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Move over, dodgeball: Schools pump up phys ed with choices

You won’t find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York’s Victor school district.

What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defence, archery and in-line skating ‚Äî all under the heading of physical education. The teachers say it’s a more fitting description of lessons meant to last well beyond the class bell.

Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates

NEW DELHI — Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates that at least 9 million premature deaths were caused during the year by diseases from toxic exposure.