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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 - TN: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: While the legal wrangling continues over a ruling that there should be no age restrictions on the morning-after pill, an FDA order does make it legal for those ages 15 and up to buy the emergency contraceptive over the counter.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At drugstores across Tennessee, over-the-counter purchases of the morning-after pill are now available to anyone age 15 and older, this after the Food and Drug Administration ruled that Plan B One Step can be sold on shelves like condoms, instead of having it behind the pharmacy c

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Many adults believe teenagers are neither emotionally nor financially equipped to be parents. A new awareness program - called "What's the Rush?" - has been started by Tennessee's district attorneys, at their General Conference, to point out some of the lesser-known problems of ch

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Tennessee attorneys are joining thousands of attorneys across the country this week in recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Pro bono work - literally "for the good," meaning without compensation - showcases volunteerism and highlights the services of lawyers donating t

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - What is a healthy relationship...and what isn't? It's not always an easy question to answer, even for teachers, pastors, social workers and other professionals who deal directly with those struggling with abuse and other relationship problems. Now, there's another source of infor

Nashville, TN – Parents losing jobs or having to take second jobs, family budgets under stress – economic recession takes a toll on families and children are often the forgotten victims. Elizabeth Davis-Pratt of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) says that during April, National Child Abu

Nashville, TN – Planning is the key to getting out of an abusive relationship safely. During "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," experts say the most dangerous time to leave is in the midst of a violent episode, when emotions are running high. Vice President of Programs Pamela Sessions, with

Nashville, TN – "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is outdated thinking, according to Tennessee children's advocates. In Massachusetts, a new law prohibits spanking in schools as well as homes, and local groups say Tennessee should pass similar legislation. Pam Stone, of the Nashville-based

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