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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - TN: Civil Rights

Recent reforms have shrunk the annual number of girls' detentions to less than 46,000 nationwide from nearly 100,000 in the early 2000s, according to the Vera Institute for Justice. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The juvenile court in Davidson county is spearheading an effort to reduce the number of girls and gender-nonconforming young people who end up behind bars. The court is emphasizing a trauma-informed approach, as part of the Initiative to End Girls' Incarceration by the Vera Ins

Atheist students in one Tennessee public school district were told they would be better off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a freedom of religion lawsuit on behalf of parents whose children attend Smith County public schools. The lawsuit alleges that school officials and teachers consistently incorporated Christian prayer into school events. Thomas

Of the more than 700,000 DACA recipients in the United States, about 8,000 live in Tennessee. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A group of Tennessee DACA recipients has just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where they rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court as justices heard arguments in the case that will determine the fate of DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

A judge has temporarily blocked a Tennessee law that outlines strict new rules for voter registration, including fines and criminal charges for anyone who doesn't comply. (Adobe Stock)<br />

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Just weeks from going into effect, a federal district court judge has temporarily blocked a Tennessee law that would make it more challenging for civic groups to organize voter registration drives. The law also would allow criminal charges for people who submitted inaccura

Juvenile detention facilities around the country routinely put youths in solitary confinement, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A juvenile detention center in Shelby County has reduced the use of solitary confinement among children in its care, according to a new report from the Center for Children's Law and Policy and other organizations. In 2012, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice

Community groups in Nashville are calling for policy changes after the fatal police shooting of a 25-year-old black man in July. (Twenty20)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Citizens' groups in Nashville are demanding a thorough review of police procedures and some policy changes after release of a video of a police-shooting incident last month. In July, 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick was shot and killed in an apartment complex when he ran from hi

Duran live-streamed his arrest and shared it on Facebook. (Free Press/Facebook)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A journalist in Tennessee faces deportation following his arrest April 3 at a protest of current immigration policy. Manuel Duran, an undocumented immigrant from El Salvador, originally faced charges of disorderly conduct and disruption of a highway in Memphis. Police droppe

Members of the grassroots group Justice Knox address Knoxville leaders at a recent meeting. (Justice Knox)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - More than 1,000 Knoxville residents are addressing what they see as local issues of injustice, one at a time. Known as "Justice Knox," the group began last year as a project of the Direct Action and Research Training organization (DART). Their mission is to work with local leader

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