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PNS Daily Newscast - February 19, 2018 


Students send a stern message to President Trump on guns; also on our nationwide rundown; we will tell you why canceling student loan debt would boost the economy; plus the Trump Budget calls for a 90-Percent cut to a decades-old Public Lands Program

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On Sept. 5, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced DACA was being repealed. (US DHS/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court may decide Friday if it will hear oral arguments in the government's appeal of a federal court's order for a nationwide halt to the Trump administration's termination of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. A federal district court

Immigrants' rights advocates say immigrant activists across the country are being targeted for deportation. (PROFibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK – A lawsuit has been filed in federal court challenging what immigrants' advocates say is the targeting of an immigrants'-rights activist by immigration officials. Last month, Ravi Ragbir, who heads the New Sanctuary Coalition, was detained during a routine check-in with Immigration

The U.S. Department of Justice has sent letters threatening legal action to 23 sanctuary cities around the country. (7beachbum/Flickr)

MT. VERNON, N.Y. – Some of the mayors attending the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C., were angered by a threatening letter from the Department of Justice. On Wednesday, shortly before a scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump, a letter was delivered to 23 sanctuary cities

New York has repeatedly been dubbed one of the most corrupt states in the nation. (wadester16 CC BY-SA 2.0/Flickr)

NEW YORK – As more state elected officials face federal charges, good-government watchdog groups are urging the governor and lawmakers to institute reforms. At least a half-dozen former New York public officials are scheduled for trial or retrial in the first six months of this year, and jus

Cuomo said the pardons

ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has again used his executive power to shield immigrants from the threat of deportation. Last week, the governor pardoned 61 individuals, including 18 immigrants who had been convicted of low-level offenses. The Trump administration has targeted immigrants w

Some Stingray devices can capture the content of cellphone calls. (Mimzy/Pixabay)

NEW YORK – Civil-liberties advocates want the New York Police Department to hand over more information about its cellphone tracking devices. The New York Civil Liberties Union was in the State Supreme Court this week in its ongoing case seeking transparency in the NYPD's use of surveillance

President Donald Trump's decision to end DACA sparked nationwide protests. (Fibonacci Blue/Flickr)

NEW YORK – Pass a clean DREAM Act before the end of the year: That's the message delivered to Sen. Charles Schumer's Manhattan office on Tuesday. The message was contained in boxes wrapped as holiday gifts, full of petitions with almost a quarter of a million signatures calling for congressi

Medicaid cuts would endanger services on which people with disabilities rely to stay independent, advocates say. (CIDNY)

NEW YORK – A coalition of organizations is staging a day of action Wednesday to protest cuts to health care, social services and other programs under the Republican tax bills now making their way through Congress. The tax bills now in a House-Senate conference committee would slash taxes on

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