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PNS Daily Newscast - October 17, 2017 


On the rundown: a new poll has Americans turning thumbs-down on Trump’s hurricane response; changes in the works to North Carolina’s election law; a move to protect Central California wilderness; and making federal buildings “bird friendly”

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Public News Service - MD: Health Issues

GOP lawmakers missed a key deadline this weekend to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Virginia Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Groups that have pushed for health care for all Americans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. Senate Republicans missed a deadline this weekend to use the budget reconciliation process to repeal the Affordable Care Act. That means they now have to have 60 Senate vot

Many chickens that are sold at the local feed store come from large factory farms. (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Nearly 1,000 people across the country have become ill this year from salmonella connected to backyard flocks of chickens, ducks and geese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 10 separate salmonella outbreaks that have affected people in 48 states - incl

On Aug. 21, Marylanders will get to see an almost full eclipse of the sun. (nasa.gov)

BALTIMORE – One week from Monday, the moon's shadow will block the sun from view in a total solar eclipse. The moon will cast a 70-mile-wide shadow by slipping between Earth and the sun. It's causing a lot of excitement because it's the first one in 99 years. While there is no risk to he

Dozens of Americans die every day by overdosing on painkillers. (nih.gov)

BALTIMORE -- Overdoses on painkillers kill more than sixty Americans every day, and between 2005 and 2014 there was a 99 percent increase in the number of people going to emergency rooms because of overdoses. But according to the American Psychological Association, doctors have been reluctant to p

Clean drinking water in several states is reliant on government funding for  Chesapeake Bay. (Fish and Wildlife Service)

BALTIMORE – Those who love Chesapeake Bay are hopeful this week that despite President Donald Trump's promise to cut funding this year to help protect the bay, lawmakers will refuse to do that. A subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee is expected to include $60 million for the En

Familiar music brings out powerful emotions in people, and is one reason crowds still flock to see the bands they remember from their teen years. (nih.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- For many people, summer means concert season - as bands and other musical acts hit the road and people flock to see them - even groups that might not have had a new hit in decades. And a music theory professor says there's a good reason for that. Richard Ashley, associate profess

Maryland watchdog groups say health insurance affordability and accessibility would be compromised under the American Health Care Act proposed by U.S. House Republicans. (V. Carter)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – On the heels of a report by the Congressional Budget Office that estimates the American Health Care Act would mean 24 million people would lose their health insurance, opponents of the plan in Maryland say they're gearing up for what could be a long battle. Vincent DiMarco,

How much is too much when it comes to exposure to WiFi and digital devices? (cdc.gov)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – There's a push in Maryland to set up safety guidelines relating to WiFi in schools and for daily use of computers, tablets and other technology. Here’s the question: Do the devices pose a health risk? Lawmakers are set to consider bills (HB 866, SB 1089) that would r

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