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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


2020Talks - August 6, 2020 


Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - NC: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

RALEIGH, N.C. - With warm weather come the shedding of layers and exposure to the societal pressure to be thin. It's an expectation that can weigh particularly heavily on young girls. Today wraps up Mental Health Month, and Tracy Foust, author of the new book "Nowhere Near Normal," says one aspect o

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Burning along with the rubber at this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is a desire to help North Carolina's seniors in need. Race car driver Jeff Gordon is teaming up with AARP to raise money and awareness of hunger among the state's older citizens. The nationwide campaign contin

RALEIGH, N. C. - Eight communities across North Carolina will receive funding to improve their early childhood nutrition education. The new program, "Shape NC: Healthy Starts for Young Children," is expected to reach thousands of preschoolers in a state where more than 31 percent of children ages tw

BOONVILLE, N.C. - Tough economic times continue to weigh heavy on North Carolina families as the holiday season begins. Community action agencies across the state are seeing an increased need this year, with seniors being one population finding themselves asking for help because their support system

CHAPEL HILL, N. C. - North Carolina will soon become the first state in the country to tackle obesity in its youngest children, through a program that targets nutrition and physical activity. Experts say learning these lessons early can help ensure that kids have fewer pounds to shed later. North C

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With increasing attention being paid to not only what we eat, but where our food comes from, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering guidelines that would limit the use of antibiotics in livestock. The decision is of importance to the Tarheel State, with dozens of li

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Antibiotic-resistant infections are on the rise in the U.S., and Congress is taking a look at a possible link between this trend and the routine use of low-dose antibiotics in livestock and poultry feed. Veterinarian Dr. Gail Hansen, a senior officer with the Pew Campaign on Huma

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - North Carolina women are wearing red for the money. Working women across the country are encouraged to wear that color today for Equal Pay Day, which highlights the wage gap between men and women in the same positions with equal experience. North Carolina women earn about 72 cen

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