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  • Feds Comply with Order to Stop Deporting TPS Holders

    Suzanne Potter, Public News Service LOS ANGELES – A small but important victory this week for people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who are fighting to stay in this country, after the federal government announced it will comply with a court order halting deportations until the lawsuit is done....
  • Advocates Vow to Fight Proposed HHS Transgender Policy

    Andrea Sears Public News Service NEW YORK – Advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people say a policy being considered by the Trump administration would be illegal. The policy, which would restrict a person’s gender to “male” or “female” as assigned at birth, is outlined...
  • Why is Mainstream Media Still So White?

    Soundbite Services DENVER – The story of America is becoming increasingly more diverse, but the same can’t be said for America’s storytellers. While the population of the United States is nearly 40 percent nonwhite and growing, 83 percent of journalists working in U.S. newsrooms are white. To be fair,...
  • Maps, Art Highlight Lives of Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – Murder rates for Native American women in some communities are 10 times that of the national average. But two projects are revealing the other half of this story by taking a deeper look into the lives of these missing and murdered women across North America....
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Venezuelan retirees form endless lines to collect their pensions

    EFE Caracas – Thousands of Venezuelan retirees were getting in long lines Monday outside banks to collect their pensions, the first time since the new amount of 1,800 bolivars was decreed by the govenrment two weeks ago, the equivalent of $30 at the official exchange rate. The monthly amount...
  • Study Shows Need to Talk to Aging Drivers About Safety

    Trimmel Gomes Public News Service ANNAPOLIS, Md. — While most families are eager to talk to eager teenagers about driving safely, a recent study shows 83 percent of older drivers are missing out on having similar conversations when the time comes to retire from behind the wheel. The study by...
  • Making Case for Labeling White Supremacist Groups as Gangs

    Eric Tegethoff Public News Service PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland has become a hot spot for far-right rallies that often turn violent. Could more be done if the groups holding these rallies were considered gangs? Two criminologists believe so, and they say groups like the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer,...
  • 3D-printed Guns Among Concerns as Police, Communities Gather

    Soundbite Services WASHINGTON – Millions of people across the U.S. gathered for National Night Out events Tuesday to build camaraderie between communities and local law enforcement. The annual observance is intended to encourage relationships with those sworn to serve and protect. Vera Bumpers, president of the National Organization of Black Law...
  • Addressing Families Separated by Mass Incarceration

    Soundbite Services Children with a parent in prison are more likely to experience mental-health problems and face additional education challenges. (Boardhead/Wikimedia Commons)YPSILANTI, Mich. — For weeks, Americans have been gripped by reports of young children being separated from their parents along the U.S.-Mexico border, and human rights activists are...