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PNS Daily Newscast - May 27, 2020 


Four Minneapolis police officers fired following the death of a black man; and a federal lawsuit claims New Yorkers with disabilities excluded from expanded absentee ballot plan.

2020Talks - May 27, 2020 


Republican governors in Georgia and Florida offer their states as alternatives to North Carolina, after President Trump expresses impatience about talks of a more limited Republican National Convention because of the pandemic.

Public News Service - CA: Youth

San Francisco, CA - With the California primary now just two months away, community college students and faculty members hold a rally today in support of Proposition 92. The initiative would lower student fees from $20 to $15 per unit and establish a separate budget for the state's two-year schools,

San Jose, CA - World AIDS Day events held over the weekend encouraged people to "Take the Lead," and that's exactly what some California teens are doing today. At various schools across the state, teen activists are educating their classmates about the AIDS pandemic. Sandal Khandoker, a junior at No

San Francisco, CA - School districts are feeling the pinch of rising health insurance costs in California. They're eating into public school budgets at a time when new textbooks are needed and class sizes are larger than recommended. The outcome of healthcare reform negotiations between the Governor

Los Angeles, CA - California's public schools are failing to make the grade when it comes to closing the racial achievement gap, with Latino and African-American students lagging behind their white and Asian peers. That's the finding of a new study from UCLA that says schools are failing to provide

Sacramento, CA - Perhaps the scariest news this Halloween is that thousands of California children could lose their health insurance coverage in 90 days unless State Legislature comes up with money to keep Children's Health Initiative "Healthy Kids" programs running. Howard Kahn with L.A. Health Car

Oakland, CA - More than 100 parents from different Bay Area school districts are meeting this weekend to discuss why African American and Latino students are scoring lower than other races on the state's standardized tests. Michelle Matos, with the Parent Leadership Action Network (PLAN), says paren

Nine million children who live without health insurance have become the focus of church groups throughout California, as more than 200 religious organizations and congregations across the country rally to call attention to the health insurance crisis. A plan that would make healthcare coverage avail

A health care "dare" begins today, as the U.S. Senate is expected to join the House in approving an extension of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). President Bush says he will veto what Congress approved, because he believes families that can afford health care will take advanta

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