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PNS Daily Newscast - June 18, 2021 


President Biden just signed a law declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday; and the first tropical storm system is forecast to make landfall in U.S. by end of the week.


2021Talks - June 18, 2021 


The U.S. marks a new national holiday; Republicans reject Sen. Joe Manchin's election reform compromise; and U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obamacare but strikes a blow to equal rights.

Archive: March 15, 2021

Schools need to take multiple precautions to keep students, staff and families safe from COVID-19 as classrooms reopen. (ManuPadilla/Adobe Stock)

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The push is on at both the state and national levels to reopen schools, but will it be done in a way that ensures all families, including multigenerational households, stay safe. There are more than 300,000 multigenerational households in New York. Although they are most often fou ...Read More

Nationwide, more kids tell researchers they are struggling with loneliness and isolation one year into the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee kids have lost months of learning to the pandemic, and their advocates are now trying to make up for lost time. A new report from the nonprofit group Save the Children finds more than half of all families say their children are spending less time on learning activities ...Read More

Nearly six months after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, women's groups gather this week to commemorate her birthday and celebrate her legacy. (Steve Petteway/Supreme Court of the United States)

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Correction: Dori Dumas is a member of the Outraged Elders. An earlier version incorrectly stated she is the leader. (2:00 p.m. EST, March 15, 2020) NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- As Women's History Month continues, the legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being honored, in more ...Read More

College students who are eligible for financial assistance are now also eligible for SNAP benefits under a new, temporary extension of the government nutrition program. (Brastock/Adobe Stock)

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SALT LAKE CITY -- For many students, money is scarce and getting a college education means making sacrifices, but it shouldn't mean going hungry. A study in early 2020 showed as many as 60% of Utah's nearly 200,000 college students reported periodic food insecurity, and the pandemic has likely made ...Read More

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