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Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

A Shockingly High Number of Americans Experience Poverty

According to new research, almost 40 percent of adults experience impoverishment by age 60. But while poverty's reach is wide, it isn't necessarily deep.<p>Americans have a habit of talking about poverty as if it were a deep gulch somewhere at the fringe of the U.S. economy. We imagine a few …

When migrants crossing the US-Mexico border get into trouble, 911 is there

Workers at 911 dispatch centers say most calls from migrants typically begin the same way: "I’m lost in the desert and I haven’t had water in days."<p>The callers are usually Spanish speakers and their cell phone reception can be poor.<p>One man, who said his name was Joel, called for help in the middle …

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KKK Imperial Wizard Hates to See Kids in Klan Costumes: 'There's No Respect'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A Ku Klux Klan leader told The Atlantic Wire that one racist Virginia mom and her 7-year-old son's …

Attention, White Men: You Don't Make as Much as You Think

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>If you are an Asian-American man: Congratulations. You make more, on average, than any member of any …

Is Puerto Rico the next Greece? Nest eggs could suffer

The U.S. territory has become the latest poster child for serious debt woes. Once popular with investors, the island's $2.2 billion budget deficit has led credit rating agencies to downgrade Puerto Rican bonds to near-junk status.<p>SAN JUAN — When Alejandro García Padilla took office as governor of …

Wal-Mart's online 'sale' is really not what it seems

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Speaking a second language delays dementias, even in the illiterate, study finds

There’s more evidence that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia later in life — this time in a population where even illiterate people reaped the benefits of being bilingual.<p>Conducted in Hyderabad, India, the largest study of its kind so far found that speaking two languages …

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CO2 levels hit record high

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has risen to a record high – again.<p>For the past nine years the UN World Metereological Organisation has produced an annual greenhouse gas bulletin, with each year notching up a record high for average annual levels, and figures published on Wednesday …

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AFL-CIO Asks Latino Voters To Push Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON -- The AFL-CIO isn't giving up on comprehensive immigration reform. The largest federation of unions in the U.S. launched a series of television ads on Wednesday in districts with large Latino populations, urging them to ask their representatives in the House to support reform.<p>The ads …

US hijacker returns from Cuba after nearly 30 years to face charges

An American who almost 30 years ago hijacked a plane and forced it to fly to Cuba was taken into FBI custody after he returned to the United States on Wednesday to face federal charges.<p>William Potts hid a handgun in a plaster cast when he boarded a flight carrying 56 people in Newark, N.J., in …