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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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HARTFORD, Conn. – A bill to ban so-called conversion gay therapy in Connecticut has moved a big step closer to becoming law. The bill passed the state's House of Representatives on Tuesday by a vote 141-to-8. Final passage would make Connecticut the seventh state in the nation to ban the lon

Some police departments did not report racial profiling data until threatened with sanctions. (WestportWiki/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Civil-liberties advocates want the General Assembly to do more to ensure the public can hold police accountable. In 2014, the state passed a law mandating that all police agencies make their complaint forms available online and accept anonymous complaints. But, an ACLU repo

530 refugees, more than half from Syria, were resettled in Connecticut last year. (USAID)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – An organization that resettles refugees in Connecticut says President Trump's order halting the process has impacts beyond those detained on arrival. The executive order, signed late Friday, sparked a weekend of protests as immigrants and refugees with valid visas were detai

A new report says Connecticut residents' lack of access to civil legal assistance ends up costing taxpayers millions of dollars. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – A state task force of judges, attorneys, law enforcement and educators has said a person's access to an attorney in some civil court proceedings should be a right. A new report from the Task Force to Improve Access to Legal Counsel in Civil Matters found that many Connecticu

John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was an ardent defender of slavery. (George Peter Alexander Healy/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A coalition of 45 organizations is staging a protest today, calling on Yale University to rename its Calhoun College. The college is named for John C. Calhoun, who served as Vice President of the United States under both John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, in the 1820s and

Connecticut can no longer require ballot petition circulators to be state residents. (Joe Mabel/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Third-party candidates should have an easier time getting their names onto Connecticut ballots after a ruling in federal court. Connecticut is one of the few states that has kept a ban on people from out-of-state collecting signatures to put candidates on election ballots. But thi

In Connecticut, 82 percent of the people involved in taser incidents last year were unarmed. (Junglecat/Wikimedia Commons)

HARTFORD, Conn. – Civil rights advocates say a first-of-its-kind report on the use of tasers shows that police in Connecticut need better training. Connecticut is the first state to require annual reports on police use of the electric shock devices. According to David McGuire, legislative an

The split decision in the U.S. Supreme Court does not set a legal precedent, but could prove to be a major setback for families of mixed immigration status. (skeeze/Pixabay)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Immigration advocates are expressing outrage over the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling Thursday on immigration. The 4-to-4 tie vote allows an appeals court decision blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration to stand. The president's Deferred Action pl

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