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Paris Jackson is 'physically fine' after alleged suicide attempt

Michael Jackson's 15-year-old daughter, Paris, is "physically fine" after she was hospitalised over an apparent suicide attempt, according to a family lawyer.<p>The only daughter of the <b>late singer</b> was taken to hospital on a stretcher from her home in Calabasas, California, following an emergency call …

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Ex-Zynga Employees Tell All on Reddit

Print really is dead. Now, instead of publishing a tell-all, ex–Zynga employees are taking to Reddit to vent their frustrations with their former …

Staff Sex Abuse At Youth Prisons Is 3 Times As High As Abuse In Adult Prisons

The teens are most often assaulted by staff members working at the facilities, and fully 20 percent of those victimized by the men and women charged with protecting and counseling them said they had been violated on more than 10 occasions.<p>"Today's report illustrates the fundamental failure of many …

Letter from U.S. POW lifts family's hopes

The Idaho parents of a U.S. soldier held prisoner by Taliban allies since 2009 said on Thursday they have received a letter from their son that gives them hope that he is well despite his captivity.<p>Bob Bergdahl, father of 27-year-old Bowe Bergdahl, said in a statement that he was confident the …

Blanket Surveillance. Total Secrecy. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Imagine that one day you came home to find a shiny little bubble of one-way glass in an upper corner of every single room, and a notice left on your kitchen table: “<i>As required by the Safe Society Act, we have installed remotely controlled cameras throughout your home. (Also your office.) But don’t</i> …

Hacker Who Helped Expose Steubenville Could Get More Prison Time Than The 2 Convicted Rapists

A 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who made the rape of a 16-year-old in Steubenville, Ohio a national outrage has been raided by the FBI, Mother Jones reports.<p>Deric Lostutter — previously known as KYAnonymous — identified himself in an exclusive interview to Mother Jones.<p>The young hacker now …

A patent on your DNA? What the Supreme Court ruling means for you

Can someone else patent your genes? The Supreme Court is scheduled to rule some time this month on that question – a suit filed against Myriad Genetics for its patent on the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which raise the risk of breast, ovarian and certain other cancers.<p>Opponents of patenting …

Forget dowries: Chinese men have to pay up to $24,000 to get a bride

China’s recent crackdown on luxury goods may be overlooking a wildly popular big-ticket item: brides.<p>Shanghai grooms typically have to pay their would-be wives a “bride price,” which startsat 100,000 yuan ($16,300). That’s according to a national map (registration required) of bride prices—a kind …

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