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PNS Daily Newscast - July 2, 2020 


The White House says no response is planned to reported Russian bounties on U.S. troops; House Democrats unveil an ambitious plan to curb climate change.

2020Talks - July 1, 2020 


Colorado, Utah and Oklahoma all finished up their elections Tuesday, and Medicaid expansion in OK appears to have passed. And, a Supreme Court ruling could open the door for more public money to religious institutions.

Archive: June 3, 2020

A working group in Minnesota, co-led by the state attorney general, recently issued a list of recommendations to reduce deadly police encounters. However, those involved say the state's need to respond to COVID-19 has prevented any legislative follow-up so far. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota officials have launched a civil-rights investigation into the entire Minneapolis Police Department following the killing of George Floyd. It coincides with calls for reform, but watchdogs elsewhere say changing police culture is very difficult. Other recent high-profile inc ...Read More

An online activist training will cover protesters' rights and the principles of nonviolent direct action. (Eden, Janine and Jim/Flickr)

CINCINNATI -- The right to protest is powerful, and Ohioans fighting for social justice can learn how to ensure their voices are heard at an online event this evening. According to Robin A. Wright at Cincinnati's Beloved Community Church, protests throughout history have been used as legitimate and ...Read More

Two-thirds of people who file for bankruptcy cite medical issues as key contributors to their financial downfall. (olgalionart/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The greatest predictor of bankruptcy is lack of health care. But since the Affordable Care Act was adopted, bankruptcies have declined among people with intermittent health coverage, according to a new study. When the ACA was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010, h ...Read More

There are more than 800 bison in the American Prairie Reserve's conservation herd. (Dennis J. Lingohr/American Prairie Reserve)

HELENA, Mont. -- A growing number of Montanans have entered for a chance at harvesting a bison from the American Prairie Reserve. This year, the reserve is able to offer 26 harvests, its biggest number yet. Last year, there were more than 2,500 entries for 16 harvest slots. Winners are picked throu ...Read More

Fair-election advocates say Pennsylvania's primary served as a dry run for the November election. (rawpixel.com/Adobe Stock)

PHILADELPHIA -- Despite the COVID pandemic, massive protests and curfews in major cities, fair-election advocates say Tuesday's primary appears to have gone pretty smoothly. This was the first time all Pennsylvania voters were given the option to vote by mail, and almost 2 million did, representing ...Read More

Parishioners from St. John's Episcopal Church in Lafayette Square supported the peaceful demonstrators, the same day as President Donald Trump's unannounced visit to the church. (St. John's Church/Facebook)

CONCORD, N.H. -- New England's Episcopal bishops unanimously are calling out President Donald Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Monday as "disgraceful and morally repugnant." In an unprecedented move, they released a statement on Tuesday, also condem ...Read More

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