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ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes, the nation's leader in mom and baby health, today released its 2021 Report Card revealing that for the first time in six years, the U.S. preterm birth rate declined slightly from 10.2% to 10.1%, with the nation keeping it's C- grade. In North Carolina, the preterm birth rate increased from 10.7% to 10.8% in 2020, earning the state a D grade on this year's Report Card. Despite fewer preterm births and a continued decline in infant deaths nationwide, maternal deaths and women suffering from severe health complications due to pregnancy are continuing to rise. More than 700 women in the U.S. die from pregnancy-related causes each year and over the last 30 years these deaths have more than doubled.

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As the vote tally began racking up Tuesday night, Glenn Youngkin was clearly overperforming in key suburban areas, and conservatives were applauding his decision to lean into culture-war issues in the final months of the campaign. At the candidate’s victory party at a Marriott hotel in this leafy Loudoun County suburb, supporters waved a variety of pro-Youngkin signs, each representing a different voting bloc: business owners, farmers, veterans and Latinos. One stood out: Parents for Youngkin.

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- As more than 100 world leaders convene at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland this week, climate change researchers from nonprofit research institute RTI International (RTI) are available for media interviews on the economic impacts of climate change and COP26 environmental concerns and discussions regarding greenhouse gas emissions, clean energy technologies, air pollution, climate policy and the impacts of a changing climate on the economy and society.