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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: Women's

Women's Health Week is this week in Tennessee, and women are encouraged to get preventive health screenings and increase the healthy food they eat and the amount of exercise they get. (Kate Sumbler/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the midst of being mothers, daughters, wives and caregivers, women in Tennessee don't always make time to take care of themselves. That's why the Tennessee Department of Health is celebrating National Women's Health Week and reminding women in the state to take small, m

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Tennesseans are encouraged to seek professional help if they feel stress, sadness or other emotions they feel unable to cope with. (WanMohd/morguefile)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - May is Mental Health Awareness Month and experts are reminding Tennesseans about the importance of checking in on the psychological health of themselves and their loved ones. One in five adults experiences some form of mental illness in a given year, according to the National Al

Several national organizations are protesting a bill that would allow counselors in Tennessee to deny service based on their religious beliefs. (AlachuaCounty/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow counselors to deny services and refer clients based on the provider's religious beliefs. The bill, HB 1840, is prompting such national groups as the American Counseling Association (ACA) and American Foundation for

Tennessee's high rate of obesity is partially attributed to its traditional Southern fried and rich foods. (gracey/morguefile.com)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - About one in three Tennesseans is classified as obese and a report released by survey company WalletHub names four Tennessee cities including Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville in the top 15 of its Fattest cities in America list of 2016. The analysis looked at the p

Mayor Megan Barry of Nashville speaks at a recent luncheon of Nashville Cable, a networking group for women. (Nashville Cable)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Three Tennessee cities top the list when it comes to their support of women-owned businesses. The findings from a WalletHub study commissioned by American Express OPEN recognized Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis in the top five out of 100 cities and Knoxville at 15th for thei

Increased breastfeeding could save 820,000 lives, according to research published in the journal, The Lancet. (maja/flickr.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Increased breastfeeding could save the lives of Tennessee mothers and babies. A new report published in the medical journal, The Lancet, suggests increasing that number could save 820,000 babies and women every year around the world. The primary reason, say experts, is the anti

President Barack Obama is proposing additional funding for rape kit reform across the country. Tennessee still has thousands of untested kits. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – President Barack Obama has included an additional $41 million in funding for rape kit testing reform in his 2017 budget. If it survives the contentious federal budgeting process, the money could help process the more than 9,000 untested rape kits at Tennessee law enforcement

The first case of Zika virus is confirmed in Tennessee by the State Department of Health. (dodgertonskillhause/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The first case of Zika virus has been reported in Tennessee the state Department of Health announced late Tuesday. The individual had traveled to South America prior to returning to east Tennessee. Dr. Tim Jones, state epidemiologist, says the state was prepared for the likely

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