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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 - VA: Cultural Resources

A Virginia faith leader says it would be a mistake to see Pope Francis as politically liberal or conservative. Credit: Jeffrey Bruno/Wikimedia

RICHMOND, Va. – Some will see the Pope Francis' remarks to Congress today through a political filter, but one Virginia faith leader says it's a mistake to view the pontiff as liberal or conservative. The Rev. Charles Swadley interim president and CEO of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Publ

PHOTO: Arlington did well when measured by a new online interactive livability index set up by AARP. Photo courtesy of Flicker and Arlington County.

RICHMOND, Va. - A new livability index rates Arlington and four other Virginia communities as good places to "stay healthy, get around and enjoy life." AARP's new interactive online tool compares locations for housing, transportation, neighborhood services, health and the environment. It also consi

PHOTO: President Obama's new tourism initiative is being welcomed in Virginia, which already benefits from foreign vacation cash. Photo credit: Bob Kuhns, National Park Service.

RICHMOND, Va. – Make it easier for foreign vacationers at international airports, and the boost in tourism is a direct cash import. That's the premise behind a new plan from President Obama. Diane Beschamps, president and CEO, Virginia Tourism Corporation, says the state is already a popular

PHOTO: The Nansemond Indian tribe is planning to build a cultural center and replica Indian village on property that used to belong to its ancestors. Photo Credit: Jesse Bass

SUFFOLK, Va. – This weekend, the Nansemond Indian Tribe is reclaiming its ancestral land in Virginia. After years of delays, the city of Suffolk is transferring park land to the tribe so it can build a cultural center and a replica Indian village. The deed signing will take place at the tr

PHOTO: About 500 kids whose parents have died while serving in the military are participating in

ARLINGTON, Va. - Once again this graduation season, some young people will be walking across the stage to accept their diplomas without a parent in the crowd, because that parent has died while serving in the military. This Memorial Day weekend, those teenagers and many other children of fallen troo

RICHMOND, Va. - The weekend was filled with events that marked the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11 - some involving community service, others simply remembering and honoring the victims. Doug Smith has been the president of the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Polic

RICHMOND, Va. - School is almost out for the summer, but educators in Virginia say that's no reason for children to put away all their books. There's a place they can go that's free, air-conditioned and educational, and just about every community has one: The public library. Students who don't read

RICHMOND, Va. - "America Speaks" asked, and Virginians answered. Richmond was one of 19 cities chosen as official locations for national town hall events on Saturday. The forums, which were linked together by video and streamed online, invited participants to discuss and share opinions about complex

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