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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.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


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 - NY: International Relief

Vetting of refugees involves three government agencies and takes 18 to 24 months. (U.S. Dept. of State)

NEW YORK – Groups that work to resettle refugees in the United States say the executive order signed by President Trump leaves thousands of refugees in limbo. The order, signed late Friday afternoon, halts the resettlement of all refugees in the United States for 120 days and those from Syria

NEW YORK - Baby boomers, who flooded the nonprofit sector with leaders over the past four decades, are retiring, and experts are hoping the generational hand-off won't be fumbled. A survey of 3,000 CEOs at nonprofit organizations found that 2,000 of them expect to leave their post in the next five y

NEW YORK - It gets credit for helping eliminate most bedbugs in the U.S. by the middle of the 20th century, but DDT was banned as a possible carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1972. It also was prohibited for agricultural use by most nations in the 1970s and '80s because of its det

NEW YORK - Renewed ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan has led to what has been called one of the most severe refugee crises in the former Soviet Union since the collapse of Communism. Some New Yorkers are asking how they can help; others may be asking why they should help. Bill Farrell, of the h

NEW YORK - If times weren't hard enough for the nonprofits that fill in the gaps of society's so-called safety net, their recession-related funding cuts may be aggravated by proposals in many states, including New York, that they be hit with new fees and taxes, as part of states' plans to balance bu

NEW YORK - If you're stuck without a Mother's Day gift, it's not too late to get a pair of earrings that will make Mom feel good as well as look good. Mercy Corps sells Mercy Kits on its website. If you buy the $25 Women's Leadership Kit, you can send a gift card showing how your donation will help

NEW YORK - Awareness plus action equals impact. That's the lesson being taught to a special group of New York elementary school students who are looking at hunger problems in Haiti as part of a new after-school program called "Hang Out for Change." The idea is to raise young people's awareness abo

New York, NY - Relief workers will be using lessons learned while dealing with the emotional scars of 9/11 to help thousands of Haitian children cope with the trauma of last week's earthquake. The workers will identify and attend to emotional trauma in these first days after the disaster. Linda Mas

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