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PNS Daily Newscast - July 23, 2019 


A bipartisan deal reached to avert U.S. government default. Also on our Tuesday rundown: a new report calculates the high hospital costs for employers. Plus, new legislation could help protect Florida's at-risk wildlife.

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Public News Service - MO: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

St. Louis, MO – The sex education debate is heating up in the Show-Me State. After a 14-year decline, teen pregnancy is on the rise across the country for the second year in a row, with the rate in Missouri jumping eight percent. The executive director of Faith Aloud, Reverend Rebecca Turner

St. Louis, MO – An 11th-hour rule that takes effect Sunday is stirring major controversy by allowing people who provide reproductive health services to refuse information or procedures that violate their consciences. Pro-choice advocates say that, based on the ruling, some women in Missouri c

St. Louis, MO - They're hoping in Missouri that Arne Duncan will lead a reform movement in how kids are taught about sex. Sex education advocates say research data from a Guttmacher Institute study indicates that an abstinence-only approach isn't working, and they're optimistic that Education Secret

St. Louis, MO - An abortion debate has ignited, as the Bush administration stands ready to put into effect a new rule that would deny funding to medical centers that require employees to participate in abortion procedures against their religious or moral beliefs. The rule could even extend to birth

St. Louis, MO - The high-profile HIV scare in St. Louis has brought sexual health education front and center in Missouri. Normandy High School has identified 50 students at risk for the exposure to the HIV virus. Students are still being tested and results should start coming back later this week.

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