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PNS Daily Newscast - March 27, 2020 


The U.S. now has more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country. Despite the pandemic, Election 2020 continues and states are making changes.

2020Talks - March 27, 2020 


3.3 million people reported being jobless last week, according to new Labor Department numbers. And Puerto Rico was supposed to hold primaries this weekend, though they pushed it back to late April, because of COVID-19.

Public News Service - TN: Criminal Justice

Photo: Experts recommend using caution when it comes to what information you share online, in an effort to avoid cyberbullies. Photo credit: morguefile.com/gaborfromhungary

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Cyber bullying can happen to anyone of any age, according to author Blair London, who heard some of her adult friends share stories of their experiences on social media. After researching, she realized they were not alone. She maintains the distance provided by online co

PHOTO: Research indicates early secure attachment in children as a way to deter the development of addictive personalities. Photo credit: S. Carson.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee taxpayers spent more than $3 billion in 2013 on the problem of substance abuse, according to a recently released report from Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). While both the public and private sector continue to allocate funding for drug-treatment programs,

PHOTO: Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee is reminding people to have a designated sober driver for their holiday festivities. Photo credit: Alan Cleaver/Flickr.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The holiday season in Tennessee is one of fun with friends and family, but it's also the deadliest time on the roads because of drunk driving. Kate Ritchie, state program director with Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Tennessee, says because of the increased risk, they're once aga

PHOTO: A panel discussion on fraud and identity theft in Tennessee tomorrow is taking on added significance with recent reports that the summer data breach at JP Morgan Chase put the personal information of 76-million households at risk. Photo credit: Yuri Samoilov/Flickr.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As the number of people who fall victim to identity theft and fraud continues to soar, Tennesseans are being urged to take steps to protect themselves. One way residents can get details on the latest cons and how to prevent being scammed is at a forum on Thursday in Knoxville. Amo

PHOTO: With early detection and proper treatment, people with HIV can live long, independent lives and keep the infection from progressing into AIDS. Photo credit: Bordecia33/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As National HIV Testing Day is recognized today (Friday) across Tennessee and the country, the vision of virtually ending AIDS is slowly moving toward reality. Patrick Luther, chief program officer for Nashville Cares, points out that there are many new advancements and eff

PHOTO: Gov. Bill Haslam has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign legislation that allows a pregnant woman to be charged with a crime for drug use if it harms her baby. Photo credit: Daniel Lobo/Flickr

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Time is running out for Gov. Bill Haslam to make his decision on a bill that would allow Tennessee women to be charged with a crime for drug use during pregnancy if it harms the baby. It is an idea that has raised concern among medical professionals, including physician Pamela Gon

PHOTO: The nomination of Tom Perez as Labor Secretary will go up for a vote next week in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A confirmation vote on Thomas Perez, President Obama's nominee for Labor Secretary, now is set for next week. As an assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, Perez is noted for his work to make sure people with disabilities have equal a

PHOTO: The Humane Society says the

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A coalition of animal-rights and public-interest groups is urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the so-called "ag-gag" bill. The legislation would require any video footage of abuse on a farm or livestock operation to be turned over to authorities within 48 hours. Supporters say that w

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