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PNS Daily Newscast - June 23, 2017 


Today on the rundown: the Senate GOP releases a draft of their health-care bill; Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing heavy rainfall to the South; and could Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “tough on drugs” approach fuel mass incarceration?

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Public News Service - TX: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Immigrants have protested to keep DAPA in place, but Homeland Security officials rescinded the program last week. (Raedle/GettyImages)

DALLAS -- A decision by the Trump Administration last week is keeping hope alive for immigrants brought to Texas and the rest of the U.S. as children. But the news isn't as good for their parents. The Department of Homeland Security said it has rescinded the Deferred Action for Parents of American

Under President Trump's new immigration policy, some refugees arriving at U.S. airports over the weekend were detained or turned back. (ampak/iStockphoto)

DALLAS -- As President Trump's executive order plunged the U.S. immigration system into chaos over the weekend, refugee advocates in Texas were scrambling to make sense of the situation. Hundreds of migrants were detained at international airports around the country, including at Dallas-Fort Worth

Texas is debating

AUSTIN, Texas - The fight over sanctuary cities in Texas has become a high-profile political battle between a county sheriff in Austin and Gov. Greg Abbott. The governor has vowed to withhold millions in state funds under a proposed "Sanctuary Cities" bill if Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez k

A new study shows that African-Americans in Texas have made significant social and economic gains over the past half century. (spfoto/iStockphoto)

DALLAS – When it comes to racial progress by African-Americans, Texas ranks among the top states in the nation in a new survey. It shows that black Texans are both currently doing well and have made significant progress over the past half-century, according to a study by the marketing firm Wal

A coalition of Hispanic and African-American voting rights groups is asking a three-judge federal panel to issue an immediate ruling to their 2011 challenge to voting districts in Texas. (iStockphoto)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the Texas congressional and state House and Senate districts are demanding that the three-judge federal panel hearing the case issue a decision within the next two weeks. The suit, filed in 2011 by a coalition of Hispanic and African-A

Hispanics are the fastest growing population in Texas and account for the largest percentage of the state's health disparity gap, according to a new study. (monkeybusiness/iStockphoto).

HOUSTON – The health disparity gap between whites and minorities is costing Texas more than $4.6 billion a year, according to a new report. The study by the Episcopal Health Foundation and the Methodist Healthcare ministries of South Texas, found that poorer health among Hispanic and black T

A new report finds that major Texas travel and entertainment destinations, such as the Alamo in San Antonio, could lose billions of dollars if the state passes an anti-LGBT

AUSTIN, Texas – Some state leaders are prioritizing a so-called anti-LGBT bathroom bill for the upcoming session of the Legislature, but a new report warns that passage could cost Texas billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. The Texas Association of Business has released a study pointing

Texas could face a lawsuit brought by advocates for women's reproductive rights over new state regulations set to go into effect mid-December. (Twilight/iStockphoto)

AUSTIN, Texas – Recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings have struck down several anti-abortion restrictions, but advocates for women's reproductive rights say some states, including Texas, still have onerous regulations on the books. Last week, lawsuits were filed in Alaska, Missouri and North Car

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