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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - MD: Civic Engagement

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Public polling consistently shows education is a priority with Maryland voters, so educators are taking note, with several running for office this year. Their stories are being shared as part of Teacher Appreciation Week (through May 9). Elizabeth Paul has been an educator for 17

PHOTO: Rep. Sarbanes is the lead sponsor of the

WASHINGTON – Backed by government reform groups and a growing list of other organizations, 128 members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced the Government by the People Act to encourage citizens to take their government back from free-spending corporations. Rep. John Sarba

PHOTO: The Humane Society of the United States is trying to build support for legislation to make it a crime to attend an animal fight. Photo credit: HSUS

WASHINGTON - No spectators, no fighting. That's the message from animal-welfare groups trying to make it a federal crime, punishable by jail, for being a spectator at an animal fight. Both the U.S. House and Senate versions of the farm bill, under negotiation now, include prohibitions against attend

PHOTO: A state-by-state analysis finds a positive economic effect in Maryland if undocumented immigrants are granted a pathway to legal status. Photo credit: OSHA.GOV

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants could increase jobs and incomes in Maryland, according to a new state-by-state analysis. The nonpartisan Regional Economic Models Inc. examined the potential impact of the immigration-reform legislation that recently pa

Photo: University of Maryland student Ricky Campos rallied with thousands of other immigration reform activists at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of immigration-reform activists, including immigrants from Maryland, rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday demanding action from House Republicans. So far, the GOP-led House has refused to take up the comprehensive plan that passed the Senate last month, which provides a pathway to

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

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