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PNS Daily Newscast - July 20, 2018.  


Trump now wants Putin to visit the White House this fall; Also on the Friday rundown: health insurance rates to rise by almost 9 percent in California; and as the climate crises reaches “Zero Hour” young people take a stand.

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Public News Service - MA: LGBTQIA Issues

Backers of a new Massachusetts law say restroom choice is only the beginning in the state's efforts to fight discrimination in public accommodations. (DodgertonSkillhause/Morguefile)

BOSTON - It was dubbed the "bathroom bill," but a measure signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker on Friday bans discrimination against transgender people in all public accommodations in the Commonwealth. Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz said in light of the anti-LGBTQ laws being enacted in other states,

Human-rights activists who attended the Boston vigil for the Orlando shooting victims say it is wrong to single out Muslims. (Chris Flynn)

BOSTON -- Human-rights activists in the Commonwealth are expressing support for President Obama's comments in the wake of the shooting in Orlando, Fla. The president condemned Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from the United States. In the wake of Sunday's Orlando nightclub massacre, Obama sa

Naomi Goldberg is co-author of a new report that finds transgender people are vulnerable to many forms of discrimination that make them far more likely to end up in jail and prison. (Jimenez/Funders for LGBTQ Issues)

BOSTON – A new report says it is not just controversial bathroom laws, but a wide range of factors that make transgender people vulnerable to a wide range of harm. Naomi Goldberg, the report’s co-author and research and policy director for the Movement Advancement Project, says that in

A measure pending in the Commonwealth today aims to prevent sensitive medical information from being disclosed, often by explanation of benefit mailings. (Mike Clifford)

BOSTON – The State Senate will consider a fix today to prevent insurance bills from leaking confidential patient information that can be of special concern to teens and victims of domestic violence. They are called explanation of benefit forms, or EOBs for short, and they detail the costs of

BOSTON - The problem of bullies in the schoolyard has gotten a lot of attention in the Bay State in recent years, but being bullied at work can be just as serious. A measure before state lawmakers is designed to help stop it. The Healthy Workplace Bill would create a legal claim for targets of bully

BOSTON - More than 4,000 high school and middle school students and their teachers will gather at Northeastern University on Tuesday to confront the bullying issue. The first-ever Stand Up to Bullying event is being billed as the largest such gathering in the nation. Organizers say STAND UP 2011 has

BOSTON - Faneuil Hall will be bustling with more than tourists and shoppers tonight, as military veterans and advocacy groups gather there to make their case for repealing the controversial 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. Among them will be Boston resident Travis Hengen, an Army veteran of 12 years

BOSTON - More state budget cuts are on the way as Gov. Deval Patrick continues to wrestle a $600 million budget deficit, and MassHealth's Adult Dental program could be on the chopping block. According to the Oral Health Advocacy Task Force at Boston-based Health Care for All, the program provides a

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