PNS Daily Newscast - September 20, 2019 

A whistleblower complaint against President Trump sets off tug-of-war between Congress and the White House; and students around the world strike today to demand action on climate change.

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Climate change is a big issue this election season, and global climate strikes kick off, while UAW labor strikes continue.

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Public News Service - MN: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - Teenagers across Minnesota are now back in class, but for some of the girls, they won't make it to the end of the school year because of getting pregnant. Judith Kahn, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota, says pregnancy is a leading cause for girls to drop out of high school.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The number of teenagers engaging in oral sex is falling, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, which is is providing parents a chance to have "the talk" with their children. Still, about one in three will have engaged in that activity by the time they reac


ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota has received some mixed news in the latest look at the health and well-being of its children. The KIDS COUNT Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks the state fifth in the nation overall. While that's good comparatively, Kara Arzamendia, research director for

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Teen birth rates in the United States have dropped to an all-time low, newly released statistics show. The rate of teen-aged mothers giving birth dropped by 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, according to the report from the National Center for Health Statistics. Judith Kahn, executive

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - With the holidays here, experts offer a reminder that perhaps the greatest gift you can give is your time, care and support. Mentoring often has life-lasting, positive effects on a child at risk, according to Margie Edberg, director of operations at Kinship of Greater Minneapoli

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Giving students the basic details will not make them more likely to engage in sexual activity, supporters of sex education in Minnesota say. In fact, the opposite is true, according to Brigid Riley, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota. "What we know from some really well-done

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When most people hear the words "Title IX," they think of the requirement for equality of the sexes in school sports, but the law has other implications, as well. Brigid Riley, executive director of Teenwise Minnesota, says because of Title IX, schools must provide the same educati

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Kids across Minnesota will soon be back in class, and while many parents may believe that education on sexuality will be part of the curriculum, that's not necessarily the case. Teenwise Minnesota Executive Director Brigid Riley says the state does require schools to teach about HI

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