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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2018 


A GOP Congressman and former FBI agent tells NPR he believes Trump was compromised by Putin. Also on the Monday rundown: a report on how trade wars could be risky business for the whiskey business: and the wealthiest Americans get richer as the wage gap widens.

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PHOTO: AFSC Peace Education Director Joshua Saleem, front, with four students honored for their Peer Mediation Program work at Northwest Academy of Law in St. Louis. Photo courtesy of American Friends Service Committee.

ST. LOUIS - Many Missourians fear more violence is inevitable whether or not Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. That's why one group says giving today's teenagers conflict-resolution skills is the key to a calmer and more just society in the fut

PHOTO: Knowledge is power, and the ACLU of Missouri hopes its new smartphone app will empower Missourians with the information and tools they need to protect their civil rights. Image courtesy of ACLU of Missouri.

ST. LOUIS - If you don't know your rights, you won't know if they're being violated. With that adage in mind, the ACLU of Missouri has launched a high-tech campaign to educate and empower Missourians when it comes to proper contact with police and law enforcement. Jeffrey Mittman, executive direct

PHOTO: Kansas City Municipal Court Judge Joseph Locascio and Drug Court participant Billy Smith work together in the court's garden. Photo courtesy of Benita Jones.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Most gardeners can vouch for the therapeutic benefits of digging in the dirt, and so can some participants in Kansas City's drug, mental-health and veterans' treatment courts, thanks to a special program that's planting seeds of recovery. The garden, where offenders and court off

PHOTO: Missourians will not vote on marijuana legalization this year, but may have the chance in 2016 if a petition initiative continues to gather strength. Photo credit: morguefile.com contributor effeebee.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If Missouri is to become the next state to legalize marijuana, it won't happen this year, as supporters of the measure say they have decided not to try to put the issue before voters until 2016. John Payne, executive director of Show-Me Cannabis, says both national and s

PHOTO: Missourians who have served time for drug offenses say they're being doubly punished by the state's lifetime ban on SNAP benefits, and hope lawmakers will act to repeal it. Photo credit: freestockphotos.com.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers have the chance to join 40 other states in lifting a ban that prevents anyone with a prior felony drug conviction from ever receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Johnny Waller Jr. of Kansas City acknowle

PHOTO: A new organization hopes to put an end to sex trafficking crimes with a multifaceted, community-based approach that goes far beyond law enforcement. Photo credit: Microsoft images.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Missouri group hopes to bring a dark underworld to light by hosting what it says is the first national, comprehensive conference on sex trafficking. Molly Hackett, principal of the anti-trafficking group Exchange Initiative, is organizing the event. It’s called Igni

PHOTO: In the rush to get those last few presents to put under the tree, experts say it's critical to make smart, safe purchases to avoid paying a much higher price later. Photo courtesy of freestockphotos.com.

ST. LOUIS - With the countdown to Christmas in full swing, time is running out to find the perfect gift for everyone on the "nice" list this year, but experts say it's critical to protect yourself and your purchases in the midst of the last-minute rush. According to Michelle Corey, president and C

PHOTO: Peace will be the topic of the day at Northwest Academy of Law High School where students are committed to a better future for themselves and St. Louis. Photo courtesy of freestockphotos.com

ST. LOUIS – Algebra and biology aren't the only difficult topics students at Northwest Academy of Law High School in St. Louis will be tackling, as they host a community discussion aimed at finding alternatives to crime, violence and drugs in the city. It's called the Urban Peace Summit, and

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