The University of New South Wales in Australia has published the results of a study of 1,200 women who were 60 years or older. What were the findings? Women who have children live longer than women who do not have children. Even more salient, the more children that women have, the longer their life expectancy. Women who had at least six children were 40 percent less likely to die during the follow-up period of the survey.

President Obama has expressed his concern over allegations that Secret Service agents on duty in Colombia ahead of his appearance at an international summit cavorted with prostitutes at the beachfront resort where they were staying. “If it turns out some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I’ll be angry,” said the President during the summit in Cartagena April 14, “because my attitude with respect to Secret Service personnel is no different than what I expect out of my delegation sitting here.”

As the U.S. Congress continues its attempts to ramp up control of the Internet, members of several activist organizations are making use of grassroots efforts to showcase their opposition. Activists are now planning an entire “week of action” beginning today, to protest the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Authored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich., left) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), CISPA would remove legal barriers that prevent companies from sharing information with one another with regard to cyber attacks.

The Food Network broadcast a documentary “Hunger Hits Home” April 14 that exaggerated the level of childhood hunger in the United States by at least a factor of 20.

“America has a problem,” narrator Jeff Bridges began the documentary. “One in five of our children struggles with hunger.... Childhood hunger is a crisis, right here at home.” Bridges was backed up by statements from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak, who told interviewers “We're a wealthy nation, we're a powerful nation. One out of five of our children simply doesn't get enough to eat.”

"It's the gun," actor, comedian, and sometime social commentator Bill Cosby said when asked about possible racial implications in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, whose killing sparked a widespread demand for the arrest and prosecution of the shooter, neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman. After more than six weeks of controversy, Zimmerman last week was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of the unarmed teenager in a gated community in Sanford, Florida. In an interview aired on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday, Cosby was asked it he believed race had been a motivating factor in the shooting of Martin, an African-American, by Zimmerman, a Hispanic.

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