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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - IL: Toxics

CHICAGO - One state has already banned e-cigarettes, the battery-powered tobacco-free smoking tubes. This week, two distributors of the products challenge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in federal court for confiscating product shipments from China; the FDA says they are dangerous. The tube

As debate continues over the renewal of the national No Child Left Behind Act, research released today by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice shows why the law's goal of narrowing the school achievement gap hasn't worked in Illinois. The reasons for that lack of success have t

Washington, DC - With gold prices at a seven-month high, some say there's no better time than now to ensure that Illinois taxpayers get a return from hard rock mining on public lands. The U.S. House is considering reform of the 1872 Mining Law to provide modern environmental and taxpayer protections

Chicago, IL - Antibiotic-resistant staph infections are plaguing an increasing number of athletes from high school to the pros, and some say there may be a farm-to-locker room link. Experts say some studies have shown the increase of MRSA “superbug” infections could be due to the overuse

Chicago, IL – Stomach flu, pinkeye, skin rashes and earaches - Illinois residents going to the beach face among the highest risks in the country for getting sick with such ailments because of polluted water, according to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. NRDC Clean Water

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