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.

2020Talks - September 20, 2019. (3 min.)  

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 - MO: HIV/AIDS Prevention

Missouri has about 500 new cases of HIV diagnosed each year. Most are men, and about half are in communities of color. (CDC)

ST. LOUIS - Missouri continues to be in the top half of state rankings for new cases of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Around 500 new cases of HIV infection are diagnosed in the state each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Testing is offered at Planned Paren

PHOTO: Zero deaths, zero new infections and zero stigma- that's the theme for this year's World AIDS Day event, which will be observed in St. Louis on Friday, Dec. 6.

ST. LOUIS - Dozens of the state's top experts on HIV and AIDS will meet on Friday to share their insights, discuss the latest treatments and commemorate both the past and the future of the battle against the disease. "Getting to Zero" is the theme for this year's World AIDS Day event at the Missouri

GRAPH: Projected Medicaid spending over 2011-2020 has fallen by more than $200 billion since Aug. 2010. Chart by Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, based on CBO figures.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Health care providers, patients, and some chambers of commerce in Missouri are hoping to convince Republican lawmakers that rejecting the Medicaid expansion could hurt Missouri's economy. GOP governors in eight other states have already dropped their opposition to expanding Med

WIC provides supplemental foods, health care referral, breast feeding support to women and babies.  Courtesy of:

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - As the $85 billion in automatic budget cuts begin to take effect, family advocate groups warn that those cuts will tear a wider hole in the safety net for low-income women in Missouri and around the nation. The Center on Budget Policy and Priorities estimated that nearly 750,000 wom

PHOTO: At the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pew pollsters have found entrenched attitudes on abortion. Courtesy of Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

ST. LOUIS - The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, Roe versus Wade, turns 40 this week (Tueday) and a new poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds most Americans - 63 percent - want to keep it legal. Alan Cooperman, associate director for research w

ST. LOUIS - National HIV Testing Day today serves as an annual reminder to get tested and encourage others to do the same. As part of the observance, state and county health departments, along with private agencies, are providing free HIV testing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventi

ST. LOUIS - Tense discussion over federal funding to Planned Parenthood went down to the wire, but ultimately Congress struck a budget deal to avert a federal government shutdown, without cutting off that funding, though $38 billion was slashed from the budget. However, with the 2012 budget debate

ST. LOUIS - Valentine's Day is known as a day for love and intimacy, topics that often are uncomfortable or difficult to bring up between parents and their teenagers. Experts say there are easy ways to discuss sexual health and relationships with teens. Charisse Jackson, vice president of education

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