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PNS Daily Newscast - July 22, 2019 


As the weekend heatwave subsides, a report predicts more killer heat in the future; Democrats continue to push for articles of impeachment against Trump; and could a House bill be a watershed moment for wildlife conservation?

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Public News Service - NC: Criminal Justice

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

RALEIGH, N.C. - A conviction for animal cruelty in North Carolina can now mean jail time for offenders. Gov. Beverly Perdue signed Susie's Law Wednesday. Named for a pit bull puppy left badly burned last year - Susie's Law reclassifies malicious animal cruelty from a Class I to a Class H Felony and

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. - North Carolina has closed seven prisons over the past year to meet budget cutback orders, and cutting prison spending further is still on the table for the General Assembly. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research shows that North Carolina is not alone in scruti

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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