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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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PHOTO: PBS “Frontline” correspondent Hedrick Smith, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Soviet Union, has turned his attention to America and what’s ailing it. Courtesy Hedrick Smith Productions.

BOSTON - Hedrick Smith won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Soviet Union and wrote a best-seller called "The Russians." Now it's America that's under the magnifier wielded by Smith, a former New York Times editor and a correspondent on the PBS show "Frontline." According to Smith, the 22 m

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BOSTON - When conservative commentator Ann Coulter used the word "retard" to describe President Obama in the final days of the campaign, it sparked an angry response from people who consider that "hate speech." Ironically, Coulter may have done them a favor by helping spread word of a movement again

BOSTON - The problem of bullies in the schoolyard has gotten a lot of attention in the Bay State in recent years, but being bullied at work can be just as serious. A measure before state lawmakers is designed to help stop it. The Healthy Workplace Bill would create a legal claim for targets of bully

Boston, MA – Despite the passage of the Health Care Reform Law in 2006, disparities in treatment still exist in several minority communities throughout Massachusetts. Nineteen bills related to health care disparities will be presented to the legislature's Joint Committee on Public Health on Tu

Tonight won't be just any night in Boston: it will be an evening filled with honors for three Massachusetts community activists who have shown leadership and courage and have been champions for civil and human rights. The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) will present awards to the three at t

Boston, MA – Health care is not created equal, especially for minorities and other people of color: That's the message for National Minority Health Month. Despite the state's Health Reform Law of three years ago, Massachusetts residents of color still face higher rates of disease and poorer he

Boston, MA – Hospitals nationwide are getting a "how to" guide on eliminating the well-documented gap in the quality of care based on race and ethnicity. The advice comes from the Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital; improvements suggested include diversity in the wo

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