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PNS Daily Newscast - November 14, 2019 


New evidence arises from the first impeachment hearing; one in four federal student loan borrowers defaults early on; and growing proof that vaping isn't the healthy alternative it was thought to be.

2020Talks - November 14, 2019 


It's World Diabetes Day, and health care, including the high cost of insulin and other drugs, is a top issue for many voters. Plus, do early states like Iowa and New Hampshire have an outsized role in the nomination process?

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Public News Service - MA: Youth

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

Springfield, MA – If you can eat all those summertime treats, like ice cream and corn on the cob, take a moment to thank your mouth. July marks the anniversary of the statewide "Watch Your Mouth" campaign, which is dedicated to eliminating dental disease in children. One community group part

Boston, MA - It's a gift any mom would want for Mother's Day: the peace of mind that comes with knowing that her grown child has health insurance. A new survey shows 80 percent of mothers have concerns about whether their grown children have medical coverage. Starting with the new year, Christina L

BOSTON - Housing prices are rising, and not surprisingly, so is the nation's homelessness rate. A national conference in Boston this week aims to get families and children back into homes. According to the most recent data, 100,000 children are homeless at some point each year in Massachusetts. Sue

Sturbridge, Mass. -- It's not your grandpappy's library. Today, shelves once bulging with books or magazines also offer video games. It's a way to get young people into their building, librarians say, and that's the first step toward turning them on to reading. Librarians Cheryl Zelazo and Patricia

Cambridge, MA – Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, but for the majority of shoppers who haven't yet checked all the names on their lists, an alternative gift might be just the thing for that special someone. According to a new report from Journal of Consumer Research, as materialism in

Massachusetts needs tougher punishment for violent youth. At least that's the opinion of the Justice Department, which says youth and gangs are to blame for the nationwide rise in violence, up for the second year in a row. It's calling on Congress to pass laws allowing stronger prosecution of you

Boston, MA - For the reader on your list, the Massachusetts Library Association is recommending library cards as a last-minute stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift. The children's section in Massachusetts libraries is growing even faster than the adult section. The latest report from the Massachusett

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