• The Richest Americans Live 7 To 10 Years Longer Than The Poorest
  • Lawmakers Hail Vice President Joe Biden In Heartwarming Senate Tribute
  • Pro Golfer Gets Emotional When Asked About Online Harassment
  • Girl Hit By Car, Sexually Assaulted While Walking To School: Police
  • Los Angeles bolsters security after transit system threat

The Richest Americans Live 7 To 10 Years Longer Than The Poorest

Eager to tease out socioeconomic disparities that can hide in state-level data, researchers reclassified all the U.S. counties into 50 new “states” based on household income instead of geography. Then they examined longevity, smoking, obesity, childhood poverty and other health information from theest and poorest places. “The results should be deeply disturbing to all persons in the country,” the study authors write. “Life expectancy in the poorest ‘state’ falls below…

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Pro Golfer Gets Emotional When Asked About Online Harassment

Professional golfer Paige Spiranac got beautifully honest about cyberbullying during a press conference on Monday.  The 23-year-old was fielding questions at a press conference ahead of this week’s Omega Dubai Ladies Classic, a Ladies European Tour played in the Middle East, when a reporter asked her a poignant question. “You had a difficult time after last year. How bad was the bullying?” the reporter asked Spiranac.  According to ESPN and Golf…

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Court documents show signs of trouble at Ghost Ship before fire

Oakland, California (CNN)As investigators sift through the debris of the charred Oakland warehouse that became a mass grave for at least 36 people, court documents obtained by CNN provide an unsettling glimpse of life in the facility before it caught fire Friday evening. The documents are requests for restraining orders filed by and against Derick Ion Almena, the leaseholder of the cavernous structure known as the Ghost Ship. Before and…

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France prime minister Manuel Valls announces presidential bid

(CNN)French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced Monday that he would seek the presidency in next year’s election. Valls will run against others for the Socialist Party’s candidacy, and if successful, he will likely face Francois Fillon of the Republican Party and Marine Le Pen of the far-right Front National in the first round of the presidential election next spring. The announcement Monday came during a news conference in Evry, where…

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3 in custody in robbery of wife of Missouri governor-elect

Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his wife Sheena speak to the media Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in St. Louis. Sheena Greitens was robbed at gunpoint while sitting in her car on Monday night not far from from the future first family’s current St. Louis home.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) ST. LOUIS –  Three teenagers are in custody in the armed robbery of the wife of Missouri Gov.-Elect Eric Greitens, and the former Navy…

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Feel The Sticker Shock Of Someone Who Lives In Poverty

Imagine if instead of $4.88 per gallon, your milk suddenly cost $24.40. It hurts, right? Well, that’s how buying everyday necessities can feel for families in poverty. Poverty Line PricesTipping Point Communitywould feel if you were living on the poverty lineFor instance, if a gallon of milk costs $4.88, that’s about 0.02 percent of the annual income of someone living on in the U.S, defined as $24,257 per year for…

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Georgia Dad Sentenced To Life In Prison For Toddler’s Hot-Car Death

A Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for intentionally leaving his toddler son to die inside a sweltering sport utility vehicle on a summer day, a judge ruled on Monday. Justin Ross Harris, 35, was found guilty last month of felony murder, as well as counts of first- and second-degree cruelty to a child in connection with the June 2014 death of the 22-month-old boy,…

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State Dept: No visas from fake American embassy in Ghana used to enter US

The exterior of the fake embassy in Accra, in an undated photo.  (State Dept.) None of the altered visas issued at a fake U.S. embassy in West Africa for seven years appears to have been used to enter the United States, the State Department said Monday.   State Department spokesman John Kirby said the visas were created from bought, stolen or otherwise illegally obtained passports. U.S. officials this summer discovered…

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Teen stripped of suicide vest claims ISIS brainwashed him

ISIS has a track record of using children in their terrorist attacks. Just before the incident in Kirkuk, a teenage bomber blew up a wedding in Turkey killing at least 54 people. In addition, a gruesome attack at a Baghdad soccer game last March killed 29 people and wounded 60, with many of the victims children, officials said. The bomber was believed to be a teenager.  Source article at =>http://www.foxnews.com/…

