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    PNS Daily Newscast - Tuesday, May 24th, 20160 


    The head of security for the TSA has been removed from the job. Ten million dollars is going to help landscapes devastated by fire, and a new interactive map will let you know if you live near a park that's been treated with cancer causing herbicides.

Public News Service - Missouri

Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Tourette Association of America. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One in 100 people has some form of Tourette Syndrome or TS, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. It is estimated 200,000 Americans have the most severe form of TS, and as many as one in 100 exhibits...Read More

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Public pools and water parks can be dangerous. The CDC examined test results and inspections from around the nation and found eight of 10 violated at least one health or safety code. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Healthy and Safe Swimming Week begins Monday, and in a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nationwide testing shows most public swimming areas had at least one violation, and one in eight had to be closed immediately. Dr. Michael Beach, the agency's...Read More

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Missouri has about 500 new cases of HIV diagnosed each year. Most are men, and about half are in communities of color. (CDC)

ST. LOUIS - Missouri continues to be in the top half of state rankings for new cases of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Around 500 new cases of HIV infection are diagnosed in the state each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Testing is offered at Planned Paren...Read More

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Environmental groups urge Missouri leaders to move toward clean energy. (Sierra Club)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri environmentalists call new federal rules from the Environmental Protection Agency a step in the right direction, but feel more needs to happen. Last week the EPA finalized the rules, which are designed to cut methane leaks from new, modified and reconstructed sources. T...Read More

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Syrian refugees fleeing war in their country are being met with resistance in some parts of the United States.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Syrian refugee crisis has created a lot of rhetoric in the United States, which has created fear and even hate by some toward immigrants and Muslim Americans. It has also led some state leaders to reject the resettlement of the refugees. Ira Harritt, Kansas City program coor...Read More

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Two Mexican Gray Wolf pups were raised in Missouri, and put in a den in New Mexico. Biologists won't know for several months whether they survived. (Endangered Wolf Center)

ST. LOUIS - A couple of wolf pups have gotten a lot of attention after becoming the first to be born in captivity and placed in a den in the wild, where a female wolf had just given birth. The pups were taken to New Mexico for release shortly after being born at the Endangered Wolf Center in St. Lou...Read More

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Animal welfare advocates say regulation of factory farms is needed to protect public health, the environment and the animals themselves. (National Institute of Health)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been a busy year for animal-rights advocates in Missouri. They've been fighting nearly two dozen bills, all being considered in this last week of the legislative session. Bob Baker, executive director of the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, said most are aimed at...Read More

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The Missouri Legislature could approve a strong anti-abortion resolution this week, and that would mean voters ultimately decide whether to approve or deny it in November. (B. Smith)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri voters may be asked to change the state constitution to say life begins at conception. The House voted in favor of House Resolution 98 last week and now, it's the Senate's turn to debate it. The bill recognizes an unborn child as a person with a "right to life whic...Read More

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