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Missouri student says he doesn’t accept professor’s apology for confrontation

Mark Schierbecker’s first unofficial meeting with Melissa Click took place at a student protest in Columbia, Mo., on Monday. That’s when the 22-year-old University of Missouri student filmed a video that showed Click, a mass media professor, calling for “some muscle” to remove Schierbecker and …

Justice

Behind Sweden’s warm welcome for refugees, a backlash is brewing

STOCKHOLM — The refugees dined by soft candlelight, allowing their cold, road-weary bodies to sink into plush velvet couches as they feasted on a spread of olives, dates and cinnamon buns.<p>Omar Hassan took one look at the cozy scene — the product of hours of effort by volunteers hoping to make the …

Europe

Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.<p>…

Planned Parenthood

Personalised cancer vaccines show early signs of promise in trial

Personalised cancer vaccines that target people’s individual tumours have shown early signs of promise in tests on three patients diagnosed with advanced skin cancer.<p>The vaccines were designed to make the patients’ immune systems unleash attacks on specific DNA mutations in their tumours, and so …

Cancer

Study concludes that many cancers caused by bad luck in cell division

A new study has concluded that many people's risk of developing cancer often depends on simple bad luck in cell division.<p>Researchers at Johns Hopkins University studied 31 different cancers. Of those, just nine were found to be linked to bad genetics or unhealthy lifestyle choices. The researchers …

Toxic chemicals lurking in toys, group finds

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Parents buying gifts this holiday season might be giving their children something more than the latest hot toy, according to a new report.<p>A study by an environmental group found traces of dangerous substances in toys, jewelry and clothing sold at national retailers in …

'A' Is for Agitation: What's Really Going on in Jefferson County Schools

Posted: Sep 26, 2014 12:01 AM<p>There's a big battle brewing in the Jefferson County, Colorado, school system. The manufactured controversy over a …

Gov. Brown signs bills to promote 'farm to fork' in California

Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday he has signed a group of bills aimed at promoting the "farm to fork" movement in California that seeks to bring fresh produce and other foods closer to consumers, including many not served by grocery stores.<p>Brown signed seven bills, including a measure that creates a …

Jerry Brown

Ban 'toxic' e-cigarettes indoors due to passive vaping threat, says World Health Organisation

E-cigarettes emit toxic chemicals which could be harmful to bystanders and should be banned indoors, the World Health Organisation said<p>E-cigarettes should be banned indoors over fears that they can be as toxic to bystanders as normal cigarettes, the World Health Organisation has said.<p>Despite …

German drug company covered-up deadly side effects of anticoagulant Pradaxa

By Douglas Lyons<br>1 August 2014<p>The <i>British Medical Journal</i> (BMJ) has alleged that Boehringer Ingelheim, a transnational pharmaceutical company …

The Trend Line: To Fix Congress, Americans Recommend Firing All Members

The administration just took Obamacare away from the territories

Looking for a place where Obamacare doesn't exist? Try moving to the U.S. Territories, where the Obama administration just provided a pretty big waiver from the law's major coverage provisions.<p>The Affordable Care Act's design dealt a pretty big problem to the territories. It required insurers there …

Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to National Catholic Register

<b>How important for the Orthodox Church is the Pan-Orthodox Council planned for 2016? Is it to be seen as something similar to Vatican II in the</b> …

Christianity

Associated Press News

W.H. stands by birth-control rule

The Obama administration Wednesday said the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage regulations are fair — and they don’t really hurt the Denver-based religious organization that got a temporary New Year’s Eve reprieve from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.<p>“We defer to the Department of …

Bee-killing pesticides may also harm human brain development

The warning comes from the E.U., which has banned the chemicals. They remain legal in the U.S.<p>Earlier this year, the European Union put a two-year moratorium on a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids, believed to be a cause of the massive die-off threatening the world's honey bee populations.<p>…

Gun activists have a new craze — and it’s more dangerous than you think

The new front line in the battle over gun rights is “open carry.” Here’s why it has psychologists deeply concerned<p>Earlier this month, in the parking lot of the Shop Rite supermarket in West Haven, Conn., a young man pulled a semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle out of his Toyota SUV. Shoppers watched …

Antibacterial soaps and the culture of 'clean'

Antibacterial soaps: Study finds no evidence that antibacterial soaps are more effective than good old soap and water. Are we trying to make our kids …

Food Stamps Are Affordable; Corporate Welfare Is Not

Republicans are outraged for all the wrong reasons.<p>This past Friday, $5 billion was automatically slashed from the federal food stamps program, …

Middle-class

The Masculine Mystique: Inside The Men's Rights Movement (MRM)

For the past decade, the Men's Rights Movement has been gaining traction on the Internet—and growing ever more radical in its attacks on feminists. …

Think That Pat-Down At The Airport Was Random? You May Have Googled One Of These Arbitrary 6 Words.

Totally freaked by what you see? Not surprising. The filmmakers thought you might be. If you want, you can sign their petition to tell Congress and …

National Security Agency (NSA)

As U.S. struggles with health reform, the Amish go their own way

The debate over U.S. healthcare reform that has gripped the nation and led to a government shutdown is of small concern in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country for a very simple reason.<p>Along with eschewing cars and many other modern technologies, the descendants of 18th-Century German immigrants who …

Health Care

Study says yelling as harmful as spanking in disciplining kids. So what should parents do?

It’s hard to discipline children. You can’t hit them. Timeouts are not effective. Now, a study out of the University of Pittsburgh says yelling at teens and tweens — particularly when it involves cursing or insults — can be just as harmful as hitting. So what can you do?<p>Remember that the word …

Obamacare Is Another Private Sector Rip-Off Of Americans | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The government of the “world’s only superpower,” the “exceptional,” the “indispensable” country, claims to know what is best for Syria, Iraq, …

Decoding Obamacare: A Guide to New Health Care Marketplaces Designed to Help 48 Million Uninsured

As Republicans try again to block the implementation of Obamacare, the major part of the Affordable Care Act is about to take effect. Individuals …

Health Care

Would Conscription Put the Brakes on War?

<i>Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country</i><i>, by Andrew Bacevich, Metropolitan Books, 238 pages, $26.</i><p>War critics sometimes …

Army Chief Ray Odierno Warns Military Suicides 'Not Going To End' After War Is Over

A tragic milestone was reached last year, when 185 active-duty Army soldiers died by suicide, surpassing the 176 soldiers killed in battle in Afghanistan that year. The Army's annual death toll from suicide has more than tripled since 2001, when 52 active-duty soldiers took their own lives.<p>Just as …

The True History of Libertarianism in America: A Phony Ideology to Promote a Corporate Agenda

<i>This is an adapted version of an article that first appeared on NSFWCORP. Published daily online and monthly in print, NSFWCORP is The Future of</i> …