National / U.S. News

Survey: White Christians are now a minority of US population

NEW YORK (AP) — The share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent, a transformation fueled by immigration and by growing numbers of people who reject organized religion altogether, according to a new survey released Wednesday. Christians overall remain a large majority in the U.S., at nearly 70 percent … Continue reading

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Health / Lifestyle

Panel reverses, says white potatoes OK for WIC recipients

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ostracized by health officials for several years, the white potato is back in favor. The prestigious Institute of Medicine said Tuesday that pregnant women and moms should be allowed to buy white potatoes with subsidies from the government’s Women, Infants and Children program. An IOM panel said people aren’t getting enough starchy … Continue reading