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Coerced sterilization of Canadian indigenous women in 70s widespread: researcher

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By Chris Arsenault TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The coercive sterilization of indigenous women in Canadian health centers during the 1970s was more widespread than previously believed, with impoverished communities in the north disproportionately targeted, a researcher has found. The Canadian government was often aware of...(more) 

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Weak China August factory, services point to further economic slowdown

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BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in at least three years in August as domestic and export orders tumbled, increasing investors' fears that the world's second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing. Hurt by soft demand, overcapacity...(more) 

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Chipotle sued over GMO-free menu claims

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A California woman has accused the popular chain in a lawsuit of false advertising after it trumpeted on April 27 that it was the first national restaurant company to use only ingredients that are free of controversial genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. In her lawsuit filed...(more) 

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Daily pot smoking on U.S. college campuses at 35-year high: study

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The number of U.S. college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday. Nearly 6 percent of college students reported using pot daily or near-daily in 2014, up from...(more) 

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China August services activity falls to lowest level in over a year - Caixin PMI

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Activity in China's services sector expanded at its slowest rate in more than a year in August, a private survey showed on Tuesday, a worrying sign for what has been one of the lone bright spots in the cooling economy. Services have accounted for the biggest...(more) 

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China Caixin factory, service PMIs suggest economic slowdown worsening

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Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank at its fastest pace in almost 6-1/2 years in August, a private survey showed on Tuesday, increasing investor fears that the world's second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing. Some economists believe China's current growth rate is...(more) 

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Nearly 5 percent of University of Kentucky students sexually assaulted: survey

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Nearly 5 percent of students at the University of Kentucky say they were sexually assaulted in the past year, but most of the cases went unreported, according to a survey conducted by the college. The White House has declared sex crimes an “epidemic” on U.S. college...(more) 

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9 Healthy (and Tasty) Back-To-School Snack Recipes

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As much as I love the laidback energy of July and August, I usually get this giddy vibe when back-to-school season hits. I'm not actually heading back to class. But even for us childless adults, September brings us back to some reality of sorts. Like the...(more) 

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Fukushima-related child cancers unlikely to rise - IAEA

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By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An increase in thyroid cancer among children is unlikely after the meltdown at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant four years ago, but it remains unclear exactly how much radiation children in the vicinity of the plant were exposed to, the...(more) 

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Training Midwives to Save Expectant Mothers in Mexico’s Chiapas

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The Mexican state, like many poor areas, has a high death rate among mothers in childbirth. In an effort to change that, village midwives are being linked to modern medicine. 

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Regulations may make kids' fast food meals healthier

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Regulating fast food kids' meals that include toys may end up making the meals healthier, according to a new study. If a proposed new policy in New York City is approved, then fast food meals that come with toys...(more) 

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Five die, six injured in explosion at Spanish fireworks factory

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By Luis Correas ZARAGOZA, Spain (Reuters) - Five people died and six were injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory on Monday near Zaragoza in northeastern Spain, officials said. The cause of the blast at the factory on the outskirts of the city near the...(more) 

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