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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - CT: Civil Rights

HARTFORD, Conn. - Recent actions by Congress to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell so that gay and lesbian people can serve openly in the military have been widely reported. However, another bill dealing with their civil rights more broadly is languishing in Congress. Linda Estabrook, executive director

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Americans everywhere are celebrating - or decrying - the birth control pill, which just turned 50. Connecticut played a special role when the pill first appeared, involving the arrests of prominent health care providers. When the pill debuted in 1960, it was illegal in Connecticut

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Organizers of immigrants' rights marches on Saturday (May 1) in New Haven and Hartford are calling Arizona's tough new immigration law "problematic" – although they hope the furor that surrounds it will bring more people to their events. Kurt Westby, a district leader for S

HARTFORD, Conn. - Compared to most states, Connecticut has seen a greater reduction in the past year in the percentage of people in prison. It ranks sixth in a new report from the Pew Center on the States, which shows that the nation's overall prison population has declined for the first time since

HARTFORD, Conn. - Ninety years and there's still work to be done. The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is marking nine decades with an exhibit opening at the State Capitol today (Thursday), featuring photos, memorabilia, and a timeline of women's involvement in government. League President Jar

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