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U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low, Despite Good Economy

NEW YORK (AP) – The rate of births to women ages 15 to 44, known as the general fertility rate, sank to a record low of about 60 per 1,000, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.


Ebola Reached an Urban Area in Congo. What Now?

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – The global health community swallowed hard May 17 with the announcement that a case of Ebola had been confirmed in a city of more than 1 million in Congo, bringing the latest outbreak of the often deadly hemorrhagic fever out of remote rural areas. “Confirmation of urban #Ebola in #DRC is a game changer in this outbreak—the challenge just got much much tougher,” the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief, Dr. Peter Salama, said on Twitter…


May 2018
May 18 Terrorism & Security At Least 8 Killed in Texas High School Shooting
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April 2018
Apr 12 Economy & Personal Finance The Downside to U.S. Jobless Claims Remaining Low
Apr 2 Society & Lifestyles London Murder Rate Surpasses NYC
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March 2018
Mar 14 Weather & Environment South Africa Drought Now a National Disaster
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February 2018
Feb 25 Economy & Personal Finance 1 in 5 Americans Have More Credit Card Debt than Savings
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January 2018
Jan 13 Weather & Environment Ocean Dead Zones Have Quadrupled Since 1950
Jan 4 Economy & Personal Finance Apple Set to Become First $1 Trillion Company This Year
Jan 1 Health Issues U.S. Hit Hard by Early Flu Season
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