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Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls, a 15-year study of emergency room visits found. It’s unclear why, but some mental health experts think cyberbullying, substance abuse and economic stress from the recent recession might be contributing. The rising rates “should be of concern to parents, teachers, and pediatricians. One important reason to focus on reducing self-harm is that it is key risk factor for suicide,” said Dr. Mark Olfson, a Columbia University … Read the referenced┬ástory here:…

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Strong Economy Boosts Trump Among Skeptical Voters

David Lauter, LA TimesTrump, who campaigned decrying economic decline, now brags about economic resurgence even though little has changed since 2016. Polls show the good economy has buoyed him, a message reinforced by a recent focus group. The flip side is that he’s unusually vulnerable to a downt … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Strong Economy Boosts Trump Among Skeptical Voters

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Some Firsts Among 32 US Students Picked as Rhodes Scholars

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 866 applicants who were endorsed by 299 colleges and universities for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England.   The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years of study starting next October. In some cases, the scholarships may…

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Some firsts among 32 US students picked as Rhodes scholars

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen from a group of 866 applicants who were endorsed by 299 colleges and universities for post-graduate studies at Oxford University in England. The scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years of study starting next October. In some cases, … Read the referenced┬ástory…

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