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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2019 


President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. Also on the rundown: awaiting a ruling in South Dakota on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Archive: June 26, 2019

In 2017, more than 1,000 Tennesseans took their own lives, according to the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network has launched a smartphone app that helps connect users to local mental-health resources. On average, three people die by suicide each day in Tennessee. It also is the second-leading cause of death for children and teens in the state, ...Read More

One of Shenandoah National Park's deferred maintenance projects is repairing the rock guardwall along Skyline Drive, which has deteriorated from years of weather exposure. (National Park Service)

WINCHESTER, Va. - The aging national parks are in need of repairs and maintenance, and a bill to fund that work is being discussed today in the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee. The bipartisan Restore Our Parks Act would establish the National Park Service and Public Lands Legacy Restoration ...Read More

In 2018, an estimated 800 million gallons of combined sewage overflow was discharged into the Merrimack River. (Wikimedia Commons)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Has the city of Manchester been pumping raw sewage into the Merrimack River because of heavy rains this spring? That question won't be officially answered until next year, when the city is required to file a public report. Yet just 35 miles south, the wastewater treatment p ...Read More

Nine South Dakota Native Americans traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to participate when legislation was introduced to revoke medals of honor awarded to U.S. soldiers following the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. (newsmaven.io)<br />

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Legislation was introduced Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives to rescind medals awarded to soldiers following the massacre of nearly 300 women and children at South Dakota's Wounded Knee in 1890. The legislation followed a letter-writing campaign that began earlier thi ...Read More

Studies show that the presence of African-American male teachers in schools improves graduation rates for their black male students. (Shaitra Ken)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A hearing today in Sacramento highlights ways educators can inspire more black male students to stay in school and achieve their dreams. The Assembly Select Committee on ending what's often called the "school-to-prison pipeline" is to meet today and hear from the team behind a ...Read More

Big changes coming to Nevada voter registration include the ability to register on Election Day, or be signed up automatically when you visit the Department of Motor Vehicles. (Marg Johnson VA/Twenty20)

LAS VEGAS - Some of the biggest names in Nevada state politics met with progressive activists and dozens of members of the public on Tuesday night to tout their victories in this year's legislative session, and discuss where they'll go from here. A lot has changed since the last session in 2017 - n ...Read More

Including people with disabilities in studies can have benefits that apply to everyone. (Rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK - A new long-term medical study finally will bring the needs of often-overlooked populations into focus. The "All of Us" research program, expected to last at least 10 years, is designed to help researchers develop precision medical care based on the real-life needs of individual patients. ...Read More

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