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PNS Daily Newscast - October 21, 2019 


G-7 meeting may move to Camp David; conservation groups sound alarm about acting BLM chief; NC suit aims to change solitary confinement policy there; questions about Amazon Ring coordination with police; and microbes might help in earthquakes.

2020Talks - October 21, 2019 


2016 candidate Hillary Clinton says Russia is "grooming" Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for a third-party run. And Sen. Bernie Sanders has biggest Democratic campaign event this season so far.

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DES MOINES, Iowa - January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, about 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer and 4,000 of them will die from it - but in Iowa, that doesn't have to be the case. Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancer types and,

DES MOINES, Iowa - October is "Let's Talk Month," created to help encourage conversations between parents and children about sexuality. Rhonda Ruby, health education manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, knows it can be difficult for parents to know when to have that conversation and to w

DES MOINES, Iowa - Thousands of books, DVDs, and other items go up for sale this week in Des Moines as part of the Planned Parenthood Book Sale, regularly one of the biggest events of its kind. Michele Guinn, co-chair of the event, says the fundraiser brings in hundreds of thousands of dollars for

DES MOINES, Iowa – Many women of child-bearing age in Iowa weren't even born when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Today, a group of young Iowans gets a history lesson from someone who was there. Planned Parenthood Young Leaders is a group of 20- and 30-year-o

DES MOINES, Iowa - Nearly half of the abortions performed in the United States in 2008 were for women at or below the poverty line, and experts believe the main reason is a lack of access to birth control. In rural Iowa, says Penny Dickey, chief operations officer for Planned Parenthood of the Hear

DES MOINES, Iowa – Testing, testing. That's the message for National STI Awareness Month, and there's a push in the final week for Iowans to get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and diseases (STDs). More than 11,000 Iowans were diagnosed in 2009, the latest year of records av

DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to cut billions from the federal budget, a measure which among other things prohibits Planned Parenthood health centers from receiving federal funds for any purpose, including basic preventive health care. Planned Parentho

DES MOINES, Iowa – There's a treasure hunt underway in Des Moines for book fans, and one of the best finds may have already been discovered. Every year, thousands of books are donated for the Planned Parenthood of the Heartland book sale. Most are worth no more than a few dollars, but this yea

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