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PNS Daily Newscast - April 16, 2021 


Florida's Republican lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass the so-called "anti-riot" bill; disturbing police camera video of the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Chicago.


2021Talks - April 15, 2021 


With overwhelming bipartisan support, the Senate takes up anti-Asian American hate crimes legislation, and President Biden officially announces a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Archive: November 11, 2016

A series of paintings and murals are being placed around the country to celebrate Americans who have sacrificed for others. (Mark Paul John)

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – News coverage is all about the election this week, but it is also Veterans Day. Today's the day the country honors members of the military who have fought and sacrificed to protect everyone else. Mark Paul John is a self-taught artist who's traveling the country painting ...Read More

The Oso landslide in 2014 killed 43 people in northwest Washington. (Jonathan Godt/USGS)

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SEATTLE – The Oso landslide tragedy killed 43 people more than two-and-a-half years ago, but the cause of that landslide has never been cleared up. David Montgomery, professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington, said there's no evidence logging played a role in the slide, althou ...Read More

Today is the day to honor the nation's military members. (Mark Paul John)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri has 15,000 active-duty members of the military, and one of the largest advocacy groups for veterans said now that Donald Trump has been elected to lead this country he needs to fulfill his campaign promise to take care of those who serve. Joy Ilam, the legislative di ...Read More

The U.S. vetting process for refugees is the most rigorous in the world. (USMC/Wikimedia Commons)

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Organizations that help resettle people fleeing war and repression are concerned that President-elect Donald Trump's statements on refugees are out of touch with reality. Citing fears of terrorism, Trump has said he will temporarily halt resettlement of Syrian refugees and i ...Read More

Weekend protests are planned at some Florida Wendy's locations over the company's tomato-sourcing policies. (click/morguefile)

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TAMPA, Fla. – "Hold the tomatoes" until they're responsibly sourced, that's the call behind a boycott of Wendy's fast-food eateries planned for this weekend. Wendy's is the only major fast-food chain that has not joined the Fair Food Program, a farmworker-led initiative credited with helping t ...Read More

Since voter-introduced ballot initiatives aren't allowed in Texas, advocates for legalizing recreational marijuana use say it would have to happen in the Legislature. (iStockphoto)

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AUSTIN, Texas – While a number of states approved new laws legalizing marijuana this week, many Texans are asking when the state might change its ban on cannabis use. While voters in states like California, Massachusetts and Maine can change their laws through the ballot box, advocates for leg ...Read More

Conservation groups believe unity is possible in efforts to protect public lands, including Arizona's Kaibab National Forest.  (Michele Vacchiano/iStockphoto)

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PHOENIX – Conservation groups are speaking out now that the election is over, calling for bipartisan action on issues affecting the environment, in New Mexico and across the country. Lew Carpenter, regional representative of the National Wildlife Federation said his organization sees public ...Read More

LGBT rights have come a long way over the past 40 years. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

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NEW YORK – There could be some trouble for LGBT rights during the Trump presidency. Donald Trump has said he would like to overturn national same-sex marriage rights, and as Indiana's governor, Mike Pence championed what some saw as extreme anti-LGBT measures. According to Lambda Legal's Dep ...Read More

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