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Schwartzman retains seat on City Council

Schwartzman retains seat on City Council

GALESBURG — Chair of Environmental Studies Peter Schwartzman was elected to serve a second term as an alderman on the Galesburg City Council. Schwartzman defeated opponent Ted Hoffman for the seat as Ward 5 alderman by the narrowest margin in this election cycle for City Council. Schwartzman defeated Hoffman by 45 votes, winning the election by 55 percent. Schwartzman’s campaign emphasized improving communication with the public. He will begin his second term with the City Council on May 4. (Source: Galesburg Register-Mail)

Boston Bomber suspect Dzhokhar Tsarneav convicted on 30 counts

BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarneav was convicted Wednesday in all 30 counts against him on his role in the Boston Marathon Bombings attack of 2013. It has yet to be decided whether this means Tsarneav will face life in prison or the death penalty. The defense did not deny the acts that Tsarneav participated in alongside his older brother, who was killed by the police shortly after the bombings, but are expected to fight for a life in prison sentencing. (Source: New York Times)

European sex education group focuses on pregnancies

COPENHAGEN — Sex and Society, a nonprofit group that provides much of Denmark’s sexual education, has recently adjusted its curriculum. The group no longer focuses on providing information on how to avoid pregnancy, but now discusses the topics of sex and pregnancy in a more positive light. The change in the curriculum is spurred by concerns in Denmark, and other European countries, regarding low birth rates. In Denmark, the birth rate has been below the replacement rate needed to keep the population from declining since the 1970s. Low birth rates spark concerns as they have the potential to reduce economic growth and create a need for more elder care. (Source: New York Times)

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