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PNS Daily Newscast - December 12, 2017 


The 27-year-old suspect who attempted to bomb the New York subway reveals his motive; also on our rundown, a look at how the GOP tax plan targets the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate; plus - 'Tis the season to get ready for tax season.

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A Minnesota Senate committee hears from the public today about a bill to require universal background checks for gun purchases in the state. (iStockphoto)

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Legislation to strengthen background checks for gun buyers in Minnesota gets a public hearing today in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill would require universal background checks for anyone who buys firearms in the state. Current Minnesota law does not require that private

Ahead of the 51st anniversary of the voting rights marches in Selma, Ala., an interfaith group is celebrating the works of the

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Now that we're in the final weeks of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights marches in Selma, Alabama, a group of Minnesota interfaith leaders is celebrating the public justice works of a Midwest nun who was there. The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition is hosting a viewi

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - It's never easy to have a loved one in the service deployed overseas, but a program available in Minnesota is helping those military spouses left with the sole responsibility of taking care of the kids. Julie Wasiluk is the coordinator of Give Army Parents a Break, which provides

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - When it comes to national security, two longtime military men say in a new paper, it's time for America to refocus its strategy. Marine Corps Colonel Mark Mykleby says it's becoming less about military might and more about engaging with the world and exerting influence. "Securit

St. Paul, Minn. – For handgun safety advocates, this year's state legislative session has had its hits and misses, so to speak. To Heather Martens, executive director of Citizens for a Safer Minnesota, the good news has been the strong support for plugging a loophole that could help prevent su

Members of Minnesota's Indian, Jewish and Islamic communities are denouncing the terrorist violence in Mumbai, in which hundreds of people were killed and wounded. Spokesman Satveer Chaudhary, a state senator, says it wasn't just an attack on India. "It was an attack on a financial center. American

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota's faith community is calling for calm in response to surprising reports of property damage and threats against six members of the state congressional delegation. Vandals spray-painted homes and garages of senators and representatives overnight Tuesday, and several o

St. Paul, MN – Two major events are dueling for the attention of Republican National Convention-goers today. The convention gavels in this evening at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, while across town, Texas Congressman and former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is holding a rally, too.

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