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An Alabama lawmaker is pushing back against plans to arm teachers with guns, on the grounds that most teachers are women. State Rep. Harry Shiver concedes that most of his fellow Republicans want to put guns in the schools to defend against mass shooters, but said that most women “are scared of guns” and “wouldn’t like to be put in that position.”
A growing number of Americans are spending their tax refunds on health care. A study by the JPMorgan Chase Institute found that taxpayers spend 60 percent more on health care the week after they receive their tax refund, and flock to doctors on refund day itself. The finding shows “the importance that cash flow is playing in health-care expenditures,” said the institute’s Amar Hamoudi.