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PNS Daily Newscast - January 18, 2020 


The pandemic isn't stopping MLK Day celebrations of justice, equality and public service; the Maryland Justice Program fights for a women's pre-release program.


2021Talks - January 18, 2021 


Quiet weekend; Kamala Harris set to resign from U.S. Senate; Biden announces ambitious plans for his first 10 days; and Lindsey Graham has warnings for both President and President-elect.

Archive: December 19, 2018

In Ohio, at least 113,000 children are living with an extended family member in kinship care. (fujidreams/Pixabay)

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Thousands of Ohio children are spending their holidays in the care of relatives. While kinship caregivers can be a blessing for families in crisis, these caregivers often are burdened with unplanned expenses. When children cannot remain safely at home with their parent or caregiver ...Read More

A GOP operative is accused of paying self-described drug users in cash to illegally collect absentee ballots from voters in the 9th District. (@1laura/Twenty20)

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BLADENBORO, N.C. - The election-fraud case that has held up certification of the U.S. House race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready has voters calling for answers. A town-hall meeting on Tuesday was sponsored by the North Carolina NAACP, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, ...Read More

The 2018 Maryland Report Card offers public access to more details on measures of success in the state's 1,400 public schools. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Achievement gaps persist between students of color and white students, according to a new analysis of Maryland's public schools. Education advocates say the state needs to make finding solutions a priority. The Baltimore Community Foundation commissioned the report by The Education ...Read More

Some 20 million Americans could lose health coverage if a recent Texas federal court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act stands. (LaDawna Howard/Flickr)

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DENVER - Health-care advocates are mustering their resources once again to defend the landmark health legislation passed under the Obama administration after a Texas judge struck down the Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional last week. Adam Fox, director of strategic engagement for the Colorado ...Read More

Polls show that close to 70 percent of Latino votes went to the Democratic candidates for governor and lieutenant governor in 2018. (Roibu/iStockphoto)

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LAS VEGAS - Journalists, political analysts and advocacy groups gathered at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on Tuesday to dissect the so-called "blue wave" in the 2018 midterm election that solidified Nevada's transition from purple to blue. The midterms saw a slew of Democrats elected to high o ...Read More

Education advocacy groups say racial disparities in school discipline start as early as preschool. (falco/Pixabay)

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PHILADELPHIA - Education advocates are condemning a Federal Commission on School Safety report that recommends ending Obama-era policies against discriminatory discipline practices in schools. Studies have shown that black and brown students are punished more frequently and more harshly than are th ...Read More

Contracts for the first 800 megawatts of New York offshore wind power may be signed by June. (PTNorbert/Pixabay)

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Renewable-energy advocates are giving Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Green New Deal" high marks. Cuomo outlined his legislative agenda for the first 100 days of 2019 on Monday, including a call for addressing climate change by achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040. New York's c ...Read More

The ACLU estimates that tens of thousands of asylum seekers could be refused applications if the Trump administration's change to federal asylum policy goes into effect. (Kconnors/Morguefile)

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SAN FRANCISCO - The Trump administration's ban on people seeking asylum - except at official ports of entry - could start at midnight tonight, unless a federal judge extends the injunction that has thus far prevented it from taking effect. The case, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant vs. Trump, goes befor ...Read More

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