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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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Texting and other smartphone use that interrupts a parent's care could have longterm consequences for the child. (MarcoMaru/morguefile)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Distractions from your smartphone could cause long-term damage to your children, according to new research looking at the impact of fragmented care on brain development. University of California researchers found that frequent interruptions to the bonding that should take plac

A new report underscores the importance of family time when it comes to child development.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - As the holiday shopping season kicks into high gear, experts want parents to consider the power of the gift of time. A new report underlines the importance of family time when it comes to child development. Researchers from the nonprofit Search Institute found time has more o

Advocates say Florida women seeking critical health care services may find themselves caught in a political battle. Credit: Steve Debenport/iStockPhoto.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While Congress continues to debate the future of funding for Planned Parenthood, women's health advocates say months of controversy are negatively impacting efforts to provide critical services to Florida women. Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida often focuses its efforts on helping the state's youngest residents, but a new report indicates helping their parents and caregivers at the same time will return big dividends. The Annie E. Casey Foundation report on creating opportunities for young families outlines a tw

PHOTO: Democratic candidate Alex Sink is running for the congressional seat in Florida's District 13. Courtesy: Sink

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The nation is watching the outcome of the special election happening today in Pinellas County. Residents of District 13 are being asked to vote for their pick to fill the seat of the late Republican Representative Bill Young. Democratic candidate Alex Sink faces a tight race with

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - More than two million women and teenaged girls in Florida lack access to health care. It's a problem women's health advocates say should be a priority for state lawmakers. But in the House, lawmakers are pushing ahead with a bill that would give a non-viable embryo the same legal

PHOTO: In a push to improve preventive medical care, the Affordable Care Act says insurance companies can no longer charge for many basic screenings, including the domestic violence screening.

NAPLES, Fla. – Florida doctors can now screen patients for indications of domestic violence, as one of the eight preventive care tests available at no additional cost under a section of health care reform that just became effective this week. It is being billed by some as a step toward improv

Planned Parenthood supporters in north Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Almost one million women in Florida will gain access to health insurance as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. The ACA also broadens their access to birth control and preventive health screenings. Already, the healt

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