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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - NY: Cultural Resources

Project CAT is conserving nearly six million acres of tiger habitat in three countries. (Discovery, Inc. 2018)

NEW YORK -- Today is International Tiger Day, and conservation groups are highlighting efforts to preserve tiger habitat and increase the numbers of this endangered species. A century ago, there were an estimated 100,000 tigers in the wild, but by 2010, that number had dropped to 3,200. That year,

Some 92% of New York voters support making parks, open space and natural areas more accessible. (Meng He/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK -- Seven in 10 New York voters believe that recovering from the economic impact of the COVID pandemic is an opportunity to take on future challenges such as climate change, according to a new survey. Conducted by The Nature Conservancy, it shows broad support for environmental initiatives s

The seawall protecting the Statue of Liberty is among the National Park Service sites in need of repair. (National Park Service)

ALBANY, N.Y. — As part of National Infrastructure Week, advocates are calling on Congress to fully fund maintenance at national parks here in New York and across the country. There are two dozen National Park Service sites in the Empire State, drawing more than 19 million visitors a year and

Government-funded preschool programs serve fewer than half of U.S. children. (San José Library/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The first presidential debate is scheduled for Monday night and advocates want to know what the candidates plan to do for children. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in Hempstead, N. Y., advocates for children want them to lay out their plans to meet the needs of the n

Jonathan Jimenez says the DACA program allows him to legally attend Queens College and get a driver's license. He is hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court uphold's President Obama's executive action extending deportation relief to 4 million Americans. (A. Alarcon)

JACKSON HEIGHTS, N.Y. - An undocumented New York student is one of many cheering the Supreme Court decision to hear a high-stakes immigration case. Jonathan Jimenez was born in Ecuador and came to New York in 2000 when he was five years old. He is now legally attending Queens College, because he

GRAPHIC: The frustrating indicator of a slow download, known by many computer users as the spinning wheel of death, will be seen all over the Internet today. It's a symbolic protest of government plans to create online fast lanes and slow lanes. Graphic courtesy FreePress.org.

NEW YORK - The Internet may seem to be slowing down today - but it's actually part of an effort to prevent a future where, according to Internet freedom advocates, some people online would have priority over others. If you go to websites such as Reddit, Netflix, Kickstarter, Foursquare or Vimeo, ch

NEW YORK - A new policy that requires interpretation and translation for vital public services in key languages is now in effect in Suffolk County, covering central and eastern Long Island. According to Karina Claudio, lead organizer for the group "Make the Road New York," the policy for non-Engli

GRAPHIC: A federal court this week heard arguments in a case that some say could lead to the end of

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court heard arguments this week from Verizon, which would benefit if it and other Internet service providers could start charging fees to content providers to reach some customers through faster speeds. This idea of an Internet "fast lane" would create an uneven playing

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