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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 


A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; and child care is key to getting Americans back to work.


2020Talks - August 5, 2020 


Election experts testify before the US House that more funding is necessary. And Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington state had primaries yesterday; Hawaii and Tennessee have them later this week.

Public News Service - TX: Arts & Culture

Hurricane Harvey is tied with 2005's Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, inflicting $125 billion in damage. (NASA)

GONZALES, Texas – On Saturday, one year after Hurricane Harvey rocked southeast Texas, a group of 200 volunteers will install a new kid-designed, state-of-the-art playground at a children's foster-care facility directly hit by the storm. Roxane Rucker, vice president for community impact with

PHOTO: California DREAMer protest, 2010.
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SAN ANTONIO - Adjective or adverb? More and more newsrooms are debating how best to use the word "illegal" when referring to residents who did not move to the United States with proper documentation. From CNN to The Huffington Post, major outlets that have been trying to expand their Latino audienc

PHOTO: The Obama administration’s new “Deferred Action” program gives young undocumented immigrants temporary permission to live and work in the US.
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EL PASO, Texas – The Obama administration's new Deferred Action program gives young undocumented immigrants temporary permission to live and work in the United States, although fewer than 100,000 of the 1.5 million who qualify have applied for relief. One reason for the program's slower-than-e

Gloria Davila (ourtesy Gloria Davila)
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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Texas' 23rd congressional district is huge, sweeping 550 miles from San Antonio to El Paso. Also huge is tonight's debate between Republican incumbent Representative Quico Canseco (R-San Antonio) and Democratic challenger Pete Gallego (Alpine). It's receiving national attentio

Kenney Arocha and his son, Adriel, who successfully argued in 2009 for a religious exemption from the Needville school district dress code because Adriel's braids were an expression of his Native American faith. Courtesy ACLU of Texas.
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HOUSTON - Twelve years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a landmark Texas religious-freedom case, a new report concludes that a surprising number of Texas school personnel continue to ignore long-settled law. The report by ACLU of Texas examines the current state of public school compliance wit

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas ranks third-worst nationally among states when it comes to the rate of households struggling against hunger, according to data released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The new figures come just as national polling reveals broad support for maintaining "SNAP," t

PHOTO: Protestors at Zuzhi Restaurant Bar in McAllen claim owners owe wages to former employees (7/11/2012). Photo credit: Fuerza del Valle Workers Center
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McALLEN, Texas - Whether documented or undocumented, immigrant workers are a significant factor in the Texas economy, and they are protected by state and federal labor laws. This Labor Day marks a renewed push by worker advocates to educate immigrant workers about their rights and to reverse longsta

GRAPHIC: Caravan for Peace post card.

AUSTIN, Texas - A coast-to-coast caravan of Mexican drug-war survivors is traveling through Texas this week, trying to raise awareness of how U.S. policies affect their home country. More than 110 relatives of victims of drug-cartel-related violence are also pointing out ways in which the U.S. is af

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