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 In this Dec. 19, 2008, file photo, Jeannie Elias, left, Mary Spencer, and Alison Wagner look for birds in Fayston, Vermont, as they take part in The National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. (AP Photo / Toby Talbot, File)

It’s been 120 years since New York ornithologist Frank Chapman launched his Christmas Bird Count as a bold new alternative to what had been a longtime Christmas tradition of hunting birds.

This Tuesday, April 3, 2018 photo shows a close-up of a beam scale in New York. (AP Photo / Patrick Sison)

There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts.

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