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Controversial City Policy Forces Texas Officer Battling Lung Cancer Into ‘Very Difficult Situation’

A Texas police officer battling lung cancer may lose her job after nearly 25 years — all because of a city policy.<p>Fort Worth officer D.D. Willingham has been serving on light duty for the past two years as she grapples with terminal lung cancer, KDFW reported. However, the veteran officer was …

EPA tries to map a toxic legacy in Delaware

Cleanup at the Metachem Superfund site has cost taxpayers $100 million so far, with no end in sight.<p>WILMINGTON, Del. -- Snow flurries rode a faint chemical breeze across Red Lion Creek marsh near Delaware City on Thursday as Environmental Protection Agency contractors maneuvered a sediment probe …

War on smoking: More diseases linked to cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms — even as the government struggles to get more people to …

Public Health

Trade leak feeds Dem insurgency

Democrats in Congress are fuming over the leaked environmental provisions of a massive Pacific trade deal that would dwarf the North America Free Trade Agreement, casting further doubt on President Barack Obama’s trade agenda just as his administration kicks it into high gear.<p>The latest release by …

Creationism in Texas public schools: Undermining the charter movement.

When public-school students enrolled in Texas’ largest charter program open their biology workbooks, they will read that the fossil record is …

Texas buyer of rhino hunting permit says his family received death threats

Corey Knowlton, who paid $350,000 to hunt the endangered animal, says 'I want to be intimately involved with a black rhino'<p>A north Texas man who paid $350,000 for the right to hunt an endangered African black rhino said he's had to hire full-time security due to death threats after his name was …

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Colorado's Pot Shops Say They'll Be Sold Out Any Day Now

A few days into the experiment, the new world of legal-recreational-marijuana sales in Colorado appears to be a big success — so much so that pot …