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Birth rates drop for less-educated women
Birthrates were dramatically reduced during the recession among women who did not finish high school, a development that far outpaced the drop among women with higher levels of education, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.
DNA shows Cleveland kidnapping suspect fathered girl
A DNA test confirmed another dark twist in the story of three women imprisoned in a house for about a decade: Kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl who escaped from the house along with the women, a prosecutor said Friday.
CO2 level reaches amount never encountered by humans
Worldwide levels of the chief greenhouse gas that causes global warming have hit a milestone, reaching an amount never before encountered by humans, federal scientists said Friday.
Boston bombing suspect buried in Virginia cemetery
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in central Virginia, infuriating some members of the area’s Islamic community who say they weren’t consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn’t even know she lived near a burial ground.
Ariel Castro may face death penalty
Prosecutors said Thursday they may seek the death penalty against Ariel Castro, the man accused of imprisoning three women at his home for a decade, as police charged that he impregnated one of his captives at least five times and made her miscarry by starving her and punching her in the belly.
King, Messiah: New baby names suggest high hopes
Talk about high expectations for a newborn: King and Messiah are among the fastest-rising baby names for American boys.
U.S. home building surges, job growth doesn’t
The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help — if he could hire enough qualified people.
Top Ohio judge wants nonpartisan judge primaries
Party labels would be stripped from Ohio’s judicial primaries as one of a series of election reforms that the state Supreme Court chief justice unveiled to fellow lawyers on Thursday.
7 dead, 2 missing after ship crashes in Genoa
Italian prosecutors placed the captain of the Jolly Nero cargo ship under investigation Wed-nesday for alleged man-slaughter after his vessel slammed into the dock at Genoa’s busy port and toppled the control tower into the harbor, killing at least seven people.
President pressed to do more on jobs, stagnant wages
The nation’s slowly improving jobs picture hides problems like stagnant wages and fewer working hours that strike directly at President Barack Obama’s base of support — young people, racial minorities and the less affluent.
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