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PNS Daily Newscast - August 22, 2019 


The latest Trump child-detention policy sparks harsh criticism. Also on the Thursday rundown: New York sues the EPA over Hudson River PCBs.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A popular box-office movie about an unlikely superhero is opening the curtain on the plight of children in need of foster care. "Shazam!" is about a 14-year-old boy in foster care who discovers he has superhero powers, which he must learn to master to fight evil forces. Wh

Experts say kindness stimulates

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Although Valentine's Day has passed, Ohioans are being encouraged to continue sharing the love. Random Acts of Kindness Day – Sunday, Feb. 17 – is celebrated by folks in Ohio and many other states. Vince Caringi is a representative with Cleveland-based RAKE, whic

Immigrant-owned businesses are helping revive some Ohio neighborhoods. (Kailey Sherrick)<br /><br />

COLUMBUS, Ohio - At a time of controversy for refugees in the U.S., a story of acceptance in an Ohio community is coming to light. The narrative of Bhutanese grocer Naresh Subba is featured in Belt Magazine. He arrived on a student visa in 2002 and four years later, helped his family, friends and

NORAD uses the latest satellite technology to monitor Santa's Christmas Eve voyage. (Susanne NIISon/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A bi-national effort to keep Santa Claus on course on his annual Christmas Eve flight continues today for its 60th year. According to Lt. Marco Chouinard with the NORAD Tracks Santa Team, the program began in 1955 in Colorado, when a misprint in a newspaper advertisement dire

PHOTO: The Ohio House has until year's end to pass Senate Bill 96, to require that world history be a high school graduation requirement. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The clock is ticking on efforts to save world history for Ohio high school students. Students need to learn world history to pass the current Ohio Graduation Test, but the test will be phased out next year and replaced by exams that cover only American history and government.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - It takes a pretty big operation to make toys for children around the globe and deliver them in one night, but new research finds the boots Santa has to fill are leaving a huge carbon footprint. According to an info-graphic from the group Ethical Ocean, over his 122-million-mile tri

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