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Fewer Teens Choosing to Smoke Cigarettes

The CDC is attributing the decreased numbers in the new report in part to strategies that aim to prevent and control tobacco use. "These numbers are astounding", said Dr. The number of high school students who smoked cigarettes in the 30 days before being surveyed fell to 8% from 9.3% in 2015. "I was surprised to see that most of the countries were in the 10 to 20 percent range; I would have thought the numbers would be higher, but they either are similar or slightly higher than rates ...

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Gov. Scott Signs Controversial Education Bill: 'This Legislation Helps All Students'

The budget includes $126 million for an estimated 45,000 Bright Futures scholars who are expected to qualify for full tuition and fee coverage in the 2017-18 academic year, along with $26 million to provide each student with $300 per semester for books.

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Attacked while running, woman drowns rabid raccoon in puddle

On her knees she dragged the animal-still attached to her thumb-to a puddle where she had dropped her phone. Hope Animal Control Officer Heidi Blood praised Borch's composure in the situation, and says she is in the hospital for rabies exposure treatment.

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Playing both sides: Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

Q: On the other PG's in the draft: Fultz: I respect all of them. And it certainly doesn't mean that Lonzo will be a great point guard at the next level, or even that he'll live up to half of the expectations that his father has heaped on him.

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Authorities say escaped Georgia inmates captured

Investigators said after jumping the guards and shooting them, the two prisoners broke out of the bus, carjacked a Honda, later dumped it and broke into a home to grab food, street clothes and money. 16 near Hancock County. "We're trying to get this bus unloaded", Massee said. The inmates who stayed on the bus - even though the door to the back was ajar and Dubose and Rowe had kicked open the glass on the door to the bus - have all been interviewed and reportedly cooperated.

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Michigan health chief charged in Flint water probe

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found blood samples showed children under the age of 6 were almost 50 percent more likely to have elevated levels of lead in their blood when the city used the Flint River for drinking water instead of the Detroit water system.