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PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 


The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 


US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - TN: Women's

One in three women in the United States has faced delays or an inability to get birth control or other sexual and reproductive care since the pandemic began, according to the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The U.S. Supreme Court this week struck down a Louisiana law, also in place in Tennessee, that required physicians who provide abortion services to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The court found the law places an unconstitutional burden on women. However, it remain

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Medical Association, and other medical organizations have opposed Tennessee's recent order limiting abortions during the pandemic. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A judge in Nashville has ruled that as Tennessee flexes its power to temporarily ban non-emergency medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic, it doesn't have the right to block a woman's access to abortion services. The decision affirms a lower court ruling blocking an

Tennessee ranks 41st in the country for female labor-force participation rates, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A bill in Congress that would ensure pregnant women aren't fired from their jobs for requesting reasonable accommodations in the workplace has received bipartisan approval in the House Education and Labor Committee, and soon should move to the House floor for a vote. The Pregna

Recent reforms have shrunk the annual number of girls' detentions to less than 46,000 nationwide from nearly 100,000 in the early 2000s, according to the Vera Institute for Justice. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The juvenile court in Davidson county is spearheading an effort to reduce the number of girls and gender-nonconforming young people who end up behind bars. The court is emphasizing a trauma-informed approach, as part of the Initiative to End Girls' Incarceration by the Vera Ins

Each year, unsafe sleeping conditions are responsible for approximately 20% of infant deaths in Tennessee. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's infant mortality rate is on the decline for the first time in three years, according to new data released by the state Department of Health. The data show there were 38 fewer infant deaths in the state in 2018 compared with the year prior. Dr. Morgan McDonald,

In 2014, some 13,880 abortions were provided in Tennessee, according to the Guttmacher Institute. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee ranks fourth among the states for the percentage of abortions provided to out-of-state residents, according to an analysis of data by the Associated Press. More than 28,000 women have traveled to Tennessee since 2009 to end a pregnancy. Francie Hunt, executive director

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for women in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Health Department. (Adobe Stock)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week is Women's Health Week and the Tennessee Department of Health is urging women to make sure they're caught up on preventive screenings, such as mammograms. Kelly Luskin, section chief of reproductive and women's health at the Tennessee Department of Health, says w

More than 1 million Tennesseans currently receive their health care through the state's Medicaid program, TennCare. (Adobe Stock) <br /><br />

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State lawmakers have passed legislation that would shift federal funding for Tennessee's Medicaid program into a block grant. Co-sponsored by several lawmakers, including state Sen. Paul Bailey, a Republican from Sparta, and Rep. Timothy Hill, a Blountville Republican, the

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