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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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A new report documents the effects of a widening wealth gap in the United States and offers recommendations for limiting inequality. Credit: Revisorweb/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Patriotic Millionaires, a group that counts Warren Buffett, Bill Gates Sr., and chief executives of Fortune 500 companies among its ranks, has released a report exposing a growing wealth gap between the 400 richest Americans and the rest of the population. Chuck Collins, an heir to

Florida and Texas top the list for 2016 presidential race fundraising. Credit: Susan Sterner/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas is number four in the nation for states where residents have contributed just over $7 million to 2016's crop of presidential candidates, according to a new report by Maplight, a nonpartisan group that follows money in politics. California tops the list, contributing clos

GOP effort would gut net neutrality rules. Credit: Sean MacEntee/Flickr Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – More than 60 civil rights and public-interest groups sent a letter urging Congress to protect the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision to keep the Internet open. The coalition is protesting a rider, attached to a must-pass government funding package, that would t

PHOTO: The Internal Revenue Service (pictured) will not collect up to $600 billion from dozens of U.S. multinationals using tax havens, according to a new report. At the end of 2014, 304 Fortune 500 companies collectively held $2.15 trillion in countries like Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. Joshua Doubek/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - Congressional hearings in the past few years made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report shows, these name-brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with the Institute on Taxation and Pub

PHOTO: More than 50 advocacy groups have signed onto a letter in opposition to a plan by the City of McAllen to partner with a for-profit prison corporation for a new 1,000-bed facility. Photo credit: John S. Quarterman
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McALLEN, Texas - The city of McAllen is hosting a public forum this afternoon on its plan for a private jail, a project facing ever-growing opposition. Among those hoping McAllen will dump the plan is Ann Williams Cass, executive director of Proyecto Azteca. Cass said she believes it's morally wron

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Texas' 23rd congressional district is huge, sweeping 550 miles from San Antonio to El Paso. Also huge is tonight's debate between Republican incumbent Representative Quico Canseco (R-San Antonio) and Democratic challenger Pete Gallego (Alpine). It's receiving national attentio

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AUSTIN, Texas - With the Obama administration's decision Friday to defer the threat of deportation for hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented U.S. residents, immigration is fast emerging as the sleeper issue this election season. Texas border-community advocates are predicting an increase in p

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HOUSTON - Court watchers say a Texas case could trigger the dismantling of a decades-old civil rights law. Steven Shapiro, the American Civil Liberties Union's national legal director, is to speak in Houston today, analyzing recent trends by the nation's highest court. Texas is among nine mostly s

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