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Economy

Less Sex, Fewer Babies: Blame The Internet And Career Priorities

America's birthrate continues to decline, and young people are having less sex, amid career pressures and a confusing online dating scene. The declining fertility rate raises alarms for the economy.

Crosses memorialize the victims of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, in El Paso, Texas. It was one of cluster of shootings that took place in roughly a week. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (left) spoke alongside Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley during a vigil at the scene of a mass shooting in that city on Sunday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Ohio Governor Proposes New Gun Control Laws, Marking Shift From Past GOP Leadership

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How Bessie Smith Influenced A Century Of Popular Music

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