Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

(CNN)American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that time period, 42% of female teens and 44% of male teens reported having had sex at least once, a 1% decrease for females and a 2% increase for males over the previous four years, spanning 2006 to 2010. These differences are …

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Hanok homes: South Korean architects look to the past in their push to modernize

June 22, 2017

(CNN)South Korea may be known for its sharp focus on the new, but architects — and their increasingly sophisticated clients — are looking to the past for inspiration. “Historically, the prevalent view was that the hanok was useless — it was blocking development and economic progress,” says Hyumgmin Pai, an architectural historian at Seoul National University who curated South Korea’s award-winning pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. “Now …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

… a narrow win by Handel, that strategy shouldn’t necessarily be discarded. Senate GOP aims for health care vote next week Democrats will need to brace themselves. Republicans are going to get a little wind in their sails from this victory. It will give Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and the NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) a momentary reprieve from the doubts and griping they are hearing from their caucus. And for the time being they may be able to …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… Health and Human Services, and the race had become a proxy for the National political climate and a test of GOP might in the early months of the Trump presidency. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. Growing up in suburban Atlanta as a sports/political-news junkie, I remember “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron hitting number 715 in 1974, Newt Gingrich being sworn in as Congressman in 1979, and CNN launching the first 24-hour news channel in …

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Japan Has Surprise Deficit as Import Growth Beats Exports

June 20, 2017

… steadily and external demand is a leading factor in the Japanese economy," said Yuichi Kodama, chief economist at Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. in Tokyo. There’s no weak spot among major regions globally and all are heading toward recovery, which is helping Japan’s exports, Kodama said. Other Details The Finance Ministry said that Japan often experiences deficits in May, as exports slow relative to imports due to a string of National holidays early in the month. Price and …

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News Daily: Van hits crowd near mosque – BBC News

June 19, 2017

… week’s disaster. Macron wins parliamentary majority It’s not the landslide many predicted, but French President Emmanuel Macron’s party has won a clear majority in the country’s parliamentary elections. His centrist La Republique En Marche group, with its MoDem ally, took more than 300 seats in the 577-member National Assembly. But voter turnout hit a record low – just 42%. Analysis: Macron’s conquest is complete. What now? By Hugh Schofield, in Paris The …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… Patagonia has taken on a number of National conservation efforts since environmentalist and rock climber Yvon Chouinard founded it in 1973. In 1988, the firm launched a campaign to restore the natural splendor of Yosemite Valley, which was being destroyed by cars and lodges. The company took on a more consumer-centric approach, launching an ad campaign in 2011 urging customers its jackets in an attempt to address rampant waste in the fashion industry. The company was relatively quiet for the …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

Image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National Health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers They used a ransomware program …

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Coroner Reveals Details Of Carrie Fisher’s Death

June 17, 2017

Fisher, 60, had fatty buildup in the walls of her arteries and had taken multiple drugs before her death, the statement said. Officials were unable to conclusively determine the exact cause of her death, according to The Associated Press. The manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the coroners office said. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing pauses for up to several minutes during sleep, according to the National Institutes of Health. Untreated, it can increase the risk of …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… resumes it will do so at one of the most contentious Washington moments in years. A new president, barely in office five months, could soon be under investigation by a special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice — and is furious about it. Should the investigation produce an impeachment drama, the nation will embark on the most traumatic National political process possible considering whether to remove an elected President before his time. However that ends, it will leave …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… anti-authority slogans such as No Police State in Barton Hill or ones promoting the far-right movement, the National Front. John Nation These guys produced a piece that was so vibrant, Nation said. It helped break down some barriers. Lots of these guys listened to hip hop, reggae and black-inspired music. Lots of the artists they looked up to were black, hispanic and Puerto Rican, but they were in a predominantly white area. Being involved in graffiti opened their eyes and helped to lower …

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

… and not left. Northam, a 57-year-old pediatric neurologist from the Hampton Roads area, will now face off against Republican gubernatorial nominee Ed Gillespie. Gillespie,a Beltway power broker and former Republican National Committee chairman,consistently led in the polls against state Sen. Frank Wagner and Corey Stewart, at-large chairman of Prince William County. He beat Stewart by a narrow margin Tuesday night. Northam is highly favored to win both because of the relative popularity of …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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Sanders Movement Plots Democratic Party Takeover At Weekend Gathering

June 13, 2017

… financial need was not a barrier to participation. The labor union and influential Sanders backer National Nurses United covered the cost of the building rental, staff and amenities of the conference itself, including customized banners and swag, a mobile app for scheduling updates, three square meals for everyone and a handful of shopping-mall-style photo stations for goofy group pictures. This is a representation of a democratizing movement. Having people here who could not afford to be here …

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Australia’s most well-known landmark is so sacred it’s tricky to photograph. This is how Google brought it to Street View.

