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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - MD: Criminal Justice

PHOTO: LGBT activist and blogger Lauren McNamara, who testified in the trial of Bradley Manning, reacts to the verdict against him. Photo credit: www.zinniajones.com

FORT MEADE, Md. - The defense witness who testified that Bradley Manning was a soldier who wanted to save American lives when he went to Iraq says she's relieved he's been acquitted of the most serious charge against him - aiding the enemy. Lauren McNamara, a blogger and activist for lesbian, gay,

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

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