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PNS Daily News - December 12, 2019 


A House Committee begins debate on articles of impeachment; Washington state is set to launch a paid family, medical leave program; advocates for refugees say disinformation clouds their case; and a new barrier to abortion in Kentucky.

2020Talks - December 12, 2019 


Today’s the deadline to qualify for this month’s debate, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang made it - the only non-white candidate who’ll be on stage. Plus, former Secretary Julián Castro questions the order of primary contests.

Public News Service - MA: Criminal Justice

PHOTO: As part of American Education Week, Dennis Van Roekel of the National Education Association meets with schoolchildren. The Massachusetts Teachers Association and NEA are acknowledging the role played by school workers outside the classrooms in student safety. Photo courtesy NEA

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting coming up next month, safety is a coincidental part of this week's American Education Week celebration, begun 92 years ago by the National Education Association. The NEA and the Massachusetts Teachers Association

BOSTON - When the explosions went off that killed at least two and injured scores more along the route of the Boston Marathon Monday, Curt Gilmore was at a tent beyond the finish line helping give food and drink to exhausted runners. "So I was at that tent out on Boylston Street, with a straight vi

PHOTO: Massachusetts gun safety advocates are hailing moves by Gov. Patrick and President Obama this week. Photo courtesy of Stop Handgun Violence.

NEWTON, Mass. – John Rosenthal founded the national organization Stop Handgun Violence, based in Newton, in 1995 – or, as he puts it, "600,000 gun deaths ago." He says he is proud of President Barack Obama for doing and saying things Rosenthal's been advocating for 18 years. The pres

BOSTON - A Massachusetts prison inmate calling his or her mother on Mother's Day could pay as much as $.86 a minute. In some states, a collect call from jail can cost up to $2.75 a minute. Advocacy groups say these charges are additional burdens for families trying to provide support for incarcerate

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