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PNS Daily Newscast - June 11, 2021 


We reflect and update as HIV/AIDS first came to national attention 40 years ago this month; and when it comes to infrastructure spending, bipartisanship isn't dead yet.


2021Talks - June 11, 2021 


President Biden offers up more COVID-19 vaccines to the world; Dems and GOP close in on an infrastructure deal; and Speaker Pelosi tries to quell a spat over the Middle East among Democrats.

Archive: April 28, 2021

According to the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, 58% of Illinois gun deaths in 2019 were homicides and 40% were suicides. (Guy Sagi/Adobe Stock)

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CHICAGO - Unsecured guns are among the top contributors to the nation's gun=violence epidemic, and a coalition of public officials and law enforcement is putting out the call to create new safety technology. Of the tens of millions of gun-owning households in the United States, said Kane County She ...Read More

Experts say expanding Medicaid will help prevent uninsured Missourians from letting health conditions go untreated, making it less likely they'll end up in an emergency room. (niyazz/Adobe Stock)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - As the state Senate debates Missouri's budget for next year, groups are urging lawmakers to learn from the 38 states that have expanded their Medicaid programs. The budget passed by the Missouri House leaves out the $130 million needed to fund expansion. The remainder of the c ...Read More

The families of people killed in police shootings have led the charge on reforms in Washington state. (Dimo Fedortchenko/Flickr)

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OLYMPIA, Wash. - Police reform has been a major theme of the Washington legislative session this year. Lawmakers passed bills that ban certain police tactics such as chokeholds, adopt a de-escalation standard that makes deadly force a last resort, and make it easier to decertify officers for miscond ...Read More

More than 16,000 Tennessee residents die from heart disease each year, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. (Adobe Stock)<br />

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennesseans' daily routines have become more sedentary over the past year, and heart health experts are reminding people that any movement is better than no movement - and more is better. It's estimated one in four U.S. adults now sits longer than eight hours a day. Cardiologist ...Read More

Racial-justice protests reached a global scale last year, but in some states and cities, how police respond to demonstrators remains a thorny issue. (Adobe Stock)

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DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate soon could decide the future of a bill that's enflamed tensions between law enforcement and racial-justice advocates. The legislation surfaced after police and protesters sometimes clashed during demonstrations last year over the killing of George Floyd. The Iowa ...Read More

In 2019, suicides made up more than 60% of gun deaths in Ohio, according to the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. (Adobe Stock)

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CINCINNATI - Toledo and Cincinnati officials are leading the Gun Safety Consortium, a group of cities across the United States that is calling on the gun industry to bring improved gun-safety products to market. Gun-safety advocates point out that most smartphones are more secure than firearms. Cin ...Read More

More than 60% of 2018 gun deaths in Maryland were homicides, according to the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. (Adobe stock)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Calling gun violence in America a public health crisis, a new coalition is challenging startups and manufacturing firms to create innovative products to make guns safer. The Gun Safety Consortium is requesting proposals for companies to build "smart gun" locking devices to better s ...Read More

The Gun Safety Consortium says many gun owners fear gun locks will prevent their being able to access their firearms quickly.  (Atlantist studio/Adobe Stock)

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NEW YORK - Civic, business and religious leaders joined with local elected officials and law enforcement Tuesday, calling for development of new products to prevent the unauthorized use of firearms. While mass shootings dominate the headlines, the vast majority of gun deaths are suicides, accidenta ...Read More

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