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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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Public News Service - MI: Human Rights/Racial Justice

PHOTO: Many Michiganders have joined the cries of those in Ferguson, Missouri for an end to police brutality, including hundreds who recently gathered in Detroit's Hart Plaza and marched up Woodward Avenue. Photo credit: D. Holland.

DETROIT - As clashes continue on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters and reporters have been assaulted, arrested and tear-gassed, many Michiganders are joining the fight as experts caution what happened in Ferguson could happen anywhere. David Cullier is the president of the Society

PHOTO: A campaign aimed at educating Michiganders about Islam has taken to local highways, newspapers, and radio. Photo credit: M. Shand.

NOVI, Mich. - Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to "Gain Peace," discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. It's all part of an Islamic outreach group's attempt to change the conversation about the religion. Dr. Sabeel Ahmed is th

PHOTO: For the 21st year, students, staff and alumni from the University of Michigan-Dearborn will celebrate MLK Day by donating their time to service projects around metro Detroit. Photo courtesy U of M-Dearborn.

DEARBORN, Mich. - It's a day off for many, but a "day on" for nearly 500 students, staff, and alumni from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. They'll volunteer their time at dozens of service locations today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jonathan Larson, who chairs the event, said he's amazed

PHOTO: A court ruling has upheld the religious rights of the nearly 2,000 Muslim prisoners in the Michigan correctional system, as well as all future Muslim inmates. Photo credit: stockphotosforfree.com.

DETROIT – Changes are coming to Michigan prisons in the form of meals that accommodate the religious tenets of Muslim inmates, and greater flexibility for prisoners to attend religious observances. They may be in prison, but that doesn't mean they don't have a fundamental right to practice t

PHOTO: A Child in Belinger Park, located between the River Rouge plant and steel mill. Credit: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures

FLINT, Mich. – Get out the vote efforts are underway across Michigan ahead of next week’s general election. Faith leaders and the Michigan NAACP are mobilizing voters in Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. They want to make sure that low-income and minority voters understand all the issues, inc

LANSING, Mich. - Now that Michigan has adopted an anti-bullying law, schools have six months to come up with policies to protect pupils from bullying. Many social workers and psychologists are urging schools to put some teeth into those policies. That's because the new law does not name the types of

LANSING, Mich. – School districts everywhere are trying to deal with the problem of bullying. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is holding a public meeting on the issue on Tuesday in Detroit in light of increasing reports of harassment and bullying. But some say part of the solution is alre

LANSING, Mich. - "You've come a long way, baby!" The outdated 1970's cigarette slogan still rings true for contemporary women, who today celebrate Women's Equality Day and the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote and hold office. It took nearly 75 years for the Wo

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