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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Archive: November 28, 2016

Changing the ACA could limit access to health care for people with disabilities. (NPS Graphics/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities say they're worried about them losing health coverage and other necessities as power shifts in Washington. Though Republicans in Congress have voted repeatedly to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health ...Read More

The ToughTreadz Auto Carrier is one of a dozen recalled toys recently being offered for sale online, according to a new report. (Office of Gov. Mario Cuomo)

PHOENIX – That great deal you found online for a toy may not be such a bargain after all. In a new report, researchers found more than a dozen toys being offered for sale on the Internet, even after they had been recalled. The Arizona Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, Education Fund ...Read More

Experts have tips on how to politely discuss politics, if you must, with your relatives and coworkers during the holidays. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

SANTA FE, N.M. – For many, feelings are still raw after the presidential election, which could make for some difficult conversations over the holidays. So, experts in productive conversation have a few tips to help survive the season with your relationships intact. Parisa Parsa, executive di ...Read More

One in six Indiana residents is considered food insecure, and the statistics are even higher for families with children. (US Dept. of Agriculture)

INDIANAPOLIS – While many of us attend holiday parties that center around food this time of the year, and maybe worry about eating too much – it can be easy to overlook the fact that people around us may not have enough to eat. One in six Hoosiers doesn't always know where their next me ...Read More

Despite improved toy safety, parents are urged to be vigilant and look for hazards. (davidd/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – As Michigan parents and caregivers tackle their holiday shopping lists, a new report is reminding them to keep toy safety top of mind. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group or "PIRG" Education Fun, in its annual Trouble in Toyland 2016 report, focused this year on toy recall ...Read More

A new report offers gift-giving tips to inspire gratitude and generosity. (Pixabay)

SALT LAKE CITY — People feel more grateful for memorable experiences than for material objects, new research suggests. And those feelings of gratitude also lead to more generous behavior. People did make positive comments about the stuff they bought or received, explained study co-author and ...Read More

Ohio's Winter Crisis Program runs through March 21, 2017, for lower-income people who might otherwise not be able to pay their heating bill. (Chris Thomas)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohioans who struggle financially may also be struggling to stay warm now that colder temperatures are settling in. But they may be able to get help through the Winter Crisis Program. The program is part of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and can help residents with ...Read More

A new program from the Sprint Foundation will provide Internet access to thousands of students in North Carolina. (Dennis Skley/Flickr)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Having access to wireless Internet is becoming just as important as access to pencils and paper, but millions of students lack online access once they leave the school grounds. It's referred to as the "homework gap," and a new initiative from the Sprint Foundation is aiming ...Read More

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