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Pension sweeteners a bitter prospect for New York City

New York City police officers and firefighters, including those hired since the new benefit tier went into effect, get extremely generous compensation, including pension benefits. They can count virtually all overtime toward their pensions while many large cities exclude overtime entirely and New York state limits it to about 15% ...

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Hungary jails gang for deaths of 71 migrants in lorry

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The shocking case drew attention to the suffering of migrants smuggled to Europe Four men have received 25-year jail terms in Hungary over the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated in a sealed lorry in August 2015. Police found the victims’ decomposing bodies in ...

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Unfit in middle age: Are you doomed?

Image copyright Getty Images Are you someone in middle age who keeps putting off that planned health kick for another day? If so, a couple of new studies may give you a sense of urgency. One paper found that elevated blood pressure in middle age increases the risk of dementia, ...

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London Breed becomes San Francisco’s first black mayor

Image copyright Facebook A black woman is to lead San Francisco for the first time in its history – at a time when African-American residents are becoming increasingly scarce in the gentrified US city. The ascent of London Breed to the mayoralty is all the more remarkable given she was ...

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Wisconsin officials improving education for tribal youth

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s 11 tribes and the state Department of Public Instruction have been working on agreements to improve communication and educational outcomes for tribal youth. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa signed the first memorandum of understanding with the department last month, Wisconsin Public ...

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Summer nutrition for schoolchildren starts in West Virginia

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Thousands of West Virginia schoolchildren who would be at risk of not having enough to eat this summer are being offered meals through a federally funded program. The West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Child Nutrition started its annual program Wednesday at Spring Hill Elementary ...

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