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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - NY: Civil Rights

Three separate court rulings last week blocked federal efforts to step up immigrant detentions and deportations. (JP Photography/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Unionized workers in New York are praising three recent court rulings that uphold the rights of immigrants. In three separate rulings last Friday, federal judges blocked the Trump administration's attempt to detain immigrant children indefinitely and issued a preliminary injunction

The Green Light Law would give 750,000 immigrants in New York access to a driver's license. (Nomad_Soul/Adobe Stock)

NEW YORK – Restoring immigrants' access to driver's licenses would benefit all New Yorkers – that's the message of a motion filed in federal court on Wednesday. Earlier this year, New York passed the Green Light New York Law, allowing immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. But the law

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

Three-quarters of New York City subway stations still are inaccessible for wheelchair users. (Tdorante10 [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

NEW YORK — A federal class-action lawsuit claims New York City's subway system has broken the law by failing to make stations wheelchair accessible. The lawsuit was filed by the group Disability Rights Advocates on behalf of individual plaintiffs and a coalition of disability organizations.

Good news for New York City residents in wheelchairs: The city has agreed to survey crosswalks citywide and schedule repairs of missing or damaged curb cuts. (Steve Buissinne/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Advocates for people with disabilities are calling the settlement of two class-action lawsuits in New York City "historic." The agreement is good news for members of the city's disability community, who have struggled with missing or deteriorating curb cuts, missing detectable traf

Improved website access will allow people with vision disabilities to register to vote and update information online. (janeb13/Pixabay)

2/25/2019 Correction: CIDNY provided evidence in a successful legal action to make polling sites accessible, they did not bring the lawsuit. NEW YORK -- New Yorkers with vision disabilities soon will be able to navigate state Board of Elections and Department of Motor Vehicles websites. Almost 40

Fewer than 25 percent of New York City subway stations are considered wheelchair-accessible. (Dariya Dee/Twenty20)

NEW YORK - People with disabilities are rallying today at the site where a young mother died when she fell down subway stairs. Malaysia Goodman fell in the subway station at 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue on Monday as she was carrying her year-old daughter down the steps in a stroller. The daughter

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

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