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Where the poor live in America may help determine their life span

  The poor in some cities — big ones like New York and Los Angeles, and also quite a few smaller ones like Birmingham, Ala. — live nearly as long as their middle-class neighbors or have seen rising life expectancy in the 21st century. But in some other parts of the country, adults with the lowest incomes die on average ...

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San Francisco New Paid Leave Law: Another Job Killer?

  Wednesday April 06, 2016 – San Franciscans are patting themselves on the back for being the first in the nation to guarantee that workers receive six weeks of paid leave following the birth or adoption of a child. Such a benefit sounds compassionate—everyone wants parents to have time to recover from birth and bond with their new family member—but we ...

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Are There Health Benefits From Eating Walnuts?

Daily walnut consumption could have beneficial effects when it comes to delaying age-related health issues, a new study has found. Initial findings from the Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study presented at Experimental Biology 2016 (EB) indicate that eating the nuts daily could positively impact blood cholesterol levels without adverse effects on body weight among older adults. The dual site ...

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Supreme Court Hears High-Stakes Texas Abortion Case

  Wednesday March 02, 2016 – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in a major abortion case focusing on whether a Texas law that imposes strict regulations on abortion doctors and clinic buildings interferes with the constitutional right of a woman to end her pregnancy. Eight justices were on the bench as arguments began in the case, not the ...

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Punxsutawney Phil Sees No Shadow, Predicts Early Spring

  Groundhog Day 2016 – Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous furry forecaster, failed to see his shadow Tuesday morning, meaning spring is right around the corner, or so the folklore says. The groundhog’s prediction came about 7:25 a.m. in Punxsutawney, Pa., with fair skies and temperatures in the mid-20s. If this winter’s days truly are numbered, it will be remembered for both its mildness and brevity. Since ...

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Franklin Graham discusses ‘biblical values’

Taking a page from Jerry Falwell’s playbook, Franklin Graham, son of the famous evangelist, has embarked on a tour of all 50 state capitals in an effort to encourage evangelicals to be politically active; he arrives in Concord on Tuesday. In the runup to the 1980 presidential election, Falwell conducted rallies at state capitols throughout the nation in what emerged ...

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