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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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The birth of two baby bald eagles at the National Arboretum has sparked interest in America's national bird, and they can be spotted around the Chesapeake Bay. (Veronica Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - All eyes on are the nation's capital, and not just to keep watch on lawmakers. There's a pair of newly-hatched baby bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum, and many are finding it addictive to watch the parents take care of them. Dad and Mom are known as "Mr. President" and "Fi

PHOTO: $1.4 million is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust. Some of the funding goes to schools. Photo courtesy of CBT.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - More than a million dollars is on its way to local communities from the Chesapeake Bay Trust, for projects aimed at improving the waters of the Bay. Grants totaling $1.4 million have been awarded to more than 100 nonprofits, municipalities and schools. According to Chesapeake Bay

PHOTO: The East Baltimore Revitalization Project will soon mark a milestone as it opens a new school.

BALTIMORE – What was once a blighted community in Maryland is transforming, and making progress in its goal to bring a better quality of life to vulnerable children and families. The East Baltimore Revitalization Project began more than 10 years ago, when the area was largely vacant. Sophie

PHOTO: Fewer students would be suspended from school under a proposed overhaul of school discipline rules in Maryland.

BALTIMORE - This is the last day for Marylanders to weigh in on a proposed overhaul of public school discipline rules. The Maryland State Board of Education is considering changes intended to reduce the number of suspensions, eliminate disparities in the way out-of-school punishments are handed out

PHOTO: The Humane Society of the United States is trying to build support for legislation to make it a crime to attend an animal fight. Photo credit: HSUS

WASHINGTON - No spectators, no fighting. That's the message from animal-welfare groups trying to make it a federal crime, punishable by jail, for being a spectator at an animal fight. Both the U.S. House and Senate versions of the farm bill, under negotiation now, include prohibitions against attend

PHOTO: Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards wants to boost NASA's budget, and rally the nation behind a manned mission to Mars. Photo Credit: www.nasa.gov

GREENBELT, Md. - The Red Planet is hot these days. With more than a million followers on Twitter for the Mars rover Curiosity, Maryland Congresswoman Donna Edwards declared it's time to send people there to get a closer look. As the ranking member of the House space subcommittee, Edwards said Monday

Picture: New study reveals most cost-effective ways to protect Chesapeake Bay. Picture credit: USDA - ARS

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's not just good manners to clean up after your dog. A new study from the Center for Watershed Protection shows it’s one of the most cost-effective ways to keep pollutants out of Chesapeake Bay. According to study author Karen Cappiella, research program director at the Ce

The Chesapeake Bay Trust is launching a contest to name the heron on its bay plates. Graphic Courtesy: Chesapeake Bay Trust

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - You've heard of Smokey Bear and Tony the Tiger. Now it's time to name the Bird of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Trust is launching a contest to name the iconic blue heron on its Bay license plates. According to Trust communications and development manager Kristin Foringer, entries m

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