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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Archive: July 18, 2019

A congressional investigation has found that nine migrant children younger than one year, and 18 younger than two years, have been forcibly separated from their families and held in detention. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Wikipedia)

EL PASO, Texas – Social workers and mental health professionals are trying to have the detention of migrant children away from their families treated as child abuse. Almost 6,000 people have signed a petition started by social workers to file a "report of suspected abuse and neglect of migra ...Read More

The City Heights Development Corporation in San Diego won AARP Community Challenge grants in 2018 and 2019. This park in El Cajon debuted last fall. (CHDC)

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Four California communities will see some major improvements in the next few months – thanks to the 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program. West Sacramento will use data to identify seniors most at risk of a house fire, then distribute smoke and carbon monoxide ...Read More

People can report phone scams to the Federal Trade Commission and Pennsylvania's Office of the Attorney General. (Giftpundits/Pexels)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Robocalls are more than annoying – they're bilking people out of money. And a new survey says many Pennsylvanians are vulnerable, as scam artists use sophisticated technologies to mask their identities. The state-specific survey by the AARP Fraud Watch Network found ...Read More

If a federal court repeals the Affordable Care Act, veterans would lose coverage in part because Veterans Administration hospitals couldn't meet demand. (Pixabay)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – If federal judges overturn the Affordable Care Act, more military veterans would lose their health insurance than the total number of service personnel currently serving in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps combined. By 2026, 690,000 veterans would become completely uninsured, ...Read More

Some farmers in the Midwest this year did not get all the corn planted they normally would due to rain, snow, cold and flooding. (1778011/pixabay)

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – America's corn growers are in Washington this week urging Congress to ratify a new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, would replace the 1994 agreement known as NAFTA. John Linder, a farmer and a member of the Cor ...Read More

According to NAMI, 13% of children ages 8-15 experience a mental health condition. (Pixabay)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Public schools in Florida will now be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health instruction beginning in sixth grade, under a mandate approved by Florida's Board of Education on Wednesday. Under the plan, students in grades 6 through 12 will take cou ...Read More

Coloradans living in rural areas could see their premiums drop by 27% to 30% on average, after Colorado lawmakers passed a series of new health care laws in the 2019 session. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Health insurance companies operating in Colorado announced this week that premiums should drop by an average of 18% next year, according to documents released by the Division of Insurance. Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, says t ...Read More

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