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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - MN: Health

Minneapolis, MN – A report released today concludes there's a good chance you have toxins in your body that you don't want. A seven-state study that includes Minnesota, found three toxic chemicals used in everyday products in the bodies of everyone tested. Among those who tested positive were

Minneapolis, MN – November is "National Adoption Month," and children's advocates are encouraging prospective parents to consider adopting one of the hundreds of Minnesota children in need of homes and families. Stephanie Regnier, who works with the "Special Needs Adoption Program" at Lutheran

St. Paul, MN – Six of Minnesota's eight members of Congress voted to overturn the President's veto of a children's health insurance program, as did a majority in the U.S. House on Thursday. However, they didn't reach the required two-thirds majority. One of those voting to overturn was Represe

St. Paul, MN – The U.S. House will vote tomorrow on overriding President Bush's veto of a bill to continue and expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program to cover 10 million low-income kids. The President calls it too expensive. Marc Kimball with the Children's Defense Fund of Minnes

Minneapolis, MN – Some of Minnesota's top corporate leaders say they're sick of cancer -- and they're going to do something about it. Mary Brainerd heads Bloomington-based HealthPartners, a company that has helped to launch "CEOs Against Cancer," a new campaign to boost education and preventio

St. Paul, MN – October marks "Breast Cancer Awareness Month," a national effort to educate people about the disease, and to encourage early detection and prevention. Freda Carlson, health promotions manager for the American Cancer Society's Minnesota office, says one of the most important mess

St. Paul, MN – A state law banning smoking in all public places, including bars and restaurants, took effect at midnight. State Representative Ken Tschumper cosponsored the new law. "This is the most important public health advancement in the last 40 years in Minnesota. Banning secondhand sm

St. Paul, MN – The American Cancer Society has launched a nationwide ad campaign to revamp the nation's healthcare delivery system, in an effort to cut death rates from cancer. Minnesota spokesman Mike Maguire says the ads are designed to jump-start the national debate about healthcare reform.

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