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US stocks rise as investors await latest inflation updates

Stocks are rising on Wall Street as investors prepare for a busy week of updates on inflation. The S&P 500 rose 0.4% in afternoon trading Monday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Na…

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'Overwhelmed': Cops combat violent crime as ranks dwindle

In Portland, Oregon, the police chief recently pulled detectives from cold case and assault units to backfill the homicide unit, which is overwhelmed by a spike in gun violence. In Philadelphia, the …

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Study connects climate hazards to 58% of infectious diseases

A new study finds climate hazards aggravate 58% of known infection diseases in people. Monday's study shows how widespread the influence of extreme weather such as flooding, heat waves and drought is…

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Health Beat

Health Beat: Harness your inner fitness: No negative self-talk

Americans are always searching for ways to lose weight and get healthy, but what if the key to success isn't challenging your body but relaxing your mind?

Health Beat: Lung cancer screening: Life-saving prescription

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death, accounting for about 25% of all cancers. More people die from lung cancer than colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Experts now recommend a yearly low-dose CT scan of the chest for patients who are at high-risk of the disease, but this potentially life-saving prescription has been slow to take hold.

Life Lessons

Raising readers and expanding minds: Giving kids the tools to succeed

'We know that parents, when they think about what their children need, it's always food and clothing. And I think what we're also doing is bringing in the reality that books are another essential need.'

8 ways to boost productivity at work

A recent study found the average office worker is productive less than 3 hours a day.

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