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PNS Weekend Newscast - July 22nd, 2017 


Here's a look at what we're covering: The new White House communications director is expressing his love and loyalty to Donald Trump, more meetings between then Senator Jeff Sessions and the Russians being disclosed, and environmental groups say drilling in New York has contaminated wells.

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Public News Service - NY: Peace

The New York Police Department agrees to reforms of its surveillance practices as part of a recent settlement. (ramzi hashisho/freeimages.com)

NEW YORK - Some Muslim New Yorkers are cautiously optimistic about a settlement involving the New York City Police Department. The force has agreed to reforms following two lawsuits accusing it of unfairly targeting Muslims after 9-11. CUNY law school professor Ramzi Kassem heads the police accoun

About 800 New Yorkers turned out at the site where Eric Garner was killed in police custody to call attention to the need for better police accountability. Courtesy: Make the Road NY

NEW YORK - About 800 New Yorkers used the long weekend to call attention to pending measures intended to increase police accountability. Adilka Pimentel, organizer with Make the Road New York, says her group has been pushing for measures such as the Right to Know Act for several years now. She s

PHOTO: Graham Nash, of Crosby Stills and Nash, fears America has been divided into a nation of

NEW YORK - "It's time for a revolution," says Graham Nash, of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, who fears for an America that's become divided into "haves and have-nothings." The outspoken musician and activist was in New York talking about some of the views expressed in an autobiography that time-travels

CHICAGO - The U.S. Senate may vote this week on overturning Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules aimed at guaranteeing an open Internet, whereby corporations were forbidden to give some people better access to the Web than others. And the fate of the so-called "net neutrality" rules could a

ALBANY, N.Y. - "Occupy Albany" continues its encampment begun Friday in a park across from the State Capitol, and expects to get a boost from a Thursday solidarity march by community groups as well as an influx of protesters on the weekend. The Occupy Wall Street movement has been criticized elsewh

ALBANY, N.Y. - From public employees to child care workers, many New Yorkers are pausing today to honor the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As they remember him, they are drawing connections between his work on behalf of America's disenfranchised and the

NEW YORK - It may be one of those "why didn't somebody think of this sooner?" ideas. Lee Klein, who writes a food blog for the Miami "New Times," admits he went a little off-topic with a recent post. He suggested the people behind the proposed Park 51 Islamic community center two blocks from the Wor

NEW YORK - Renewed ethnic violence in southern Kyrgyzstan has led to what has been called one of the most severe refugee crises in the former Soviet Union since the collapse of Communism. Some New Yorkers are asking how they can help; others may be asking why they should help. Bill Farrell, of the h

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