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    PNS Daily News - April 27, 20150 

    The week beings with nonprofits and other aid groups scrambling to help survivors of this weekend’s devastating earthquake in Nepal; a “fetal homicide” bill raising concerns in Colorado; and guess which state’s governor is getting thanks from same sex couples.

Public News Service - Tennessee

PHOTO: New findings confirm the effectiveness of a team approach when treating children with ADHD, as opposed to simply medicating them. Photo credit: yazsy/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's been said 'it takes a village' to raise a child, and new research suggests that is also the case when it comes to helping kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. A new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics finds a team approach involving parents...Read More

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U.S. cosmetic companies, once cruelty free, are testing on animals in China in order to sell products there - unbeknownst to many U.S. consumers. Photo credit: PETA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's World Week for Animals in Laboratories, a time to remember the millions of animals in Tennessee and around the world that are experimented on for a variety of reasons. Monkeys, mice and rabbits are a few of the animals used for testing medical, chemical, cosmetic and househo...Read More

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Photo: The increased use of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco for hookah pipes are cause for concern for the CDC and FDA. Photo credit: haml/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - E-cigarettes are increasing in popularity and new data released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration indicates some of its success is due in part to a popularity among middle and high schoolers. New information indicates ...Read More

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PHOTO: The lack of protections for Tennessee workers under state employment law is highlighted in a recent decision regarding the firing of 200 employees from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Photo credit: Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Middle District of Tennessee judge has ruled in favor of 200 former employees of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in a class action suit that alleged the medical center violated the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. The WARN Act requires empl...Read More

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PHOTO: The IRS won't collect up to $600 billion from dozens of U.S. multinational corporations using offshore tax havens, according to a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice. It says 304 Fortune 500 companies collectively held $2.15 trillion in places such as Bermuda, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas at the end of 2014. Photo credit: kconnor/Morguefile.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Congressional hearings in the past few years made headlines exposing how Apple and Microsoft moved money overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. But as a new report from Citizens for Tax Justice shows, these name-brand companies aren't alone. Matt Gardner, executive director with t...Read More

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PHOTO: The ADA Legacy Tour travels to 48 states over the next year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Photo courtesy of ADA Legacy Tour.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on a disability. On Wednesday the ADA Legacy Tour is due to make a stop in Nashville. The tour includes information on how the la...Read More

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Photo: Not all Tennessee farmers agree on whether President Barack Obama should be given fast track authority on trade agreements. Photo credit: cmsturgeon/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Not all farm groups are in agreement on whether President Barack Obama should be given fast track negotiating authority on foreign trade agreements. The proposal may be introduced as early as this week and would allow the administration to negotiate trade deals in secret a...Read More

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PHOTO: The Holston River is listed as the third "most endangered river" in the nation by the group, American Rivers. Photo courtesy:

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Tennessee is the only state in the nation to have two rivers listed as "endangered" by the environmental group American Rivers. The Holston River, in the northeast part of the state, ranks third on the list and the Harpeth River in middle Tennessee is listed ninth out of 10. Eri...Read More

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