Hispanic politicians expected to gain more seats in November elections; Report shows lung cancer deaths for women in the South and Midwest are on the rise; and more.
Hispanic Politicians Expected to Gain More Seats in November Elections
The growing population of Hispanics in the U.S. has also open gates for Latino hopefuls in politics, the Associated Press reports. State redistricting, which happens after decennial census data is taken, will build favor for Hispanic candidates in both California and Texas, with potential wins in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and Florida. Currently, there are 29 Hispanics in the House, a number that is expected to grow, the AP reports.
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Report: Lung Cancer Deaths for Women in South, Midwest Are on the Rise
Deaths among women related to lung cancer are on the rise in the South and Midwest, despite declining rates nationwide, according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Lung cancer deaths among men and women have been declining since the 1990s in part because of aggressive anti-smoking campaigns, Reuters reports. But middle-aged women have been consistently steady or on the rise.
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Opinion: High Court's Decision on Juvenile Sentences Will Benefit African-Americans
The Supreme Court's decision Monday that found mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles convicted of homicide to be in violation of the Eighth Amendment is a significant win for criminal system reform, writes David A. Love. African-American and Latino juveniles are most likely to be found in the system, and by acknowledging the chance of rehabilitation for these teens, the system is giving them a new chance at life, Love argues.