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PNS Daily Newscast - July 21, 2017 


On our rundown today: the Russia probe expands to include an investigation into President Trump’s business transactions; the DREAM Act is back in Congress; and a scientific organization says the president’s nominee for a top science role at the USDA is unqualified.

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Archive: May 8, 2017

Lung cancer kills more than 400 people every day. (Dave-Les Jacobs/GettyImages)

RACINE, Wis. – Only about 18 percent of lung cancer cases among women are diagnosed early, when the disease is most treatable and survival rates are five times higher. This is National Women's Lung Health Week, which aims to raise greater awareness of the disease. Lung cancer survivor Sand ...Read More

People living near Evart fear a potash mining operation could destroy the sensitive wetlands around the area. (K. Ford)

EVART TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- After battling bottled water giant Nestle, residents and concerned citizens near Evart now are trying to keep another company from drawing down and potentially contaminating their water supply. Just six miles from Nestle's wells, Michigan Potash, a Colorado-based company, ...Read More

Twitter stakeholders could commission a study to see what the company would look like as a user-owned cooperative. (Esther Vargas/Flickr)

SEATTLE – What if ownership of the social media website Twitter was turned over to its users? That question isn't just hypothetical anymore. Shareholders at this year's annual meeting will vote whether to commission a study on what cooperative ownership would look like for the technology com ...Read More

A bill in Congress could cap compensation for victims of medical error, which is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. (wp paarz/Flickr)

SEATTLE – Congress is considering a bill that could leave patients harmed by medical malpractice with big bills still left to pay, even after their day in court. Known as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, the bill would cap non-economic damages for victims of medical malpractice at ...Read More

People who know someone who gives their time to help others are being encouraged to nominate them for the 50@50 awards. (aarp.org)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Nominations are being sought for those who donate their time and energy to improve the lives of others. Fifty of Illinois' “unsung heroes” are being recognized for their work helping nonprofit groups, the arts and culture, and small businesses in their communi ...Read More

Children's Mercy hospital is embarking on a six-year study of hemophilia in children. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- About 20,000 people in the U.S. are living with hemophilia, a rare, inherited blood disorder. And a study of the disease is under way at Children's Mercy hospital. Hemophilia causes a person's blood not to clot, and that can lead to severe bleeding, joint damage, bleeding into ...Read More

Today, there are an estimated 1,400 more children in foster care in Ohio than in 2011. (Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – During this National Foster Care Month, there's an urgent call for Ohioans to open their homes to care for children in need. Children service agencies are reporting record numbers of children coming into care, partly due to the opioid epidemic. Robin Reese, executive direc ...Read More

The Tennessee Wilderness Act, proposed by U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, both R-Tenn., would protect 20,000 acres from further development. (B. Dunne/flickr.com)

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. -- Tennessee's U.S. senators are moving ahead with a bill providing protections for the state's wilderness lands, even while the Trump administration works to remove protections elsewhere. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker introduced the Tennessee Wilderness Act - S.973 - to ...Read More

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