Should we lower the age of consent to protect teen?
LOS ANGELES - In 16th-century England, the age of consent was set at 10 years old to protect young girls from sexual abuse by adult men. In 1875, parliament raised the age of consent to 13; in 1885, it upped it to 16. Now, a leading public health advocate has proposed that the United Kingdom bring the age down again in light of the high proportion of British adolescents who are having sex - with one another - before they're legally capable of granting consent.
Boy struck at boat landing released
A young boy was struck by a vehicle while playing at the Badin boat landing May 14.
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Medicare Summary Notices: Are Those Charges Really Mine?
Medicare Beneficiaries: You may be paying for services you have not received! The North Carolina Senior Medicare Patrol program is holding a free event to help you protect yourself from Medicare fraud, waste and abuse. The NC Senior Medicare Patrol (NCSMP) Program is housed within the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at the NC Department of Insurance. NCSMP is a preventive educational program whose goal is to reduce Medicare error, fraud and abuse through statewide coordinated efforts of educational and promotional activities to encourage reporting of discrepancies by Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers to the NCSMP Program.
North Carolina's Creative Occupations Jobs Jump to 137,225
DURHAM, N.C. -- N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz announced today that the findings from the annual Creative Vitality Index (CVI) update show an increase of more than 8 percent in creative occupations jobs held by nearly 3 percent of North Carolina's workforce.
Millersville players help couple resuscitate ailing child
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Feces contaminates 58 percent of public swimming pools
Human feces taints more than half of public swimming pools, a finding U.S. health officials are using to urge better personal hygiene as the summer months approach.
MAP: Tornadoes carve across North Texas communities
As many as 10 tornadoes touched down soouthwest of Dallas, Texas on Wednesday.
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