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25 Facts About John Adams

Lawyer, statesman, president, gadfly, New Englander: John Adams was a lot of things, but boring wasn't one of them. Here are some interesting facts …

Why Do So Many Churches Have "First Church of" in their Names?

<i>Reader Nick from New York wrote in to ask</i>, “Why do so many churches have 'First' in their names? Why do we rarely see 'Second' or 'Third' …

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, 'Because the …

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Stoned to Death for Family Honor

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The Number of Humans in Space Doubled Today

It went from three to six in a couple hundred seconds.<p>Just after midnight local time on Thursday, a Soyuz rocket with three men aboard lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Minutes later, as it departed Earth’s lower atmosphere and crossed the Kármán line, something spectacular …

Cancer patients in Senegal denied morphine treatment – video

Clips from an upcoming documentary, Unreported World, show how people in Senegal with cancer often have no access to morphine and other pain relief due to bureaucracy in the healthcare system. The documentary, by Krishnan Guru-Murthy, explores how cancer kills more people in Africa than Aids, TB …

Exclusive: Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three Connecticut doctors billed Medicare for nearly 24,000 drug tests in 2012 - on just 145 patients. Despite the extraordinary number, Medicare administrators paid the doctors a total of $1.4 million, according to a Reuters analysis of government payments to health …

US Global Hawk Drones Given Access To British Airspace

British sovereign airspace has been used by top secret US drones, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). On three occasions in the past month, …

Oklahomans Push to Allow Medical Marijuana

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Drill Sergeant Charged With Sexually Assaulting a Dozen Women

An Army drill sergeant has been charged with sexually attacking 12 female soldiers, threatening to have some of them kicked out of the service if they rebuffed him, court documents show.<p>Staff Sgt. Angel Sanchez allegedly preyed on the women while stationed in Afghanistan until 2012 and then at Fort …

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Utah students upset about altered yearbook pics

HEBER CITY, Utah (AP) — A group of Utah high school students said they were surprised and upset to discover their school yearbook photos were digitally altered, with sleeves and higher necklines drawn on to cover bare skin.<p>Several students at Wasatch High School in Heber City said their outfits …

Why #BringBackOurGirls Isn't Just Another Slacktivism Campaign

On 14 April 2014, 276 Nigerian school girls were abducted by Boko Haram, to minimal outrage or global press coverage.<p>Two weeks later, a fire was lit …

Africa

Texas can keep source of execution drugs secret, attorney general says

Decision from Texas attorney general Greg Abbott marks reversal on issue being challenged in other death penalty states<p>Texas' prison system doesn't have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state's top lawyer said Thursday, marking a reversal on an issue being challenged in several …

California Cuts Water to Some Farms and Cities

Severe drought drives new restrictions on use of the Sacramento River.<p>Facing severe drought, California's state water board told hundreds of users of the Sacramento River, including farms and some small cities, that they must stop taking water from the river.<p>The notices are the first such mandatory …

Man kept in prison for 25 years, and prosecutors ignored evidence of his innocence

<b>Reported by Liku Zelleke</b><p>Jonathan Fleming, 51, was cleared of murder charges and walked out of a Brooklyn court a free man. He had been arrested in …

Obama's Success Doesn't Mirror Drastic Decline Among Top Black Lawyers

Obama’s Success Doesn’t Mirror Drastic Decline Among Top Black Lawyers<p>May 29 16:52 2014 by admin Print This Article<p>During President Obama’s ascent to …

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