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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - CA: Human Rights/Racial Justice

More foundations are pledging their support for under-served groups. When the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy launched Philanthropy's Promise a year ago, 64 grant-makers signed up. Now, that number has nearly doubled, and Philanthropy's Promise represents more than $3.3 billion in ann

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California is now the first state in the nation to require public schools teach students about gay history. Gov. Jerry Brown has just signed legislation that requires social studies classes to include the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - As Congress considers legislation that would require all employers to verify their employees' social security numbers, critics of mandatory E-Verify say the legislation is a guaranteed failure when it comes to California's agriculture industry. A new report from the immigration

Young people who have made some wrong decisions in the past now need adults to make some right decisions. Hundreds of youth from California and other states are in the nation's capital today to urge Congress and President Obama to pass legislation that they say protects children. Tshaka Barrows, w

BERKELEY, Calif. - A California group is disputing claims that new HIV infections could be prevented if male circumcision rates were increased. The study promoting circumcision, presented at the AIDS conference in Vienna earlier this month, found more than four million new HIV infections could be pr

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Organizers of today's rally in support of former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle are calling for peace, but Walnut Creek police are on high alert. Mehserle, who is white, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to discriminate based on gender. It's one of the new regulations often touted in the health reform law, and a closer look at what it means shows women will make big gains, according to Ellie Smeal, president of the Feminist Majori

LOS ANGELES - On Saturday, this year's annual May Day marches for immigration reform are likely to spark real "may day" calls for action and alarm. Arizona's new controversial crackdown on immigration enforcement has given new momentum to those participating in the hundreds of rallies planned across

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