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The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - NY: Immigrant

Smithtown, NY - Battle lines are being drawn in Suffolk County over proposed legislation that would require 15,000 licensed contractors to investigate and verify the legal status of immigrant workers or lose their licenses. The measure, announced Thursday, has aroused concern among Long Island elect

Syracuse, NY - A week out from Super Tuesday, immigration is a hot topic. A coalition of New York groups is calling for candidates and pundits to "cool down" the rhetoric and take a rational approach to the immigration debate. At St. Lucy's Church in Syracuse, Andre Kwon wants to see a cooler tone i

New York, NY - This year, only 300 out of the three million New Yorkers on Medicare have complained about the quality of their care. By comparison, around ten percent of commercial health plan members in New York file complaints against their insurers every year. Those are among the findings of a ne

New York, NY — A New York civil rights lawyer has played a major role in preparing the case argued before the Supreme Court this week, concerning the legal rights of Guantanamo Detainees. Michael Ratner, who heads up the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, says a core Constitution

New York, NY — A new report finds that immigrants are not only a big part of the downstate economy, but they also work jobs that are key to upstate. In fact, immigrants drive 22 percent of New York's economy, and comprise 21 percent of the state's total population. David Kallick with the Fis

Patchogue, NY – A coalition of Long Island religious, labor, and immigrant leaders, as well as the N.A.A.C.P., meets today to demand an end to a rash of hate crimes in the area. From swastikas, to an explosion in the mailbox of a black household, to nooses at Hempstead city offices, local huma

Albany, NY — Monday marked another round of heated debate over Governor Spitzer's plan to make it easier for immigrants to obtain their New York driver's licenses. In one room, a state committee heard testimony dominated by opponents, who claim making it easier for undocumented immigrants to d

New York leaders have opened a new battlefront against the Bush administration over health care. Fresh from a fight over extending "S-CHIP" health coverage to more children, the state is now challenging the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services over their refusal to cover emergency chemot

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