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Nebraska lawmakers advance bill to keep teen moms in school


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would require schools to provide accommodations for pregnant and parenting students advanced Tuesday in the Nebraska Legislature over protests from rural senators who say schools don't need a mandate.

The bill would require schools to provide spaces for breastfeeding students to express and store milk and task school boards with adopting written policies for how they will accommodate pregnant and parenting students. Senators gave the measure first-round approval with a 29-3 vote.

But rural senators said they'll work on amendments to strip the bill of what...

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