How old is your heart? This calculator will tell you

Most American have hearts that are aging faster than they are, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Based on risks associated with smoking, being overweight or having high blood pressure or diabetes, average American adults have hearts about 6.6 years older than their chronological age.

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What is Bernie Sanders socialism, and is he making it less scary for U.S. voters?

Democratic presidential candidate and self-described socialist Bernie Sanders got a shot of good news over the weekend. In a new poll, the Vermont senator is just seven points behind Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in Iowa. So does this mean voters aren’t scared by the word “socialist” anymore?

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Missouri GOP makes scholarship ban for students brought into country illegally a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban students whose parents entered the country without legal permission from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

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Andy Parker: I will do whatever it takes to end gun violence

Andy Parker, whose daughter. Alison Parker, was one of two people shot and killed last week while reporting live for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke, Va., writes: “We must focus our attention on the legislators who are responsible for America’s criminally weak gun laws. Laws that facilitate the access dangerous individuals have to firearms on a daily basis.”

 
 
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