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Women’s World Cup: Why everyone is talking about goalkeepers

Talking to the BBC at half-time, England coach Phil Neville said that his team was facing the best goalkeeper at the Women’s World Cup. The evidence over 90 minutes to back up the Englishman’s claim was compelling. Japan may have ultimately fallen to a 2-0 defeat to England in its final group game, but goalkeeper…MORE

More pregnant women in the US are using pot, study finds

More moms-to-be in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The percentage of pregnant women who reported using marijuana in the past month increased overall from 3.4% in 2002 to 7% in 2017. In the first trimester, past-month marijuana use…MORE

‘Verbal settlement’ reached in Stephon Clark’s family lawsuit

The family of Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man fatally shot by Sacramento police last year, has reached a verbal settlement with the city, according to court records. The family filed a $20 million wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved in the shooting and the city of Sacramento in January. “After discussions with the…MORE

Russell Crowe got drunk and bought a dinosaur head from Leonardo DiCaprio

Rich movie stars spend their money exactly how you’d think. Russell Crowe, for instance, dropped $35,000 on a dinosaur head he saw sitting on display in Leonardo DiCaprio’s house. Just like that. “I bought it for my kids, and you know, cut myself a little bit of slack here, there was a bunch of vodka…MORE

Obesity rates falling among low-income preschoolers: ‘It gives us hope’

While childhood obesity remains a serious problem in the United States, an “encouraging” new study finds that obesity rates among low-income preschoolers have declined. The prevalence of obesity among 2- to 4-year-olds enrolled in the nation’s Women, Infants and Children nutrition program fell from 15.9% in 2010 to 13.9% in 2016, according to a study…MORE

Trump’s pick for acting Pentagon chief soothes GOP concerns

Republicans expressed relief on Tuesday when President Donald Trump announced Mark Esper, who currently serves as Secretary of the Army, would be the new acting Secretary of Defense after the dramatic implosion of Patrick Shanahan’s nomination. Esper is replacing Shanahan to lead the largest agency in the federal government as the administration faces multiple foreign…MORE

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