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PNS Daily News - Monday, March 27, 2017 


Hundreds detained in Russian corruption protests; with the ACA repeal quashed, physicians promote Medicare for all; and the solitary confinement of juveniles in Tennessee blocked by a federal judge. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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SAN FRANCISCO – One recent "explosion" on social media is about the potential for an actual explosion. At a meeting of nuclear scientists in San Francisco last week, Dr. Joseph Nuth, the Senior Scientist for Primitive Bodies at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, said an "extinction-level eve

Observers say Facebook's plan to fact check news raises the possibility of human error and curbing free speech. (Master OSM 2011)

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Silicon Valley giant Facebook has outlined plans to use third-party fact checkers to vet some of its news content. Facebook has come under pressure from users on both the left and right, decrying its use of data collection and charging that it's attempting to control deb

The FCC will vote today on opening up more of the spectrum for new 5G wireless technology.  D3Damon/iStockphoto)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today the Federal Communications Commission votes on a plan to open a new part of the wireless spectrum to encourage the development of the next generation of cell phones and wireless devices called 5G. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says this will allow U.S. companies to be t

A group of experts on cellphone radiation is speaking out in support of a new government study linking radiation to cancer in rats. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)

BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts on cellphone and brain tumor science say they're disappointed some media outlets downplayed last week's government study that found a small but significant percentage of rats exposed to lifelong cellphone radiation developed cancerous or precancerous cells. The $25 milli

Lawmakers in Sacramento are holding a hearing today on a bill to allow AT&T to phase out landline service in four years. (kconnors/morguefile)
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California lawmakers are considering a bill to cut the cord on landline telephone service at a hearing today before the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. Assembly Bill 2395 would permit AT&T to stop maintaining the copper-wire landline service in California in 2020, except in areas that ha

A San Diego nonprofit is training web developers for free in an effort to keep technology jobs in the U.S. Credit: SoftStack Factory

SAN DIEGO - A quick search for web developer jobs in California turns up 10,000 positions, open, right now. But many young people don't have the skills to write code, and can't afford college or $10,000 for a coding boot camp. Consequently, many companies are sending the jobs overseas. But a uniqu

PHOTO: Bay Area citizens line up to voice their concerns to newly appointed Federal Communications Commissioner Tom Wheeler Thursday night in Oakland. Photo credit: Mark Scheerer.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The new head of the FCC held a "Town Hall" meeting Thursday night to hear from Bay Area residents about their communications concerns. Chairman Tom Wheeler appeared to be sending a message by holding the first FCC event of this kind in five years in Oakland, a community close to te

PHOTO: Advocates for LifeLine telephone service are concerned a measure introduced in the Assembly would interfere with the service which they say is invaluable in low-income communities. Courtesy TURN.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - There'll be lobbying in Sacramento and around the state this week to try to stop a bill (AB 1407) that critics say is a telecoms industry attempt to take away the Public Utility Commission's authority to adopt a program that meets the needs of communities. According to advocates

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