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PNS Daily News - May 24, 2017 


We’re featuring stories from around the globe including: British officials search for answers in the wake of a deadly attack; the former head of the CIA weighs-in on the Russia probe; and proposed cuts in President Trump’s budget plan raise serious concerns.

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Florida schools identified as struggling could be closed and replaced with charter schools under legislation now headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk. (kconnors/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After barely surviving a Senate vote, the $419 million education package - House Bill 7069 - is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott's desk; while many are hoping its journey will end in a veto. After debating a number of education issues, the Florida Legislature conducted closed-doo

Civil rights advocates are calling on local and state officials to clarify restroom policies for transgender students in Florida. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Trump administration says it’s handing over responsibility to states to decide how to handle restroom access for transgender students, and Florida activists are wasting no time in sending a message to state and local officials. Lakey Love is one of the organizer

Citizenship clinics are drawing large crowds as many immigrants fear for their future. (FL Immigrant Coalition)

LAUDERHILL, Fla. – With executive orders and deportation raids dominating the news, many immigrants now are taking steps to ensure they won't be separated from their families and lives. Yva Darbouze was among the more than 400 people who turned out for a free citizenship clinic and workshop

Immigrants' advocates call building a border wall with Mexico anything but great. (kconnors/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Donald Trump's campaign promise to take dramatic action on immigration has become a reality, and those who work with Florida's immigrant community say the actions carry a high moral and economic cost. On Wednesday, President Trump signed orders to begin the construction p

A bill before Congress would crack down on horse slaughter for meat, in the United States and abroad. (lauramusikanski/morguefile)

MIAMI — The arrest of a Miami-Dade man for selling horse meat to undercover agents this month is being called an important step toward infiltrating the secret world of horse slaughter. But animal-rights groups say much more needs to be done. It may surprise many to know that horse slaughter

Medical and recreational marijuana initiatives are on the ballot in several states this election. (growweedeasy/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – While many of the big races are too close to call, experts say the big winner this election cycle in Florida and in many other parts of the country will likely be marijuana. Right now, Florida doctors can only prescribe medical marijuana to cancer patients or those with chr

Will supporting Donald Trump lessen Marco Rubio's lead over Patrick Murphy? (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Many Floridians are expecting fireworks tonight as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton take the stage in their first presidential debate. But any attention getting comments from the Republican nominee could hurt Sen. Marco Rubio's run against Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat

Florida voters have an opportunity to reshape the Legislature this election cycle. (Globetrotter/Wikimedia Commons)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With every seat in the state House and Senate up for grabs this November, two Florida ex-pats want to make sure voters make the most informed choices, especially when it comes to women's health issues. Arianne Keegan and Abigail DeAtley grew up in Florida but have been living i

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