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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: August 10, 2015

PHOTO: New York City's new Dept. of Education task force to address allegations of cheating is already taking some heat for having only one member outside the department. Photo credit: Sam LeVan/freeimages.com.

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NEW YORK – It's been one week since the New York City Schools chancellor announced a new task force to monitor academic integrity in city schools in response to what's believed to be a widening cheating scandal, but so far, only the chairman has been announced. Chancellor Carmen Farina says ...Read More

Low-income communities are expected to see improvements to their health if the EPA's Clean Power Plan is enacted. Credit: wallyir/morguefile.com

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama administration work toward approval of the Clean Power Plan, which would limit carbon pollution, people in low-income communities may have the most to gain. According to the NAACP, people of color and low-income households ...Read More

U-S Welcome Pavilion planned for 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy: U.S. Welcome Pavilion

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SALT LAKE CITY - A privately-sponsored U.S. Welcome Pavilion designed to promote America's people, places and culture will be open to the public at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Maxine Turner, a caterer from Salt Lake City who founded the pavilion, says the United States ...Read More

Texas' voter ID requirements swayed 2014 elections. Credit: Rice University/ThinkStockPhotos.com.

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HOUSTON – Texas' voter ID law kept some voters away from the polls in the 2014 elections, according to a new report. The Rice University study focused on the Latino-majority 23rd U.S. Congressional District, and shows that confusion over identification requirements discouraged as many as 9 p ...Read More

A National Wildlife Federation poll shows hunters and anglers are willing to put aside their political differences in support of greater EPA protections for clean water, including small headwaters and wetlands. Photo courtesy of Trout Unlimited.

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CHARLESTON, W. Va. – A national poll of hunters and anglers has found overwhelming support – even among conservatives – for what has been a controversial Environmental Protection agency clean water policy. The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) commissioned the survey. It found m ...Read More

Maine should see improving air quality as the EPA's Clean Power Plan curbs pollution from coal-fired power plants, even those not in the Northeast, since polluted air from plants in the Midwest ends up in New England on air currents. Credit: Edbrown05/Wikimedia Commons.

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AUGUSTA, Maine – The air is often dangerous to breathe for 44 percent of Americans, according to a new report – and for Mainers who live in what's known as the tailpipe of the nation, the Environmental Protection Agency's new Clean Power Plan should bring major improvements. Michael Se ...Read More

The American Lung Association says reducing emissions from coal-fired power plants will in turn reduce asthma and other diseases linked to poor air quality, especially in low-income communities, according to the American Lung Association. Credit: click/morguefile.com.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – While the country has made some improvements in air quality, the latest State of the Air report from the American Lung Association finds there's still a long way to go. Supporters of the Environmental Protection Agency’s >Clean Power Plan point to the plan as a way ...Read More

Environmental advocates are pushing for government inspections of coastal oil pipelines after a spill in May near Santa Barbara. They say the industry isn't doing a good enough job of policing itself. Credit: MSR Photo/iStockphoto.com.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The federal government should immediately inspect all the oil pipelines on or near the California coast. That's the request in a legal petition filed Thursday by the Center for Biological Diversity to the U.S. Interior and Transportation Departments. The request comes in th ...Read More

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