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PNS Daily Newscast - June 15, 2021 


Enbridge Energy wins a round on the Line 3 pipeline, but tribal activists say they'll keep fighting, and President Biden issues a warning to Russian leader Vladimir Putin.


2021Talks - June 15, 2021 


The U.S. has seen more than 270 mass shootings in 2021 as lawmakers argue over causes and strategies, President Biden previews his meeting with Vladimir Putin, and Novavax says its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective.

Archive: April 21, 2021

According to a report by the nonprofit Tennessee State Collaborative on Reforming Education, around 33% of the state's community college students graduate in six years, compared with 61% for university students. (Adobe Stock)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A pilot program in Knox County provides cash to cover emergencies for college students in the region, and education experts say Knox Promise is just one example of how the state can help more Tennessee students complete a degree and navigate a changing labor market. Randy Boyd, ...Read More

Voters in Missouri approved a ballot initiative expanding Medicaid. If the state funds it, Missouri will be on track to receive more than $1 billion in federal incentives. (Drazen/Adobe Stock)

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - As lawmakers continue their debate on whether to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Missouri, pediatricians say lack of access to high-quality health care can lead to long-lasting impacts for children. If a child is without health insurance at an early age, said Dr. Kristin S ...Read More

Arkansas has the nation's highest teen pregnancy rate, and one of the country's highest unintended pregnancy rates among women of all ages, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Adobe Stock)

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Biden administration has taken the first steps in the regulatory process to eliminate the domestic gag rule, which forced more than 900 reproductive-health clinics nationwide to leave the Title X family-planning program and lose major amounts of funding. Rachel Fey, vice pre ...Read More

In 2019, California legislators passed a bill allowing law enforcement use of deadly force

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California civil-rights groups say they were relieved to hear the three guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial on Tuesday, and they're vowing to continue the fight for racial justice. The jury in Minneapolis convicted former police officer Chauvin on all counts for killing ...Read More

The George Floyd case has prompted dozens of protests over systemic racism nationwide. (Pikist)

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LAS VEGAS - Groups working for racial justice held a rally Tuesday night on the Las Vegas strip - a celebration and expression of relief that a Minnesota jury convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was accused of kneeling on Floyd's neck for mor ...Read More

The Healthy Terminals Act, signed into law on New Year's Eve, provides covered airport workers access to quality, affordable health insurance. (SEIU 32BJ)

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NEW YORK - City and state elected officials will join workers for a rally at John F. Kennedy International Airport today to demand a new contract and health care for 10,000 workers at three major airports. They are baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and security officers - essen ...Read More

Research shows more Americans are turning to laptops and smartphones for virtual visits with doctors. (Adobe Stock)

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RICHMOND, Va. - One major outcome of the pandemic has been a sharp decline in doctor's visits, which can lead to serious health consequences. Dr. James Carney, UnitedHealthCare's chief medical officer for Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, said 25% of Americans don't ha ...Read More

According to Black Lives Matter, more than 90 families in Cleveland have been affected by police violence. (Pixabay)

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CLEVELAND - A new coalition is calling for a major overhaul of police oversight in one of Ohio's largest cities. Citizens for a Safer Cleveland announced a proposed amendment to the city charter that it said would ensure fair and independent investigations of police misconduct, and give final autho ...Read More

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