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PNS Daily Newscast - December 19, 2018 


A federal judge delays Michael Flynn’s sentencing after berating him in the courtroom. Also on Wednesday's rundown: The Trump asylum ban could go into effect at midnight; and North Carolina voters demand answers in an election-fraud case.

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A report by the Movement Advancement Project shows how preemption laws can limit local progress and threatens LGBT people. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — While cities and counties are trying to pass their own nondiscrimination ordinances, a new report shows how some states use preemption laws to block local governments from putting in place their own protections. Naomi Goldberg, director of policy and research at the Movemen

The Maryland Healthy Working Families Act also requires that businesses that employ 14 or fewer employees provide unpaid sick and safe leave for certain employees. (William Brawley/Flickr)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A new law requiring many Maryland employers to provide paid sick leave has officially gone into effect, despite Gov. Larry Hogan's attempt to kill the bill last year. With business groups on his side, Hogan's veto was seen as a big victory for business until the General Asse

Familiar music brings out powerful emotions in people, and is one reason crowds still flock to see the bands they remember from their teen years. (nih.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- For many people, summer means concert season - as bands and other musical acts hit the road and people flock to see them - even groups that might not have had a new hit in decades. And a music theory professor says there's a good reason for that. Richard Ashley, associate profess

Family gatherings and holiday parties could quickly go downhill this year, as emotions continue to run high post-election. (woodvillage.or.us)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – "We respectfully agree to disagree" may be the mantra heard at office parties, family events and faith-based celebrations across the country this season, since emotions remain highly-charged for a lot of people after the presidential election. With weeks of holiday gatherings

One in five Americans is living with a mental health condition but less than half are seeking help. (dva.gov.au)

BALTIMORE – One in five adults lives with a mental health condition, and only 4 in 10 actually received services in the past year. Advocates hope that last week's passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of HR 2646 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016) will help with tho

About 6.4 million children from ages 2 to 5 are being treated for ADHD symptoms, and a new report by the CDC says three-quarters of them are taking medication. (Lorie Gelwick Tuter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging parents of preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder to try behavior therapy first before trying drugs, and is asking insurance companies to cover the cost of treatment. The CDC's principal deputy director, D

Children who grow up with a parent in prison deal with a variety of issues, including poverty and emotional trauma. (ca.gov)

BALTIMORE - There are 82,000 children in Maryland with either a mom or dad who are, or have been, in jail or prison. A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says these kids often are dealing with poverty, homelessness and emotional trauma. The report has recommendations to state and local po

Veterans suffering from PTSD are finding healing through yoga instead of relying solely on prescription drugs and psychotherapy. (Warriors at Ease)

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Flashbacks, nightmares, anger, night sweats and anxiety are adverse reactions some military veterans experience after combat. The Department of Veterans Affairs says up to 20 percent of the 2.3 million U.S. veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from

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