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PNS Daily Newscast - June 2, 2020 


President Trump berates governors as 'weak' amid growing racial unrest; an interfaith group sees a link between protests and climate change.

2020Talks - June 2, 2020 


Eight states plus Washington DC have primaries today, even as cities determine how to move forward in the wake of massive protests nationwide; President Trump says he'll deploy active US troops to quell them.

Public News Service - NC: Civil Rights

RALEIGH, N.C. - Race still matters in North Carolina when it comes to handing down the death penalty for those convicted of murder. That's a finding of a study by researchers at the University of Colorado, which shows that, among similar homicides, the odds of a death sentence for those suspected of

GREENSBORO, N.C. - It's a story that seems like it was ripped from the script of a TV movie, but for a North Carolina immigrant this tale of abuse sheds light on the many challenges immigrants face when the system breaks down. As part of a plea agreement, a Durham immigration officer admitted to thr

WILMINGTON, N. C. - Critics of the legal system insist the scales of justice are easily tipped in one side's favor, depending on one's financial resources. In North Carolina, criminals are defended by public defenders in some counties; in others, by private attorneys paid by the county. This incons

RALEIGH, N.C. - Some North Carolinians who have personally experienced the state's "contributory negligence" law are speaking up as the General Assembly considers changing to a "comparative fault" system, which is used in almost every other state. Lisa Vogel's son died in a car crash caused by a d

RALEIGH, N. C. - The General Assembly is set to tackle an issue that some believe is a matter of fairness in the justice system, while others say it could lead to higher insurance rates. At issue is whether to change the civil justice system, now based on the concept of contributory negligence, to

RALEIGH, N.C. - The brother of "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski is touring North Carolina starting today to talk about mental illness and the death penalty. It's an issue being examined by the state General Assembly, with a bill on the table that would exempt people with severe mental illness at the time o

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