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President Trump scraps planned talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Also on our Friday rundown: California lawmakers support and emergency hotline for foster kids; and boating is a booming business in states like Minnesota.

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Public News Service - NY: Criminal Justice

For undocumented drivers, a simple traffic stop could lead to deportation. (dwightsghost/flickr.com)

NEW YORK — Issuing driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants would expand opportunities, bring in revenue and increase public safety, according to a pair of new reports. The reports, from the Fiscal Policy Institute and the New York City Comptroller, said that about 265,000 undocumented i

The U.S. Justice Department has submitted a

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The U.S. Justice Department has submitted a "statement of interest" in a lawsuit seeking to end the solitary confinement of juveniles in a New York jail. The lawsuit, filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York, challenges the ongoing p

Moms United believes the war on drugs, attacks on immigrants and on the poor all are interconnected. (A New PATH)

NEW YORK - As 2016 draws to a close, one organization has issued a set of New Year's resolutions calling on mothers everywhere to preserve advances in human rights. Moms United to End the War on Drugs was founded seven years ago to fight policies the group says destroy families and promote mass inc

Zoran Teodorvic was housed in the mental observation unit of Westchester County Jail. (Family of Teodorovic)

NEW YORK – A lawsuit over the death of a mentally ill man beaten by corrections officers in Westchester County 16 years ago still is making its way through the courts. Zoran Teodorovic was being held on a misdemeanor trespassing charge when guards beat him at the Westchester County jail. Fou

More than 80 percent of Americans rely on motor vehicles to get to work. (Jim.henderson/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – New York should join the majority of states in ending the practice of automatically suspending the driver's license of anyone convicted of a non-driving, drug-related offense, according to a new report. The report, by the Prison Policy Initiative, says all but 12 states and the Di

More than 80 percent of LGBT people live in states with laws that criminalize HIV status. (Geralt/Pixabay)<br />

NEW YORK – Today is World AIDS Day and a new report shows that most Americans live in states where outdated laws still can criminalize HIV positive status. New York is one of 38 states with laws that could be used to criminally prosecute people who are HIV positive for potentially exposing a

The ruling said the NYPD has a

NEW YORK - A federal judge has called for strengthening protections against discriminatory surveillance by the New York City Police Department. The ruling comes in a lawsuit challenging the NYPD's warrantless surveillance of the Muslim community. Based on a report by the city's inspector general, t

On Rikers Island, 89 percent of the inmates are black or Latino. (Tim Rodenberg/flickr.com)

NEW YORK – Thirty years of mass incarceration and criminalization wasted trillions of dollars that could have been used to improve lives, according to a new report. The report, The $3.4 Trillion Dollar Mistake, said from 1982 to 2012, spending on criminal justice nationally increased by almos

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