Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 11:08 am
Here we go again.
The rate at which American women are having babies fell by 1 percent in 2011, continuing a decline that's been under way for years.
There were 63.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15 to 44 in 2011 (the lowest on record), compared with 64.1 in 2010 and 66.2 in 2009.
A deeper look at the numbers reveals some other noteworthy trends.
Births to teenagers hit another low — 31.3 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 19, down from 34.2 in 2010.
Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 11:34 am
Update at 8:12 p.m. ET. SEAL Is Eligible For Benefits
Stars and Stripes is reporting that all combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are "automatically eligible for five years of free healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs."
Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 8:32 am
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Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 9:09 am
A story of heroism and bravery will be told at the White House Monday afternoon when President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha of Minot, N.D.
Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 10:52 am
On April 19, 2005, when wisps of white smoke puffed from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel, the Roman Catholic Church had its first German pope since the 11th century.
Just one day before his election as Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger delivered a homily that, many analysts later said, became the platform of his papacy.
He denounced modern trends he said were undermining Catholicism and Western civilization.