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PNS Daily Newscast - May 18, 2018 


Giuliani says Trump will likely start preparing for a sit-down with Robert Mueller. Also on the rundown: A new report says SNAP changes would require a massive expansion of bureaucracy; and in the West, there's a win for sage grouse.

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Syrian refugees now entering the United States began the process in 2012. Credit: Voice of America News/Wikimedia Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Following last week's terrorist attacks in Paris, at least 26 governors have said they won't allow Syrian refugees to resettle in their states but advocates say those fears are unfounded. With millions displaced by civil war in Syria, President Obama wants the U.S. to accept 10,

The mentally ill may wait years in jail for court-ordered competency restoration treatment. Credit: TryJimmy/pixabay.com

PHILADELPHIA - The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of mentally-ill prisoners held in Pennsylvania jails while awaiting treatment. Criminal courts often order mentally ill criminal defendants who cannot understand the proceedings to undergo treatment to restore their competence. Accord

The Pennsylvania Health Care Plan would cover every resident of the state. Credit: Healthcare4ALL PA<br />

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A bill to create a single-payer health-care system in Pennsylvania will be introduced in the state Legislature by the end of the month. The legislation is being introduced by Representative Pamela DeLissio of Philadelphia and was crafted with the assistance of HealthCare 4 ALL P

Family members in Pennsylvania provide care for loved ones worth an estimated $19.2 billion annually. Courtesy: AARP.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Seniors rallied in the Capitol Rotunda this morning, urging senators to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act (CARE). Currently, 1.6 million Pennsylvanians are serving as unpaid caregivers for family members. According to Desiree Hung at AARP Pennsylvania, the bil

PHOTO: A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds that about one in five kids in the Pennsylvania child-welfare system doesn't live with a family, but in a group or institutional setting. It says more should be done to change that. Photo courtesy Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania needs to do more to find families for children in the child-welfare system, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. About 14,000 kids are in state foster care. The report found that one in five - well above the national average - doesn't live with

PHOTO: AARP says more should be done to recognize and support unpaid family caregivers. Photo courtesy of AARP.

HARRISBURG, Pa. - November is National Family Caregivers Month. More than 2.5 million Pennsylvanians care for aging or ill parents or spouses at home. For many, this means the family can stay together instead of being separated, with one of them in a costly and often distant institution. Estimates

A study done at the University of Pennsylvania says PG-13 and R-rated movies share much risky behavior content.

PHILADELPHIA - You may give the OK for your child to see a PG-13 movie, thinking the content is age-appropriate, but a new study from the University of Pennsylvania says that when it comes to some risky behaviors on-screen, there's little difference between those and R-rated flicks. Amy Bleakley i

PHOTO: Anti-hunger advocates say it's important to remember that some Pennsylvanians' needs will stretch far beyond the holidays. Photo credit: publicdomainpictures.net.

PITTSBURGH – Now that the Thanksgiving spread has been cleared in homes and soup kitchens around the state, what's next for Pennsylvanians who face food insecurity on a daily basis? The concern now runs deeper in the wake of this month's reductions in food stamp or SNAP benefits through the

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