June 11, 2017

Image: GOOGLE The sacred nature of the iconic landmark Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is lost on many tourists even Australians. That changed this week after Google, working closely with the site’s traditional owners, released interactive imagery of the stunning rock formation and audio of its ancient stories to the world for the first time. The launch of Google Street View and Story Spheres at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park was a result of two years of work and collaboration with the …

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Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 11, 2017

The first batch of the dead ducklings was discovered May 20 and the rest were found over a two-day period. Necropsies by the U.S. Geological Surveys National Wildlife Health Center determined they had died of high levels of microscopic parasites that develop in snails living in the pool, according to a statement from the park service. The parasites are ingested by the ducks when they eat the snails. The deaths followed a heat wave in D.C. There have been snails in there for as long as anyone …

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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to be drained after 80 ducks die

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The National Park Service will drain the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool this weekend after approximately 80 ducklings were found dead, including 53 in one day. Humans who come in contact with the parasite could develop cercarial dermatitis, better known as “swimmer’s itch.” It’s not contagious and rarely requires medical treatment, but it’s uncomfortable. Crews will refill the pool next Friday and things should be back to normal the following …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 10, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former National security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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GOP’s New Defense of Trump: The Guy’s A Toddler, He Doesn’t Know Any Better

June 9, 2017

… foreign policy. After Trump won the GOP nomination, more established Republican operatives adopted a similar defense of their standard-bearer. Some supporters, though, concede that five months in, Trump has not been learning as quickly as might have been hoped. Matt Mackowiak, a Texas GOP consultant and frequent Trump defender, acknowledged that Trumps attempts to end the investigation into his first National security advisers contacts with Russian officials was improper. For Trump …

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California Attorney General To Trump: Keep Your Hands Off Our Public Lands

June 9, 2017

National monument designations protect the irreplaceable natural and cultural heritage that belongs to all Americans, ensuring that the haste or greed of one generation does not squander those gifts at the expense of future generations, Attorney General Xavier Becerra wrote in a letter dated Thursday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Six protected National monuments in the state were targeted for review by President Donald Trump in an executive order in April.Reviews could open up the public …

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Trump’s Climate Withdrawal Is An Impeachable Offense

June 9, 2017

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… March 2015that glyphosate is carcinogenicin October 2015 associate director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, to the president of the European Commission stating that he had re-examined some raw data of animal studies EFSA used to conclude that glyphosate did not cause cancer, and found eight instances of tumors that EFSA had not included in its assessment. Portier recently retired after 40 years of employment in the United States government and is now a part-time …

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U.S. Lashed As ‘Main Threat’ To Environment At UN Ocean Conference

June 6, 2017

… short-term National gain to prevent long-term global catastrophe, he cautioned, and he urged a new model of nations working together to protect the oceans. She noted that the oceans are now 30 percent more acidic than in pre-industrial times, big predatory fish stocks have declined by [up to] 90 percent, the surface waters are getting warmer[and in]some areas there are more microplastics than plankton. Micronesia President Peter Christian said Pacific islanders fear that the ocean has been …

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URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… British Prime Minister Theresa May has paid a private visit to some of the victims of the vehicle and knife attacks in central London. May visited King's College Hospital, which is caring for 14 of the 48 people hospitalized after the Saturday night attacks on London Bridge and at nearby restaurants. The National Health Service says 21 people remain in critical condition. A van mowed down pedestrians on the bridge before its occupants got out and started stabbing people. Police shot three …

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Ageing research ‘guinea pigs’ mark 70-year anniversary – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… looked at a number of mental and physical functions of the group as they grow older including memory, speed of thinking, and many aspects of fitness and health. During the reunion of the Lothian Birth Cohort, the researchers will reveal some of their key findings. The University of Edinburgh’s Prof Ian Deary, who originated and leads the study, said: “These anniversaries of Scotland’s National intelligence testing in June 1932 and 1947 are a lovely way to bring these special …

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