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PNS Daily Newscast - June 22, 2018 


GOP leadership puts its efforts to fix immigration on hold. Also on the Friday rundown: Florida students take their gun control message to the Midwest; and a call for renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

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PHOTO: The Maryland Historical Society is recreating the Star-Spangled Banner flag with the same materials originally used by Mary Pickersgill 200 years ago. Photo credit:

BALTIMORE - As the nation marks Independence Day, Marylanders are recreating history. The Maryland Historical Society (MDHS) has called on the public to help recreate the 30-foot by 42-foot Star-Spangled Banner flag that inspired the national anthem. The society's "Stitching History" project kicks o

PHOTO: Maryland activists will watching the U.S. Supreme Court this week and waiting for key rulings on same-sex marriage. Photo credit: Equality Maryland

BALTIMORE - Supporters of same-sex marriage are looking for big news from the United States Supreme Court this week. The justices typically adjourn during the last week of June, and that means decisions on some of the biggest cases are likely in the next few days. Among them are rulings on Californi

Photo: Momsrising celebrates new Maryland gun law.(Members shown here delivering petitions to the NRA) Photo credit: Momsrising

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After watching a string of disappointments from Congress, a national women's grassroots organization is celebrating Maryland's new gun law. Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley signs legislation banning 45 types of assault weapons. It also limits gun magazines to 10 bullets and requires toug

Photo: Maryland Gun Control activists hope Congress will learn a lesson from the Maryland General Assembly. Photo: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Just a few weeks after the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation requiring gun buyers to submit to fingerprinting, local activists are calling on Congress to pay attention. Becky Wagner, executive director of Advocates for Children and Youth, wants Maryland's law to be a na

Photo: Tens of thousands of immigration reform advocates will rally in Washington, D.C., this week. Photo courtesy: 32BJ SEIU

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Immigration reform supporters from Maryland will be among the tens of thousands rallying at the U.S. Capitol this week. They say policy victories in Maryland are helping to fuel the momentum for an overhaul of the immigration system at the national level. According to Jaime Contre

BALTIMORE - Maryland's DREAM Act received a few shout-outs at the Democratic National Convention. The state law is being challenged on the ballot in November under Question 4. It allows undocumented immigrant children to attend college at in-state tuition rates under certain conditions. It's similar

BALTIMORE - One decision is on the books, and there's talk already about future challenges concerning Arizona's immigration law. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down most of the law, but upheld the section that allows local authorities to check immigration status if they suspect a person is in the cou

BALTIMORE - "Human rights lawyering" is a new mission for Maryland Legal Aid, which has been selected as a project partner to explore ways to integrate human rights arguments and international law into the everyday cases handled by Legal Aid. Chief Counsel Shawn Boehringer says basic human rights

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