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Radiation Exposure Benefits Could Soon Help More Americans
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(StatePoint) The blockbuster movie “Oppenheimer” put the spotlight on America’s efforts to build up its nuclear capabilities during the Manhattan Project and the Cold War era. Nuclear weapons testing, such as the Trinity test featured in the film, created radioactive fallout that drifted downwind across the United States and is linked to cancers and other illnesses. The mining and processing of uranium created health risks as well. Now, Congress is considering bipartisan legislation to expand compensation and benefits to more people who got sick from these exposures.

Everything You Need to Know About Storm Doors
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(StatePoint) After extreme weather events, it’s common to evaluate exterior home products and to feel a sense of urgency about replacing them if they’re not providing proper protection. One addition that homeowners should consider is a storm door, however, experts say it’s important not to rush the decision.

What Every Parent or Caregiver With Kids in Childcare Needs to Know
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(StatePoint) Childcare is essential for families across the United States. Millions of children attend childcare every day, and millions of parents and caregivers rely on it. While advocates and many Americans agree that care should be accessible and affordable to all who need it, there’s a fast-approaching deadline that could put that at risk.

What Homeowners Need to Know Before and After a Hurricane
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(StatePoint) The official Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and the National Weather Service is predicting between 12 to 17 total named storms. The best advice for homeowners who want to be better prepared? Proactively think about what can be done ahead of time -- as well as after the fact -- so that you and your family are able to withstand severe weather and quickly recover from it.

5 Key Things to Do After Having a Baby
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(StatePoint) Becoming a new parent is a joyous occasion, but no matter how many parenting books you’ve read, nothing can completely prepare you for your baby’s arrival. With every pregnancy comes a long to-do list, but here are five tips to review after having a baby.

4 Tech-Friendly Ways to Ace the School Year
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(Statepoint) American families are expected to spend record-high amounts this back-to-school season. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), families with children in elementary, middle and high school will spend $890 on average for school items, while those with college-aged students are looking at more than $1,360 in shopping expenses.

How American Farmers Promote Economic and National Security
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(StatePoint) After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger has reached an all-time high. Continued supply chain disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, escalating inflation and a rapidly changing climate, have exacerbated challenges around the world, particularly in developing countries, and today, as many as 828 million people still go hungry.

Budget-Friendly Outdoor Projects for Any DIYer
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(StatePoint) Want to transform your outdoor space while saving money? There are plenty of hands-on projects you can do yourself to eliminate expensive labor costs. The following ideas can be tailored to your budget and personal preferences: