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Compared with people in other affluent countries, Americans are the least healthy and most likely to die young; according to televangelist Pat Robertson, "awful looking" women are destroying modern day marriage; meanwhile, America's richest citizens are hoarding $3 trillion a year (thrice our deficit) by avoiding taxes. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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When asked if criminal charges should be brought against a number of people in the Penn State scandal, including former university President Graham Spanier, lead investigator Louis J. Freeh said that decision wasn't up to him, confirming that justice in America works primarily for the rich and powerful and against the poor, marginalized and young.

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In an interview with Al-Jazeera English, Truthout contributor and McMaster University professor Henry Giroux spoke about the social and economic forces that have turned young people into what he says is the most powerless, least represented and most disposable group in America, and discussed how youths of marginalized race and class might join the growing Occupy Wall Street movement. (more)

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