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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - MD: Civil Rights

Photo: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendan Ayanbadejo joins a marriage equality rally at U.S. Supreme Court. Courtesy of Jamie McGonnigal, EqualityPhotography.com.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - They just celebrated a monumental marriage equality victory at the ballot box. Now, same-sex couples in Maryland are looking for another win at the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices heard arguments about the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines mar

PHOTO: President Obama signs an order today establishing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Historical Monument on the shores of eastern Maryland. After nearly 30 years as a slave, Tubman escaped and then, risked her life time and again to help lead others to freedom. Credit: Library of Congress/Public Domain

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - President Obama signs an order today establishing the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Historical Monument on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Tubman was a slave who escaped, and then helped free fellow slaves as well. Kristen Brengel, legislative director with the National Parks Cons

BALTIMORE - ¬Legal issues can be scary enough, but the fear factor often is heightened by the potential cost. This Saturday in Baltimore, volunteer attorneys are standing by to offer advice for free. It's Pro Bono Day at Maryland Legal Aid. Coordinator Yoanna Moisides says experts will answer

PHOTO: Farmworkers in the field.

BALTIMORE - Harvest season is under way in Maryland, and as farmworkers dig in so do human rights watchdogs. Wage theft, unsanitary conditions and safety concerns are among the issues on the radar, but those who want to help migrant farm workers experiencing those problems have problems of their own

PHOTO: Maryland Legal Aid paralegal meeting with a Pro Bono Day visitor

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Legal advice at a price all families can afford? It's free! Maryland Legal Aid is holding a Pro Bono Day in Hagerstown today, where volunteer attorneys will provide answers and guidance on legal issues ranging from business law to child custody to Social Security disability. Kati

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 - Working overtime off the clock, answering employee questions during off-hours, and being classified as a lower-level employee even when acting as a manager: those are examples of "wage theft" in a new report that tracks state policies to prevent wage theft, and Maryland is like most stat

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