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PNS Daily Newscast - December 14, 2017 


GOP leaders reach an agreement on their tax bill, we have a report on the likely squeeze on state and local revenues; also on our nationwide rundown; should ex-felons have the right to vote or own guns? And we will clue you in on the most dangerous place to drive this holiday season.

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Public News Service - NY: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Advocates say allowing religious-based discrimination against LGBT people puts civil rights laws at risk. (BhaktiCreative/Pixabay)

NEW YORK -- A national coalition of organizations says a case coming before the U.S. Supreme Court poses a major risk to civil rights. Next week, the nation's highest court will hear arguments in a case in which Colorado cake shop owners claim that requiring them to sell a cake for a same-sex weddin

Immigrant advocates say Operation Matador profiles immigrant men of color. (Police/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Immigrant-rights advocates want to know if an anti-gang operation is being used as a pretext for arresting and denying benefits to immigrants. The New York Immigration Coalition has filed federal and state freedom of information requests for documents relating to Operation Matador

A new report says 100 percent of New York City public-school students ages 5 to 12 who were handcuffed by police were children of color. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

NEW YORK – When a student in emotional distress in a New York City public school is black, police are much more likely to be involved, according to a new report. The group Advocates for Children of New York says police are intervening in incidents that should be handled by clinically-trained m

The judge found

NEW YORK - Advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights are praising a federal court ruling blocking President Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., issued the ruling on Monday. I

Refugees are helping revitalize cities in central and western New York. (kalhh/Pixabay)

NEW YORK - The Trump administration's decision to lower the number of refugees allowed into the United States will have a big impact on New York communities. President Trump announced last week that the United States will admit only 45,000 refugees in the coming year, the most restrictive limit sin

President Trump was in New York City for the opening day of the U.N. General Assembly. (The White House)

NEW YORK – Hundreds rallied outside U.N. headquarters in New York City on Monday, calling on the Trump administration to extend Temporary Protected Status for thousands of immigrants. The rally coincided with the opening day of the General Assembly. An estimated 435,000 immigrants from ten d

Nearly 800,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children are currently protected by DACA. (26057/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Within hours of the announcement that the Trump administration will end the DACA program, a challenge to that decision was filed in federal court. Lawyers from Make the Road New York, the National Immigration Law Center and a clinic at Yale Law School want to amend an existing fed

Ryan Karnoski, S/Sgt. Cathrine

NEW YORK – Civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits to block President Trump's ban on military service by transgender people from going into effect. A presidential directive issued late Friday bars transgender individuals from enlisting, prohibits coverage for certain medical procedure

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