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PNS Daily Newscast - February 21, 2020 


U.S. intelligence has told lawmakers that Russia wants to see Trump reelected; and the Trump public charge rule takes effect Monday.

2020Talks - February 21, 2020 


Tomorrow are the Nevada caucuses, and Nevada Democrats are hoping for them to run far more smoothly than the ones in Iowa. Candidates battle for that top spot and voting continues.

Public News Service - NY: LGBTQIA Issues

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include six active-duty military members and two potential enlistees. (Bumble Dee/Adobe Stock)

New York - The Pentagon can't hide documents it relied upon to justify its ban on transgender people serving openly in the military. That's the ruling in a federal lawsuit challenging the ban. For the past 18 months, lawyers for the individual plaintiffs and groups that filed the suit have sough

Robert M. Pennoyer, now and at age 19, on the U.S.S. Pensacola at Iwo Jima in 1944 (Courtesy: Robert M. Pennoyer)

NEW YORK – Seventy-four years after he saw the flag raised on Iwo Jima, a World War II veteran has an Independence Day message for America: The fight for liberty goes on, and today's enemies are ignorance and indifference to justice. Ninety-four-year-old Bob Pennoyer saw the American flag ra

Half of all young people living with HIV do not know they are infected. (pxhere)

NEW YORK – Wednesday was National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day, and this year the focus is on HIV-related health disparities and barriers to achieving viral suppression. In 2017, about 87% of the young adult clients in the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program were from racial or ethnic minority g

Estimates of the number of transgender personnel in the U.S. military range from a few thousand to 15,500. (pxhere)

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court has lifted injunctions preventing the Trump administration from implementing its ban on transgender personnel serving in the military. The high court denied a Justice Department petition asking for an immediate hearing of district-court rulings that still are being

The proposed gender definition would eliminate federal recognition of an estimated 1.4 million transgender Americans. (Andrea Sears)

NEW YORK - Advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say a policy being considered by the Trump administration would be illegal. The policy, which would restrict a person's gender to "male" or "female" as assigned at birth, is outlined in a memo from the Department o

Advocates say allowing religious-based discrimination against LGBT people puts civil rights laws at risk. (BhaktiCreative/Pixabay)

NEW YORK -- A national coalition of organizations says a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court poses a major risk to civil rights. Next week, the nation's highest court will hear arguments in a case in which Colorado cake shop owners claim that requiring them to sell a cake for a same-sex weddin

The judge found

NEW YORK - Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are praising a federal court ruling blocking President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., issued the ruling on Monday. I

In April, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protects gay employees from discrimination. (fsHH/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - Does the Civil Rights Act protect from discrimination based on sexual orientation? That's the question a federal appeals court in New York took up on Tuesday. When Donald Zarda was fired for being gay, he sued - claiming that violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which prohibits di

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