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Schools taking names from nature Updated 13h 10m ago | Comment | Recommend 1 E-mail | Save | Print | Reprints & Permissions | By Angela Haupt, USA TODAY Public schools across the USA are increasingly more likely to be named after bodies of water, trees and animals than...
Cohabitation, unwed motherhood soaring in younger generation By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY Younger adults tend to worry less about the stigma attached to having a child or living together without being married, finds new research that shows a generation gap in behaviors related to...
Company to Charge 'Unhealthy' Workers More for Insurance Sunday, July 01, 2007 INDIANAPOLIS — Unhealthy habits could cost Clarian Health employees a healthy chunk of money as the company tries to rein in rising health care costs. Starting in 2009, Clarian will begin charging...
Man Pays $4.88 for Plasma TV at Wal-Mart Friday, June 29, 2007 04:46 PDT Monroe, La. (AP) -- While Wal-Mart is known for dropping its prices, one West Monroe man took the ad campaign seriously when he dropped the price of a plasma television from $984 to $4.88. Police arrested...
Woman Banned Over Birth-Control Advice Thursday, June 28, 2007 Logan, Utah (AP) -- A 76-year-old woman has been barred from the bus station after giving unwanted birth-control advice to mothers with large families. "I think it's wrong. It's a violation of my First Amendment...
Licensing Roadblocks Generate Revenue by Seizing Cars Roadblocks in California and North Carolina generated significant revenue from licensing infractions and automobile seizures. Roadblocks in California and North Carolina generated significant revenue from licensing...
Defeat Worries Employers Who Rely on Immigrants By JULIA PRESTON Published: June 29, 2007 While the defeat of the Senate immigration bill was a dismaying disappointment to illegal immigrants and the groups that support them, it also created major worries for employers across the...
Bush May Be Out of Chances For a Lasting Domestic Victory By Peter Baker Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, June 29, 2007; Page A01 NEWPORT, R.I., June 28 -- He looked uncharacteristically dejected as he approached the lectern, fiddling with papers as he talked and avoiding...
EXCLUSIVE-Insurers get tough as obesity levels rise Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:53PM BST By Jennifer Hill LONDON (Reuters) - A growing number of people with common medical conditions are being refused life cover, as soaring obesity levels hit insurers. Diabetics are among the worst...