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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

New York, NY — Thousands of immigrants have been deported and many more have been subjected to controversial raids. However, the Obama administration may be ready to break with Bush-era policies. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's intention to review the handling of deportations an

New York, NY — President Obama is sticking to his goal of expanding health care benefits, despite the slumping economy, and New York is one of the states spearheading that effort. State lawmakers are considering plans to expand health coverage, and a new report says immigrants will be a key fa

Albany, NY — The courtroom soon could become a more lonely place for many New Yorkers, if budget cutbacks leave hundreds of thousands of people without the lawyers once provided by the state for civil cases. These low-income New Yorkers face complex legal issues in cases ranging from fighting

New York, NY — A NY investigation concludes that federal agents making Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids were ordered to change their mission, shifting focus from the most dangerous undocumented immigrants to just making lots of arrests. A New York law school, using the Freedom o

Albany, NY - Immigrant advocates are applauding President Obama and Congress for re-authorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and allowing low-income legal immigrant kids to enroll without a five-year wait. Adam Gurvitch, director of health advocacy for the New York Immigration Co

New York, NY — Hate crimes against Latinos are up by 40 percent in recent years, and a New York-based civil rights group says U.S. immigration policy is to blame. The group, LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund), filed a petition Thursday with the Inter-American

New York, NY — As the nation faces its worst job losses in 15 years, advocates for workers in New York say it's time for a "People's Bailout." Krista Hanson, a field organizer with Jobs with Justice, says the Wall Street banker bailout doesn't appear to be "trickling down," as evidenced by t

New York, NY — Affordable housing is disappearing in New York, and a new report finds the problem is most severe in the city itself, which lost more than 200,000 affordable units in just three years. The report finds many of the 1.5 million immigrants who have come to New York since the year 2

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