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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - NY: Children's

Natural disasters, violent conflicts or epidemics are among the circumstances that prevent TPS and DED recipients from returning safely to their home countries.  (Alex/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – The Dream Act and American Promise Act, extending permanent protection to millions of immigrants whose legal status is threatened, are on their way to the full U.S. House for a vote. The bills, passed by the House Judiciary Committee yesterday, would extend permanent protection fo

Research confirms that placing foster children with a family they know and trust improves their chances of success. (Pxhere)

NEW YORK – For children who are separated from their parents, child-welfare systems in New York and around the country are putting family first, according to a new report. The Annie E Casey Foundation found that from 2007 to 2017, placements of children and youth with relatives or in family

Children with mental or cognitive disabilities are 4.6 times more likely than other children to be victims of sexual abuse. (Tech. Sgt. Rey Ramon/U.S. Air Force)

NEW YORK — The new year may finally bring the passage of a bill to allow more time for victims of child sexual abuse to file suits against their abusers in New York state – legislation that is especially important for people with disabilities. Children with disabilities are disproporti

Immigrant children in New York were more likely to be uninsured than other groups in the state in 2017, likely due to parents' fear of interacting with the government. (Sgt. Randall A. Clinton/Marines)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Across the country, the number of children without health insurance rose in 2017 for the first time in eight years, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. The research found no state made progress to get more children insured

In New York, 80 percent of kids in foster care earn a high school diploma or GED by age 21. (pxhere)

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York is doing relatively well in helping young people in foster care transition to adult life, but there's room for improvement. A new 50-state report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed, nationally, young people leaving the foster care system lag behind their peers

Tests of backyard soil in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, found lead levels at or above legal limits for bare soil. (National Wildlife Federation)

NEW YORK – A project in Brooklyn has some simple tips for parents to reduce their children's risk of exposure to lead contamination in soil. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has a long history of industrial pollution as well as residue from lead paint and vehicle exhaust. The soil is contaminated with

Chlorpyrifos is used extensively on apples and other fruits and vegetables. (Skitterphoto/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – A federal court will determine if the EPA should be ordered to ban a pesticide linked to brain damage in children. Seven states and a coalition of environmental and labor groups made final arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday in their challenge to the EPA's ref

Some students reported spending five to six hours on tests designed to last only two hours. (tjevans/Pixabay)

ALBANY, N.Y. – Educators say recent problems with high-stakes testing in New York's public schools highlight the need for change. New York State United Teachers, the union representing educators across the state, has released a report called "The Tyranny of Testing," a compilation of first-han

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