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PNS Daily Newscast - January 17, 2020 


Govt. Accountability Office rules that Trump administration violated federal law on aid to Ukraine; and racial disparities in health care.

2020Talks - January 17, 2020 


Just a couple weeks out from the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, four Senators are being pulled off the campaign trail for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Public News Service - TX: Women's

The ACLU of Texas and other groups plan to file amicus briefs with the U.S Supreme Court opposing a law they say limits access to abortion services. Credit: Agnostic Preacher's Kid/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a Texas case that could decide whether imposing regulations on abortion providers constitutes an undue burden by restricting patients' access. Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas, applauded the move and says h

It is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week, and military veterans with civil-law concerns won't have to look far for justice. Credit: southernfried/morguefile

DALLAS – You might say this entire week is Veterans Day for current and former service members in Texas who have legal questions. Through Friday (Nov. 13), local bar associations, law schools and some private attorneys across the state are volunteering their time to advise veterans on matters

Women who went on a hunger strike to win their freedom from a detention center outside of Austin are facing retaliation by ICE agents, according to an immigrants rights group. Credit: PhanuwatNandee/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas – Detained women seeking asylum in the U.S., who launched a hunger strike last week, are facing retaliation from ICE agents, according to the advocacy group Grassroots Leadership. Cristina Parker, who directs the group's immigration programs, says some strikers have been placed

Reproductive health physicians say increases in exposure to toxic chemicals over the last four decades is threatening human reproduction and health. Credit: Tomas Sereda/iStockphoto

AUSTIN, Texas - Dramatic increases in exposure to toxic chemicals over the last four decades is threatening human reproduction and health. That's according to a global federation of women's health physicians meeting in Vancouver, Canada this week. Tracey Woodruff is professor and director of the U

Only 13 percent of American women have access to paid maternity leave. Credit: SolStock.

AUSTIN, Texas - The U.S. is dramatically behind the rest of the world in providing adequate support for mothers to spend time with their newborn babies, according to an investigative report by In These Times magazine. Sharon Lerner, the report's author, found most other countries, rich or poor, ma

Single mothers and women of color stand to benefit the most from the U.S. Department of Labor's new overtime eligibility rules. Credit: michaeljung.

AUSTIN, Texas - Single mothers and women of color stand to gain the most from the Obama administration's new overtime rules. That's the conclusion of a new study by MomsRising and the Institute for Women's Policy Research. The new rules would raise the threshold for overtime eligibility to workers

Several videos purport to show Planned Parenthood discussing fetal tissue donation. Credit: Hourick/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas - A move in the U.S. Senate to cut more than $500 million in federal funding from Planned Parenthood fell short Monday. But top Republican leaders including Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas say they'll eventually get the job done. Texas stripped state funding for Planned Parenthood two years ag

U.S. Supreme Court delays new Texas law that would reduce clinics providing abortion services. Credit: Night Owl/Wikimedia Commons.

AUSTIN, Texas – Women's health advocates in Texas are breathing a collective sigh of relief, after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the state to delay a new law that would have closed all but nine of the clinics in Texas that perform abortion services. House Bill 2, passed in 2013, forces clini

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