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PNS Daily Newscast - June 4, 2020 


Four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd now face criminal charges; faith leaders call for action against racial injustice.

2020Talks - June 4, 2020 


The 2020 Census, delayed because of the new coronavirus, is ramping back up to provide an accurate count so, among other things, states can redraw districts for 2021 and 2022. Plus, national figures across the country decry President Trump's response to protests.

Public News Service - NY: Gun Violence Prevention

Albany, NY - President Obama signs a bill today that will create what he calls "an army of volunteers" dedicated to addressing the nation's toughest problems. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act will, according to the president, triple the number of "Americans helping Americans" in a time of ext

New York, NY — Following the murders of 13 people at an immigrant service center last Friday in Binghamton, N.Y., immigrant advocates are concerned that the tragedy might give some immigrants second thoughts about getting the training they need to become productive citizens and find work. Amy

Hard times make it harder for victims of domestic violence. According to aid workers, the recession is ratcheting up the pressures that keep some women in abusive relationships. That's what Mindy Perlmutter is seeing in her work as education director for the Nassau Country Coalition Against Domest

New York, NY — Firearms claim the lives of eight children each day in the U.S. That's a fact that was brought home when a 10-year-old New York girl was recently killed by a stray bullet. A new study from the Children's Defense Fund says that 3,000 children die each year and little is being don

New York, NY — Whether or not municipalities have the right to restrict firearms has sparked a heated discussion in the latest Republican presidential debate. It's a timely issue, because the nation's highest court will consider a Second Amendment case this spring. Although it's a Washington,

New York, NY — Here's a chilling statistic: New Yorkers, especially people of color, are more likely to be shot and killed by police than residents of any other major United States city. That's the finding in an analysis of fatal police shootings in the nation's 10 largest metropolitan areas.

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

Now two weeks after the Virginia Tech shooting, school counselors all over the state say there has been an increase in the number of students being referred for counseling. Robin Wheeler of the New York Counseling Association says even with stretched staffing, it's better to be safe than sorry. &

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