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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2019 


President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. Also on the rundown: awaiting a ruling in South Dakota on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - PA: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

Polls show that more than half of Pennsylvanians support access to abortion services. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Without a hearing, the House Health Committee voted Monday to send a restrictive anti-abortion bill to the floor for a vote. Senate Bill 3, which already has passed in the state Senate, would ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, and makes no exception for rape, in

Forty women and men protested outside Trump's Philadelphia campaign office. (Emma Boorboor)

PHILADELPHIA - Women dressed in black protested Tuesday outside Trump campaign offices in at least 15 cities around the nation. Led by survivors of sexual assault, a multiracial group of 40 women formed a symbolic human wall outside Donald Trump's campaign office in Philadelphia. Emma Boorboor, wit

The state budget impasse has meant the shelter system for domestic-violence victims in Pennsylvania has cut staff and services just to stay open. Credit: Dion Gillard/flickr.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. - The state has been directed to release $1.4 million of federal money to programs for domestic-violence shelters. The money was being held up in Harrisburg by the continuing budget impasse. More will be coming through the federal Victims of Crime Act. Peg Dierkers, executive direc

Rape crisis services in Pennsylvania receive a ten-percent funding increase in Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Some 30,000 women, men and children affected by sexual assaults each year in Pennsylvania could benefit from a funding increase laid out in Governor Tom Corbett's just-released budget proposal. The spending plan calls for a 10 percent increase in funds for the Pennsylvania Coalit

HARRISBURG, Pa. - One child in ten in Pennsylvania lives with an adult who doesn't have a job, and that situation carries with it a host of life-changing issues, according to a new report. Megan Curran, who wrote the study for First Focus, a bipartisan child advocacy group, says a quarter-million

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