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PNS Daily Newscast - June 29, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; Majority Leader McConnell busy trying to quickly revise the Senate health care bill; a new report says the GOP’s plans would leave a half a million veterans uninsured; and we take you to a Tennessee Kurdish community that’s getting relief from deportations.

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Public News Service - NY: Gun Violence Prevention

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

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

Some animal rights advocates in New York oppose the use of powerful air rifles for hunting big game. (Erdogan Ergun/freeimages)

NEW YORK - New York's Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed amending state law to allow certain air-powered firearms, also known as big bore air rifles to be used for hunting big game. Airguns are already legal for hunting small game in New York such as rabbits or squirrels. But so

New York's attorney general reaches a settlement deal with dozens of online retailers accused of selling illegal toy guns to consumers in the state. (Cam G/freeimages.com)

ALBANY, N.Y. - Thirty online retailers will stop selling realistic-looking toy guns to New Yorkers as part of a settlement with Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office. Officials say the toys violate state law requiring toy guns to be brightly colored or have colored striping. The look-alikes

Sheriffs, including some in New York, have encouraged licensed gun owners to carry their weapons following the recent shooting attack in San Bernardino, Calif. (Zvone Lavric)

MONTICELLO, N.Y. - Since the shooting attack on a San Bernardino health facility in California, county sheriffs in several states have put out a "call to arms" to licensed gun owners. In New York, Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff and Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum are encouraging lice

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

A dozen State Police investigators will be assigned to help investigate college rape cases under New York’s new affirmative consent law. Credit: Tom S./freeimages.com<br />

NEW YORK – In less than a month, New York's affirmative consent law, requiring uniform steps to combat sexual assault on college campuses, takes effect. State officials have announced details of how they plan to implement the law, including a dozen State Police investigators assigned to a new

PHOTO: New York state regulators have cracked down on retailers selling life-like toy guns, in an attempt to reduce accidental shootings by people who assume a toy gun is real. Photo credit: Travis Grawey/freeimages.com.

NEW YORK - Five retailers including online giants Amazon and Walmart have agreed this week to stop selling realistic-looking toy guns. In a settlement agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the companies will pay more than $300,000 for violating public safety laws. Leah Gunn Ba

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