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PBS Daily Newscast - July 8, 2020 


Mary Trump's book labels our president a reckless leader who paid a pal to take his SAT test; Nevada lawmakers meet to address pandemic shortfall.

2020Talks - July 8, 2020 


The Movement for Black Lives announces a new proposal to overhaul policing and invest in Black communities; NJ and DE have primary elections today; and some political candidates join in a Facebook advertising boycott.

Public News Service - MN: Health

Minnesota's insulin affordability law, which now faces legal action, creates a low-cost avenue for diabetics who can't afford the drug to obtain the medicine. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota's new insulin affordability program went into effect this week, but it's already facing a court challenge. Advocates who worked to get the law passed have said they feel somewhat misled about its legal vulnerability, but still are hopeful about its future. After a len

An annual child well-being report says 25% of Minnesota kids ages 10 to 17 are overweight or obese, a rate well below the national average of 31%. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota gets another high ranking in a national report that measures the well-being of children, although this year's data was compiled before the pandemic, and concerns remain about longstanding gaps affecting children of color. The aecf.org.annual report from the Annie E Case

A report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says men have on obesity rate that's 12% higher than women. Health experts say it's one of the many reasons why men should stop ignoring health issues. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- American men have a long history of putting off health checkups. And as Father's Day draws closer, medical experts in Minnesota say it's time for men to be proactive in protecting their health, especially during stressful times. Health risks from COVID-19 and the worldwide pro

Minnesota is approaching the 30,000 mark for confirmed COVID-19 cases, although state health officials say overall, the numbers show continued signs of stabilization. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Starting today, dine-in restaurants and other venues can reopen in Minnesota at limited capacity. However, the state warns there still are some key concerns, with the pandemic showing no signs of ending soon. The latest phase of Minnesota's reopening comes amid some positive sign

Minnesota recently became the 25th state to adopt a Tobacco 21

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The people behind Minnesota's smoking prevention efforts say they won't let up, even though they've seen a major victory this legislative session. The signing of the Tobacco 21 bill by Gov. Tim Walz came nearly two weeks ago, as lawmakers debated other matters related to the cor

School nurses and pediatricians worry that students with chronic health issues aren't getting all the help they need during the crisis, and that a growing number with mental-health issues are losing access to screening. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The pandemic is a special concern for anyone dealing with chronic health issues, including students. In Minnesota, school nurses are trying to help with gaps, and looking ahead to eventual reopening. Before classrooms closed, said Tom Stinson, a licensed nurse at Harding High Sch

Minnesota is joining other states in slowly reopening their economies during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- There will be no extension of Minnesota's current stay-at-home order that was prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. In a statewide address Wednesday night, Gov. Tim Walz said it will expire at midnight Monday. In making his announcement, Walz noted that Minnesota's receptivene

A new report says among the top-selling collagen supplements sold online, 64% tested positive for measurable levels of arsenic, while 37% contained measurable levels of lead. (Adobe Stock)

MINNEAPOLIS -- Supplements that promise healthier skin and other benefits are very popular right now, but a new report says some of them contain heavy metals that could be harmful to users. The study by the Organic Consumers Association and Clean Label Project looked at nearly 30 of the top-selling

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