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PNS Daily Newscast - July 14, 2020 


The Trump administration issues talking points challenging health expert Fauci; Latinos challenge voting system in Washington State.

2020Talks - July 14, 2020 


Maine has its statewide primaries today; Texas and Alabama have primary runoffs. And lawsuits abound against the White House's new ICE rule, threatening to deport international students taking only online courses.

Public News Service - MD: Civil Rights

Residents of Washington, D.C., have no voting representation in Congress, despite paying the highest federal taxes per capita in the nation. (Adobe Stock)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Spurred on by recent anti-racism protests around the country, today the U.S. House is voting to make the District of Columbia the 51st state. The historic vote is the first on the issue since 1993, and seeks to correct what is seen as a longtime injustice rooted in racism, accor

Maryland's largest county has joined at least 20 other cities and counties in declaring racism a public health crisis. (Adobe Stock)

SILVER SPRING, Md. - As protests against George Floyd's death at the hands of a police officer continue a national reckoning with inequality, this week Maryland's most populous county has declared racism a public health crisis. The resolution's sponsor, Montgomery County Council member Will Jawando

Protesters gather outside the burning Minneapolis 3rd Police precinct on May 28, 2020. (Wikimedia Commons)

By Jill McCorkel for The Conversation Broadcast version by Diane Bernard for Maryland News Connection Reporting for The Conversation-Public News Service Collaboration BALTIMORE -- As protests against police violence and racism continue in cities throughout the U.S., the public is learning that seve

Thousands of Marylanders still haven't received mail-in ballots, just four days away from the state's June 2 presidential primary election. (Adobe Stock)

BALTIMORE - Delays of mail-in ballots from Maryland's Board of Elections are threatening the statewide presidential primary on Tuesday, according to voting-rights activists. Folks in parts of Baltimore and Montgomery County still haven't received their ballots for the June 2 election, which was re

National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day celebrates the contributions of overlooked gay and lesbian seniors in the United States. (Adobe Stock)

BALTIMORE - Tomorrow is "National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day" - and with most Americans still quarantined from the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have moved the celebration online. Sam McClure - director of the LGBT Health Resource Center at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore, which inaugurated

Maryland officials need to do more to protect the state's prison population during the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Maryland ACLU. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Public Health experts are calling for states to take extra precautions for prison populations during the coronavirus outbreak. Now, prisoners' rights groups say Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's call to use incarcerated people to make protective equipment for others shows disregard for

Foot traffic in American Chinatowns has dropped more than 50 percent since January over fears of contracting the coronavirus. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Nationwide panic over the coronavirus has sparked a rise in racist incidents against Asian-Americans in the United States. In a press conference Wednesday, President Donald Trump continued to call the infection "the Chinese virus" and argued it wasn't a racist term. But Linda J

Students Against Hindutva are holding protests across the United States to support Muslims facing harsh treatment in India. (Students Against Hindutva)

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Concern over Hindu violence against Muslims in India has spurred Indian students in the United States to launch nationwide protests Thursday in solidarity with protesters in India. The group Students Against Hindutva will demonstrate on about 21 college campuses, including Yal

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