08:30 Newscast, April 21st, 2016

A bill that would allow officials to charge a person with a hate crime if they target law enforcement heads to the House floor. Jeff Palermo has the story..:
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The bill that would expand the number of diseases that medical marijuana would cover under the law advances on its second try in the state Senate. On Tuesday, the upper chamber voted 19-16 in favor of the bill but it needed 20 to pass. Parks Senator Fred Mills brought his bill up again on 4/20 and the measure advanced 21-16. It now heads to the House.

Should high school students take a national survey on sex risks? A bill that would allow it cleared the House Education Committee on Wednesday. Baton Rouge Representative Rick Edmonds opposed because he says this issue should be discussed at home, not in school…:
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Supporters believe the legislation could reduce teen pregnancies and STD cases. The bill now heads to the House floor.

Harriet Tubman should begin appearing on the $20 bill around 2020, according to the US treasury department. Summer Steib with the LSU Women’s Center says this is an exciting time for women…:
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Rosa Parks, Susan B. Anthony, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Helen Keller were other candidates for the newly-designed currency.