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Shots - Health News
1:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Teen Smoking Hits A 22-Year Low, But Other Tobacco Uses Rise

A teenager finishes her cigarette in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.
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Cigarette smoking among U.S. high school students has dropped to the lowest level in 22 years, federal health officials reported Thursday.

The percentage of students who reported smoking a cigarette at least one day in the last 30 days fell to 15.7 percent in 2013, according to the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a large federal survey that has been tracking youth smoking since 1991.

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All Tech Considered
1:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Facebook Ad Targeting Will Use Even More Of Your Data

Facebook says that starting soon, ad targeting will "include information from some of the websites and apps you use," making ads more relevant to users' interests.
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Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 11:53 am

Facebook says it will pull from more user data, including browsing histories, to better target ads to consumers. As the changes roll out over the next few weeks, users will also have more control over their own data profiles, the ones that help determine which ads they see.

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Education
12:52 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

President's Student Loan Action Might Be Too Little, Too Late

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 2:31 pm

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Education
12:52 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Is Teacher Tenure Really The New Brown V. Board Of Education?

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 2:31 pm

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Politics
12:52 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Did Eric Cantor Forget That All Politics Are Local?

Originally published on Thu June 12, 2014 2:31 pm

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