PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 

A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - PA: Peace

PITTSBURGH - With U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev signing a preliminary agreement to reduce nuclear stockpiles by as much as one-third, some wonder if it's the start of a dialogue that could make the world a safer place. Scilla Warhaftig, American Friends Service

Pittsburgh, PA - A person's religious beliefs may take a back seat when it comes to their opinion about torture. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life asked people of various faiths if torturing a terror suspect is justified if important information can be gained from it. Six out of 10 evangelic

Philadelphia, PA - A Pennsylvania group committed to peace, humanitarianism and social justice says getting a dialogue started between the U.S. and such other world powers as Russia and China may lay a foundation for a safer and more peaceful world. Alexis Moore, associate director of external affai

Pittsburgh, PA - A Pennsylvania group that advocates for peace says a great way to stimulate the U.S. economy would be to stop spending money on war. The American Friends Service Committee of Pennsylvania says we are spending 720 million dollars a day to pay for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanista

Harrisburg, PA - Pennsylvania's religious leaders are urging Barack Obama to remember the "golden rule." They say the president-elect has a unique opportunity to restore our country's moral compass by taking swift action to end the practice of cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment of prisoners hel

Erie, PA - They're coming to your home tomorrow to help bring the troops home. Hundreds of Pennsylvanians will be going door-to-door to help kick off a nationwide effort to get at least one million signatures on a petition urging Congress to bring American forces home from Iraq within a year. Robin

Washington, D.C. - Iraqi lawmakers head back to work this week, and one of their tasks will to be to ratify a still-unfinished security agreement with the U.S. that lays out future plans for American troops in Iraq. But Pennsylvania-based American Friends Service Committee has released a translation

Pittsburgh, PA – Starting at the break of dawn today, grassroots groups are taking to the streets of Philadelphia and cities around the state for all-day actions to mark the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. Petitions are being circulated, and rallies and vigils held, to focu

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