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PNS Daily Newscast - December 15, 2017 


What's next following the FCC vote to end net neutrality? We have a pair of reports. Also on our Friday rundown: We'll let you know why adolescents in foster care need opportunities to thrive; and steps you can take to avoid losing your holiday loot.

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Government-funded preschool programs serve fewer than half of U.S. children. (San José Library/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The first presidential debate is scheduled for Monday night and advocates want to know what the candidates plan to do for children. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in Hempstead, N. Y., advocates for children want them to lay out their plans to meet the needs of the n

Jonathan Jimenez says the DACA program allows him to legally attend Queens College and get a driver's license. He is hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court uphold's President Obama's executive action extending deportation relief to 4 million Americans. (A. Alarcon)

JACKSON HEIGHTS, N.Y. - An undocumented New York student is one of many cheering the Supreme Court decision to hear a high-stakes immigration case. Jonathan Jimenez was born in Ecuador and came to New York in 2000 when he was five years old. He is now legally attending Queens College, because he

GRAPHIC: The frustrating indicator of a slow download, known by many computer users as the spinning wheel of death, will be seen all over the Internet today. It's a symbolic protest of government plans to create online fast lanes and slow lanes. Graphic courtesy FreePress.org.

NEW YORK - The Internet may seem to be slowing down today - but it's actually part of an effort to prevent a future where, according to Internet freedom advocates, some people online would have priority over others. If you go to websites such as Reddit, Netflix, Kickstarter, Foursquare or Vimeo, ch

NEW YORK - A new policy that requires interpretation and translation for vital public services in key languages is now in effect in Suffolk County, covering central and eastern Long Island. According to Karina Claudio, lead organizer for the group "Make the Road New York," the policy for non-Engli

GRAPHIC: A federal court this week heard arguments in a case that some say could lead to the end of

NEW YORK - A federal appeals court heard arguments this week from Verizon, which would benefit if it and other Internet service providers could start charging fees to content providers to reach some customers through faster speeds. This idea of an Internet "fast lane" would create an uneven playing

PHOTO: Girls at Twin Oaks Camp in Freeport, NY, where camp operators joined with the American Camp Assn. to offer free camp scholarships to kids affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo courtesy ACA.

NEW YORK - The names are being written inside the T-shirts and the packing is underway. About 200 kids from Sandy-damaged neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey will be off to summer camp, after receiving free camp "scholarships." Susie Lupert, executive director of the American Camp Association

GRAPHIC: Children – and adults – are urged to resist the tantalizing images on entertainment screens for one week, starting April 29. Courtesy CCFC.

PLAINVIEW, N.Y. - This is Screen-Free Week, an annual effort by children's advocates to get kids free from the grip of electronic devices, even if only for a few days. Started in 1996 as "TV Turnoff," it's now hosted by the Boston-based Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood (CCFC) and promoted by d

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NEW YORK – Superstorm Sandy left an estimated 5 million people on the East Coast without power and today (Friday) some New Yorkers are getting back on their feet with the help of a public resource that's just down the street – their local library. Sandra Feinberg, director of the Middl

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