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PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 


As the Biden presidency begins, voter suppression remains a pressing issue; faith leaders see an opportunity to reduce extremism.


2020Talks - January 21, 2021 


Inauguration yields swift action: Joe Biden becomes 46th president and Kamala Harris vice president -- the first woman, African-American, and person of South Indian descent in this role. Harris seats new senators; Biden signs slew of executive actions and gets first Cabinet confirmation through the Senate.

Archive: September 17, 2020

According to the Pew Research Center, 3.1% of eligible voters in Minnesota are Hispanic. (Adobe Stock)

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Voter outreach groups have altered their approach during the pandemic, and that includes a Minnesota organization connecting with Latinx communities. The group COPAL MN still hopes to make an impact for those who might feel overlooked by the electoral system, as well as candidates. ...Read More

In a new Harvard Graduate School of Education study, more than half of fathers report they're getting to know their children better. (digitalskillet1/Adobe Stock)

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- As families deal with the stresses of working and parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Harvard Graduate School of Education study finds almost 70% of fathers across the country are feeling closer to their children. Even though gender roles in parenting have changed subs ...Read More

Day and night, protesters have gathered in downtown Louisville over the death of Breonna Taylor. (Nadia Ramlagan)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Six months after Louisville police officers shot and killed 26-year-old Breonna Taylor in her home, city officials announced this week they will pay her family $12 million, one of the highest settlement amounts ever paid for the wrongful death of a Black woman. The three police o ...Read More

In Durham, home to the University of New Hampshire, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in 2016 by more than 4,000 votes. She won the state by less than 3,000 votes. (AcrossTheAtlantic/Wikimedia Commons)

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DURHAM, N.H. -- The student vote in New Hampshire could decide if President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden win the state, according to a voting expert. The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton had her narrowest victory in the Granite State, beating Trump by less than 3 ...Read More

Supporters of Tribal Colleges and Universities are calling on Congress to set aside at least $40 million per year for much-needed repairs, digital infrastructure upgrades and financial support for struggling students. (American Indian College Fund)

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This story is based on an opinion piece by Cheryl Crazy Bull and Sara Goldrick-Rab that first appeared on The Hechinger Report. Broadcast version by Eric Galatas for Public News Service Reporting for The Hechinger Report-Colorado News Service DENVER -- As students return to college this fall, advoc ...Read More

Hispanics represent 11% of Nebraska's population, but account for at least 60% of confirmed COVID-19 cases. (Jordi Play/Wikimedia Commons)

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- On an average year, September kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with festivals full of food and dancing, celebrating the history and cultures across Latin America and Spain. Rose Godinez, legal and policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, said this year, m ...Read More

Some activists say with all the destruction seen from wildfires this year, the nation could be reaching a turning point in getting through to climate change deniers. But President Donald Trump is still not publicly linking the two issues. (Adobe Stock)

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BOISE, Idaho -- From destroyed properties and wilderness to smoky air, the Northwest is reeling from more wildfires this season. The Center for Western Priorities, a conservation group in the Rocky Mountain region, said there's no doubt climate change plays a role, and that political barriers are m ...Read More

According to a recently approved settlement, five people will each get between $75,000 and $99,000 for unlawful drug testing ordered by a handful of law-enforcement agencies in South Dakota. (Adobe Stock)

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RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A settlement tied to claims of unlawful drug tests issued by several South Dakota law-enforcement agencies has won approval in federal court. The judge ruled more than $400,000 will be split among those who were the subject of forced catheterizations after they were suspected of ...Read More

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