PNS Daily Newscast - November 15, 2019 

President Trump asks SCOTUS to block release of his tax returns; use of the death penalty is on the decline across the country; and a push to make nutrition part of the health-care debate.

2020Talks - November 15, 2019 

Former MA Gov. Deval Patrick is officially running for president, saying he can attract more Independents and moderate Republicans than other candidates.

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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Breast feeding can mean healthier babies and mommies, and save money, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics that analyzed the benefits of breast feeding babies for their first six months. The nationwide study found hundreds of deaths and $13 billion spent treating

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to close a projected $20 billion budget gap has put more social services on the chopping block. If federal funds aren't secured by July, the Family Planning Access, Care and Treatment Program, or "PACT," is one that will be cut or eliminated. Kathy K

DAVIS, Calif. - It seems there are fewer cracks in California's so-called "glass ceiling." An annual study on the progress of women in corporate leadership, conducted by the University of California, Davis, and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives, found slightly fewer women in executive

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Even before they're born, babies are being exposed to chemicals that have been linked to serious health-related problems. In a first-of-its-kind study, women were tested during their second trimester of pregnancy. Researchers found their bodies had been contaminated with chemica

OAKLAND, Calif. - A new report links the overuse of disinfectant chemicals to a wide array of health problems, including chronic illnesses such as asthma, hormone imbalance and immune system problems. The report, Disinfectant Overkill: How Too Clean May Be Hazardous to Our Health, cites more than 40

Los Angeles, CA - Call it an online "dating service" for businesses: A new website is helping match small-business owners with mentors who can help them succeed during these tough economic times. It uses MicroMentor 2.0, a free online social networking tool designed to easily connect entrepreneurs w

A health care "dare" begins today, as the U.S. Senate is expected to join the House in approving an extension of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIP). President Bush says he will veto what Congress approved, because he believes families that can afford health care will take advanta

Sacramento, CA - The debate about healthcare reform lasted into the night as the California legislature tried one last time to pass a health package. The final proposal includes ways to control costs while expanding coverage to millions of Californians through their workplaces, public insurance prog

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