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2009-08-08 09:10:00

U.S. births fell nearly 2 percent last year compared with 2007, the first annual decline since the decade began, with some experts saying the recession is to blame.Others, however, say a recent decline in immigration to the U.S. may have also played a role in the end of America's recent baby boomlet.The Great Depression and subsequent recessions were all accompanied by declining births, said Emory University professor Carol Hogue.  The figures never turned around until the economy...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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