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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - TN: Arts & Culture

Tennessee's high rate of obesity is partially attributed to its traditional Southern fried and rich foods. (gracey/morguefile.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About one in three Tennesseans is classified as obese and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four Tennessee cities including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville in the top 15 of its Fattest cities in America list of 2016. The analysis looked at the p

The Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South has received reports of people trying to scam others through Facebook. (Christopher/Flickr)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Not all friend requests on Facebook are from friendly folks. That's the lesson from scams targeting Tennesseans. Last week, someone on Facebook contacted a woman from a Memphis suburb claiming she had won a prize and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was trying to contact her.

PHOTO: More and more investors are moving away from global capital markets to put funding into local enterprises, where there's a positive social impact along with a return. CREDIT: Herval

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - With technology meaning an ever-connected world, the options for investing these days are nearly unlimited, but a growing trend in the nation is to consider portfolios that have a positive social impact locally. John Bloom, senior director of organizational culture, RSF Social Fin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee parents should be wary of too much "screen time." A recent Kaiser Family Foundation study of 2,000 children aged eight to 18 nationwide found they spend an average of over seven hours a day interacting with digital media. Lu Hanessian, mother, journalist and author of

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Aug. 27, 1956, twelve anxious, but brave African-American high school students gathered at Green McAdoo School in Clinton, Tenn. They walked past angry mobs, protected by National Guardsmen. More than 50 years later, those 12 people, the "Clinton 12," and the Green McAdoo Cultu

Nashville, TN – The summer film "Tropic Thunder" has prompted some lightning of its own at movie theatres, igniting controversy with its portrayal of people with intellectual disabilities. The movie contains several uses of the word "retard" to refer to individuals, as well as a catch phrase

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