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PNS Daily Newscast - October 18, 2019 


Baltimore mourns Rep. Elijah Cummings, who 'Fought for All.' Also on our rundown: Rick Perry headed for door as Energy Secretary; and EPA holds its only hearing on rolling back methane regulations.

2020Talks - October 18, 2019 


While controversy swirls at the White House, Chicago teachers go on strike and Democratic primary contender retired Admiral Joe Sestak walks 105 miles across New Hampshire.

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Public News Service - VA: Criminal Justice

Two events co-sponsored by AARP Virginia in the next month will teach seniors how to stay safe from scam artists. Photo by AARP.

ROANOKE, Va. – AARP wants to give Virginia seniors the tools and information to protect themselves from con artists. The organization is sponsoring two free "Scam Jams" in the next month – one in Roanoke on Friday, and another in Virginia Beach on Oct. 16. Ginger Thompson with AARP Virg

PHOTO: According to the Virginia ACLU the bloody arrest of U.VA. student Martese Johnson highlights longstanding issues of race and law enforcement. Photo courtesy of Martese Johnson.

RICHMOND, Va. – The American Civil Liberties Union says the bloody arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson is a sign of deeper problems between African-Americans and police in Virginia. Claire Gastañaga, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, says blacks are more l

PHOTO: The arrest of an African-American University of Virginia student is sparking protests and investigations in Charlottesville. Photo courtesy of the U.VA. Black Student Alliance.

RICHMOND, Va. - Public concern and outrage are rising after the bloody arrest of an African-American University of Virginia student. Martese Johnson was injured while being taken into custody just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. By Wednesday night, as many as 1,000 people, mostly UVA students, were rallyi

PHOTO: Efforts are underway in Virginia Beach to improve outcomes for youth in trouble. Photo of Olymphia Perkins Director 2nd District Court Service Unit.<br />2nd District Court Service Unit.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A community in Virginia is changing its approach to juvenile justice to help youth offenders stay out of trouble. Olymphia Perkins directs the 2nd District Court Service Unit in Virginia Beach. She said the staff has been trained in leadership strategies from the Annie E. Casey

ILLUSTRATION: Saturday is the 12th anniversary of signing the Patriot Act, and some believe the government may have gone too far in its efforts to combat terrorism by conducting surveillance in violation of the Bill of Rights, according to privacy advocates. Courtesy Free Press.

WASHINGTON – Revelations by leakers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden have shown U.S. government agencies such as the NSA may have violated Americans' right to privacy, according to advocates who are going to march and rally in Washington this weekend to protest. Adwoa Masozi of the Bill of

PHOTO: The Army private who had been known as Bradley Manning has requested hormone therapy while in prison so he can live as a woman. Photo credit: army.mil

RICHMOND, Va. – A transgender activist who communicated with Bradley Manning online and testified at his trial says it's critical he get the help he needs to live life as a woman – even behind bars. Manning, who was sentenced this week to 35 years in military prison for leaking U.S. i

GRAPHIC: The FCC will vote today on a proposal to roll back the high rates that telephone companies charge for prison inmates to make and receive calls. Courtesy Colorlines.com

WASHINGTON – All ears will be on the Federal Communications Commission today, as the FCC votes on a proposal to roll back the high rates that telephone companies charge for prison inmates to make and receive calls. Most phone companies pay prisons commissions in exchange for service contract

PHOTO: Virginia is considering new regulations limiting the use of restraints, like handcuffs, on pregnant inmates.

RICHMOND, Va. - It isn't unusual for inmates to be restrained, but should it happen if they're pregnant or in labor? The Virginia Board of Corrections, under pressure from prisoners' advocates, has OK'd new rules limiting the use of restraints on pregnant inmates. However, the final approval proces

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