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PNS Daily Newscast - July 16, 2019 


House Democrats prepare for vote condemning Trump's attacks on progressive freshman women. Also on our Tuesday rundown: Immigrants’ rights groups slam asylum rules that take effect today. Plus, summer meals aim to prevent kids' academic slide.

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Public News Service - CA: Civil Rights

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

DAVIS, Calif. - It seems there are fewer cracks in California's so-called "glass ceiling." An annual study on the progress of women in corporate leadership, conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, found slightly fewer women in executive

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