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48 percent of newborns are nonwhite, and more

About 48 percent of the children now born in the U.S. are nonwhite, and demographers say 2010 could be the “tipping point” in the racial balance of newborn babies.

48 percent of newborns are nonwhiteAbout 48 percent of the children now born in the U.S. are nonwhite, and demographers say 2010 could be the “tipping point,” when the number of babies born to Hispanics, blacks, and Asians collectively surpasses that of babies born to whites.Associated Press

Earthquake moved city of Concepción at  least 10 feet The massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepción, the closest urban area to the epicenter, at least 10 feet west, seismologists report.Los Angeles Times

Asia's dwindling tiger populationThe tiger population of Asia has plummeted from 100,000 tigers in 1990 to just 3,200, according to the U.N. Tigers are illegally hunted for their skins and for body parts used in traditional medicine.Associated Press

Traffic deaths at  lowest level in 56 years Traffic deaths in 2009 fell to their lowest level in 56 years, with fewer than 34,000 people killed. Experts credited the growing use of side air bags and other safety features, along with a drop in total miles driven because of the recession.  The Detroit News

Americans' low retirement savingsAbout 43 percent of Americans have saved less than $10,000 for retirement, a new study found. CNNmoney.com

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