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PNS Daily Newscast - May 24, 2019 


President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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According to its most recent publicly available tax returns, the National Rifle Association is millions of dollars in the red, for the second straight year. (Pixabay)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The National Rifle Association's leadership is in turmoil, it's in serious financial trouble and is suing an important, long-time vendor for allegedly overcharging the organization. The nation's leading gun-rights group has also been an important political force for decad

According to Imaam Nasir Abdussalam, the Islamic Association of West Virginia has more than 350 families in the congregation, many who work the medical profession. (Dan Heyman)

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — Islam has been in the news lately, in part because of attacks on the religion at the state Capitol. West Virginia's Muslim community wants people to be able to get accurate information about who they are and what they actually believe. Nasir Abdussalam is the imam of the

Nonprofit resettlement groups, often faith-based, help refugee families fleeing war start new lives. (West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – President Donald Trump may be considering a military strike in Syria, but an interfaith group in West Virginia wants the White House to allow families escaping the war to resettle here. Trump has pointed to the human cost of a likely chemical weapons attack there. Lynn Cl

Half of mass shootings involve family or domestic violence, according to research. (Pixabay)

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – There is a strong link between mass shootings and domestic violence, according to an analysis of seven years of shootings by the gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety. The study found the majority "involve domestic or family violence." In more than 4 out of 10 case

PHOTO: Veterans, Democrats and union members such as Tim Millne protested against state Sen. Evan Jenkins skipping his third veterans affairs committee meeting in a row to attend a high-dollar fundraiser with Karl Rove at a Huntington country club. Photo by Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State Sen. Evan Jenkins is being harshly criticized for skipping a veterans' affairs committee meeting to attend a high-dollar fundraiser at a Huntington country club. Vets and union members protested outside the West Virginia state capitol Tuesday as the legislative inte

PHOTO: A new study by Morgantown psychologist Joseph Scotti found as many as half of West Virginia's 180,000 vets may be suffering from PTSD or depression. Photo: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - As many as half of West Virginia military veterans of all ages suffer post-traumatic stress or depression (PTSD), according to a new study. Joseph Scotti, a psychologist in private practice specializing in trauma, conducted an extensive, in-depth survey of veterans for the state

PHOTO: Melissa Stockwell lost her leg to an IED in Iraq, but that didn't stop her from becoming a world champion athlete. She's speaking in West Virginia this week. Photo courtesy of Stockwell.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - She lost a leg in Baghdad but went on to be a world champion athlete, and now Melissa Stockwell is coming to West Virginia this week. She'll talk about how she went "from Baghdad to Beijing," as she puts it. A young military officer when she was injured by an IED, Stockwell was t

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Concerned that Iran may be building nuclear weapons, some in Congress are pressing the U.S. to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities or help Israel do it. However, economists warn that even the threat of war is hurting economic recovery. Economist Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Ce

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