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PNS Daily Newscast - August 12, 2020 

Former VP Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate; some schools have science-based metrics for open classroom instruction.

2020Talks - August 12, 2020 

California Sen. Kamala Harris will be on the ticket with Joe Biden in November. Four states had primaries yesterday, and two had runoffs. Georgia and Wisconsin appear to have improved since last time.

Archive: September 2, 2015

As Gen-X starts to turn 50, many worry they'll never be able to retire. Credit: Alon/

NEW YORK - The first wave of "Generation X" New Yorkers turns 50 this year, and many are panicking about saving enough money for retirement, according to a statewide survey. Commissioned by AARP, the survey found that Gen Xers are even more worried about retirement savings than are Baby Boomers. B ...Read More

Keeping your back-to-school child healthy involves lots of physical activity, careful meal planning and setting a good example as an adult. Credit: Tomml/

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - One of the most important factors in keeping a child healthy is making sure he or she is getting plenty of exercise, according to a pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Denise Dunlap recommended at least a full hour of moderate-intensity physical activity every da ...Read More

An initiative aimed at low-income students plans to help them gain job skills and a living wage after high school graduation. Credit: idealistock.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - For more than a fourth of Minnesota high school seniors, this will be their last year of formal schooling, and new efforts in parts of the state aim to ensure that those entering the workforce upon graduation will be ready. Tanya Paley, director of strategic operations for the Uni ...Read More

Data engineers and mobile app developers are expected to be among the hottest IT jobs in 2016. Credit: jppi/Morguefile

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois college grads and career changers got some good news on Wednesday, when recruiting company Robert Half International released its 2016 Salary Guide. It projects that starting pay in the information-technology field will increase 5 percent next year, with data engineers a ...Read More

A program that's had success in reducing the number of low-birthweight babies and increasing access to care could be impacted by state-led Medicaid reform. Credit: GaborfromHungary/

RALEIGH, N.C. - Of the babies born every year in North Carolina, the prenatal care and delivery of more than half of them are covered by Medicaid. It's not always easy for pregnant moms to navigate the Medicaid coverage system, and for more than four years, Community Care of North Carolina has been ...Read More

A fatal shooting in San Antonio is shining new light on the debate over whether law-enforcement officers should use body cameras. Credit: Avid Creative, Inc.

SAN ANTONIO - A video released Monday by an ABC affiliate in San Antonio shows Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez fatally shooting Gilbert Flores. In the video, Flores stands still - and at a distance from the officers with his hands raised - the moment the deputies open ...Read More

Knoxville, Nashville and the Tri-Cities all made the top 10 list of U.S. migraine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Here's a study that could give you a real headache: Three Tennessee cities top a list of migraine "hot spots," according to a report by Sperling's Best Places. For this survey, the demographic research firm analyzed the number of migraine-related drug prescriptions, people's hour ...Read More

The shame and stigma of addiction can stop people from seeking the help they need. Credit: andronicusmax/Flickr

INDIANAPOLIS - Slightly more than a year since Indiana reduced penalties for drug offenses, a new approach is under way to remove addiction's grip on Indiana. On Tuesday, Gov. Mike Pence announced the Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention, a group that state Sen. Jim Merritt, R-I ...Read More

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