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    PNS Daily News - April 29, 20160 

    Running down today’s news, the presidential frontrunners turn their attention – and their political barbs – against each other, the C-D-C announces that teen pregnancy rates have dropped by almost half, and health care officials and others are taking steps to deal with the epidemic of opiate addiction.

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Basic Rights Oregon honors businesses that create inclusive environments for the LGBT community. (Bryon Beck)

PORTLAND, Ore. - Basic Rights Oregon is honoring two businesses today at the Oregon Convention Center for creating welcoming workplaces for transgender employees. One of those businesses is Symantec, a cyber-security company with an office in Springfield that fostered an inclusive environment when C ...Read More

A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - a regional district court for North Carolina - could impact the future of HB 2 in North Carolina. (BrianTurner/

RALEIGH, N.C. – The fallout continues from Tuesday's ruling by a federal court in Virginia in favor of a transgender student – putting the future of North Carolina's controversial new law in question. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit – a regional district court fo ...Read More

New numbers show that regardless of political affiliation, most Illinois voters agree that big changes need to be made to the state's criminal justice system. (iStockphoto)

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - New research shows an overwhelming majority of Illinois voters support changes to the state's criminal justice system, even across party lines. The U.S. Justice Action Network released a new poll this week that says about 94 percent of Illinois Republicans and Democrats agree ...Read More

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on a high profile immigration case, amid rallies in D.C., L.A., and across the country. (kconnors/morguefile)

LOS ANGELES - California immigration rights groups are rallying in Los Angeles and in Washington D.C. today as the Supreme Court considers a highly controversial immigration case. The case involves the constitutionality of President Obama's "DAPA" program, which allows undocumented parents of U.S. ...Read More

The Democratic Party is suing Arizona elections officials over problems with the March 22 Arizona presidential primary election. (eccolo74/iStock)

PHOENIX - Democrats are suing Arizona elections officials over the March 22 presidential primary in hopes of preventing a November repeat of the problems they say disenfranchised thousands of voters. The suit was filed in federal court last week by both the national and state Democratic parties as ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - Immigration advocates from Nevada are rallying in Washington, D.C. and in Las Vegas today hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold two programs that affect undocumented immigrants. One makes it possible for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens to get temporary work permits and Social ...Read More

A local peace activist says police in Washington, D.C., should expect to cope with even more mass arrests next week as the Democracy Spring effort combines with Democracy Awakening to put the focus on voter suppression. (NH Rebellion)

BOSTON - Police in Washington, D.C., should be prepared for an even bigger round of mass arrests on Monday, local advocates say, as Democracy Spring activists from Massachusetts and the nation call attention to voter suppression. Dylan Lazerow, a national field organizer for Massachusetts Peace Act ...Read More

In Natick's Morse Institute Library today, National Library Week will be about more than just books. (Morse Institute Library).

NATICK, Mass. – This is National Library Week and some local public libraries want you to know the celebration is about more than just books in the Commonwealth. Anna Litten is the community relations coordinator at the Morse Institute Library in Natick. Morse Institute may sound like some ...Read More

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