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PNS Daily News - May 24, 2017 


We’re featuring stories from around the globe including: British officials search for answers in the wake of a deadly attack; the former head of the CIA weighs-in on the Russia probe; and proposed cuts in President Trump’s budget plan raise serious concerns.

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Progressive groups, labor activists and immigrants' rights groups will be protesting today in observance of May Day. (PDA)

PHOENIX -- Today is May Day, also known as International Worker's Day, a celebration of labor rights that has evolved in recent years into a day to also honor the contributions of immigrants. The group Puente Arizona will be leading a rally at 4 p.m. at the Statehouse Complex against the immigrati

The Rayos children meet with Rep. Grijalva before President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress. Left to right: Ernesto Lopes of Puente Movement, Rep. Grijalva, Jaqueline Rayos-Garcia, Angel Rayos-Garcia. Courtesy: office of Rep. Grijalva.

PHOENIX – "We're here for our Mom." That's the message from two Arizona teenagers who attended last night's speech by President Trump. The mother, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, made headlines this month when she became one of the first people deported under Trump's more aggressive immigration pol

Civil rights activists are rallying today at the Arizona State Capitol. (United Against Hate Coalition)

PHOENIX – Several hundred people from the United Against Hate Coalition will attend a rally at the state Capitol today, the first day of the new legislative session. The rally, which they are calling the "People's State of the State Address," aims to push political leaders to stand up for ci

Crosses on the border fence with Mexico honor people's lives lost crossing into the United States. (Jonathan McIntosh/Creative Commons/Flickr)

TUCSON, Ariz. – The U.S. Border Patrol purposely drives migrants into remote desert areas, causing hundreds to get lost and disappear in 2015. That's one finding in a new report by two Tucson-based immigrants' rights groups. Researchers combed through reports made to the Missing Migrant Hotl

Immigrant-rights groups march in front of the White House in 2013 asking the president to halt deportations and keep families together. (Coast-to-Coast/iStock)

PHOENIX - Arizona immigrant groups say they will continue to push for the rights granted under President Obama's executive order for undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue this week, hearing oral arguments over the president's plan that would, among other things, shield

Some Phoenix-area voters waited up to five hours to vote in last week’s Arizona presidential primary elections after officials reduced the number of polling places by 70 percent. (iStockphoto)

PHOENIX - Some angry Arizona voters are calling for a federal investigation into possible voter suppression in last week's Arizona presidential primary, after it took some Phoenix-area voters up to five hours to cast their ballots. Maricopa County elections officials said they cut the number of po

A new report says dozens of immigrants have died because of substandard medical care at ICE's Eloy Detention Center in Arizona and in other locations. (OpenSocietyFoundations.org)

PHOENIX - A new report says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are turning a blind eye to substandard medical care in the agency's immigration detention facilities, resulting in unnecessary deaths. The study by a coalition of advocacy groups singled out the Eloy Detention Center in

Housekeepers are protesting for the third time this year what they say are hazardous conditions at a Tempe resort hotel. Credit: KConnors/morguefile.com

TEMPE, Ariz. – Housekeeping workers at a resort hotel in Tempe are holding a vigil in front of their employer's property to protest what they say are hazardous working conditions. Members of the Unite Here hospitality workers' union began a 10-day protest this weekend over reports of numerou

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