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PNS Daily Newscast - November 22, 2017 


Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Public News Service - NC: Civil Rights

Earlier this year, a nonpartisan panel of justices and judges created a district map of North Carolina that mostly considered geography. (Duke University)

RALEIGH, N.C. – As the recount of votes in the November election continues in the Tar Heel State, a report from the Institute for Southern Studies has found that gerrymandering continues to impact the outcome of North Carolina's state and national races. In the recent election, Democrats com

Karban (pictured in the center, back row) was one of 24 officers from Mecklenburg and Union counties to travel to Mexico in September as part of a program coordinated by Go Global NC. (Karban)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — While Law enforcement officers around the country are under scrutiny for policing tactics, 24 men and women in blue from Mecklenburg and Union counties recently traveled to Mexico to gain a better understanding of the Latino communities they police here at home. The goal of

The death penalty, often administered by injections of lethal drug cocktails, is receiving less public support, according to research by Pew. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear two death-penalty cases this term. And while the court will primarily consider constitutional law in reaching their decisions, research shows that half of the country does not support capitol punishment. A new study released by the Pew Re

The Statewide Faith and Immigration Summit in Apex gathers faith leaders from across the state to discuss their congregations' role in the immigration and refugee debate. (NC Council of Churches)

APEX, N.C. – Building a wall or tearing it down – the immigration debate rages on as the presidential candidates make their views known on the issue. Here in North Carolina, many of the state's church leaders are gathering next weekend to discuss how the outcome of the November electio

North Carolina voters will not have to have a voter ID at the polls this November, after a federal appeals court ruling on Friday. (Morguefile)

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal court struck down North Carolina's voter ID law and other changes put into place by lawmakers in 2013. The decision means voters will not be required to provide photo ID at the polls this November. Mary Klenz, co-president with the League of Women Voters of North Car

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision in Fisher vs. University of Texas in Austin, a case where the university's admissions policy, which includes race as a factor, is being challenged. (morguefile.com)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The future of affirmative action policies at North Carolina's universities could be determined by a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. As early as this week, the court is expected to rule on a case challenging the admission policy at the University of Texas in Austin (Fisher v.

A federal appeals court hears oral arguments in the ongoing case against North Carolina's controversial voting law changes, put in place in 2013. (morguefile)

RALEIGH, N. C. – A federal appeals court hears oral arguments today on the issue of North Carolina's 2013 Election Reform Law, which opponents say violates the Voting Rights Act and U.S. Constitution. The law requires photo identification at the polls and puts in place early voting restrictio

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing North Carolina over HB 2, and Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration have opted to counter-sue. (HalGoodtree/Flickr)

DURHAM, N.C. - North Carolina is going toe-to-toe with the federal government over HB 2, the controversial law passed in March. On Monday, the federal government filed a lawsuit against the state, saying it's violating the Civil Rights Act, Title Nine, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorizatio

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