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Surgeon General: 'Addiction Is In Fact A Chronic Disease'

Surgeon General: 'Addiction Is In Fact A Chronic Disease'

Indeed, America's addiction problem is urgent. In 2015 alone, substance-abuse disorders have affected about 20.8 million people in the United States which are equal to the number of people affected with diabetes and 1½ times as many as those with cancer.



House Speaker Paul Ryan renominated for top House post

He will face an election in January, when all members of the new House, both majority Republicans and minority Democrats, vote on a new speaker. Several Republicans made clear this week that although Trumps victory may have eased the internal party tensions that threatened Ryans speakership before the election, it has not eliminated them entirely.


How much does a Thanksgiving meal cost? Less than previous year

How much does a Thanksgiving meal cost? Less than previous year

The American Farm Bureau Federation has broken down the cost of turkey , dressing, and other fixings for more than three decades. Using that percentage across the board, farmers' share of the average Thanksgiving meal cost in Virginia would be slightly more than $7 this year .


US jobless claims sink to 43 year low

US jobless claims sink to 43 year low

The Massachusetts unemployment rate continued to dip in the month before the presidential election, reaching 3.3 percent in October. Continuing jobless claims decreased by 66,000 to 1.98 million in the week ended November 5. Greene says there were job gains in other sectors of the economy last month. The labor force is the total number of people either with a job or actively looking for work.


County election boards postpone vote canvass to next week

County election boards postpone vote canvass to next week

Mike Fryar leads Nancy Nehls Nelson in the District 2 race for Buncombe County Board of Commissioners by 307 votes. It's not clear how many provisional ballots were cast in Hudson County last week. A provisional ballot may be issued if there are questions about a voter's eligibility to vote when that voter goes to vote on Election Day. Republican candidate Shannon Royer was the presumptive victor of the 156th state House seat by a margin of 19 votes, according to unofficial results ...



Obama begins last foreign trip with arrival in Athens

Pushing back against the forces of isolationism, President Barack Obama stood at the birthplace of democracy on Wednesday and declared it's time for a "course correction" to ensure that the benefits of technology and globalization are more broadly shared.