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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 - TN: Teen Pregnancy Prevention

NAXHVILLE, Tenn. - The results of a study published in the January issue of Pediatrics finds parents are too-often late in telling their children about the birds and the bees. Children are beginning sexual experimentation younger than many parents want to believe, and may put themselves at risk beca

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - While Tennessee schools and sex education instructors will continue to teach abstinence as a 100-percent effective form of birth control, federal dollars will no longer be used to teach that method exclusively. Late last week, Pres. Obama signed a spending bill eliminating all fed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Almost ten years ago, in 2000, country singer Garth Brooks was at the top of his career, bringing in millions of dollars a year, when he suddenly retired from performing and recording to spend time with his daughters. Now, he says, he's coming out of retirement and returning to th

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The time for Tennessee's Congressional delegation to hear from constituents at home is winding down, and some in the state are worried about what could be left out of the national debate on health care reform. Jeff Teague, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East

Nashville, TN – The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) decided on Wednesday to allow over-the-counter sale of Plan B, the morning-after emergency birth control pill, to 17-year-olds. The previous age requirement was 18. Mark Huffman of Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee says his

Nashville, TN – A stark line has been drawn between two sides debating whether to continue allowing federal funds to support Planned Parenthood. U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has introduced legislation to drastically cut the organization's use of federal tax dollars, while an independant stud

Nashville, TN – In his first few days in office, President Barrack Obama issued key executive orders changing eight years of Bush administration policy. One was overturning the global gag rule which restricted information and services for millions of women worldwide on critical basic health se

Nashville, TN – A new survey paints a bleak picture of the status of America's children. The State of America’s Children report from the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) finds the number of Tennessee children living in poverty is more than 300,000, while nationwide 13.3 million are po

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