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- Pentagon to transport African troops to Central African Republic
- Chinese man fed up with his girlfriend’s shopping jumps to his death
- Ukraine leader to talk with protesters; Washington urges caution
- Pope Francis: A nun saved my life
- Israeli P.M. Netanyahu backs out of Mandela funeral
- Elian Gonzalez makes first trip outside Cuba since custody battle
- U.S., British intelligence agents enter online sci-fi world to spy on gamers
- Sarah Palin to host the outdoors show ‘Amazing America’
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Full employment of parents hits 21-year low
Cuts in preterm and teen births, bingeing offset study’s bad news
• A record 41 percent of all births were to unmarried women.
• Infant mortality fell, to 6.4 deaths per 1,000 births, from 6.6 per 1,000.
• Fewer children (66 percent vs. 67 percent) lived with two married parents.
• Fewer toddlers (70 percent vs. 76 percent) had all their vaccinations.
• Math and reading scores rose for both eighth- and 12th-grade students.
• Obesity was unchanged, with 19 percent of children aged 6 to 17 considered obese in 2007-08, statistically the same as 2005-2006.
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