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U.S. Rule Set for Cameras at Cars’ Rear – NYTimes.com

On average, two children die and about 50 are injured every week when someone accidentally backs over them in a vehicle, according to …

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Senate Quickly Kills Boehner Debt Bill – NYTimes.com

After a 24-hour delay and concessions to conservatives, the House on Friday narrowly approved a Republican fiscal plan that the Senate quickly rejected in a standoff over the federal debt ceiling that was keeping the government on a path to …

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Reid alters debt plan to attract GOP support – TheHill.com

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has revised his plan to raise the debt limit in a last-ditch bid to attract Republican support.

The biggest change is that Reid would give the president almost unilateral power to raise the debt limit, borrowing an idea introduced by Senate Republican Leader …

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Kaiser’s Monthly Update on Health Disparities – Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaisers June Update on Health DisparitiesThis free, monthly update synthesizes news coverage from hundreds of print and broadcast news sources related to health and health care issues affecting underserved and racial and ethnic communities.The update also summarizes recent journal articles and other research developments in the field and features a data slide from a relevant Kaiser Family Foundation publication.

DISPARITIES IN THE NEWS1. D.C. Residents See AIDS as Citys Biggest Health Problem2. Feds Seek to Close African-American Health Gap3. Life Expectancy of U.S. Women Slips in Some Regions4. Socioeconomics Influence HIV/AIDS Infection Rate5. Mammograms Value Debated, Especially For Older Women6. Children on Medicaid Shown to Wait Longer For Care…

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Atheists Sue to Ban Display in 9/11 Museum of Cross-Shaped Beam – NYTimes.com

In the days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, some workers and mourners at the World Trade Center site seized upon a cross-shaped steel beam found amid the …

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Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics – Pew Research Center

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.

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The Toll of the Great Recession – Pew Hispanic Center

Median household wealth among Hispanics fell from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in 2009. The percentage drop—66%—was the largest among all racial and ethnic groups, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends project. During the same period, median household wealth declined 53% among black households and 16% among white households.

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AIDS: No hiding place | The Economist

AIDS researchers, many of whom have been meeting this week in Rome under the auspices of the International AIDS Society, are rightly pleased with the progress they have made. In particular, the use of antiretroviral drugs has not only revolutionised treatment of HIV infection, but also offers the …

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Anders Breivik, Reader : The New Yorker

The American anti-Islamic bloggers who show up in the manifesto have waxed indignant at the suggestion that their work might have inspired him to violence; to which an ex-C.I.A. officer replied:It would be unfair to attribute Mr. Breivik’s violence to the writers who helped shape his world view. But at the same time, he said the counterjihad writers do argue that the fundamentalist Salafi branch of Islam “is the infrastructure from which Al Qaeda emerged. Well, they and their writings are the infrastructure from which Breivik emerged.”“This rhetoric,” he added, “is not cost-free.”

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