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PNS Daily Newscast - May 20, 2019 


Deutsche Bank is reported to have flagged transactions by entities controlled by President Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner for potential money laundering. Also on our Monday rundown: Disability-rights advocates sue New York’s transit authority over accessibility. Plus, we'll let you know why the Capitol could go dark for the Boise Pride Festival.

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A federal judge has blocked a new Indiana law that would have banned some abortion procedures. (co.wichita.tx.us)

INDIANAPOLIS – Pro-choice advocates say they're ecstatic about Thursday's ruling blocking a new Indiana law that bans abortions based on fetus abnormalities. The law, HEA 1337, would have gone into effect today (Friday), but U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt granted a preliminary injunct

Couples across the country are celebrating wedding anniversaries this month and next, one year after the Supreme Court decision that legalized their unions. (Jeremy Womack)

INDIANAPOLIS – There are a lot of first wedding anniversaries being celebrated in the next few weeks by couples who raced to the altar after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation. Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of that decision. Evan Wolfson, former p

Organizers of this year's Black Women's Expo express concern about the hostile tone of the presidential election so far and the effects it could have on African Americans. (Cynthia Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – With all the attention on this year's presidential race, many people say its outcome could have a negative effect on particular communities. The topic will be front and center at this week's The Black Women's Expo in Chicago. Expo founder Merry Green calls herself an activis

Indiana's official language would become more gender neutral under a bill that's been approved by the House.

INDIANAPOLIS – Women elected to statewide office in Indiana get referred to as "he" in the laws that spell out their duties. Some female lawmakers are now seeking to change that. When State Auditor Suzanne Crouch took office in 2013 she noticed her job description read "he" or "his." She s

There's a big difference between how many students in America's classrooms are of minority races, and the number of teachers who are, but in Indiana the gap isn't as severe. (Tatiyana Carter)

INDIANAPOLIS – Teachers in the United States don't necessarily look like their students, and there's an effort underway to change that. In the fall of 2010, then U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noted the problem and the government launched an initiative, to recruit what he called the

Indiana's governor sided with religious groups but supporters say they'll keep fighting for equal rights for the LGBT community (Freedom Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS - Eyes were on Gov. Mike Pence this week as he announced his stance on civil-rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In his State of the State address, Pence urged lawmakers to protect religious freedom and said he wouldn't vote for any legislation that d

2016 will see renewed efforts to protect the LGBT community in Indiana. (Freedom Indiana)

INDIANAPOLIS - The new Indiana legislative session kicks off with another debate about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, and the group Freedom Indiana says its task is to convince policymakers that protecting all segments of society is what people want. The Hoosier State got a lot of f

PHOTO: Indiana House lawmakers soon could vote on Senate Bill 101, which supporters say would strengthen freedom of religion and protect religious rights. But opponents argue it grants individuals and business a license to discriminate. Photo credit: pippalou/Morguefile.

INDIANAPOLIS - State lawmakers return to Indianapolis on Monday, and the House soon could vote on a controversial bill involving gender and religious rights. Supporters of Senate Bill 101 say it would strengthen religious-freedom protections in state law by essentially prohibiting governments from

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