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Obesity Rate in US Women Climbs to 40%

The obesity rate among U.S. women continues to tick upward, with the latest study showing that about 40 percent of American women are obese.

However, the obesity rate in U.S. men has stayed about the same over the past decade, the study found.

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Why You Should Care About the Coming Email Privacy Law

You probably think the US government needs a warrant if they want to dig through your old emails, texts, and instant messages, right? Well, you’re wrong! That may change soon with the Email Privacy Act, which is set to go up for a vote in the House tomorrow with overwhelming support blowing at its back.

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How the US Marines would invade a beach today

This intense footage shows an amphibious landing exercise performed by the US Marines and South Korea’s Marines at Dogue Beach in Pohang, South Korea. You see the ships swarming from the sea. You see hovercrafts landing on the beach. You see explosions. You’re basically seeing how the US Marines would invade a beach today.

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The US and China want to set ground rules for cyberwarfare

Arms control treaties already do a lot to prevent extreme abuses of real-world weaponry, so why shouldn’t they apply to virtual conflicts? The US and China certainly think that makes sense. According to sources speaking to the New York Times, the two countries arenegotiating a deal that would set limits on cyberwarfare attacks. It’s not clear exactly what this agreement would entail, but it would offer a “generic embrace” of a UN code of conduct that, among other things, bars attacks on critical infrastructure like power grids and cellular networks. At the least, these nations wouldn’t be the first to resort to these assaults.

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