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PNS Daily Newscast - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - NC: Human Rights/Racial Justice

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RALEIGH, N.C. – In North Carolina, 141 men and women currently face death sentences, making the state home to the sixth-largest death row population in the country. This week, a new report from the Center for Death Penalty Litigation reveals that about three-quarters of these people were sente

Pictured here is one of the planes allegedly involved in the transport of suspects. (North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture)

KINSTON, N.C. — This week, a report that details North Carolina's part in torture allegations will be presented in Raleigh. According to government documents, for at least three years following the 9/11 attacks, airfields in Kinston and Smithfield were used by planes operated by a private co

A new law in North Carolina allows law enforcement the ability to review your entire history of drug prescriptions if you're under investigation  a law that the ACLU opposed. (ep_jhu/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – While thousands of Americans enjoyed a day off from work Monday for Labor Day, it's the work done by North Carolina’s General Assembly in the last legislative sessions that has civil rights activists concerned. Specifically, the ACLU of North Carolina gives the Tar Hee

The future of four North Carolina death-row inmates will be determined by a pending ruling by the state Supreme Court. (miss_millions/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's Racial Justice Act was taken off the books five years ago when it was overturned by the state Assembly. That called into question the destiny of four inmates who already had successfully argued that race was a factor in their sentencing. Their cases now are bef

North Carolinians are concerned about the possibility of hacking in future elections, a problem that would not be addressed by a constitutional amendment requiring a photo identification at the polls. (Twenty20)

RALEIGH, N.C. — After a failed attempt to require that North Carolina voters provide a photo ID when casting a ballot in recent years, lawmakers are now trying to make it a requirement in the state Constitution. Plans for legislation to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot w

Fifty years after the Kerner Commission, African-Americans still are finding a fraction of the economic potential of their white counterparts, according to new analysis. (TaxCredits.net/flickr)

RALEIGH, N. C. – It has been 50 years since the historic Kerner Commission found that discrimination against African-Americans had created barriers to their ability to be successful in civic life. The commission, formally known as the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, was estab

Some people visited Raleigh businesses Thursday to hand-write letters outlining their opposition to legislation that allows local officers to enforce federal immigration law. (Trey Roberts)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina State Senate is pushing ahead with legislation that would give state patrol officers the right to enforce federal immigration laws, but not without opposition. Senate Bill 145 also threatens loss of funding to force the University of North Carolina system an

This week, a Wake County jury again opted for life in prison instead of the death penalty, making it the ninth time such a decision has been reached in recent years. (Sarah Hina/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – For the ninth time in a row, a Wake County jury chose life in prison without the possibility of parole over the death penalty in a trial this week. The county has not seen a death sentence since 2007, but it has more capital trials than any other county in the state. Robert

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