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America’s shrinking future

Family | U.S. birth and fertility rates continued a downward trend last year
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 5/25/18, 03:14 pm

The United States birth rate dropped again last year, hitting a 30-year low and raising concerns about the future of American society and economic growth.

The number of U.S. babies born last year fell 2 percent from 2016, from 3.95 million to 3.85 million, according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.

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Student: Teacher tackled gunman, stopped shooting

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/25/18, 02:31 pm

UPDATE: One of the students who survived the shooting Friday at an Indiana middle school credits his teacher with preventing more bloodshed. The still unidentified student gunman pulled out a gun and began shooting after walking into class late. The other students were busy taking a test. “Our science teacher immediately ran at him, swatted a gun out of his hand, and tackled him to the ground,” said Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker.

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Fuller Theological Seminary announces campus move

by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/24/18, 11:42 am

Fuller Theological Seminary announced this week it will put its Pasadena, Calif., campus up for sale ahead of a planned move to Pomona, Calif., by 2021. The relocation will allow the school to build a modern campus in a less expensive area with lower living costs, putting “a Fuller education in reach of more people,” acting Provost Mari Clements told the Los Angeles Times.

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