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10 Fattest Cities in America

Jackson, Mississippi, takes the top spot

(Newser) - WalletHub has ranked 2017's fattest cities in America, and—as the US is once again the fattest country in the world—possibly the fattest cities anywhere. More than 70% of Americans over the age of 15 are considered overweight or obese by one metric. WalletHub ranked 100 of... More »

Sick of Allergies? Avoid These 10 Cities

Louisville is worst offender, says allergy group

(Newser) - Allergy experts have unveiled the worst cities in the US for those with spring allergies, and Louisville, Ky., is the place you most want to avoid if you're an allergy sufferer. It moves up from No. 5 last year to the top spot this year. "The river provides... More »

Out of Abandoned Texas Walmart, a Vast New Library

McAllen Public Library a whopping 125K square feet

(Newser) - When McAllen, Texas, found itself with an abandoned Walmart on its hands, it didn't just bring in another store: It used the building to create a new library. And that library just so happens to be the largest single-story library in the country—and the winner of the International... More »

America's Fattest City Is ...

McAllen, Texas, has No. 1 obesity rate

(Newser) - America is the fattest country in the world , and Mississippi the fattest state . But where are the most overweight cities? Surprisingly, none of the top 10 are in Mississippi. Instead, the metro area of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, close to the border with Mexico, tips the scales at No. 1 with... More »

Man Kills Tot for Crying During World Cup: Cops

Texas thug facing capital murder charge

(Newser) - A man is facing a capital murder charge in Texas for allegedly killing a toddler who kept crying while he was watching the USA-Ghana soccer game last week. Investigators say illegal immigrant Hector Castro beat and suffocated his 2-year-old stepdaughter and then forced a screw down her throat to make... More »

Why Our Health Care System Is a Mess

(Newser) - For a clear example of our warped health care system, look no further than McAllen, Texas. The border town is second only to Miami in how much it spends on health care per person—$15,000 per Medicare enrollee, twice the national average. The problem? Atul Gawande of the New ... More »

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