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PNS Daily Newscast - February 23, 2018 


As the NRA doubles down on "good guys with guns," the Broward County Sheriff admits an armed deputy did not engage with the Parkland school shooter. Also on our nationwide rundown: workers across the nation will spend part of their weekend defending the American Dream; and a study says the Lone Star State is distorting Texas history lessons.

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Public News Service - MN: Human Rights/Racial Justice

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Compared to their Caucasian counterparts, children of color and American Indian children in Minnesota have a greater incidence of low birth rates, homelessness and poverty, and fewer than half as many graduate from high school. That's the data in the new KIDS COUNT report, which al

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many Minnesotans are waiting for news about loved ones in Haiti after an earthquake Tuesday that registered 7.0 on the Richter scale - the largest quake ever recorded in the Caribbean island nation. Several churches and aid organizations in Minnesota have strong ties to Haiti, and

St. Paul, MN - Child care experts say there's a growing need in Minnesota for care providers who can serve the increasing diversity of the state's population, to ensure that all kids are ready when they start school. Cory Woosley, with the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network, cites a

A proposal headed to the Minnesota legislature aims to break down barriers same-sex couples often encounter when one partner dies. Advocates for the legislation say it would allow same-sex couples the same rights as a legally married couples when it comes to a partner's final wishes. Laura Smidzik

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota and the nation are remembering the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, and marking the birthday, 80 years ago, of the civil rights activist. King is known for his fight for equality and against racism. He was slain in 1968 in Memphis, where he was march

Members of Minnesota's Indian, Jewish and Islamic communities are denouncing the terrorist violence in Mumbai, in which hundreds of people were killed and wounded. Spokesman Satveer Chaudhary, a state senator, says it wasn't just an attack on India. "It was an attack on a financial center. American

St. Paul, MN – Today is the United Nations' "International Human Rights Day," and commemorative events are planned in Minnesota and around the world. Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says human rights and protection from an intrusive government both are key to an open society. "When peopl

St. Paul, MN - The Minnesota Senate today is expected to take up legislation that would require the state to drop its investments in companies doing business in Sudan because the five-year conflict in Darfur has been identified as genocidal by the U.S. government. Sponsor of the bill, Sen. Sandy

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