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PNS Daily News - December 10, 2019 


Probe finds FBI not biased against Trump; yes, commuting is stressful; church uses nativity scene for statement on treatment of migrants; report says NY could add cost of carbon to electricity prices with little consumer impact; and a way to add mental health services for rural areas.

2020Talks - December 10, 2019 


Today's human rights day, and candidates this cycle talk a lot about what constitutes a human right. Some say gun violence and access to reproductive health care and abortions are human rights issues.

Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

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SAN JUAN, Texas - Housing advocates are warning Texans who have fallen behind of their property taxes to beware of letters from law firms offering to pay the back taxes. Those offers of assistance could lead to lost homes. It's all-too common in areas hit hardest by the recent recession, according

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HENDERSON, Texas - An east Texas high school senior who reported being raped on campus by a fellow student in 2010 was wronged when she was punished alongside her alleged attacker, according to a finding this week by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The decision clears th

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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

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