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PNS Daily Newscast - November 13, 2019 


Public impeachment hearings in Washington; dreamers protest in Texas; roadless wilderness areas possibly at risk around the country; and an ozone indicating garden, at the North Carolina Governor's Mansion.

2020Talks - November 13, 2019 


Supreme Court hears DACA arguments, and likely will side with the Trump administration, but doesn't take up a gun manufacturer's appeal. Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford drops out of presidential race; and former President Jimmy Carter recovers from brain surgery.

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Public News Service - TX: Women's

Doctors and others are protesting what they say is medically inaccurate information in a booklet Texas physicians are required to give women seeking an abortion. (Yeulet/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — Thousands have submitted comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services protesting revisions made to a booklet the state requires that doctors give women seeking an abortion. A coalition of physicians and women's health-care advocates said the pamphlet, called "A

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned parts of House Bill 2, a Texas law restricting abortion clinics. (twilight/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas — In a 5-3 ruling Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of a Texas law that severely restricted how abortion clinics could operate. The ruling, which was hailed as a major milestone by pro-abortion groups, removed medical practice regulations on abortion clinics

The ACLU of Texas maintains the Texas Department of State Health Services is deliberately withholding reports containing 2014 abortion statistics. (iStockphoto)

HOUSTON – The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas maintains that state health officials are deliberately withholding abortion statistics from 2014, the first year new, restrictive regulations were in effect. The ACLU says for the past two decades, the Department of State Health Services

The group Grassroots Leadership is working to keep undocumented migrants out of prison-like facilities while they await an immigration hearing. (ericsphoto/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - A Texas judge has granted an immigrant rights group, Grassroots Leadership, a temporary restraining order against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, blocking its plans to license two controversial, prison-like detention facilities as child-care centers. The group

The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered the parties in a case involving contraceptives mandated by the Affordable Care Act to file new briefs in the case. (crankyT/iStock)

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. Supreme Court issued a rare order this week for new arguments in a case involving contraceptives and the Affordable Care Act, which could mean the justices are looking for a compromise. The court requested that parties in the case, including one from Texas, file new briefs

Texas welcomed 490,000 new residents from July 2014 and July 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (DavidSucsy/iStock)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - If you've noticed you have a few more friends and neighbors lately, that's not an accident. Texas led the nation in population growth from 2014 to 2015, adding almost 500,000 new people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer, says much of t

Research shows restrictions placed on abortion clinics in Texas have caused significant barriers and hardships for women seeking services at those facilities. (PamelaMoore/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas - New research shows restrictions placed on Texas clinics that perform abortions are causing significant barriers and hardships for women seeking those services. A study by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project says more than half of the clinics that provided abortion services in Texas

Pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday as the justices heard oral arguments on a law that restricts abortions in Texas.

AUSTIN, Texas - Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups listened carefully Wednesday as the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the Texas abortion law, House Bill 2 passed in 2013. The law forces abortion clinics to meet higher standards, requiring doctors to gain admitting privileges at local

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