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Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

WASHINGTON — North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. "People need to pay attention to the birds around them because they are slowly disappearing. One of t...
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Apple Watch May Spot Heart Problem but More Research Needed

WASHINGTON — A huge study suggests the Apple Watch can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat at least sometimes — but experts say more work is needed to tell if using wearable technology to screen for heart problems really helps. More than 419,000 Apple Wa...
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Study Finds LGBTQ Characters on Network TV Hit a Record High

LOS ANGELES — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual study by media advocacy group GLAAD out Thursday also found an increase in the char...