1 Iceland is the world’s best country to live in, according to a United Nations study ranking countries according to wealth, life expectancy and education levels. Sierra Leone is the worst, according to the study. The United States is 12th.

2 A reverend in Whitewood, S.D., is pressuring the City Council there to change the name of a street because it does not lend itself to a family-oriented atmosphere, The Associated Press reported. The street, Hooker Street, was named for Civil War general Joseph Hooker.

3 Genetic evidence supports the theory that North America was settled by people who crossed a land bridge across the Bering Strait, according to a University study released yesterday.

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