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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

2020Talks - August 14, 2020 

Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Archive: December 20, 2013

PHOTO: This week, New Mexico has become the 17th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, following a state Supreme Court decision. Photo courtesy ProgressNow New Mexico.

SANTA FE, N.M. - Same-sex couples in New Mexico can now be legally married, following a decision by the state Supreme Court. On Thursday, the court struck down a legal challenge brought by a group of state politicians after some county clerks had started marrying same-sex couples. Pat Davis, execut ...Read More

PHOTO: Mario McNeil was the only inmate sentenced to death row in North Carolina in 2013. Photo courtesy NC Dept. of Public Safety.

RALEIGH, N.C. – This holiday, 151 inmates are sitting on North Carolina's death row. In 2013, only one new person joined them, and no one has been executed in the state in seven years. That trend matches what's being seen nationally, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Informa ...Read More

PHOTO: Fewer politicians in PA? The Pennsylvania House has passed a measure that could reduce the size of the State Legislature by 25 percent. Photo credit:

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Legislature could be three-quarters the size it is now in 10 years, if two bills passed in Harrisburg by the House this week become law. House Bill 1234 would reduce the House from 203 members to 153. And House Bill 1716 proposes to cut 12 positions from the curren ...Read More

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