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Ireland performs its first legal abortion under new law, and it saved a woman’s life

A woman was allowed to terminate her pregnancy after a life-threatening health complication<p>Irish authorities confirmed on Friday that a woman was permitted to legally terminate a nonviable 18-week pregnancy, making it the first legal abortion to be carried out in the country since the Protection of …

New York's Most Expensive Apartments Are Jail Cells

The city spent an average of $167,000 per inmate on its jail system in 2012, according to a new report from the city's Independent Budget Office. That's nearly three times the cost of New York State's prison system and five times as much as the national average, according to data from the Vera …

Criminal Justice

Nasdaq head concedes need for electronic backup

Increasingly interconnected and complex U.S. financial markets require better "defensive driving," Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld told CNBC.<p>U.S. financial markets should have a backup system that consolidates stock quotes for the nation's trading exchanges, Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld said Friday — a …

Stocks

US imam sentenced to 25 years for funding Pakistani Taliban

Evidence showed elderly cleric Hafiz Khan arranged to send about $50,000 over a three-year period to Pakistan<p>An elderly Muslim cleric in South Florida has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison for funneling tens of thousands of dollars to the Pakistani Taliban.<p>US District Judge Robert Scola …

'Guardian,' 'NYT' partner on surveillance stories

Seeking broader First Amendment protection in the U.S., <i>The Guardian</i>, the British newspaper that broke the story on massive surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency, said Friday it has formed a partnership with <i>The New York Times</i> to publish more related stories.<p>In the partnership, <i>The</i> …

Russia Bans Protests At Site Of Sochi Winter Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an executive order that bans protests around the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.<p>The AP reports Putin issued the 10-week ban along with other orders designed to tighten security. Of course, the ban comes amid international consternation about …

Israel's Most Liberal City Introduces Racially Segregated Kindergartens

When Tel Aviv kids go back to school this year, they will attend racially segregated kindergartens funded by the municipality. Lisa Goldman has the …

Americans are clueless about Obamacare, which could raise prices

With just 38 days to go before the opening of Obamacare insurance exchanges, sky-high public ignorance about those marketplaces threatens the goal of offering affordable health care to the uninsured, several studies show.<p>And according to a troubling conclusion in at least one study earlier this …

Health Care