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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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The National Week of Conversation events aim to increase civic engagement and improve on voter participation. (Morguefile)

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — This week is the first-ever "National Week of Conversation" - a series of events promoted by local groups that work to bridge the partisan divide - in California and across the nation. The idea is to get people talking about the issues, focusing on civil dialogue, wher

The San Francisco-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reached a unanimous decision not to grant President Trump's immigration restrictions, but legal challenges are expected. (Ken Lund)

SAN FRANCISCO - The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday announced its verdict on whether to reinstate the travel ban on some refugees from conflict zones - and voted unanimously to keep the status quo in place and allow those travelers to enter the United States. The st

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is looking at the Trump administration's travel ban. (Ken Lund)

SAN FRANCISCO – In a thinly veiled contest over states' versus federal rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco has upped the ante by further debating the contentious travel ban blocking some refugees from entering the U.S. from certain conflict zones. Me

As talks to bring a lasting truce between Israel and Hamas progress, humanitarian efforts in war-torn Gaza are moving into a new phase as well. The West Coast-based relief agency Mercy Corps has been in the region working with other humanitarian groups to provide nearly 100,000 Gazans with such basi

Los Angeles, CA – Despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on advertising and video games to attract potential recruits, a new report finds the U.S. Army is not hitting its recruitment goals nationwide, or in California. Suzanne Smith, research director with the National Priorities Proj

The humanitarian crisis in the Middle East escalated over the weekend, when Israel launched a ground invasion against Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. The fighting is delaying aid groups from delivering much needed food and supplies to the region's 1.5 million residents. Joy Portella,

2008 has been a big year for disasters – including the China earthquake in May, the Georgia conflict in August and the recent floods in Honduras. Californians now have an opportunity to support those areas in their recovery efforts through Mercy Corps, which is offering more than 20 different

This weekend, religious congregations around California are uniting to draw attention to the needs of the state's 1.7 million poor children, especially in light of the current economic downturn. It's part of the 17th annual "National Observance of Children's Sabbaths," observed by thousands of churc

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