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How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

<b>Teenage pregnancy is a problem developed Western nations have been battling for decades - and though it sometimes goes unnoticed they have made huge progress.</b><p>"Here's a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers," wrote columnist Nicholas Kristof …

Pregnancy

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

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US arrests scores in nationwide drug raids

Authorities in the United States have arrested more than 150 people in drug raids across 28 states.<p>Federal drug, customs and border patrol agents joined local authorities to target synthetic drugs.<p>The investigation, called Operation Synergy, has lasted four months and accrued more than $20m in cash …

Changes Could Help Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work in U.S.

Shares 711<p>The spouses of some H-1B visa holders could receive work authorization in the U.S., according to a proposed rule change the Department of …

Recent Experiments Give A Glimmer Of Hope For A Treatment For Autism

These are important and widespread substances: ATP, a molecule that shuttles energy around cells, is a purine; so are half the "genetic letters" in DNA. Cells under viral attack tend to shed them.<p>Too many of them in the blood can thus be a signal of viral infection. In that case activating the CDR …

Catching Social Security Disability Fraudsters in the Act

<i>UPDATE: Since this story first aired on May 9, 2014, Cory Eglash was sentenced to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for</i> …

Chris Grayling: we will toughen sentences for youth crimes

Under-18s who commit serious offences such as sexual assaults or robbery will face tougher penalties, under plans announced by the Justice Secretary<p>Youths who commit robberies or serious sex attacks will face tougher penalties under reforms announced by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary.<p>The …

Nearly 120 People Overdose on Synthetic Marijuana in 5-Day Period

Almost 120 people in a five-day period in Texas overdosed on a synthetic drug that mimics the effects of marijuana.<p>Police believe the drug on which …

Marijuana

Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students

A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say.<p>In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two sociology professors found that Asian Americans enter …

Equality

Raise Taxes to Fix the Wealth Gap, Millionaires Say

In the heated debate over inequality, the wealthy are usually portrayed as the cause rather than the solution.<p>But CNBC's first-ever Millionaire Survey reveals that 51 percent of American millionaires believe inequality is a "major problem" for the U.S., and nearly two-thirds support higher taxes on …

Bullied Students Sneak Thousands of Guns Into Schools

Bullying victims are sneaking hundreds of thousands of firearms, knives and clubs into U.S. high schools, according to a chilling new analysis that carries the eerie echoes of one recent mass school assault and two potential near misses.<p>Extrapolating from a survey of American high school students …

DRC court clears most soldiers of rape

The biggest rape trial in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo has delivered just two guilty verdicts against government soldiers.<p>The trial relates to the alleged mass rape of 130 women by 39 soldiers. A military court in DR Congo on Monday cleared almost all of 39 soldiers accused of …

Polio, Spreading Abroad, Threatens US

A resurgence of polio in the Middle East and Africa has sparked a dire warning from public health officials, including U.S. experts who fear the …

US teachers are not nearly as diverse as their students, new studies say

US teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students, according to two new studies. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than one in five of their teachers is nonwhite.<p>The new studies, from the Center for American Progress and the National Education …

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FBI reportedly probing Oregon's botched ObamaCare launch

The FBI reportedly is probing the failed launch of Oregon's ObamaCare insurance exchange, joining several other agencies looking into the multimillion-dollar program that was scrapped last month.<p>The Oregonian and KATU first reported on the preliminary investigation. The law enforcement arm of the …

Student: 'We need to go to school' - CNN Video

The States With the Worst Healthcare Systems

Nearly a quarter of West Virginians have lost six or more teeth, and other findings from a new Commonwealth Fund report.<p>Minnesota has the nation's best-performing healthcare system, according to a Commonwealth Fund ranking released this week, and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire are tied …

“I’ll never apologize for my white privilege” guy is basically most of white America

<b>Tal Fortgang (Fox News)</b><p>Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang is a jerk, but he’s not an outlier on the issue of racism in America<p>Katie McDonough<p>May 4, 2014 9:03pm (UTC)<p>A college student who doesn't believe in the existence of structural racism or white supremacy wrote an essay about why he …

Head teachers raise 'serious concerns' over Islamic school take-over

Concern of 'Trojan Horse' plot spreads to three more state primaries as head teachers' leaders voice concerns for the first time over the Islamic infiltration at schools in Birmingham<p>Schools across Britain are likely to have been targeted in an alleged Islamist plot to take over classrooms, head …

UK child death rate among worst in western Europe, say experts

Children in the UK are more likely to die before they reach their fifth birthday than in any other western European country except Malta.<p>Almost five in every 1,000 children born in the UK die before the age of five, a rate the authors of the global study said was surprising for a country with free, …

Ann Maguire stabbing: man charged over malicious communications

Police have arrested one man and charged another in connection with "malicious communications" following the fatal stabbing of Ann Maguire, a 61-year-old teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic college in Leeds.<p>Jake Newsome, 21, from the Harehills area in Leeds, was charged and released on bail. He is …