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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - CT: LGBTQIA Issues

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - One of Connecticut's best-known charitable organizations has been spending more on a divisive political issue than on some of the social service programs it's built its name on. An investigation of the New Haven-based Knights of Columbus, by the Washington Independent, probed wher

HARTFORD, Conn. - Almost since HIV/AIDS was identified in the early 1980s, the main route of infection nationwide was men who had sex with men. But not in Connecticut, where it was mainly spread by drug users sharing contaminated needles. However, recent data show the situation in the state is rev

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, bisexual and transgender women have the highest risk of breast cancer of all women, and are among the least served by health care professionals. A grant to the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective is targeting these women for breast cancer awareness messages. Colle

HARTFORD, Conn. - June is "Pride Month," and the values of self-acceptance and awareness of the history and contributions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community are clashing with recent decisions surrounding textbooks that could make it into Connecticut classrooms. The contr

HARTFORD, Conn. - Recent actions by Congress to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell so that gay and lesbian people can serve openly in the military have been widely reported. However, another bill dealing with their civil rights more broadly is languishing in Congress. Linda Estabrook, executive director

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals suffer poorer health outcomes than the general population, in part because they are at least twice as likely to not have health insurance. During the eighth annual LGBT Health Awareness Week, starting today and sponsored by the Nat

Hartford, CT - The issues of gays in the military and same-sex marriage have been much in the news, but an advocacy group in Hartford is tackling another issue - one that is killing people in their community. It's not AIDS, it's tobacco. According to a recent survey, Americans who are gay, lesbian

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