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PNS Daily News - October 15, 2019 


U.S. reacts to Turkish offensive, Ft. Worth police officer charged with murder, a tax break for New Mexico families, and animals hit on the road in Nevada.

2020Talks - October 15, 2019 


Tonight, 12 candidates will take the fourth Democratic debate stage in Westerville, Ohio. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard will be there, despite considering a boycott of the event.

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While it's praised by President Obama, some Michiganders say the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would hurt American jobs. (whitehouse.gov)

LANSING, Mich. - The fight over a controversial trade deal is not over in Michigan. On the same day 12 nations, including the United States, signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, opponents rallied in protest in Detroit and dozens of other cities Thursday night. President Obama and other supporters ...Read More

A new study suggest states that close the coverage gap have a healthier workforce. (The Commonwealth Institute)

RICHMOND, Va. - A comparison between states shows those that have expanded Medicaid are likely to have a healthier workforce. The Virginia General Assembly has so far refused to close what's known as the coverage gap, which mostly affects the working poor. But a new study by the group Families US ...Read More

Indiana has close to 6,000 people in prison who are considered to have serious mental illnesses. (sakhorn38/iStockphoto)

INDIANAPOLIS - Except in a few, exceptional circumstances, people with mental illnesses in Indiana prisons will no longer be placed in solitary confinement. The ACLU sued the state in 2008 on behalf of three prisoners it said had little or no access to treatment in "solitary." In 2012, a federal ju ...Read More

Some in Ohio's congressional delegation want stronger laws to protect people from lead-contaminated water, and to notify them more quickly when there's a problem. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As a small Ohio town grapples with drinking water poisoned by lead, some in Ohio's congressional delegation say a new law is needed to better address lead contamination. Water samples from five homes in Sebring tested high for lead last month, reportedly nearly five months after th ...Read More

Early dental care can help a child grow in a variety of ways. (ismiledentalhome.iowa.gov)

DES MOINES, Iowa - While going to a dentist may not be at the top of a child's list of fun things to do, good oral health is vital to his or her overall health. Oral-health consultant Stephanie Chickering, an adviser to the Iowa Department of Public Health's I-Smile Dental Home Initiative, said it ...Read More

The American Lung Association recently rated each of the 50 states on the effectiveness of their tobacco control policies (Maryhere/morguefile)

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas gets a failing grade for its statewide tobacco-control policies, according to the American Lung Association. The group rates states based on categories such as tobacco prevention and control, tobacco tax rates, smoke-free air and access to smoking-cessation services. JoAnna St ...Read More

The first undocumented immigrant to be sworn in as an attorney in New York could pave the way for others like him. (Jason Morrison)

NEW YORK - As the first undocumented immigrant admitted to the New York State Bar, Cesar Vargas is a permanent part of history. But the immigration activist and Bernie Sanders campaign staffer also may have paved the way for other undocumented youth brought to the United States as children, or "Drea ...Read More

The University of California has announced $5 million available to undocumented students through its Dream Loan program. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)
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The University of California has announced $5 million in loans to undocumented students. The Dream Loan program is a follow-up to the California Dream Act of 2011 that allowed some undocumented youth to apply for state aid and scholarships, and to Assembly Bill 540, which granted them in-state tuit ...Read More

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