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    PNS Daily News - October 13, 20150 

    On today’s rundown; the Planned Parenthood controversy taking a toll in the Sunshine State; Massachusetts lawmakers to hear from a teen fast-food worker on the minimum wage; Senator Diane Feinstein getting feedback on proposed National Monuments; and a look at how “going green” can promote self-sufficiency.

Public News Service - South Dakota

A new study shows sitting at your desk too long could be hazardous to your health. Credit: Jerry Oster

YANKTON, S.D. - According to a new University of Iowa study, employees with desks that force them to stand at regular intervals stood 60 minutes more per work day than co-workers with regular desks. Lucas Carr, an assistant professor who worked on the study with the Obesity Research and Education...Read More

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Survival rates for the smallest babies are on the rise. Picture by Jerry Oster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - It's good news for the tiniest and most vulnerable among us: thanks to changes in care practices and other advances, survival rates for extreme preterm infants, sometimes called "micro preemies," are on the rise. The study, from the National Institutes of Health research netwo...Read More

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More protections may be on the way for a bumblebee that is disappearing across the Midwest. Credit: Jerry Oster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Protections could be on the way for a bumblebee that used to be commonly found in parts of South Dakota and across the Upper Midwest, but is now threatened with extinction. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has just begun a yearlong review to determine if an Endangered Sp...Read More

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While scams have been around for years, there is very little public information on how to avoid getting ripped off. Picture by Jerry Oster.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - For more than four decades, Frank Abagnale, a former con artist, has advised the FBI and other law enforcement agencies on how to outsmart con artists. He now has joined the AARP Fraud Watch Network to help consumers avoid getting ripped off. Abagnale says honest people get scam...Read More

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A new report says it could be another 45 years before women see equal pay compared to men in the same jobs. Credit: Jerry Oster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Women won't get paid as much as men until the year 2059, according to a report by the Institute for Women's Policy Research. Jessica Milli, the study director, says in 2014 the median income for women working full-time was more than $10,000 less than men. Milli says mor...Read More

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Healthy eating begins at home, and doesn't have to disrupt your life. Credit: Jerry Oster

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The American Heart Association wants parents and children to feel they can make healthy choices in their home and in their busy schedules, without major disruptions and costs - so they developed the "Life is Why Family Health Challenge." Abby Vostad, a wife and mom in Sioux Fall...Read More

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Efforts underway to leave more fossil fuels in the ground to prevent greenhouse-gas pollution. Credit: Sasha Radosavljevic

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A new report from the Center for Biological Diversity highlights how President Obama, or any other sitting president, has legal authority to prevent 450 billion tons of climate pollution. Michael Saul, a senior attorney with the Center, says that's how much carbon the president...Read More

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Employment recruiter Robert Half International is predicting higher pay for many job categories, particularly in high-tech fields. Credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - New mobile app developers, data engineers, and wireless networking engineers all are expected to get a major wage bump next year, according to one of the world's largest recruiting firms. In its new 2016 Salary Guide, Robert Half International projects starting pay in Internati...Read More

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