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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


As the Biden presidency begins, voter suppression remains a pressing issue; faith leaders see an opportunity to reduce extremism.


2020Talks - January 21, 2021 


Inauguration yields swift action: Joe Biden becomes 46th president and Kamala Harris vice president -- the first woman, African-American, and person of South Indian descent in this role. Harris seats new senators; Biden signs slew of executive actions and gets first Cabinet confirmation through the Senate.

Archive: October 1, 2015

Frank Abagnale, the new AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador, travels the country to advise people about how to protect themselves from identity theft. Credit: Abagnale and Associates.

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SEATTLE – Major security breaches are all too common in the retail and corporate world, but individuals can still do their part to minimize the damage to their own lives and bank accounts. That's the message from Frank Abagnale, the new AARP Fraud Watch Network ambassador. He says people are ...Read More

A new report from Greenpeace outlines how the world can transition away from fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050. Credit: Dmitry Rukhlenko/iStockphoto.

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AUSTIN, Texas – The world can transition to 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2050, according to a new report from Greenpeace. The plan calls for phasing out oil and gas at a rate that matches the depletion of existing fields, and warns exploration for new fields should be seen as hig ...Read More

Rising numbers of new syphilis cases across New York has led to speculation about the causes for the outbreak. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Syphilis cases are on the rise in New York, with a 160 percent increase between 2010 and 2014, according to state health officials. Some regions are seeing more new cases than others, including central New York, with a 111 percent uptick between 2012 and 2013. K. Daniel Reed ...Read More

New York State officials are awarding $175 million to five companies for their renewable energy projects. Credit: Luke Partridge/FreeImages.com.

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration has awarded $175 million to five new, large-scale clean energy projects. Officials say the projects will help New York meet its goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and relying less on fossil fuels. Peter Constantakes with the New Yo ...Read More

Indiana's Safe Haven Law was enacted in 2000. Photo credit: M. Kuhlman

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INDIANAPOLIS – A newborn child about 12-hours-old was recently discovered outside a church in Jennings County. The baby is among those who have been surrendered since Indiana enacted its Safe Haven Law in 2000. The law allows a parent, family member, clergy member, social worker or any oth ...Read More

The U.S. Forest Service is being sued for approving a large gravel mine adjacent to Theodore Roosevelt National Park's Elkhorn Ranch. Credit: Eric Foltz.

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BISMARCK, N.D. – The U.S. Forest Service faces a federal lawsuit for its approval of a large, new gravel pit on the outskirts of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The suit comes from the National Parks Conservation Association, represented by the Environmental Law and Policy Center. Staff ...Read More

Some say an indefinite freeze on Ohio's clean-energy standards hurts investment. Credit: Kevin P/Morguefile

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A recommendation to keep Ohio's renewable energy and energy efficiency standards frozen at 2014 levels is drawing fire from conservation and environmental groups, as well as Gov. John Kasich. The standards were put in place in 2008 and last year lawmakers enacted a two-year ...Read More

The pressure is on for Gov. Pat McCrory to veto legislation that would eliminate SNAP benefits for thousands of North Carolinians next July. Credit: Alvimann/Morguefile.

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RALEIGH, N.C. – After taking months to iron out a state budget, North Carolina lawmakers are now pushing bills that could have as great an impact on the state's citizens as the budget. One of those bills is House Bill 318, which includes a provision that could impact the eligibility of Supple ...Read More

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