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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - MN: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: A remembrance is planned for today (Friday) in Duluth, the sixth month anniversary of the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. CREDIT: Claudia Sims Photography

DULUTH, Minn. – It was six months ago today when a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, left 26 people dead, including 20 first graders. The tragedy put a national spotlight on gun safety, but as Joan Peterson with Protect Minnesota explains, Congress has been unab

PHOTO: With the crisis over sexual assaults in the military growing as more details emerge, a Minnesota lawmaker is calling for an extensive investigation by the U.S. House.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - With the crisis over sexual assaults in the military growing as more details emerge by the week, a Minnesota congresswoman is calling for an extensive investigation by the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., has introduced legislation to establish a "Speci

PHOTOS: These girls Beat the Odds and are being awarded college scholarships from the Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota. Left to right: Maria Cruz Mendiola, Dorothy O'Berry, Rachel Flores and Salina Samaniego. CREDIT: CDF-MN

MINNEAPOLIS – The Children's Defense Fund of Minnesota tonight is honoring four young women who have overcome extreme adversity to pursue their dreams. The winners of the Beat the Odds awards are all high school seniors who, despite challenges, have done well in school and are planning to at

PHOTO: The Minnesota Department of Health says 55 percent of adults in the state experienced at least one adverse experience as a child that can lead to health and economic problems as an adult. CREDIT: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Negative experiences as a child can have life-long effects on one's well-being, and the Minnesota Department of Health reports that such events are more common than one might expect. According to Department Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, a survey of more than 13,000 Minnesota adults f

IMAGE: The average age that a child is forced into the sex trade in the U.S. is 13 and more and more often, the transactions are taking place over the Internet. CREDIT: John Michaelson

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When it comes to the thousands of girls across Minnesota who are at risk of ending up in the sex trade, early intervention can change their course in life. University of Minnesota researcher Lauren Martin is author of a report on how reaching these vulnerable girls before it's too

GRAPHIC: Child abuse and neglect continue on a downward trend in Minnesota, but there are still more than 50,000 allegations in the state each year. Courtesy Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Some good news that will hopefully carry into the new year for America's children: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says in a www.goo.gl/tJ2cF. More information is at pcamn.org.

PHOTO: Child care advocates say the system in Minnesota is safe despite an analysis showing at least 65 cases of sex abuse in day cares in the state since 2007. CREDIT: Courtesy of MCCRRN.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A report detailing cases of sexual assault in Minnesota day care facilities has raised some concerns among parents, but advocates say the instances are rare and that child care in the state is safe. Cory Woosley, professional development director for the Minnesota Childcare R

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Police departments in Minnesota and across the nation are seeing a connection between the sluggish economy and an increase in domestic violence. Economic strains generally won't bring on domestic violence in homes where it has not been present, says Liz Richards, director of progr

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