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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: May 8, 2017

A new bill aims to undo the consumer protections installed by Dodd-Frank and could expose New Mexico families to risky financial services. (Flickr / Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Critics of a bill approved Thursday by a House panel say it could subject families in New Mexico to a resurgence in predatory lending. The bill coming out of the House Financial Services Committee would repeal significant pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act. When housing and financial m ...Read More

Maps are being used to plot diversity and segregation around the country. (University of Cincinnati)

PORTLAND, Ore. – A recent history of the United States' changing racial demographics might be best viewed from space. That's the approach Tomasz Stepinski, a professor of space exploration at the University of Cincinnati, has taken. Stepinski is an astrophysicist by trade, but had the idea ...Read More

New research casts doubt on claims that social media fake news posts and search algorithms sway public opinion. (Getty Images)

DENVER – Despite claims by some politicians, fake news, social media and search algorithms don't sway public opinion, according to a study by a group of international researchers. William Dutton, the report's lead author, says if search engines did help create so-called filter bubbles – ...Read More

The deadline arrives Thursday for the Senate to uphold or repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule. (Chris Jordan Bloch/Earthjustice)

NAVAJO NATION -- A vote on whether to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Rule could come in the U.S. Senate in the next few days, and tribal leaders are stepping up to support the rule. The Methane Waste Rule requires oil and gas companies to install equipment to capture methane ...Read More

There are more than 51,000 registered nurses licensed to practice in Iowa. (Ester Max/Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Whether they're working in a hospital, physician's office or nursing home, Iowa nurses can take comfort in knowing they're in a top-notch state for their profession. May 6-12 is National Nurses Week, and a recent survey from finance website WalletHub ranked Iowa third in the na ...Read More

There is a call for schools to create policies on gender identity. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A report on transgender student policies in American schools by a conservative think tank is being taken to task by experts. The report from the Heritage Foundation, called "Gender Identity Policies in Schools: What Congress, the Courts and Trump Administration Should Do," came o ...Read More

Experts warn that internet-connected toys and devices may be recording data about you without your knowledge and distributing it without your consent. (Max Kohler/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A bill to make sure your kids' toys aren't spying on them will have its first hearing before the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. The so-called Teddy Bears and Toasters Act would require manufacturers of smart toys and devices to install privacy protections and no ...Read More

Depending on the hospital, seniors on Medicare may not get the lower Medicare rates if they're injured in an accident where someone else is at fault. (AARP)

CARSON CITY, Nev. — A hearing will be held this week for AB 183, a bill that would make sure seniors are charged lower Medicare rates by hospitals if they are injured in an accident in which someone else is at fault. Right now, some hospitals in Nevada charge patients for the full bill rathe ...Read More

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