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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 made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - MA: Cultural Resources

Organizers say healthy conversation, where listening and learning take precedence over arguing, is possible. (

BOSTON – America may be more divided than it has been since the 1850s, but Boston is taking a leading role in a national movement to heal the wounds. The level of anger in public discourse has reached a fever pitch in recent years, and disagreement often becomes open hostility. The National

The janitors who clean the T and their supporters rally today against job cuts they say could leave the MBTA a mess. (SEIU)

BOSTON — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority plans to cut one-third of the workforce that cleans the "T" stations in the Boston area as part of a plan to balance its budget. But janitors and their supporters will be out in force on Monday to stand against the cutbacks. Cambridge V

PHOTO: Public television affiliates around the U.S. are being buffeted by a film about a pair of controversial billionaires. Courtesy Elsewhere Films.

BOSTON - Petition drives are asking public television stations to air a documentary called "Citizen Koch." It's about money in politics and the two billionaires, Charles and David Koch, who support conservative causes. Their backing of climate change skeptics especially angers a group called Foreca

PHOTO: With renewed emphasis on early childhood development in Albany and Washington, DC, advocates are hoping more attention is paid to the roll public libraries can play. Photo courtesy MCPL

BOSTON - President Obama highlighted support for early learning in his State of the Union address. He should go to the library, according to advocates for using public libraries as key parts of the learning process for toddlers to four-year-olds. Many libraries these days are more than musty book st

PHOTO: Tufts School of Medicine students in an Operation House Call classroom session this month. Courtesy OHC.

BOSTON - Medical students study a lot, but one thing frequently missing from their training is how to interact with patients who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. A proven program to address that shortcoming, begun at Boston University School of Medicine, is expanding to other area s

BOSTON - Despite the fact that Massachusetts has the highest coverage rates for health insurance in the nation, at 98 percent, there are still thousands of kids across the state without it, and that's why state and federal officials are kicking off an effort at the State House today as part of a mon

BOSTON - Supporters of school and public libraries will get their chance to lobby at the State House in Boston today. It's part of the annual Massachusetts Library Association/Massachusetts School Library Association (MLA/MLSA) Legislation Day, an opportunity for members and students from around the

BOSTON - April is National Minority Health Month - and a check-up on health care in communities of color in Massachusetts shows that the high cost of health disparities is still being paid by the less fortunate. Gia Barboza, director of research and evaluation for the Dudley Street Neighborhood In

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