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Lots of Fun Things for Kids This Summer

Summer vacation is coming up fast, and many parents are looking for ways to keep their kids busy and having summer fun at the same time.  The good news is that there are plenty of fun things for kids to do and places for them to go in the summer time.  The bad news?  Rest easy. There's no bad news.

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World’s Oldest Living Man Turns 115 Years Old

On Thursday, Jiroemon Kimura of Japan, the world’s oldest living man and the third oldest man in recorded history, celebrated his 115th birthday. Happy birthday, Jiroemon! (It’s anybody’s guess how they fit that many candles on a cake.)

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via Flickr/S.MiRK
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Planned Parenthood Sues Texas in Funding Fight

Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas have filed a federal lawsuit to block the state of Texas from excluding their health centers from the Medicaid Women's Health Program.

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Heroic 13-Year-Old Drives School Bus After Driver Passes Out

13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick got to drive, something most kids his age only dream about doing. However, the circumstances in which the seventh-grader took the wheel were far from ideal.

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Texas Teen Birth Rate Drops, But it’s Still High

Nationwide, the teen birth rate has declined to its lowest level since 1946, but while the national average decline was just 9 percent from 2009 to 2010, Texas has shown even greater improvement.  But we still don't have any reason to celebrate.

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Governor Scrambles for Women’s Health Funds

In what is described  by some as a fiscal switcheroo, Governor Rick Perry is hoping to free up state dollars to fund the embattled Women’s Health Program -- by seeking federal block grants for other programs, and rerouting some of the funds to women's health.

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A Million Texas Kids Have No Health Insurance

A study by a national children's advocacy group shows more than a million Texas children have no health insurance, and without it, those kids are not getting the care they need. They're also facing a dim and uncertain future.

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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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