08-23-2017  11:58 pm      •     

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Communities that support gay rights see far fewer suicide attempts

A study in the journal Pediatrics says that gay, lesbian and bisexual youth who live in supportive communities are less likely to attempt suicide than those youth who live in communities who do not support gay rights.

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Their successes, spurred by big election gains in November, go well beyond the spending cuts forced on states by the fiscal crunch and tea party agitation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In state after state, Republicans are moving swiftly past blunted Democratic opposition to turn a conservative wish-list into law.


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Daytona Beach City Manager and Police Chief against swearing in university's officers

Bethune-Cookman University is hoping to convince a majority of the Daytona Beach City commissioners that their officers should be sworn in and empowered through the Daytona Beach, Fla., Police Department


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Most people would rather look the other way than acknowledge how many people are living with HIV

A fear of disclosing one's HIV status is not unusual, since there is a stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS that is ingrained in American society


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The Joint Personal Effects Depot has two staff counselors to help them stay focused on their sad but noble task

The military's Joint Personal Effects Depot's mission is sorting, photographing, cleaning and shipping the belongings of service members killed overseas


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The labor-force participation rate of just above 64 percent is the lowest in more than two decades

The country's economic outlook brightened noticeably in March, as employers added 216,000 jobs, pushing the overall unemployment rate down a notch to 8.8 percent and seeming to confirm that a steady job-growth dynamic is under way


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Smuggling techniques are reaching new levels

The package surprised even veteran law enforcement officials used to seeing all kinds of contraband smuggled into prisons: It was a child's coloring book, dedicated "to daddy" and mailed to a New Jersey inmate, with crayon-colored scribbling made from a paste containing drugs


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Different factors are contributing to America's 'Black flight,' but one obvious question comes into play

In major cities across the country, census numbers are revealing a shrinking Black community in the urban cores of places like Chicago, New York, and even Washington, D.C.


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Scientists say paying controllers to sleep will improve safety

The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say.


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Gov. Mike Beebe says two deaths in Little Rock have pushed the death toll from violent weather in Arkansas to seven.


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