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Almost 1 in 3 US adults owns at least 1 gun

Gun owners are are more than twice as likely as non-gun owners to be associated with an active ‘social gun culture’ where either their family or friends own guns or their social activities involve use of guns, the findings show. Gun death rates in the US have remained high since 2000. In 2013, gun violence killed 33,636 people and injured …

Record Number of Americans Renounced Their U.S. Citizenship in 2015 By Gabrielle Cintorino

Between January and March of 2015, a record 1,336 Americans renounced their U.S. citizenship, according to a quarterly report by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that was published in The Federal Register. The list includes long-term permanent residents who are considered American citizens under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), the IRS noted. The previous record was 1,130 in the second quarter …

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Less Meat, More Plants for Healthier People and Planet: Coalition

As a federal government panel prepares to hear testimony and then finalize an updated version of influential nutritional guidelines on Tuesday, a coalition of more than 100 organizations and prominent food and health experts have joined together by calling for more sustainable recommendations than previous versions by replacing diets heavy with meat products with ones containing more plant-based foods. Prepared …

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Kick Kids Out of Head Start if They Aren’t Vaccinated on the Government’s Schedule?

There’s a new front in the push to mandate vaccinations—this time on underprivileged children. We need to stop it NOW. Action Alert! [1] A new bill, expected to be introduced in Congress this week, would require that all children in Head Start programs be fully vaccinated unless medical reasons exempt them. The bill, “A Head Start on Vaccinations Act,” would give parents …