Chel Harris

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Almost 500 Foods Contain The 'Yoga Mat' Compound. Should We Care?

That compound found in commercially baked bread — yep, the one that's in yoga mats, too — is in the news again.<p>A report from the Environmental Working Group finds that the compound, azodicarbonamide, is found in close to 500 food products, from Pillsbury Dinner Rolls to Little Debbie products to …

Second Baby Cleared Of HIV. Rare Event, Or Hope For Others?

In only the second documented case of its kind, an infant born with the AIDS virus may have been cured of the infection, thanks to an intensive drug treatment begun just hours after her birth. The baby girl — now 9 months old — from Long Beach, Calif., is still on that regimen of antiretroviral …

Pussy Riot Attacked In Nizhny Novgorod (VIDEO)

Two members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot were attacked by a group of men in a McDonalds on Thursday, the Moscow Times reported. A video purporting to show the attack was posted to YouTube.<p>Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who were released from prison shortly before the 2014 Olympic …

Weed advocates see gains as opponents mobilize for new votes

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage.<p>But leading medical groups remain ambivalent, and opponents are now trying to mobilize for upcoming votes in three states.<p>Florida will …

Police: Mother who drove into ocean with children accused of attempted murder

A woman accused of driving a minivan into the Atlantic Ocean with her three children in Florida was arrested Friday on three counts of attempted first-degree murder, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson said.<p>Investigators say they think Ebony Wilkerson was trying to kill her children -- ages 3, 9 and …

Sister: Mother who drove with children into ocean thought there were 'demons'

She was trying to get help for her sister.<p>Help for a woman who was distraught and uneven, having driven to Florida to get away from her husband. Who had gone, at her sister's urging, to a hospital only to sign herself out earlier in the day. A woman who was "talking about Jesus and that there's …

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

'Kids For Cash' Captures A Juvenile Justice Scandal From Two Sides

In 2009, a major corruption scandal dubbed "Kids for Cash" hit the juvenile justice system of northeast Pennsylvania.<p>Two local judges had been enforcing a zero-tolerance policy for bad behavior by kids. Even minor offenses, like fighting in school or underage drinking, could mean hard time in a …

The true lives of low-level drug dealers: “What’s the point of surviving if you can’t live?”

<b>Bryan Cranston as Walter White in "Breaking Bad" (AMC/Ursula Coyote)</b><p>“Breaking Bad” this ain’t: The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV — and much more complicated<p>Erin Rose<p>March 9, 2014 10:58am (UTC)<p>Editor’s note: A number of drug dealers were interviewed over the course of reporting …

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Wants Church to Study Gay Unions

Democrats plan all-night 'talkathon' on climate change

WASHINGTON—Just don't call it a filibuster.<p>A majority of Senate Democrats on Monday will launch an overnight "talkathon" until approximately 9:00 a.m. Tuesday to draw attention to climate change.<p>The overnight effort, organized by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, is part of the recently launched Senate …

Sigma Alpha Epsilon: We're Banning Pledging

One of the pillars of American fraternity culture eliminated its hot-button "pledging" process Sunday after a string of hazing-related deaths.<p>Sigma Alpha Epsilon — one of the nation's largest and oldest fraternities that counts among its alums William Faulkner and President William McKinley — had …

ObamaCare will hasten income inequality, union report says

A new report from a major U.S. union says ObamaCare will hasten income inequality.<p>Although it defends the intent behind the Affordable Care Act, the report, entitled “The Irony of ObamaCare: Making inequality worse,” concludes that the law will transfer a billion dollars in wealth to insurance …

Rights Advocates See 'Access To Justice' Gap In U.S.

Too many poor people in the U.S. lack access to lawyers when they confront major life challenges, including eviction, deportation, custody battles and domestic violence, according to a new report by advocates at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Clinic.<p>Risa Kaufman, acting co-director of the …

U.N. aims to bring killers to account in Central African Republic | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The head of a United Nations inquiry said on Monday it was seeking to establish who should face prosecution for killings and other crimes in Central African Republic in order to halt for good bloodshed that has raised fears of genocide.<p>Father Bernard Kenvi (C) helps a Muslim …

The Fine Line the Obama Administration Is Walking With Doctors and Hospitals

The suc­cess of Obama­care—and the White House’s ef­forts to drive down health care spend­ing—de­pend on the co­oper­a­tion of the doc­tors and …