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'16 and Pregnant' helped reduce U.S. teen births, study says

It attracts lots of criticism about its stars and subject matter, but the popular MTV reality show “16 and Pregnant” has had a “sizable impact” on the declining teen birth rate, according to a study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research on Monday.<p>“This is sex education for the 21st …

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German diplomats survive Saudi gun attack

German diplomats have survived a shooting in Saudi Arabia, the country's official news agency has reported.<p>SPA said on Monday that authorities were investigating the incident, which took place near the eastern town of Al Awamiya in the Qatif region, where most of the country's Shia Muslim minority …

'Octomom' Nadya Suleman charged with lying in applying for welfare

"Octomom" Nadya Suleman, who drew international attention in 2009 when she gave birth to octuplets, could face years in jail for allegedly failing to disclose nearly $30,000 in earnings when she applied for welfare last year, prosecutors announced Monday.<p>Suleman, 38, is only the second U.S. woman …

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China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524612603_c0ed803946e403eb88ae318a3eb48c67<p><b>You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China.</b><p>Feeding time produces a frenzy as …

Obamacare enrolment numbers reveal critical lack of young customers

The scale of the challenge still facing the Obama administration over the president's healthcare was starkly exposed on Monday when new figures showed that less than a third of people signing up for health insurance plans are under 35.<p>In its first release of a demographic breakdown since the …

Among kids in U.S., the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

From many corners of the United States -- Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi -- recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to …

Egypt referendum: Tight security but clashes claim lives

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043839_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524678871_e2fbe503df644c048cc112f0d8c87d91<p><b>A first day of voting has been taking place in Egypt on a new constitution that could pave the way for fresh elections.</b><p>But clashes involving …

At least 200 drown in South Sudan ferry accident while fleeing fighting

More than 200 women and children drowned when their overloaded boat capsized on the Nile as they scrambled to escape fighting in South Sudan, officials said on Tuesday.<p>In a disaster shocking even by the standards of the month-long warfare racking the world's youngest country, only two people, male …

US will not enter bilateral no-spy deal with Germany, reports media

America is refusing to enter a bilateral no-spy agreement with Germany and has declined to rule out bugging the calls of German political leaders in the immediate future, according to reports in the German media.<p>Last October, revelations that the National Security Agency had been bugging Angela …

Deadly car bomb strikes Nigeria's Maiduguri

A car bomb has exploded in front of the state television offices in the north eastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri killing at least 17 people, according to a senior police official.<p>The bomb, planted in a three-wheel rickshaw taxi, exploded outside the state television offices at about 1.30pm (1230 …

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Despite Scandal, Vincent Gray Leads Democratic Candidates in D.C. Mayoral Race

Time has been a friend to D.C. May­or Vin­cent Gray’s reelec­tion hopes.<p>A new <i>Wash­ing­ton Post</i> poll shows the in­cum­bent may­or of the cap­it­al …

ISIL recaptures Raqqa from Syria’s rebels

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has retaken the Syrian city of Raqqa after fierce fighting for the northern provincial capital, activists said.<p>The al-Qaeda-linked group has been battling a coalition of rebel groups of different ideologies in opposition-held areas across northern …

Senate blocks jobless aid

The Senate blocked two separate proposals to revive emergency unemployment benefits that expired in December, all but killing the prospects of reviving jobless aid for now.<p>The chamber voted 52-48 to reject a bill that would have extended benefits through November and pay for it by extending the …

'Pretty Good' Budget Deal Looks Good Enough To Avoid Shutdown

<b>Listen · 4:26</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>For the first time in years, the House of Representatives is expected to approve a massive new spending bill Wednesday that keeps federal agencies operating until a new fiscal year starts in October.<p>The so-called "omnibus" package of all 12 annual …

World Bank: Global economy at turning point

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1044000/1044144_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524756245_dbd95f230d5fab1b1f7e02279f9a9c84<p><b>The global economy is at a "turning point", the World Bank has said, as it forecasts stronger growth for 2014.</b><p>In its annual report on the world …

Thailand crisis: Polls to proceed despite protests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044136_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524770697_5607ba18a6537c8015ec3067e024fe21<p><b>Thailand's election is set to go ahead as planned on 2 February, the government says, despite protesters' "shutdown" of the capital, Bangkok.</b><p>The news …

Syria says West talks to Damascus about Islamist rebels

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Obama Will Likely Leave Significant NSA Reforms to Congress

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In anticipation of President Obama's speech about possible reforms of national surveillance programs …