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PNS Daily Newscast - April 22, 2019 


The vigilante accused of holding migrants at border to appear in court today. Also on our Monday rundown: The US Supreme Court takes up including citizenship questions on the next census this week. Plus, Earth Day finds oceans becoming plastic soup.

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Public News Service - MD: Criminal Justice

Photo: Maryland Gun Control activists hope Congress will learn a lesson from the Maryland General Assembly. Photo: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Just a few weeks after the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation requiring gun buyers to submit to fingerprinting, local activists are calling on Congress to pay attention. Becky Wagner, executive director of Advocates for Children and Youth, wants Maryland's law to be a na

Photo: Tens of thousands of immigration reform advocates will rally in Washington, D.C., this week. Photo courtesy: 32BJ SEIU

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Immigration reform supporters from Maryland will be among the tens of thousands rallying at the U.S. Capitol this week. They say policy victories in Maryland are helping to fuel the momentum for an overhaul of the immigration system at the national level. According to Jaime Contre

ACLU of Maryland and other groups are trying to stop a bill that would limit public defender representation. Photo credit: Microsoft Images

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A Maryland Senate committee is poised to vote on a bill as early as today that would change how people with low incomes are represented by public defenders. The bill would end the representation after a bail hearing and require the defendant to re-apply for help. Joanna Diamond, p

PHOTO: Maryland Legislature at an Impasse over Pit Bull Legislation. Photo credit: HSUS Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Time is running out for the Maryland General Assembly to resolve what's become a dogfight over dog bite liability. It's been a year since the Maryland Court of Appeals declared pit bulls inherently dangerous, a decision which dramatically raised the stakes in dog-bite cases for pit

PHOTO: Grassroots groups are cautiously optimistic new gun laws will pass this week. Photo credit: Executive Office of the Governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland would have some of the strictest gun laws in the country, if the state House of Delegates gives final approval this week to Governor Martin O'Malley's gun control legislation. It would ban assault-type weapons, and require gun buyers to submit to fingerprinting. The state S

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Calling a customer service center based outside the United States can cause more than frustration with languages and accents. It can lead to fraud and identity theft, according to a recent report from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Legislative director Shane Larson say

FREDERICK, Md. - Marylanders can talk to an attorney for free on Thursday in Frederick - no charge, no registration and no strings attached - and a packed house is expected. Katie Cox, a Maryland Legal Aid paralegal who is coordinating the event, says demand for help is often a reflection of the ec

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