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PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 


President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 


Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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Public News Service - NC: Criminal Justice

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - For the first time in state history, a Forsyth County judge will consider whether race played a roll in sentencing two men to death row. Under the Racial Justice Act of 2009, inmates Errol Moses and Carl Moseley were permitted to present evidence in court that race was a factor

RALEIGH, N.C. - A majority of people in North Carolina are willing to consider ending their state's death penalty, according to a new poll released today by the Fair Trial Initiative. The survey found that recent news of wrongful convictions and tainted forensic evidence at the State Bureau of Inves

RALEIGH, N.C. - A flyer that landed in mailboxes in several legislative districts across the state has sparked outrage and opened an old wound for a Davidson County politician. It reads "Meet your new neighbors," with an image of a man breaking into a house. The mailer, sent out by state Republican

RALEIGH, N. C. - North Carolina leads the way when it comes to campaign finance reform on the bench, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law. The study of judicial elections since 2000 is critical of most states, where judicial candidates h

RALEIGH, N. C. - An audit of North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) crime lab has investigators calling for the review of at least 190 cases, in which they feel information that would have benefited defendants was either not presented or mishandled. The investigation was conducted by

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

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