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50 Groups Call On Federal Insurance Office to Review Affordability of Auto Insurance in Low-Wealth Communities

Sep 1, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 1, 2015 - The Federal Insurance Office (FIO) must establish a strong affordability standard for low- and moderate-income Americans, according to nearly 50 organizations from 23 states and DC that jointly submitted comments to FIO Monday. The groups called on FIO to move forward with its proposal to collect data directly...

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What is a “complete breakfast”? (video)

Aug 31, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2015 — It's the most important meal of the day. Or is it? Breakfast has been the topic of much debate. For years, we were told to eat a complete breakfast. But what does that even mean? Should a complete breakfast include eggs, or should you avoid them altogether? Does any...

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EPA’s Fracking Study Draws Criticism from the Public

Aug 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 28, 2015 - Today is the deadline to submit public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to their highly controversial study about fracking’s impact on drinking water. Food & Water Watch, Environmental Action, Breast Cancer Action and other advocacy groups delivered nearly 100,000 comments asking the EPA to redo...

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US scientists warn leaders of dangers of thawing permafrost

Aug 28, 2015

August 28, 2015 - As President Obama and high-level representatives of other nations converge in Anchorage, Alaska on August 30-31 for the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER), host...

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Can’t be without your smartphone? You may be a nomophobe

Aug 27, 2015

AMES, IA, Aug. 26, 2015 - If you’re wondering how to respond to that question, an Iowa State University study can help you find the answer. ISU researchers have developed a questionnaire to help you determine if you suffer from nomophobia or a fear of being without your mobile phone.

Caglar Yildirim, lead author...

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Big Bow Fishing Tourney on Mississippi Leaves Disturbed Wake

Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 27, 2015 - Bow fishing, the fastest-growing extreme sport in the U.S., has no place on a national wildlife refuge, according to a complaint jointly filed today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and Friends of Effigy Mounds. The “World Bowfishing Tournament” held in late July on the Upper Mississippi...

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Soda Industry Spending Against Public Health Tops $100 Million

Aug 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 - Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and the American Beverage Association have spent at least $106 million to defeat public health initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels since 2009, according to an analysis conducted by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The actual amount spent by...

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Prehistoric dogs learned new tricks as climate changed

Aug 24, 2015
Prehistoric dogs learned new tricks as climate changed

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USGS: Increasingly Severe Disturbances Weaken World’s Temperate Forests

Aug 24, 2015
USGS: Increasingly Severe Disturbances Weaken World’s Temperate Forests

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Ways to stay awake without caffeine, including one which involves cats! (video)

Aug 24, 2015

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2015 -- You're tired and you need an energy boost, but you don't want the jitters from caffeine. What to do? In this Reactions video, we give you some chemistry-backed tips -- one of which involves cats -- to boost your productivit...

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