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PNS Daily Newscast - April 20, 2018 


The DOJ delivers the Comey memos to Congress. Also on our rundown: More evidence that rent prices are out of reach in many markets; Wisconsin counties brace for sulfide mining; and the Earth Day focus this weekend in North Dakota is on recycling.

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Public News Service - MD: Human Rights/Racial Justice

Regina Belle is a singer-songwriter from Englewood, New Jersey, and also an AARP Caregiving Ambassador. (Regina Belle)

BALTIMORE – The all-black U.S. Cavalry regiment known as the Buffalo Soldiers, created after the Civil War, will be honored this Saturday with a memorial banquet featuring Oscar and Grammy award-winning singer Regina Belle. Known for hits like "Show Me the Way" and her duet on the Aladdin so

Maryland is home to the fourth-largest community of Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status in the nation, some 20,000 people according to the New York-based Center for Migration Studies. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As the Trump administration moves forward with plans to end the protected status of thousands of immigrants who fled conflicts and disasters in their home countries, local governments are passing their own resolutions calling for the temporary protections to stay. The Department

There is a call for schools to create policies on gender identity. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- A report on transgender student policies in American schools by a conservative think tank is being taken to task by experts. The report from the Heritage Foundation, called "Gender Identity Policies in Schools: What Congress, the Courts and Trump Administration Should Do," came o

The United Nations has declared access to water a human right. Credit: Public Domain/commons.wikimedia.org

BALTIMORE - A hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is examining the lack of access to safe and affordable water in many poor communities in the United States, including Baltimore. In several U.S. cities, residents of low-income neighborhoods have had their water shut off because

American Friends Service Committee has been on the ground in Baltimore and is calling for police to scale back their presence in promote safety. Credit: Dorret/flickr.com.

BALTIMORE - Tensions still are running high because of the Freddie Gray death. Dominique Stevenson, director of the American Friends Service Committee "Friend of a Friend" program, has been in the area since last week, and offered perspective on what happened Monday that led to clashes between poli

PHOTO: LGBT activist and blogger Lauren McNamara, who testified in the trial of Bradley Manning, reacts to the verdict against him. Photo credit: www.zinniajones.com

FORT MEADE, Md. - The defense witness who testified that Bradley Manning was a soldier who wanted to save American lives when he went to Iraq says she's relieved he's been acquitted of the most serious charge against him - aiding the enemy. Lauren McNamara, a blogger and activist for lesbian, gay,

PHOTO: Michael Perry and Russell Green are former inmates, now they work as mentors with the Friend of a Friend program. Photo Credit: AFSC/Bryan Vana

BALTIMORE – It's about turning lives full of chaos and violence into lives of hope and peace. The American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker organization, is trying to expand its Friend of a Friend mentorship program into more Maryland prisons, pairing inmates with men who can serve as rol

Graphic: The ACLU finds African Americans in Maryland are three times as likely as white people to be arrested for marijuana possession.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland is fourth in the nation when it comes to marijuana arrests. And a new report from the American Civil Liberties Union also shows that African Americans are almost three times as likely as white people to be arrested for possession in the state. Study author Ezekiel

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