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Colombia records lowest murder rate in four decades

Colombia records lowest murder rate in four decadesColombia recorded its lowest murder rate in four decades this year in the wake of a peace deal with the leftwing FARC rebel group, the government said Tuesday. There were “a little over 11,000 homicides” in 2017, Defense Minister Luis Carlos Villegas said, equating to a rate of 23 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. The government’s Forensic Medicine Institute has not yet released its data on recorded deaths for 2017.



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'Embarrassed' Voters in Midwest States Rate President's Conduct

'Embarrassed' Voters in Midwest States Rate President's ConductIn Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, a majority of registered voters give President Trump's job approval a negative number and say they are "embarrassed" by his conduct.



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Suicide Rate Among Teenage Girls Hit 40-Year High in 2015

Suicide Rate Among Teenage Girls Hit 40-Year High in 2015The analysis shows while the period between 2007 and 2015 saw the rate of suicides double among girls aged 15-19, when it came to girls aged between 12 and 14, it tripled.



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Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate: report

Swaziland halves world's highest HIV infection rate: reportSwaziland, which bears the world’s heaviest HIV burden, has almost halved the rate of new infections in five years by boosting access to virus-suppressing drugs, researchers said Monday. The country — where one in three adults is infected with the AIDS-causing virus — has vastly expanded public programmes to test people for HIV infection and put them on life-saving anti-retroviral treatment (ART). “The rate of new HIV infections has been reduced by half,” Velephi Okello of the Swazi health ministry told journalists at an HIV science conference in Paris.



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US unemployment rate hits 16-year low in May

US unemployment rate hits 16-year low in MayUS unemployment fell to a 16-year low in May but monthly job creation has slowed sharply in the past three months, creating a mixed picture of the labor market. The contrasting data could muddy the waters ahead of a Federal Reserve decision on interest rates later this month. The economy added just 138,000 net new jobs in May, well below analyst expectations, and average job creation for the last three months slowed to 121,000, after the payrolls data for April and March were cut by a combined 66,000, the Labor Department reported Friday.



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Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at Disadvantage

Rate of Bad News Puts Trump at DisadvantageJill Wine-Banks, former Watergate special prosecutor, talks with Ari Melber about how technology and social media have changed the pace of news since Watergate, putting Donald Trump at a disadvantage trying to control the Trump-Russia story.



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Trump to unveil proposal for slashing corporate tax rate to 15%

Trump to unveil proposal for slashing corporate tax rate to 15%Donald Trump has long heralded tax cuts, particularly on corporations, as a major component of his economic plan. Donald Trump will unveil a proposal for a major corporate tax cut on Wednesday, involving dramatically cutting corporate tax rates to 15% from 39.6% and ending taxation of corporate profits earned overseas.



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Choose the Right Contribution Rate for Your 401(k)

Choose the Right Contribution Rate for Your 401(k)There’s really no getting around it — choosing the optimal 401(k) contribution rate is serious business — akin to laying the foundation of a new home, or planning a household budget before raising a family. Your 401(k) contribution rate — the amount deducted from your check every pay period that is redirected toward your company retirement plan, in percentages — will set the financial tone for your retirement plan growth. Deduct from it and your retirement could wind up in serious peril.



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US teen birth rate plunges to all-time low

The US teen birth rate has plunged to an all-time low, driven by sharp declines among African Americans and Hispanics since 2006, health authorities say on April 28, 2016The US teen birth rate has plunged to an all-time low, driven by sharp declines among African Americans and Hispanics since 2006, health authorities said Thursday. Increased access to contraception and teenage pregnancy prevention programs aided the fall, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The birth rate for all young women aged 15-19 in the United States dropped 61 percent from 1991 to 2014, going from 61.8 to 24.2 births per 1,000.



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Vegas outbreak makes Nevada’s syphilis rate highest in West

In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, a person walks into the Southern Nevada Health District office in Las Vegas. Clark County health officials declared a syphilis outbreak in Las Vegas last week after noting an increase in reported syphilis cases since 2012. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada is experiencing the highest rate of syphilis in the West following an outbreak in Las Vegas.



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