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PNS Daily Newscast - June 3, 2020 


Episcopal bishops call out Trump's appearance in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in DC; and a civil rights investigation into the Minneapolis Police Dept.

2020Talks - June 3, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC had primaries yesterday, in the midst of both the new coronavirus pandemic and clashes between law enforcement and protestors.

Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

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SAN JUAN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a controversial immigration-enforcement case which could have a big impact on Texas families. Arizona's so-called "papers, please" law is being challenged by the Justice Department. If SB 1070 is upheld by the high court, it could pr

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HOUSTON - Some 700 of the nation's top juvenile-justice reformers are gathering in Texas this week to share strategies for reducing the number of troubled youths who wind up behind bars. With several recent studies confirming that problem kids tend to do better when they're not sent off to instituti

AUSTIN, Texas - The state Supreme Court is considering whether to make it easier for low-income Texans to handle simple legal cases without hiring attorneys. An advisory committee will be hashing out recommendations Friday in Austin. At issue is whether to require all Texas courts to accept standar

DALLAS - Some Texas school districts could save considerable money simply by improving discipline strategies, according to a study being released today. The report by Texas Appleseed focuses on the Dallas Independent School District as a case study in "poor outcomes and high costs" associated with r

AUSTIN, Texas - When Texas began certifying juvenile lawbreakers as adults in the 1970s, the idea was that only the most hardened youths - "super-predators" immune to juvenile rehabilitation efforts - would be treated as adult criminals. That is not the way it has panned out, according to youth advo

AUSTIN, Texas - The number of Texas children living in communities with high concentrations of poverty increased by 43 percent during the last decade, according to a report released today. Several factors are responsible, says Frances Deviney, senior research associate at the Center for Public Poli

DALLAS - Perhaps no political issue fired up more Texans in 2011 than did the problems of the state's school financing system, and it shows no signs of moving to the back burner in 2012. It started with billions of dollars of cuts to education aid. Now, more than half of the state's school districts

AUSTIN, Texas - At first glance, the latest federal figures on U.S. child maltreatment generally are encouraging - but not in Texas, where the number of official reports of abuse and neglect increased somewhat from 2008 to 2010, the last year tracked by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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