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Christie Caves On Marriage Equality: A Change In The GOP Ranks Ahead Of 2016

Gov. Chris Christie chose to end his fight against marriage equality Monday, turning his back on the Republican Party's politics on the issue since the fight began. All eyes on the electoral map of 2016.<p>WASHINGTON — If a presidential election were to be held today, nearly one-third of the electoral …

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Yes, We Scan: Why the NSA Collected Intelligence on Mexico and France

Is it seriously being suggested that the NSA not collect intel vital to U.S. security—say, from Mexico or France—by any means it can? David Frum on …

Obamacare’s Vermont Fail

The tiny, progressive Green Mountain State has been ambitious in its efforts to get insurance for all. That’s admirable. Too bad it’s failing big …

Take this, conservatives: Criticism only makes Obamacare stronger!

Ignore most conservatives attacking Healthcare.gov — but it’s a mistake to assume Obama’s got it under control<p>Let's stipulate that the conservatives crying crocodile tears for uninsured Americans who've been badly inconvenienced by broken Obamacare websites are engaged in a world-historical …

Time for the truth about 'targeted' killings and US drones' civilian victims

The Obama administration is like a reckless hit-and-run driver. Congress must not let John Brennan's CIA get away with murder<p>A year ago almost to the day, on 24 October 2012, a US drone strike killed a 68-year-old woman named Mamana Bibi. She was gathering vegetables in her family's large, mostly …

GOP’s nightmare come true: Obamacare more popular than ever

A new poll reveals just how spectacularly the shutdown has backfired on the Republican Party<p>The GOP-led federal government shutdown over Obamacare has dramatically backfired on Republicans. Nearly two-thirds of active voters, the largest share yet, support the health insurance reform law and want …

Obesity experts appalled by EU move to approve health claim for fructose

Food firms using fructose will be able to boast of health benefits despite fruit sugar being implicated in soaring US obesity levels<p>Obesity experts say they are appalled by an EU decision to allow a "health claim" for fructose, the sweetener implicated in the disastrous upsurge in weight in the …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

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Why Are Today's Teens More Susceptible To Genital Herpes?

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 10/17/2013 07:47 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>Teens today may be more susceptible to one type of genital herpes infection once they become sexually active than teens in years past, a new study suggests.<p>In the study, adolescents ages 14 to 19 who had their blood …

Money chase revs back up

House Republicans moved into fundraising overdrive just hours after Congress voted to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling.<p>A flurry of email solicitations started Thursday morning filling lobbyists’ and donors’ email in-boxes reminding downtowners to “Save the Date” and mark their …

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Madagascar: floods and locust swarms threaten to leave residents hungry

Faravavy, 32, lives in the middle of an arid plain 93 miles south of Betioke in southern Madagascar. She tries to support herself and her three children by cultivating maize, red beans and manioc, but is unable to grow enough to generate an income or even feed her family all year round. "We never …

Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13?

Now that the government has reopened, attention turns to the next phase of the spending fight, a battle that is far from over.<p>The bill that President Obama signed early Thursday provides only a temporary respite to the partisan tussles that have perennially plagued the budget process. The …

Kenya: two bodies removed from mall thought to be attackers

Two charred bodies recovered from Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall are highly likely to be two of the gunmen who killed dozens of people last month<p>Norway said its suspicion that a Norwegian citizen was one of those involved in the mall assault claimed by the Somali Islamist group Al Shabaab had now …

Microsoft Is Researching Earbuds That Play Music Based On Your Mood

Stressed during your commute? Time for "Livin' on a Prayer." Or at least it will be if Microsoft develops the headphones one of its researchers is currently working on. Called "Septimu," these new headphones would take your standard earbuds to a whole new level -- by playing music suited to your …

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