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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


2020Talks - August 14, 2020 


Responses to President Trump's suggestion that he opposes more Postal Service funding in part to prevent expanded mail-in voting; and Puerto Rico's second try at a primary on Sunday.

Public News Service - TX: Disabilities

AUSTIN, Texas - Hundreds of AARP members from Texas and across the nation will be in Washington today to tell Congress not to balance the budget with cuts to senior benefits. AARP Texas volunteer Carla Penny is worried that the so-called congressional "super committee," charged with reining in the

AUSTIN, Texas - Victims of identity theft often feel overwhelmed - not only by the challenges of cleaning up the damages, but by the emotional trauma that accompanies any personal invasion. Free help is available to Texas victims, however, including a toll-free hotline and a step-by-step toolkit, fr

AUSTIN, Texas - Today marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Ike, and many low-income Texans, particularly in the Houston area, have yet to recover from its devastation. Hundreds of affected residents plan to converge on City Hall today, carrying symbolic blue tarps and photos of unrepaired homes,

AUSTIN, Texas - A new toll-free hotline is providing low-income Texas veterans with free legal aid in civil cases. Today's returning veterans are more likely than the general population to face unemployment, homelessness and disabilities. While the Veterans Administration and Texas Veterans Commiss

HOUSTON - After a forensic psychologist was banned this month from making retardation evaluations in Texas courts, defense attorneys hoped to reopen past convictions that used his now-discredited testimony. But with courts extremely wary of revisiting any closed case, it may take legislative action

AUSTIN, Texas - Many Texas seniors will be hit hard if the state Senate Finance Committee can't find a way this week to restore funding to long-term care programs. Under the budget already passed by the House, seniors now getting in-home care could be forced into nursing homes, says Trey Berndt, AA

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature is considering a voter ID proposal that may be the toughest in the nation. A state driver's license, passport, military ID or photo-based citizenship document would be the only acceptable proofs for eligibility to cast a ballot. The bill is promoted as a way to

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