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PNS Daily Newscast - August 18, 2017 


In our rundown spotlight today: at least 13 are dead in Barcelona after a driver ran his van into pedestrians; a researcher examines ways to resolve racial inequality; and a new study finds Latinos will fuel a quarter of America's economic growth in 2020.

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Public News Service - NY: Family/Father Issues

Moms United believes the war on drugs, attacks on immigrants and on the poor all are interconnected. (A New PATH)

NEW YORK - As 2016 draws to a close, one organization has issued a set of New Year's resolutions calling on mothers everywhere to preserve advances in human rights. Moms United to End the War on Drugs was founded seven years ago to fight policies the group says destroy families and promote mass inc

A tie vote in the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a lower court ruling to stand. (Rob Crawley/Flickr)

NEW YORK – New York's immigrant community is frustrated by the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to rehear arguments in the case challenging President Obama's executive actions on immigration reform. Twenty-six states sued, claiming the president had overstepped his authority by extending immigrat

Government-funded preschool programs serve fewer than half of U.S. children. (San Josť Library/Flickr)

NEW YORK – The first presidential debate is scheduled for Monday night and advocates want to know what the candidates plan to do for children. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off in Hempstead, N. Y., advocates for children want them to lay out their plans to meet the needs of the n

New York's new law will allow up to 12 weeks of paid family leave. (Vitamin/Flickr.com)

NEW YORK — New York State has become a national leader for workplace policies that support families. A new state-by-state analysis by the National Partnership for Women and Families gave New York an “A-," just slightly below first-place California. Vicki Shabo, vice president of the or

Ten transgender people were murdered in the U.S. in the first five months of 2016. (Quinn Dombrowski/<br />Flickr)

NEW YORK - In shock and defiance over the mass killing in a Florida gay nightclub, New York's LGBT community marched in solidarity with Orlando on Monday evening. Elected officials and LGBT advocates turned out for the 5th annual Translatina March, demanding an end to discrimination, violence and h

New ICE raids are expected to target mothers with children who have been ordered to leave the U.S. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

NEW YORK - Advocates for immigrants to the United States are rallying in Washington, D.C., this morning to condemn plans for a new round of deportations. According to news reports, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ordered field offices to launch a month-long "surge" of raids targeting mothe

Nationwide more than 50,000 children are incarcerated. (Steven Depolo/Flickr)

NEW YORK - Community advocates are in Albany today asking state legislators to reform the juvenile justice system. New York is one of only two states that automatically prosecutes 16 and 17 year olds as adults. But Jeannette Bocanegra, director of family engagement at Community Connections for You

About 652 New York nail-salon workers will receive $2 million in unpaid wages and damages. (Tuongtp/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - Almost a year after New York State began cracking down on nail salons that don't pay fair wages, those efforts are paying off. Since last May, the Nail Salon Industry Task Force has opened more than 450 investigations. Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 143 of those salons have been dir

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