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PNS Daily News - October 16, 2019 


Farmers in DC to discuss trade and the rural economic crisis; also Lily Bohlke reports on the Democratic debate -- from 2020 Talks.

2020Talks - October 16, 2019 


Last night in Ohio the fourth Democratic debate covered issues from health care, gun control and abortion to the Turkish invasion of Syria. What's clear: Sen. Elizabeth Warren has replaced former VP Joe Biden as the centerstage target.

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Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

OAKLAND, Calif. - On this May Day, marches and rallies are taking place across California. The annual May 1 day of protest includes groups fighting for immigrant and labor rights, affordable education and health care, civil liberties and human rights. California's Occupy groups also hope the day w

LOS ANGELES - The Academy Awards has put the movie "The Help" in the spotlight, and now California's domestic workers are hoping for the same success. The National Domestic Workers Alliance is calling on the state Legislature to pass AB 889, The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. It would regulate the

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

LOS ANGELES - Step on a bus in L.A. County and you're automatically a member of a union. Although Southern California may be known for its million of cars, and the smog that goes with them, there are also thousands of bus riders, with the Bus Riders Union (BRU) representing the more than 500,000 dai

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A group of undocumented students from California and other states were arrested this week after staging a sit-in in the Washington offices of Sens. Harry Reid, John McCain and others. The students said they would not leave the offices until Congress passed the DREAM Act, which wou

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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