Tennessee high school to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and uni...Read More

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PHOTO: Experts recommend using caution in choosing a lender if the recent snow and ice storm left you in the market for a new car. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - If the snow and ice storm has left you in need of a new car, experts recommend you do your homework when securing a loan to purchase a new ride. A recent report from the Center for Responsible Lending highlights the growth of subprime lending in the auto market. Chris Kukla, the...Read More

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Photo: The IRS is warning Tennesseans of tax-related scammers who attempt to obtain their personal information. Photo credit:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tax season is under way, with 1099s and W-2s already in mailboxes – and the Internal Revenue Service has also issued its annual list of the most common scams, called the dirty dozen. At the top of the list is identity theft, followed by potential tax swindles pitched...Read More

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Photo: The American Heart Association is reminding people to take steps to improve their heart health this Valentine's Day, including improving their diet and increasing exercise. Photo credit: AHA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hearts are everywhere this week as Americans prepare to celebrate a holiday that is projected to gross a record-setting $18.9 billion this Valentine's Day. But medical experts want to remind folks it's the heart that should be top of mind. The American Heart Association says reg...Read More

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PHOTO: A new survey says Americans trust their doctors more than anyone to give them medical advice, yet they seek medical advice more often from online sources. Photo credit: Angelsharem/WikimediaCommons.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennesseans looking to keep their New Year's resolutions may be forgetting a key advocate as they work their way towards better health. A new survey finds the majority of Americans are looking to make changes to their diet and exercise this year – yet only about half...Read More

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