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Cop Fired Over Tirade At Traffic Stop Once Allegedly Threatened To ‘Blow Up’ A School

A police officer in Social Circle, Georgia, has been fired after urging a teenager to fight him during a traffic stop, as seen in a dashcam video. Records show that in 2014, the same officer was disciplined for allegedly threatening to “blow up” a high school. James Sanders, formerly of the Social Circle Police Department, was relieved of duty Thursday after footage emerged of the Nov. 23 traffic stop, the…

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These Afghans Have Built Their Lives In Pakistan. Soon, They’ll Be Forced To Leave That All Behind.

alongside outside the United Nations Voluntary Repatriation Centre in Peshawar, Pakistan. From there, they’ll make the over 35-mile-long journey to the Torkham border crossing into Afghanistan. The scene, just after dawn, is not unusual for this part of the country these days. The crowds of people frequenting the breakfast stalls at the center are just some of the Afghan refugees being forced to return to their home country from Pakistan…

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Italian referendum: Who is Beppe Grillo?

(CNN)He might be a comedian, but Sunday’s Italian referendum will be no laughing matter for opposition party leader Beppe Grillo. The entertainer-turned-politican, known for his unruly language and mop of silver hair, has campaigned for a “no” vote on constitutional reforms. Italian Finance Minister warns against ‘no’ vote A 1980 manslaughter conviction from a car accident which killed three people has also thrown doubt over whether Grillo would even be…

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Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson for College Football Playoff

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates his touchdown, during the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game against Virginia Tech, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.) Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into…

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Hundreds of veterans arrive to support pipeline protesters

Dec. 3, 2016: A group of veterans attend a briefing at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D.  (AP Photo/David Goldman) CANNON BALL, N.D. –  Tribal elders have asked the military veterans joining the large Dakota Access pipeline protest encampment not to have confrontations with law enforcement officials, an organizer with Veterans Stand for Standing Rock said Sunday,…

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North Carolina Abortion Providers Fight For Ground Amid Growing Hostility

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina Just four weeks since Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, a number of states have become increasingly more hostile to abortion rights. Texas will soon mandate the burial or cremation of aborted or miscarried fetuses, and the state’s politicians have also introduced legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, even in the case of severe fetal abnormalities. An Indiana politician announced in November that he plans…

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Ho, Ho, Ho-old On! Santas Hit The Slopes For Wacky Charity Event

It may be his busiest time of the year, but even Santa Claus needs time to unwind. As many as 180 red-suited Santas hit the ski slopes on Sunday as part of the 17th annual Santa Sunday fundraiser held at Maine’s Sunday River Resort, near the state’s border with New Hampshire. Outrageous photos captured the bearded skiers and snowboarders tearing down Barker Mountain’s slopes. One Santa even hoisted an American flag…

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A dad’s true confession (hint it’s about moms)

 (iStock) I am not a lazy person, but I definitely overrate how much I contribute at home. Ive been learning this the hard way over the last week. My wife has been laid up with a severe ear infection; its taken three different doctors, the last of which was at Mass Generals Eye and Ear Institute emergency room, to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. She hasnt slept more than…

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Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo

The Russian Interfax news agency report quoted an unnamed Syrian military official as saying that a light ground attack aircraft, L-39 jet, was shot down near Aleppo, and its crew was killed. The opposition Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said two pilots were killed when rebel fighters targeted the aircraft as it approached Aleppo airport to the east of…

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Ban on smoking in cars with children to come into force – BBC News

Mr Hume, whose mother died of cancer caused by second-hand smoke, introduced the Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) Bill and won unanimous backing from MSPs. A similar law came into force in England and Wales in 2015, although there have been difficulties over enforcing the ban. ‘Extremely damaging’ Research shows that second-hand smoke can cause serious conditions including bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma. Ms Campbell said: “It’s simply not safe…

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