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PNS Daily Newscast - May 29, 2020 


More than a dozen Internal Affairs complaints against the Minneapolis Police officer involved in the death of George Floyd; we report on what's behind the current tensions.

2020Talks - May 29, 2020 


Republican Voters Against Trump just launched and plans to spend $10 million on the 2020 campaign. And President Trump signed an executive order making social media companies liable for content their users post.

Public News Service - VA: Civil Rights

Voters can expect long lines at the polls tomorrow at many locations across the state. Ivy Main with New ERA for Virginia says the huge number of new registrations and high expected turnout might cause heavy traffic, both inside and outside voting locations. "Come prepared for a wait. The best voti

Richmond, VA – The numbers are staggering. The Richmond-area African-American community has a foreclosure rate four times higher than other groups. That finding is from a new study released by the nonprofit agency, Housing Opportunities Made Equal. After tracking numbers for more than a year,

Richmond, VA - Hundreds of inmates in Virginia jails are subjected to sexual assault by guards every year. Patrick Owen Gee, a Fluvanna County corrections supervisor, was indicted last week on 30 counts of "carnal knowledge of an inmate," and women prisoners at the Pocahontas Correctional Unit in Ch

Richmond, VA - Advocates of immigrants' rights say last week's raid on a federal courthouse construction site in Richmond illustrates what's wrong with the U.S immigration system. State police and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents rounded up 29 men and four women working on th

Richmond, VA – Virginia death penalty cases are easy to predict: They go to trial if the defendant is a black man, and the victim is a white woman. That's been the situation in every case over the past 17 years, according to two separate studies that a judge will review today. Defense attorney

Washington, DC – Learn to walk and talk -- and go directly to jail. That's a life story that children's advocates say is being played out for too many black and Latino children, in Virginia and across the country. Social workers, educators and child development experts are meeting today to loo

Beaumont, VA – Violence nearly every day. That's what parents of children sentenced to the Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Center say they hear is going on inside the prison walls, and they're demanding that the facility be shut down. Their parents say the 260 children sentenced to terms at B

The number of Virginia homes and businesses being searched secretly by the government is -- well, secret -- but it is on the rise. A new report tracks an increase in wiretaps, phone usage and library record requests, all in the name of national security, and says the variety of information and frequ

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