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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - MD: Civil Rights

People's Power Assembly members, shown here in a Baltimore rally in 2016, are part of a coalition organizing protests against President Donald Trump and the GOP in Baltimore this week. (Elvert Barnes Photography/Flckr)

BALTIMORE – Just six weeks after President Donald Trump attacked Baltimore on Twitter as a "rat- and rodent-infested mess," a group of activists plans to protest the president's appearance here Thursday. Trump will be speaking at the 2019 House Republican retreat dinner at a downtown hotel.

Marylandís new panel to examine the state's history of racially motivated lynchings will hold public hearings throughout the state over the next three years. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland this week launched a commission to examine the state's history of racially motivated lynchings. It's the first state in the nation to officially acknowledge this form of racial violence. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission held an organizatio

Advocates say teaching the history of LGBTQ rights and disability rights in Maryland schools can help underrepresented students feel more accepted in the classroom. (Manny DaCunha/Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Education says it is looking to add curriculum that explores the history of the LGBTQ rights and disability rights movements. The move comes after a push by lawmakers earlier this month to expand the state's history studies to include lessons focus

Reform efforts for gerrymandering saw a setback from Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allowed the practice to continue in Maryland and North Carolina. (iStockphoto)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Politicians in Maryland essentially got permission to draw voting districts to favor one party over others, as the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federal courts shouldn't be deciding gerrymandering cases. In its 5-to-4 decision, the high court sent cases from Ma

The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Episcopal bishop of Maryland, says the subject of reparations for slavery deserves

BALTIMORE – A member of the Maryland faith community is to appear before Congress today. The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, the Episcopal bishop of Maryland, will testify at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the issue of reparations for slavery in the United States. The topic of re

A landmark court case, Unger v. Maryland, is being used to offer lessons for national and state policymakers in tackling mass incarceration and the aging prison population. (Justice Policy Institute)<br />

BALTIMORE – A new study shows that when older people are released from prison, they aren't the only ones who benefit – Maryland taxpayers also stand to gain, in terms of savings. In 2012, a Maryland Supreme Court decision prompted the release of 188 inmates because of contradictory inst

Maryland Department of Corrections officials plan to step up screening of books coming into the system. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – After inmate advocates objected to new restrictions, Maryland prison officials are allowing inmates to continue receiving book shipments from online retailers and directly from relatives. Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Stephen T. Moyer recently reversed th

Regina Belle is a singer-songwriter from Englewood, New Jersey, and also an AARP Caregiving Ambassador. (Regina Belle)

BALTIMORE – The all-black U.S. Cavalry regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers, created after the Civil War, will be honored this Saturday with a memorial banquet featuring Oscar and Grammy award-winning singer Regina Belle. Known for hits like "Show Me the Way" and her duet on the Aladdin so

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