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The number of teenage women having children has hit an all-time low, thanks in large part to increased contraceptive access and use among Hispanic and African American teenagers, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
From: Mother Jones | By: Nina Liss-Schultz | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Spring is upon us, which means the weather is finally nice enough to sit outside and munch on a grilled burger slathered with ketchup. Or, if you prefer, a crispy salad topped with strawberries and walnuts. Either way, chances are that at least a few...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sara Rathod | Friday, April 29, 2016
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The Pentagon does not plan to prosecute any of the military personnel involved in a deadly airstrike on a hospital in Afghanistan last fall. The announcement came as the Pentagon released its investigation, which provided new details about the circumstances...
From: Mother Jones | By: Sara Rathod and AJ Vicens | Friday, April 29, 2016
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According to a 2015 New York Times analysis of government and private-sector data, the number of calories consumed annually by the average US child declined 9 percent between 2004 and 2013. And yet, researchers from Duke and Wake Forest have found that...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tom Philpott | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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A Supreme Court ruling issued Thursday could make it much easier for the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies to hack computers across the country, angering privacy advocates and drawing a rebuke from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.). The court approved...
From: Mother Jones | By: Max J. Rosenthal | Friday, April 29, 2016
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The other day, I bumped into Trent Lott, the former Republican Senate majority leader who's now at the law and lobbying firm of Squire Patton Boggs (its clients include Airbus, Goldman Sachs, and Royal Dutch Shell). He's always polite and chatty—these...
From: Mother Jones | By: David Corn | Friday, April 29, 2016
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As CEO of Massey Energy, central Appalachia's largest coal producer, Don Blankenship towered over West Virginia politics for more than a decade by spending millions to bolster Republican candidates and causes. That chapter came to an end in April, when...
From: Mother Jones | By: Tim Murphy | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Last week, while expressing his disapproval over North Carolina's controversial new bathroom law, Donald Trump said that if Caitlyn Jenner ever found herself in need of a bathroom, she was welcome to swing by Trump Tower in Manhattan and use the bathroom...
From: Mother Jones | By: Inae Oh | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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You don't always hear the bubble burst. Often, it's more a gradual escaping of air, signaled by nothing more than the occasional queasy feeling you bat away: One house for sale on the block, oh well. Two, three—maybe just a robust market? Five, six,...
From: Mother Jones | By: Monika Bauerlein and Clara Jeffery | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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For a sign that Josh Willis isn't your typical NASA scientist, let's start with the name of his major new climate study: Oceans Melting Greenland. That's "OMG," if your mind isn't the sort to instantly elide everything into texting lingo. Willis, a researcher...
From: Mother Jones | By: Gregory Barber | Saturday, April 30, 2016
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On Wednesday night, two missiles from the Assad regime's Syrian Arab Air Force struck the Al Quds hospital in Aleppo, killing at least 14 medical staff and patients, including one of the last pediatricians who still worked in Syria's largest city. Within...
From: Mother Jones | By: Bryan Schatz | Friday, April 29, 2016
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With California's unusually high-stakes primary just weeks away, the top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination have descended on their party's state convention in Burlingame, a suburban enclave 16 miles south of San Francisco. This weekend's...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Friday, April 29, 2016
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On Friday, President Barack Obama released a plan for the federal government to promote the further development of smart gun technology. The guns, also known as "personalized firearms," employ biometric or other sensor technologies to prevent them from...
From: Mother Jones | By: Josh Harkinson | Friday, April 29, 2016
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Inside Amy Schumer Comedy's It Girl is back again to mock the country's lax gun laws. In a sketch on last night's episode of Inside Amy Schumer, Schumer and her co-star play two hosts on a home shopping network eager to sell their products, including...
From: Mother Jones | By: Grace Wilson | Friday, April 29, 2016
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In Oklahoma, it's legal to have oral sex with someone who's completely unconscious, the state's highest criminal court has ruled. In a unanimous decision, the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals found that a teenage boy was not guilty of forcible sodomy...
From: Mother Jones | By: Samantha Michaels | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Last year, the Pentagon announced that women would be allowed to join men in front-line combat positions in the military for the first time. This year, women may also have to join men in registering for the draft. The House Armed Services Committee narrowly...
From: Mother Jones | By: Max J. Rosenthal | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Tuesday's Republican primary in Pennsylvania was the ultimate test of the three campaigns' ground organization. And the candidate who's been most widely impugned for his ground game came out on top by a vast margin. Donald Trump won the Pennsylvania...
From: Mother Jones | By: Pema Levy | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Comedian W. Kamau Bell isn't afraid of being uncomfortable. So for the first episode of his new CNN show, United Shades of America, Bell took a trip to Arkansas—to meet with the Ku Klux Klan. The docuseries, which premiered Sunday night, follows the...
From: Mother Jones | By: Edwin Rios | Thursday, April 28, 2016
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At the corner of 17th and Valencia Streets in San Francisco late Tuesday afternoon, a group of about 20 protesters remained camped outside the Mission Police Station, fueled by coconut water, vitamin supplements, and car honking in solidarity. Several...
From: Mother Jones | By: Edwin Rios | Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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