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PNS Daily News - August 23, 2017 


Chaos expected as the President visits Nevada; New York teachers speak out about standardized test scores; and Illinois lawmakers take on gender-based price discrepancies. Those stories and more in today’s rundown.

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Public News Service - MA: Peace

While organizers are allowing the LGBTQ group OutVets march in next week's famous St. Patrick's Day Parade, another group still is prohibited from joining the walk. (Veterans For Peace)

BOSTON – It was front-page news this weekend when a gay veterans group was given permission to march in the Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade – although another group of veterans still is prohibited from joining the walk. With just days to go until Boston is bathed in green, Pat Scanlon a

A Boston-based peace group says President Barack Obama needs to bring some concrete nuclear-disarmament proposals when he visits Hiroshima later this month. (ChairBoy via wiki).

BOSTON – It is a visit that is sure to make history, but a Boston-based peace group says President Barack Obama needs to have some constructive initiatives in hand when he visits Hiroshima later this month. Obama plans to become the first U.S. president to visit that part of Japan since the

BOSTON - The "Tea Party Express" national bus tour makes a stop at the Boston Common today with guest speaker Sarah Palin, and there to greet the anti-government-spending group will be Boston-based peace organizations. They say they plan to question why Palin and the Tea Party have been vocal oppone

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. - An interreligous foundation called the Pastors for Peace is sending a "Peace Caravan to Cuba" to bring humanitarian supplies to the needy there – regardless of the U.S. embargo. Before heading to Cuba, members of the organization make stops Tuesday night in Jamaica Plain

Cambridge, MA - Pakistan's military offensive against the Taliban rages on, and the number of displaced civilians continues to rise. It is estimated that more than 500,000 people have fled from their homes since fighting began last week, with an additional 500,000 or more displaced since last August

Cambridge, MA – A gift for the person who has everything that benefits the person who has nothing. A humanitarian aid group in Cambridge is promoting "gift kits" to help people around the world caught up in natural disasters, war and food shortages. Mercy Corps Communications Officer Caitlin

Cambridge, MA – This week, the economy isn't the only emergency in the world. An international aid organization based in Cambridge is rushing supplies, food and water to two hot spots: Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Two earthquakes in Pakistan have destroyed thousands of

Cambridge, MA - As the crisis continues in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, one aid group with Massachusetts connections is already providing relief. Mercy Corps had been preparing to launch a program aimed at increasing interaction between ethnic Ossetian and Georgian youth, when the conflict

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