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Oregon Congressman Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Facing a House ethics investigation into allegations that he had a non-consensual sexual encounter with a teenage girl, U.S. Rep. David Wu, an Oregon Democrat, announced his resignation Tuesday and said he would leave office once the debt ceiling impasse had ended. Wu, a Congress member since 1999, was the first Chinese-American to serve in the House.

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 READ MORE



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News Flash: Kids Don’t Need Energy Drinks

Energy drinks might have more serious side effects for children and teenagers than just getting them good and hyper, according to a group of doctors who released a cautionary report in the journal Pediatrics, warning that the amped-up beverages might trigger seizures and other highly undesirable reactions in rare cases. As it happens, they should also lay off the Gatorade.

Posted on May 30, 2011 READ MORE


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Teen Birthrate Drops in 2008

There weren’t as many children having children in the U.S. in 2008. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rate of teen pregnancies dropped by 2 percent that year, hopefully signaling a downward trend, after climbing over the two previous years.

Posted on Apr 6, 2010 READ MORE


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Bristol Palin: Abstinence-Only Plan Doesn’t Work

Last fall, Bristol Palin became a controversial figure in her mother Sarah Palin’s vice presidential bid when it was revealed, not long after the elder Palin took to the campaign trail, that the teenaged Bristol was pregnant by her high school boyfriend. Now Bristol has re-emerged to make a few comments that run against her mom’s approach to teen sex ed.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009 READ MORE


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Evangelicals Fear Loss of Their Teenagers

Fantastic news for everyone disgusted by religious intolerance: Evangelical Christian leaders are warning one another that teenagers are abandoning the faith in droves. (Above: a last refuge—the BattleCry Christian rallies.)

Posted on Oct 6, 2006 READ MORE


MySpace Grows Up

The popular social networking site MySpace.com was once thought of as the frivolous province of teenagers and indie music geeks.  But new research data shows a majority of U.S.-based MySpace visitors are, in fact, over 35 years old.

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


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