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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - MO: Youth

While much attention has been paid to hoverboards that have burst into flames, a more common result is a fall leading to broken bones. (hovershop.com)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The "cool factor" certainly surrounds the hoverboard fad, but while the Internet was quickly filled with videos of hoverboards catching fire, some also show people falling off the devices - and hospital emergency rooms have been filled with patients who suffered injuries in those

The U.S. Postal Service receives, and helps answer, millions of letters to Santa each year. (USPS)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo - At a time when "goodwill toward men" may seem to be in short supply, many kids across Missouri and the nation will have their holiday wishes answered by perfect strangers, just because they dropped a letter in the mail. It's a timeless tradition, kids writing to Santa, and for

A tablet app is helping change and improve care for babies born with heart defects. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tablet computers aren't just for fun and games. With new data showing the success of an app developed for babies born with heart defects, doctors at Children's Mercy say this sort of technology can be lifesaving. Since March of 2014, the Cardiac High-Acuity Monitoring Program, o

Sustainable practices are both implemented and taught at Missouri State University, which now offers a minor in the field. Credit: MSU Office of Communications.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Sustainability is more than just a trend or a buzzword – it's now a minor at Missouri State University, which joins a growing list of schools offering undergraduate coursework in the field. Jordan Schanda, the university's sustainability coordinator, says while many

Teens are turning to e-cigarettes in large numbers, which doctors say is problematic on many fronts. Credit: www.vaping360.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As summer winds down and kids return to their classes and friends, health experts want to make sure parents make children aware of the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes. The good news is fewer teens are picking up the smoking habit, but the latest data from the CDC sho

At American Friends Service Committee Freedom Schools in the St. Louis area, teenagers and young adults look for ways to be agents of change. Credit: Joshua Saleem

ST. LOUIS - The cameras have stopped rolling and the national news crews have gone home, but in the year since the shooting death of Michael Brown, grassroots programs have been driving change in Ferguson. In the past year, said Joshua Saleem, who heads the peace education program run by the Americ

Advocates for anti-hunger programs hope Congress will recognize the importance of the meals kids eat at school as it weighs the fate of child nutrition programs. Credit: jdurham/morguefile

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - As Congress weighs the fate of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, advocates want to ensure school meal and other programs can continue to make inroads against hunger in Missouri and nationwide. One of the most hotly debated portions of the legislation when it was reauthorize

Doctors are concerned about a rise in the number of mower-related injuries to kids this year. Credit: Kroesseel/Morguefile

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Broken bones, amputations, and permanent disabilities are among the preventable injuries to children doctors say are on the rise – due to a dangerous mix of kids and lawn mowers. Dr. Dale Jarka, pediatric orthopedic surgeon with Children's Mercy Hospital, says the hos

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