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1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

1st GOP senator opposes tax bill in early sign of problems

Health
Wisconsin's Ron Johnson on Wednesday became the first Republican senator to say he opposes his party's tax bill, signaling potential problems for GOP leaders. Passage of a similar package seemed certain Thursday in the House, where a handful of dissidents conceded they expected to be steamrolled by a GOP frantic to claim its first major legislative victory of the year. Eager to act before opposition groups could sow doubts among the rank-and-file, Republican leaders were anxious to hand Donald Trump the first crowning bill of his presidency by Christmas. Trump planned to visit House GOP lawmakers Thursday at the Capitol in what seemed likely to be a pep rally, not a rescue mission. "Big vote tomorrow in the House. Tax cuts are getting close!" Trump enthused in a tweet Wednesday. "Why are ...
Youth football ups odds of brain problems in adulthood

Youth football ups odds of brain problems in adulthood

Health
TUESDAY, Sept. 19, 2017 -- Kids who start playing tackle football before age 12 have a higher risk of mental and behavioral problems in adulthood than their counterparts who began playing at older ages, a new study suggests.Researchers say playing tackle football at a younger age boosted the odds of later problems with behavioral control, apathy, thinking and decision-making by twofold compared to other players.They also said the risk of clinical depression rose by threefold in these players compared to their counterparts who started playing at older ages."These findings were independent of the total number of seasons the participants played football or at what level they played, such as high school, college or professional," said study lead author Michael Alosco, a post-graduate fellow at...
Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Cologne and Arsenal charged by Uefa after crowd control problems

Sports
Cologne and Arsenal have both been charged by Uefa following incidents during Thursday's Europa League match.The German club face four charges, including crowd disturbances and setting off fireworks, and the Gunners face a charge over blocked stairways.The game was delayed by more than an hour as thousands of away fans arrived at Emirates Stadium without tickets.About 20,000 Cologne fans turned up in London despite the German club being given a ticket allocation of 2,900.This case will be dealt with by the Uefa Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on 21 September.More to follow.Let's block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport - Sport
4 money problems that didn't exist 50 years ago (and how to fix them)

4 money problems that didn't exist 50 years ago (and how to fix them)

Finance
5 stunning stats about credit cardsIn many ways, the world is a better place than it was 50 years ago ... but it's certainly more complicated, especially when it comes to personal finance. While the multitude of financial tools we now have at our disposal can be extremely helpful, they can also make our lives considerably more expensive when we make poor choices about them. And even sound financial decision-making can't save you from all the money problems that plague us these days. Credit card debt While specialty credit cards such as the Diners Club card have been around for a while, general-purpose credit cards are a more recent addition to our wallets. The first general-purpose credit card, the BankAmericard (now known as Visa), appeared on the scene in 1966. In the years since, credit...