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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Archive: January 21, 2013

PHOTO: Jim Moeser with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, says the state should rethink its policy of trying 17-year-olds as adults.

MADISON, Wis. - Two days before Christmas, in the Forest County Jail in Crandon, a 17-year-old girl from Lac du Flambeau took her own life. She was being held on charges relating to taking a vehicle without the owner's consent. Charged as an adult, she was awaiting trial housed with adult inmates. F ...Read More

PHOTO: The gavel seems to have come down on the budget of North Carolina courts in recent years, with 638 positions eliminated in the last four years. Photo courtesy of Texas Southern University.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina courts are being asked to do more with less and some are concerned about how it's affecting the justice system in the Tar Heel State. For one thing, citizens expecting swift justice in state and local courtrooms may have to wait longer for it. For the last four years ...Read More

PHOTO: Volunteers will fan out across Ohio to learn more about people without homes as part of the annual Point in Time Homeless Count. Courtesy of COHHIO.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - From park benches to friends' couches, thousands of Ohioans spend their days looking for a place to sleep for the night. During the annual Point in Time Homeless Count on Tuesday, volunteers will fan out across the state to find those without a home. Eric Mulryan with the Coalitio ...Read More

IMAGE: The average age that a child is forced into the sex trade in the U.S. is 13 and more and more often, the transactions are taking place over the Internet. CREDIT: John Michaelson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When it comes to the thousands of girls across Minnesota who are at risk of ending up in the sex trade, early intervention can change their course in life. University of Minnesota researcher Lauren Martin is author of a report on how reaching these vulnerable girls before it's too ...Read More

PHOTO: At the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pew pollsters have found entrenched attitudes on abortion. Courtesy of Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

ST. LOUIS - The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, Roe versus Wade, turns 40 this week (Tueday) and a new poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds most Americans - 63 percent - want to keep it legal. Alan Cooperman, associate director for research w ...Read More

HARTFORD, Conn. - A new approach is being employed to help eliminate racial and health disparities in Connecticut, and it involves speaking to business leaders in business terms. Lina Paredes, vice president of program with the Connecticut Health Foundation, says past efforts have fallen short, be ...Read More

Family of Elephants in Afric. Courtesy Peter Knights, WildAid

RICHMOND, Va. - Custom officials in Kenya seized over $1 million worth of illegal elephant ivory last week, just a few days after the bodies of a family of 12 elephants were found in a park in Kenya, murdered for their tusks. It's a worsening situation, because poachers are becoming more organized a ...Read More

PHOTO: Students who eat breakfast are said to generally do better in school, both academically and socially. CREDIT: John Michaelson

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee is among the top states in the nation in reaching children in need with school breakfast programs. A new study from Food Research and Action Center ranks the state 10th for the number of low-income children in a school lunch program who also participate at breakfast. A ...Read More

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