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PNS Daily Newscast - August 5, 2020 

A massive explosion kills dozens and injures thousands in Beirut; Childcare key to getting Americans back to work.

2020Talks - August 4, 2020 

Trump threatens Nevada with litigation for passing a bill to send ballots to all registered voters. Plus, primaries today in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Washington.

Public News Service - VA: Civic Engagement

PETERSBURG, Va. - Church leaders and civil rights groups rallied on Saturday in Petersburg, asking Gov. Tim Kaine to restore the rights of felons before he leaves office in January. Pamela Nicholas became a felon after incurring three misdemeanors for shoplifting. Nicholas acknowledges that some w

RICHMOND, Va. - Tax breaks for lots of people are costing the state of Virginia a lot of money. A new report by The Commonwealth Institute finds more than 60 various tax exceptions, credits, and exclusions take 2.5 billion dollars out of the state's nest egg each year. Michael Cassidy, the fiscal

LEBANON, Va. - The tab for the Virginia governor's race is more than $19.6 million -- and a look at the campaign donation "money trail" shows most of the cash is coming from Political Action Committees (PACs). The second-largest donor category this election season is a group that, until recent years

RICHMOND, Va. - Today (Wednesday) is the eight year anniversary of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. As President Barack Obama huddles with advisers to examine strategy for the war, with requests for more troops from General Stanley McChrystal and other top military officials, its cost is also being anal

RICHMOND, Va. - A health care reform organizer goes to trial today for trespassing, following his arrest after a demonstration protesting increases in private health insurance premiums. It's a case that's shining a brighter light on the reform debate in Virginia. Police arrested Joe Szakos of the

Richmond - A Virginia doctor is adding his voice to the growing call for health care reform. Ken Brantley is the director of the Richmond Vision Restoration Center and says he supports health care reform for a number of reasons, not the least of which is his family's own health. "I don't personally

RICHMOND, Va. - The Virginia Organizing Project (VOP) advocates for health care reform. So, when it found that its own health care provider has been working to oppose reform, it demanded the company use its premiums to pay for health care coverage - not for lobbying Congress. Janice "Jay" Johnson,

RICHMOND, Va. - Abused and battered women from other nations will find less resistance on the path toward starting their lives over by coming to the United States. A recent court case shows the Obama administration is reversing Bush-era positions that had made it nearly impossible for abused women t

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