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PNS Daily Newscast - May 26, 2017 


Here's what we're following on today's rundown: a federal appeals court will not reinstate Trump’s revised travel ban; a shake up at the USDA could hurt rural America; and the body slamming of a reporter in Montana may be part of a bigger pattern of hostility toward journalists.

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Job losses in the oil industry have helped slow down the Texas economy, which was ranked ninth best among the 50 states in a recent survey by WalletHub. (Pixabay)

AUSTIN, Texas - Despite a few setbacks, the Texas economy still packs a punch, just not quite as much as it used to. The online survey company WalletHub ranked Texas ninth in its 2016 survey of state economies, saying that weakness in the oil industry and other factors have shifted the Lone Star Sta

Immigration and civil rights groups are fighting a judge’s order for the release of personal information on thousands of undocumented immigrants. (AlexStar/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - Immigration and civil rights groups are asking a federal appeals court to block a Texas judge's order to release personal information on thousands of undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen ordered the Justice Department to turn over personal data for about

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on a Texas case, reaffirming the “one person, one vote” rule in drawing legislative districts. (P_Wei/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, has rejected a conservative challenge to the "one person, one vote" rule in how states draw their legislative districts. In Evenwel v. Abbott, a case that originated in Texas, the court ruled that districts must be drawn according t

Texas welcomed 490,000 new residents from July 2014 and July 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (DavidSucsy/iStock)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - If you've noticed you have a few more friends and neighbors lately, that's not an accident. Texas led the nation in population growth from 2014 to 2015, adding almost 500,000 new people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer, says much of t

At a time when college majors – not degrees – can determine earnings potential, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has published research on salaries connected with 137 different college majors in Spanish.
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AUSTIN, Texas - Hispanics have a new tool for choosing a college degree that can translate into higher earnings in the workplace, thanks to three new publications in Spanish from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Anthony Carnevale, the center's director, said getting

A new report puts four Texas cities on a top 10 list of those that have bounced back the most from the Great Recession. Credit: eyegelb/iStockphoto.

AUSTIN, Texas - Texas boasts four of the top 10 "most recession-recovered cities," according to a new report. Since the economic downturn in 2008 - the longest recovery period since the Great Depression - 14 cities across the nation have declared bankruptcy. Jill Gonzalez, with the personal finance

PHOTO: Día de los Muertos march in El Paso honoring Mexicans who died trying to emigrate (November, 2011). Credit: Cristina Parker.
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EL PASO, Texas - Immigrant advocates in Texas are marking International Human Rights Day today by decrying what they call "systematic violations" of international law and the U.S. Constitution. At a 1 p.m. rally at the border fence in El Paso, protestors will demand sweeping reforms of the immigrati

PHOTO: The Obama administration’s new “Deferred Action” program gives young undocumented immigrants temporary permission to live and work in the US.
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EL PASO, Texas – The Obama administration's new Deferred Action program gives young undocumented immigrants temporary permission to live and work in the United States, although fewer than 100,000 of the 1.5 million who qualify have applied for relief. One reason for the program's slower-than-e

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