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PNS Daily Newscast - May 25, 2018 


President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - MN: Human Rights/Racial Justice

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The United Nations designates the first Monday of October as World Habitat Day, and this year's message for today is "Better Cities, Better Life." As the world becomes increasingly more urbanized, housing advocates say a focus on neighborhood revitalization is more important now th

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of Minnesotans living in poverty spiked to more than a half-million in 2009 and racial disparities grew wider, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau. While the overall poverty rate in Minnesota rose to 11 percent, poverty among black and Ame

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Compared to their Caucasian counterparts, children of color and American Indian children in Minnesota have a greater incidence of low birth rates, homelessness and poverty, and fewer than half as many graduate from high school. That's the data in the new KIDS COUNT report, which al

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Many Minnesotans are waiting for news about loved ones in Haiti after an earthquake Tuesday that registered 7.0 on the Richter scale - the largest quake ever recorded in the Caribbean island nation. Several churches and aid organizations in Minnesota have strong ties to Haiti, and

St. Paul, MN - Child care experts say there's a growing need in Minnesota for care providers who can serve the increasing diversity of the state's population, to ensure that all kids are ready when they start school. Cory Woosley, with the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network, cites a

A proposal headed to the Minnesota legislature aims to break down barriers same-sex couples often encounter when one partner dies. Advocates for the legislation say it would allow same-sex couples the same rights as a legally married couples when it comes to a partner's final wishes. Laura Smidzik

St. Paul, MN – Minnesota and the nation are remembering the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. today, and marking the birthday, 80 years ago, of the civil rights activist. King is known for his fight for equality and against racism. He was slain in 1968 in Memphis, where he was march

Members of Minnesota's Indian, Jewish and Islamic communities are denouncing the terrorist violence in Mumbai, in which hundreds of people were killed and wounded. Spokesman Satveer Chaudhary, a state senator, says it wasn't just an attack on India. "It was an attack on a financial center. American

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