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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2018 


Robert Muller now expected to reveal findings of his probe right after the November Midterm Elections. Also on the Thursday rundown: the poorest people pay the highest taxes in states like Nevada; and the terminator fights gerrymandering.

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PHOTO: On Saturday, several hundred people converged on the family detention camp in Dilley, Texas, to call for an end to the policy of locking up refugee parents and children. Photo credit: Austin Indymedia.

AUSTIN, Texas - Several hundred immigrant rights advocates rallied in Dilley, Texas, on Saturday to call for an end to family detentions. The protest kicks off a national week of action calling on the Obama Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to end the practice of locking

PHOTO: It's estimated that about one in six adults in the U.S. drink

AUSTIN, Texas - A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found that at least 38 million Americans drink too much. According to Texas experts, the costs and dangers of binge drinking are especially acute for women. Dr. Jane Maxwell, senior research scientist, Schoo

PHOTO: Opponents rallied at the State Capitol as abortion restrictions were turned back, only to be brought back to the forefront when Gov. Perry immediately called a second special session. Photo credit: Lauren Gerson.

AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate is expected to take up abortion legislation today as the second special session continues. Gov. Perry has said he wants to make abortion in the state a thing of the past, but Dan Quinn, communications director, Texas Freedom Network, said the best way to do that is t

PHOTO: The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement are being sued for allegedly violating the civil rights of a woman who was murdered after being deported to Mexico, as she said would happen. CREDIT: Georgia National Guard
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MERCEDES, Texas - The murder of a young woman following her deportation to Mexico in 2009 has led to a civil rights lawsuit against the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Lead attorney Jennifer Harbury, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, said the victim, "Laura S.

PHOTO: Research increasingly points to the harmful consequences of giving juvenile criminal offenders adult punishments.

AUSTIN, Texas –Several recent national and Texas studies warn that "tough on crime" attitudes are behind the times – and the science – when it comes to dealing with juveniles. Treating them as adults can traumatize them and harms their rehabilitation chances, according to Ian Kyse

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AUSTIN, Texas – Recent improvements to the long-troubled juvenile justice system in Texas are already in jeopardy, if a just-released survey of officials in 73 county youth probation departments is any indication. The state's newly created Juvenile Justice Department has emphasized community-

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AUSTIN, Texas - A new study of elderly, low-income Latinos reveals significantly higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than previous estimates. The report's lead author, Marguerite DeLiema, University of Southern California Davis School of Gerontology, says that, at first glance, abuse of

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HENDERSON, Texas - An east Texas high school senior who reported being raped on campus by a fellow student in 2010 was wronged when she was punished alongside her alleged attacker, according to a finding this week by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. The decision clears th

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