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PNS Daily Newscast - February 17, 2020 


44 Americans infected, but not all show signs of coronavirus illness; and many NC counties declare themselves 'Second Amendment sanctuaries.'

2020Talks - February 17, 2020 


Nevada's experiment with early caucusing is underway until tomorrow. Some candidates plus some Nevada Culinary Workers Union Local 226 members oppose Medicare for All, but Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders defends it, with a study just published making the case for it.

Public News Service - TX: Family/Father Issues

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AUSTIN, Texas - A new study of elderly, low-income Latinos reveals significantly higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than previous estimates. The report's lead author, Marguerite DeLiema, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, says that, at first glance, abuse of

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AUSTIN, Texas - The for-profit prison sector would have been hit hard by the Great Recession had it not been for expanded federal immigration enforcement. That's according to a just-released report by The Sentencing Project. States suffering budget shortfalls, like Texas, have trimmed prison populat

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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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