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Buttigieg outlines middle-of-the-road approach to health care in new plan

Buttigieg outlines middle-of-the-road approach to health care in new plan

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg unveiled his health care plan on Thursday, outlining a middle-of-the-road approach that allows people to opt into a government-backed health insurance option but lets them keep their private insurance plans if they like them. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor calls his plan “Medicare for All Who Want It,” a nod…MORE

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

The ban on women attending soccer matches in Iran is “unacceptable” and must be lifted, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The head of football’s world governing body said in a statement that FIFA’s position is “clear and firm” and that women “have to be allowed” into football stadiums in the country. Iran’s ban on women…MORE

The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds

The rate of teen vaping has doubled within two years, new research finds

The rates of eighth, 10th and 12th graders who use e-cigarettes continued to rise this year and doubled from 2017 to 2019, according to research released Wednesday. In 2019, one in four 12th grade students said they vaped within the previous 30 days, as well as one in five students in 10th grade and one…MORE

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand ‘is still the team to beat’

Rugby World Cup: New Zealand ‘is still the team to beat’

There’s been no shortage of twists and turns in the buildup to the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which makes the task of predicting a tournament winner more difficult than ever before. Japan and Russia kick off the tournament in Tokyo on Friday, six weeks — or 48 matches — before a champion is crowned at…MORE

Japan’s richest man fears Brexit could turn UK into ‘sick man of Europe’

Japan’s richest man fears Brexit could turn UK into ‘sick man of Europe’

Japan’s richest man has warned that Brexit is “practically impossible” and could take the United Kingdom back to the economic stagnation of the 1970s when the country was often described as the “sick man of Europe.” Tadashi Yanai, the billionaire founder and CEO of Fast Retailing, said the United Kingdom had benefited for many years…MORE

Question of the Day

Sept. 19

Q: These were once used by ladies in Victorian times. Health experts say we should all start using them again… A: Parasols

Sept 18

Q: This toy was once banned in Indonesia because it “stimulates passions”… A: Hula hoop

Sept 17

Q: Health experts say this is the last thing you should do at the gym… A: Wash your hands