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PNS Daily Newscast - July 19, 2019 


Chants of a different sort greet U.S. Rep. Omar upon her return home to Minnesota. Also on our Friday rundown: A new report says gunshot survivors need more outreach, support. Plus, sharing climate-change perspectives in Charlotte.

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Public News Service - MA: Family/Father Issues

GRAPHIC: Children  and adults  are urged to resist the tantalizing images on entertainment screens for one week, starting April 29th. Courtesy CCFC.

BOSTON - Today is the first day of Screen-Free Week, an annual effort by children's advocates to get kids free from the grip of electronic devices - if only for a few days. Started in 1996 as "TV Turnoff," it's now hosted by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) and promoted

PHOTO: The Portland-Maine pipeline, shown here crossing Coos County, NH, is cited in a petition calling on the federal government to issue stricter regulations for transporting tar sands oil from Western Canada across New England and the Midwest.

BOSTON - More than 55 groups and individuals are petitioning the federal government to halt plans to pump corrosive tar-sands oil from Canada to American ports for export. Current regulations are inadequate, they say, and raise the risk of catastrophic spills. They're out to stop both the Keystone

BOSTON - Advocates for families with children who have intellectual or developmental disabilities say they are sad and disappointed with the budget proposed Wednesday by the Senate Ways and Means Committee. It contains $10 million less in family support than the House version. And it may mean some 2

BOSTON - Groups which advocate for people with disabilities across the Bay State say the more than $32 billion state budget plan Gov. Deval Patrick released last week could carry a great human cost if enacted. The budget would slash spending that supports thousands of persons with disabilities and

BOSTON - If today's teenagers seem to be all thumbs, it's due to an increase in sending text messages, according to a new study released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The study of teens ages 12 to 17 found that text messages sent and received on their cellular phones are now adolesc

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After months of Congressional debate about health care reform, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to take up Sen. Max Baucus' proposal on Tuesday. As legislation is crafted, First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging women to speak up about health care reform. Obama points out

Boston, MA - A bill awaiting Senate action could have big benefits for more than 11,000 Massachusetts children living in foster care. The Senate Finance Committee is considering a bill meant to help them get adopted. Currently, many never find adoptive families, eventually "aging out" of the foster

Washington, D.C. - It's something most people don't factor into their retirement planning, but according to the latest census 28,000 Massachusetts grandparents are doing it: raising their grandchildren. Some of them are in the nation's capital today for the third annual national "GrandRally." Amy

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