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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - TN: Criminal Justice

Nashville, TN – Two high-profile cases of alleged abuse in Tennessee nursing homes have focused keen attention on pending state legislation to limit nursing home liability in lawsuits. In Knox County, the dehydration death of a Hillcrest North patient is being reviewed by the Tennessee Bureau

Nashville, TN – Electing judges is being judged a bad idea by the Tennessee Association for Justice. Today, a legislative hearing will be held to consider putting the state's appellate and Supreme Court justices on the ballot, rather than appointing them. The judicial jobs are currently fille

Nashville, TN – A group of Tennessee lawmakers is proposing changes to the state's death penalty system. The group on Thursday released results of a capital punishment study and also unveiled legislation proposed to improve the process of executing Tennessee's death row criminals. The recommen

Nashville, TN – Those concerned with the national salmonella outbreak caused by tainted peanut products say it shows that the national food safety watchdog has no teeth. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has issued an updated report on the outbreak, which raises the number of Tennesse

"Please Don't Shoot" - that's the message from activists gathering in downtown Oakland and in cities across the country to protest the shooting death of a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) passenger. The rally at Oakland City Hall today is part of a national day of non-violent protests over the New Year

Nashville, TN – Learn to walk and talk -- and go directly to jail. That's what children's advocates say is happening to too many Black and Latino children, in Tennessee and across the country. They are meeting this week in Washington, D.C. to look at ways to divert kids away from what's called

Nashville, TN – The state's first execution in an electric chair since 1960 is set for early Wednesday morning. Daryl Holton was convicted ten years ago of killing four children, three of them his own. Dixie Gamble, Holton's spiritual advisor, admits there is little sympathy for Holton, even t

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