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US teen birth rate still far higher than W. Europe

(AP) -- The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate is far lower in many other countries. The most convincing explanation ...

dateDec 30, 2010 in Health
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Energy industry develops nontoxic fracking fluids

The oil and gas industry is trying to ease environmental concerns by developing nontoxic fluids for the drilling process known as fracking, but it's not clear whether the new product will be widely embraced by drilling companies.

dateFeb 03, 2013 in Environment
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Lone wolf crosses into California

A gray wolf was confirmed to be roaming California for the first time in 87 years when a young male migrating in search of a mate crossed over the state line from Oregon on Wednesday.

dateJan 02, 2012 in Ecology
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Nevada governor signs bill to legalize online gambling

Already home to a major gambling industry, Nevada is preparing to take its expertise online after officials approved a law making it the first state to authorize what could become one of the most lucrative gambling markets ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Internet
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