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PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.

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Public News Service - MA: Philanthropy

A Boston nonprofit is ditching the fancy banquet tables in favor of soapboxes Tuesday night in an event that will focus on patient-centered care. (National Institutes of Health)

BOSTON - Forget the banquet table with expensive flowers and a fancy meal. A major Boston nonprofit is replacing that with soapboxes for speakers to stand on for what they expect will be a wide-ranging conversation about patient-centered care. Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, executive director for Health C

GRAPHIC: Black Friday, the kickoff of holiday shopping, is encroaching on Thanksgiving this year, with major retailers starting their sales on Thursday. One antidote to galloping consumerism is Giving Tuesday.<br /><br /><br />

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. - Black Friday started on Thursday this year, with major retailers moving up their holiday sales kickoffs to Thanksgiving Day. In response, last year the "Hashtag Giving Tuesday" movement sprang up, aimed at making the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday a day of giving.

BOSTON - Health Care For All is celebrating birthday number 25. The statewide advocacy organization located in Boston is noting the quarter-century mark at an event where the spotlight will also shine on three health care leaders in Massachusetts. The men have made significant contributions to healt

BOSTON - Tonight won't be just any night for dozens of students from around the state. In honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday, when the Celtics hit the court to play the Dallas Mavericks at the T-D Bank North Garden, some honor roll students will be there to cheer them on. The Boston C

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 – 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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