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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - FL: Cultural Resources

New and gently used business attire can be donated and picked up via smartphone on March 1. (jdurham/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - You might be familiar with using your smartphone to get a lift from a car service, but how about using it to help give others a lift up? That's the premise of a service project taking shape at the state Capitol. The goal of "Suits for Session" is to collect new and gently-used

Photo: The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team assisted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in conducting an investigation of a suspected dogfighting operation in Jacksonville, Florida, resulting in an arrest of one individual and the seizure of 17 dogs. Courtesy: Humane Society of the United States

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A bill filed Monday in the Florida Legislature would give local law enforcement the tools to hold accountable people who break existing animal-fighting laws. Florida has one of the strongest animal-fighting laws in the country, but a 2010 court ruling requires law enforcement to

PHOTO: The federal Environmental Protection Agency will set new, strict standards for Florida waters that are expected to have an impact nationwide.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New pollution standards are being called a giant step forward for Florida water quality and beyond. Late Friday the EPA agreed to immediately propose strict, enforceable limits to reduce the water pollution that causes toxic algae and slime. It did so after a Florida federal judg

Photo: Black bear in Florida wild, Courtesy: Bruce Britt

OCALA, Fla. - The 3,000 black bears that live in Florida are busy at this time of year, foraging for food to last them through the winter. But every year their instinctive need places them at risk. David Telesco at the Florida Wildlife Commission says every year about 150 bears are hit by cars. He

PHOTO: Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, Courtesy Christina Evans

VERO BEACH, Fla. - There are more than 50 Florida animal species listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act, and several of them have seen sharp declines in recent years. The Florida panther and manatee are well-known creatures on the list, but there are dozens of lesser-known, ye

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Delegates from 40 industrialized nations will gather in Iceland this month to discuss the status of family and children's social programs. Of those countries, 39 provide a universal child allowance and paid family leave as part of a comprehensive list of social services. Only the

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Stinking, slimy, poisonous rivers filled with dead fish may sound like a horror movie, but it's a reality story for some citizens of the Sunshine State. Toxic algae fed by nutrient pollution are increasingly plaguing a number of Florida's fresh waterways, while budget cuts and pr

ST. PETE BEACH, Fla. - The threat of oil gushing onto Florida beaches has caused hotel cancellations and reduced bookings across the state, threatening Florida's 60 billion dollar a year travel industry. Now, the Orbitz online travel service is trying to help stem that tide with what they're calling

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