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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2020 


The pandemic isn't stopping MLK Day celebrations of justice, equality and public service; the Maryland Justice Program fights for a women's pre-release program.


2021Talks - January 18, 2021 


Quiet weekend; Kamala Harris set to resign from U.S. Senate; Biden announces ambitious plans for his first 10 days; and Lindsey Graham has warnings for both President and President-elect.

Archive: January 31, 2017

Doctors rush a patient to care. Enrollment for coverage under the Affordable Care Act ends at midnight today. (JillK61)

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – You have until midnight today to sign up for California's version of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Health-care advocates raised concerns last week when the new administration reportedly stopped advertising the open-enrollment period. After some pushba ...Read More

Doctors say because germs spread so easily, people should stay home from work and school when sick. (cdc.gov)

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SPRINGFIELD Ill. – Noroviruses are on the rise in Illinois and across the country this winter, prompting some warnings from health officials. The Illinois Department of Public Health says numbers this month are higher than in January during the past two years. More than 800 students fell ill a ...Read More

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions hasn't testified since Jan. 10, long after President Trump's recent actions around immigration policies. (Ryan J. Reilly/Flickr)

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HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. - The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to serve as U.S. Attorney General. While his nomination has drawn criticism and concern from the start, civil-rights groups argue there are additional reasons why a vote should be del ...Read More

Vetting of refugees involves three government agencies and takes 18 to 24 months. (U.S. Dept. of State)

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NEW YORK – Groups that work to resettle refugees in the United States say the executive order signed by President Trump leaves thousands of refugees in limbo. The order, signed late Friday afternoon, halts the resettlement of all refugees in the United States for 120 days and those from Syria ...Read More

Health-care advocates are protesting a move to repeal Colorado's health-insurance marketplace, which helps consumers navigate enrollment. (Pixabay)

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DENVER – Groups are gathering on the steps of the state Capitol today to protest efforts by some lawmakers to repeal Connect for Health Colorado, the state's health-insurance marketplace. Adam Fox, the director of strategic engagement of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative says the move ...Read More

Hundreds rallied at the Roundhouse last year to support keeping public lands in federal hands. This year's rally takes place Wednesday. (New Mexico Wildlife Federation)

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SANTA FE, N.M. – Hundreds of supporters of keeping public lands in public hands are gathering for their third annual rally at the Roundhouse tomorrow at 11 A.M. They are protesting moves at the state and national level to transfer federal lands to the states. Susan Torres, the communications ...Read More

530 refugees, more than half from Syria, were resettled in Connecticut last year. (USAID)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An organization that resettles refugees in Connecticut says President Trump's order halting the process has impacts beyond those detained on arrival. The executive order, signed late Friday, sparked a weekend of protests as immigrants and refugees with valid visas were detai ...Read More

Advocates for refugees worry that a halt to resettlement programs in the United States will put some refugees in danger. (Global Panorama/Flickr)

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Families resettled in eastern Washington are being kept apart because of an executive order issued by President Trump at the end of last week. The order stops resettlement for refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 120 days. World Relief Spokane runs a resett ...Read More

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