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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


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Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - NC: Livable Wages/Working Families

RALEIGH, N.C. - As shoppers venture out for the big sales on this Black Friday, there is evidence that the gap is widening between the poorest and richest in North Carolina. In the last decade, the average income of the state's poorest 20 percent dropped almost 4 percent, according to a report rele

RALEIGH, N.C. - Coming on the heels of Tuesday night's Presidential debate, a report released in North Carolina says Congress has to make a choice between moms or millionaires when it comes to tax credits. Currently, Republican leaders in the U.S. House and Senate have called for extending parts of

RALEIGH, N. C. – There is talk in Raleigh, by Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory and others, of shifting away from the state's personal income tax system and increasing the sales tax. But a report released Thursday by the NC Budget and Tax Center says lawmakers should think twice a

PHOTO: Almost three months after the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, thousands of residents are still trying to understand the impact the

RALEIGH, N.C. - Almost three months after the passage of Amendment One in North Carolina, thousands of residents are still trying to understand the effect the "Marriage Amendment" will have on them. The measure amends the state's ban on same-sex marriages, and at least potentially has consequences f

PHOTO: One in three Americans over age 50 say they have experienced age discrimination firsthand.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - It's no surprise to Chapel Hill's Peter Stein that age discrimination is a common practice in North Carolina. As a senior research fellow at the Institute of Aging at the University of North Carolina, Stein says he often encounters unemployed seniors who feel they were let go be

DURHAM, N.C. - Cuts to federal programs loom large over North Carolina's Habitat for Humanity chapters. In his proposed budget this year, President Obama did not recommend funding for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) that helps nonprofits such as Habitat purchase property and d

CARY, N.C. - North Carolina now has a global heat map, which has nothing to do with the temperature. Rather, it shows the state's business climate and global influence. The interactive map, released today, compiles data about North Carolina's involvement in international business, education and mo

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The end of the school year is around the corner, leaving many North Carolina working parents looking for safe and fun summer care alternatives for their children. For thousands across the state, the YWCA is one of the many summer child care options. However, Cici Weston, school-a

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