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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2019 


A top US diplomat testifies that millions in military aid was held up over Trump demand for "Biden probe." Also on our rundown, a hearing today targets Big Oil and "climate denial."

2020Talks - October 23, 2019 


Facebook says it blocked four networks of social media accounts to prevent election interference; and Julin Castro announces he might not have enough cash on hand to keep the campaign going.

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Public News Service - MN: Education

St. Paul, MN – A statewide commission has released its recommended blueprint for ending poverty in Minnesota by 2020. Former state Senator John Hottinger, who wrote the bill that established the panel, says the result is a comprehensive plan to reduce the barriers that drive so many people int

Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota barely stays in the top ten among states with the lowest teen birth rates. A new study of federal health information shows the state slipped from seventh to tenth in the rate of births to teenaged girls. Brigid Riley, director of the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent

St. Paul, MN – When it comes to spending that is critical for creating educational and economic opportunities, Minnesota is losing ground. The Minnesota Budget Project, an initiative of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, found that state funding for E-12 education, higher education, child ca

Burnsville, MN – Childhood obesity is now the top health concern among American parents – topping even drug abuse and smoking. That's according to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which has launched a national campaign to get kids in shape. The Minnesota spokeswoman for the All

East Lansing, MI - A report card is out on the value of preschool education, in the form of a new study by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. It addresses some long-standing questions about the impact of preschool on kids in Minnesota and elsewhere. Study author Steve Barn

St. Paul, MN – Another high-profile teen pregnancy has caught the nation's attention - and not just in political circles. Reports that the unmarried daughter of a vice-presidential candidate is expecting a baby have educators, teen advocates - and young people - discussing what really works in

Minneapolis, MN – Minnesota Twins fans with tickets for Saturday's game will get more than a ballgame for their money. Barb Unger, director of the Cardiac Emergency Program at the Minneapolis Heart Institute, says they'll also have the opportunity to learn how to save a life. The Twins are sp

Reston, VA – Several Minnesota colleges and universities score well in a study of sustainability on campus. Julian Keniry, campus ecology director with the National Wildlife Federation, says the national survey graded schools on how well they are protecting the environment, and Minnesota is ne

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