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America’s opioid epidemic is driven by supply

America’s opioid epidemic is driven by supply | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
LIFE expectancy in America declined for the second year running in 2016 according to data recently released by the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC). Unsurprisingly, one major cause was the opioid epidemic. The CDC reported that deaths from drug overdoses rose from 16,848 in 1999 to 63,632 in 2016.
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Opinion | America’s Natural Gas Hurdles

Opinion | America’s Natural Gas Hurdles | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Russia is only one of them. Others include the need for more pipelines and an archaic law that impedes shipments within the United States.
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Opinion | Is America Growing Less Tolerant on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights?

Opinion | Is America Growing Less Tolerant on L.G.B.T.Q. Rights? | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Acceptance was growing. But a new poll shows that the public may be backsliding.
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GM: Sure, the auto industry is transforming. But we've got this

GM: Sure, the auto industry is transforming. But we've got this | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
America's biggest automaker is preparing itself for a future where its whole industry will be different.
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Your smartphone is a pain in the neck - CNN

Your smartphone is a pain in the neck - CNN | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
A recent study published in Surgical Technology International's 25th edition says texting might be hurting your back.
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Signs of ADHD can be different in girls

Signs of ADHD can be different in girls | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
When asked to describe a child with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, most would describe a boy who does not do what he is told, not a bubbly girl with lots of friends.
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Drugmaker's ties to nonprofits pose 'conflict of interest'

Drugmaker's ties to nonprofits pose 'conflict of interest' | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
A leading advocacy group for Alzheimer's patients has stopped accepting funding from a Southern California drugmaker following a CNN investigation into the company that sparked a government probe.
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Forget politics -- it's time to out all sexual predators

Forget politics -- it's time to out all sexual predators | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
It's not about the left or the right reckoning with its demons on sexual misconduct -- it's bigger than that, Roxanane Jones writes.
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The Environmental Case Against Bitcoin

The Environmental Case Against Bitcoin | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Mining the cryptocurrency requires a staggering amount of energy—contributing to global warming and providing little public benefit.
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Made in America

Made in America | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
For years, we’ve looked to China for cheap labor. Now Chinese couples are coming to the U.S. for a new form of outsourcing: hiring American women to produce babies.
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Should We Rebuild Homes in Wildfire Zones?

Should We Rebuild Homes in Wildfire Zones? | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
As climate change makes fires more destructive, taxpayers increasingly are covering the cost of protecting at-risk communities.
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Why the world still awaits its first space elevator

Why the world still awaits its first space elevator | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
FOR decades engineers and science-fiction writers have dreamed of lifts capable of carrying things into orbit from the Earth’s surface. Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian scientist, suggested the idea in 1895, inspired by the Eiffel Tower. And in 1979 Arthur C.
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A Portrait of Poverty in America: Job Insecurity and Payday Lending

A Portrait of Poverty in America: Job Insecurity and Payday Lending | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Many families in Tchula, Miss., struggle to make ends meet with a patchwork of jobs and high-interest loans. Community leaders and the town's only bank try to help, but the cycle of despair isn't
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Opinion | The Latest Data Privacy Debacle

Opinion | The Latest Data Privacy Debacle | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
The Strava episode shows that the confidentiality of information is a public good that cannot be regulated by millions of individual choices.
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Opinion | When Laws Against Rape Aren’t Enough

Opinion | When Laws Against Rape Aren’t Enough | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
The Puntland region of Somalia was the first in the Horn of Africa to criminalize sexual violence. A year later, the law has been a failure.
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Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign

Sometimes Seeing More Endangered Tigers Isn’t a Good Sign | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.
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The quest to make homes that repair themselves

The quest to make homes that repair themselves | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Forget steel and concrete. Innovators are experimenting with living building materials.
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How does your child's screen time measure up?

How does your child's screen time measure up? | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Kids up to age 8 spend an average of 2 hours and 19 minutes every day on screen media, Common Sense Media reports. For older kids, it's hours more.
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How marriage might be linked to dementia risk

How marriage might be linked to dementia risk | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
People who have been single all of their lives have a 42% higher dementia risk than those who are married, a new paper suggests.
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Can spanking lead to relationship violence?

Can spanking lead to relationship violence? | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Parents who believe in "spare the rod, spoil the child" might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a new study.
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The Difficult Business of Dying

The Difficult Business of Dying | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
The U.S. funeral industry is the most expensive and corporate in the world. Can Americans find a better way to grieve?
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Facebook’s Promise of Community Is a Lie

Facebook’s Promise of Community Is a Lie | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Under increasing criticism for spreading fake news, the internet giant is using communitarianism as a shield.
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In Defense of Rotten Tomatoes

In Defense of Rotten Tomatoes | Speech Topics | Scoop.it
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese thinks that the reviews site is ruining film criticism. He's wrong.
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