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PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 


A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  


Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - MD: Criminal Justice

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: Michael Perry and Russell Green are former inmates, now they work as mentors with the Friend of a Friend program. Photo Credit: AFSC/Bryan Vana

BALTIMORE – It's about turning lives full of chaos and violence into lives of hope and peace. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, is trying to expand its Friend of a Friend mentorship program into more Maryland prisons, pairing inmates with men who can serve as rol

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

Senior citizens in Maryland are increasingly becoming victims of financial crime, including by members of their own family according to AARP. Photo credit: International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

BALTIMORE - We hear a lot about Internet and phone scams targeting seniors, but they are also being victimized by members of their own families who are stealing money or running up debts, according to AARP. The group is working with state agencies and other advocacy groups this month to raise awaren

Graphic: The ACLU finds African Americans in Maryland are three times as likely as white people to be arrested for marijuana possession.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland is fourth in the nation when it comes to marijuana arrests. And a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union also shows that African Americans are almost three times as likely as white people to be arrested for possession in the state. Study author Ezekiel

Photo: A new Justice Department report shows sexual abuse still plagues detention facilities, despite law passed 10 years ago. Photo credit: Microsoft images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - It's been ten years since Congress passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act, but a new Justice Department inmate survey shows sexual violence still plagues U.S. detention facilities. The report says the Baltimore City Detention Center has one of the highest rates of staff and inmate s

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: Navy veteran Brian Lewis, of Baltimore, wants the President to issue an executive order to help military sexual assault victims. Photo credit: Protect Our Defenders

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - President Obama is under new pressure to deal with military sexual assaults after a new report shows the number of incidents increased by more than a third in the last year. Navy veteran Brian Lewis, of Baltimore, who recently testified before a U.S. Senate committee about being rap

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