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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2019 


A top US diplomat testifies that millions in military aid was held up over Trump demand for "Biden probe." Also on our rundown, a hearing today targets Big Oil and "climate denial."

2020Talks - October 23, 2019 


Facebook says it blocked four networks of social media accounts to prevent election interference; and Julin Castro announces he might not have enough cash on hand to keep the campaign going.

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Public News Service - MI: Human Rights/Racial Justice

According to the Department of Homeland Security, an estimated 13.2 million Lawful Permanent Residents or green-card holders currently live in the United States. (Adobe Stock)

LANSING, Mich. – Local experts say the latest changes to federal immigration laws would have damaging ripple effects on Michigan's immigrant families. Under the new rule, legal immigrants who are applying for green card status would be denied if they've used federal assistance programs, like

Ann Arbor couple Alaa Kouider and Ameur Dhaimini, along with the Council on American Muslim Relations, are filing a civil-rights complaint against Tim Hortons restaurants. (Alaa Kouider)

LANSING, Mich. – A Michigan group that advocates for Muslims is filing a civil-rights complaint today against Tim Hortons restaurants, claiming a worker refused to serve a Muslim-American couple and told them to, quote, "Go back to your own country.' At a news conference today, the Council o

In recent years, Michiganders have gathered in the capital to advocate for clean drinking water on World Water Day. (Valerie Jean)

DETROIT – Michiganders plan to come out and show their support for the right to clean drinking water. Friday marks the 26th annual World Water Day, highlighting the importance of clean drinking water across the globe. Shannon Abbott, president of Grand Rapids Water Protectors and vice pres

About 800 social workers filled the Lansing Center on Thursday to tackle the big issues of 2018. (Duane Breijak/NASW-MI)

LANSING, Mich. – Hot-button issues like immigration and the opioid epidemic headlined a huge conference of social workers in Lansing on Thursday. The Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers hosted 800 people at its Legislative Education Day. And just before the midterm

The fifth annual Coming Together For Our Communities Summit will convene activists from across the state at a community college in Belleville. (Welcoming Michigan)

BELLEVILLE, Mich. – Today, hundreds of people from across the state will gather in Belleville, just outside Detroit, for a conference dedicated to making immigrants and refugees feel welcome in the Great Lakes State. The idea of the "Coming Together for our Communities Summit" is to put the

Opponents of the U.S. Supreme Court travel ban decision call on Congress to step in at a rally in Detroit on Tuesday evening. (Michigan Muslim Community Council)

DETROIT – Hundreds of people jammed Campus Martius Park in Detroit on Tuesday evening, to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding President Donald Trump's travel ban. The president has insisted such actions are necessary to protect our borders and fight terrorism. But Sumaiya Ahm

Outside of metro Detroit, a new study finds many Michiganders don't know any Muslims or much about their everyday lives. (cohdra/morguefile)

DEARBORN, Mich. -- They are doctors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs, but they're also the victims of hate crimes, discrimination, and profiling. That's why a first-of-its-kind study of Michigan's Muslims looks to correct misconceptions about the community. The Muslims for American Progress repo

Trump's plan to ban transgender troops is drawing criticism and outrage. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

LANSING, Mich. – He pledged to defend their rights, but President Trump now says transgender individuals can't defend their country, which activists say could set off a ripple effect of discrimination. Stephanie White is executive director of the advocacy group Equality Michigan and also ser

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