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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

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AUSTIN, Texas - With the Obama administration's decision Friday to defer the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented U.S. residents, immigration is fast emerging as the sleeper issue this election season. Texas border-community advocates are predicting an increase in p

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EL PASO, Texas - The number of illegal border crossings from Mexico has dropped sharply in recent years, but that hasn't slowed human-rights violations against border-area residents, according to community advocates marching in El Paso today. Two years ago, 15-year-old Sergio Hernandez Guereca was s

AUSTIN, Texas - The number of American children living with extended family has been climbing over the past decade, according to a Kids Count report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. About 2.7 million children, including 276,000 in the Lone Star State, live with relatives or close fa

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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

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