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PNS Daily Newscast - May 13, 2021 


President Biden taps Tracy Stone-Manning to be director of Bureau of Land Management; and Colorado schools get new tools to help students distinguish between news, commentary and disinformation.


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Republicans oust Liz Cheney from her leadership role, Dr. Anthony Fauci urges more vaccinations, NAACP leaders voice support for voting rights legislation, and Nancy Pelosi is optimistic about the infrastructure bill.

Archive: July 13, 2017

All eyes are on U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who reveals the latest version of a Senate health-care plan today. (BreakingNews/Wiki)

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CONCORD, N.H. – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has pledged to take the wraps off the latest version of the Republican Party’s health care plan Thursday, but consumer and senior groups in New Hampshire say it needs to be a major improvement over the last version. Todd Fahey, sta ...Read More

Exonerating an innocent person takes from seven to 10 years, according to the Midwest Innocence Project. (Fifaliana Rakotoarison/Pixabay)

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – A federal judge this week awarded Ryan Ferguson $11 million after he served a decade in prison for a 2001 murder in Columbia, Mo., that he didn't commit. In the wake of the judgment, members of the justice advocacy group Midwest Innocence Project are describing changes they b ...Read More

The Los Alamos National Laboratory says it's working to resolve recent safety gaffes, but a nuclear watchdog group says more changes are needed. (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Los Alamos National Laboratory says firing workers and putting stricter controls in place are only the first steps it's taking to protect the public as it prepares to accelerate production of a key plutonium component for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. The Los Alamo ...Read More

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced a rule this week banning forced-arbitration clauses. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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SEATTLE -- This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a rule that consumer groups say is a big win for Americans who want to settle corporate wrongdoing in court. The rule bans companies from using forced-arbitration clauses in order to avoid lawsuits, meaning consumers can once ...Read More

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CENTRALIA, Wash. — Today is Summer Learning Day, a day that brings awareness to the issue of the "summer slide” that students experience in academics while they are out of school. The slump is especially severe for students who come from low income families who often don't have the res ...Read More

Colorado law prohibits officials from releasing private information to any entity, including the last four digits of a Social Security number, the full date of birth, and how someone voted. (Getty Images)

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DENVER – The commission investigating President Donald Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud is on hold, due to a legal petition by a privacy watchdog group, and Colorado officials are encouraging residents not to drop off of voter rolls. Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Staiert says Col ...Read More

Ragweed pollen and high ozone levels linked to climate change are getting worse, according to a new report. (R. A. Nonenmacher)

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PHOENIX -- Are your allergies acting up this summer? A new report says almost 70 percent of Arizonans live in counties plagued by a double whammy of high ragweed pollen count and excessive ozone days - the 7th worst in the nation for these issues. Researchers from the Natural Resources Defense Cou ...Read More

Civil rights advocates are taking a new tack, fighting to lure more doctors to Medi-Cal by suing the state over reimbursement rates. (Kathy Yeulet/iStockphoto)

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LOS ANGELES -- Advocates filed a class action civil rights complaint against the state of California on Wednesday alleging that low reimbursement rates have led to a shortage of doctors who take Medi-Cal - a problem that disproportionately affects low income communities of color. Lawyers for the M ...Read More

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