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PNS Daily Newscast - January 25, 2021 


Some Democrats push to start Trump's impeachment trial; President Joe Biden works to tackle hunger.


2020Talks - January 25, 2021 


The GOP debates the constitutionality of impeaching a former president; concerns emerge over a new domestic terrroism bill; and the White House looks to both sides of the aisle to pass new COVID relief.

Archive: November 17, 2020

Pervis Payne is in Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Tennessee. (The Innocence Project)

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MEMPHIS -- Gov. Bill Lee has delayed the execution of Pervis Payne until next spring, citing challenges and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The execution originally was scheduled for December 3. The case has made national headlines because of Payne's intellectual disability. According ...Read More

Parts of the Emerald Edge could sequester 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide, if protected. (Bryan Evans/The Nature Conservancy)

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SEATTLE -- The Nature Conservancy has been chosen as one of the first recipients to benefit from Jeff Bezos' $10 billion fund to fight climate change. The Bezos Earth Fund is contributing $100 million to the organization, $20 million of which will go to its project to protect old-growth forests in t ...Read More

Land use for low-cost solar development in the United States is projected to expand to the equivalent of the state of New Jersey by 2050. (Sean Prive Understory Initiative)

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GOLDEN, Colo. -- Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden are researching how planting wildflowers, clovers and other vegetation at solar farms can help improve water quality. Megan Day is the lab's senior energy planner. She said instead of laying gravel, which requires re ...Read More

Over the summer, North Dakota saw about 65 hospitalizations related to COVID-19. In mid-November, that number is well above 300, putting a strain on hospital staff, including nurses. (Adobe Stock)

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BISMARCK, N.D. -- North Dakota health care professionals say they're happy to see new statewide measures aimed at stopping the dramatic COVID-19 surge. But an advocacy group for nurses remains concerned a prior decision will impact the safety of workers and patients. Over the weekend, Gov. Doug Bu ...Read More

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides protection from deportation and other rights for thousands of immigrants brought into the United States as children. (vivalapenley/Adobe Stock)

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MESA, Ariz. -- Arizonans eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program are hopeful but cautious over a court ruling that could reverse a Trump administration policy that crippled the program. A federal judge last week declared the appointment of Chad Wolf as interim Sec ...Read More

Marylanders who lost health care because of pandemic job losses can sign up for coverage until Dec. 15. (Adobe stock)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the Supreme Court continues deliberations over challenges to the Affordable Care Act, health care advocates are urging Marylanders to sign up during open enrollment, which lasts until December 15. More than 6 million folks in the state have the choice to pick or change their h ...Read More

Workers rallied at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York when the Healthy Terminals Bill was passed in July. (Photo: 32BJ SEIU)

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NEW YORK -- "Give Thanks, give health care" - that's the message airport workers will deliver to Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a rally today at noon at LaGuardia Airport. In July, New York lawmakers passed the Healthy Terminals Act, a bill supporters say would provide some 25,000 terminal cleaners, baggage ...Read More

The coronavirus is changing how families gather for the holidays. (Adobe Stock)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Like many people in this unusual year, I am adjusting my family's holiday plans so that we can all be safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I am an epidemiologist and mother of four with a large extended family. Given the serious nationwide resurgence of COVID-19 infect ...Read More

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