Daniel Salisbury

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Lobbyists Amp Up Efforts To Sell Washington On E-Cigarettes

In a scene from the new season of the popular Netflix political drama <i>House of Cards,</i> the elegant Claire Underwood catches her soon-to-be vice president husband puffing an e-cigarette.<p>"You're cheating," she says, referring to their efforts to quit smoking.<p>"No, I'm not," Congressman Francis Underwood …

More Bad News for Older Dads: Higher Risk of Kids With Mental Illness

For so long, mothers – particularly older moms — bore the brunt of responsibility for genetic disorders in their children. And for good reason. Eggs …

Maybe That BPA In Your Canned Food Isn't So Bad After All

Maybe BPA isn't so bad after all.<p>The plastic additive has been vilified by environmental advocacy groups. But the chemical had no effect on rats fed thousands of times the amount a typical person ingests, government scientists are reporting in the journal <i>Toxicological Sciences</i>.<p>The results "both …

British troops less likely to get PTSD than Americans

British troops have been "relatively resilient" compared to US troops when dealing with the strains of Iraq and Afghanistan<p>British combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are up to four times less likely to suffer PTSD than their American counterparts, but are more likely to drink to dangerous …

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NSA Wants to Keep Phone Records Longer Because of Privacy Lawsuits

The National Security Agency says it needs to hold Americans’ phone records for longer than the law currently allows so they can be used as evidence …

Survivors Of Military Sexual Assault Come Forward At Public Hearing

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand held a hearing on sexual assault in the military two days after the Military Justice Improvement Act was blocked in the Senate.<p>A bill to address the sexual assault crisis in the military was blocked on Monday in favor of voting on Iran sanctions, but two days later, …

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Meet the First Baby Ever to Officially Have Three Parents

The first child with three parents was just born, in Vancouver, British Columbia (via CBC). Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards was born to two lesbian parents Danielle Wiley and Anna Richards, as well as the biological father, Shawn Kangro.<p>Canada's Family Law Act, passed in March of last year, allows …

Meet the Dropleton, Weird New Particle Created by Scientists

In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have created an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet, or dropleton.<p>Writing in the journal Nature, they said it behaves a bit like a …

Quantum Physics

Exclusive: Mole Who Met Bin Laden Killed by Al Qaeda in Bosnia

An FBI mole who provided valuable intelligence on al Qaeda and met with Osama bin Laden was lured away from the FBI to work for the CIA, but was killed by al Qaeda operatives in Bosnia who suspected he was an informant, NBC News has learned exclusively.<p>The informant, a Sudan-born driver and …

Hundreds of Foods in U.S. Contain Hazardous Chemical: Report

Nearly 500 foods found on grocery store shelves in the United States, including many foods labeled as "healthy," contain a potentially hazardous industrial plastics chemical, according to a report issued Thursday by a health research and advocacy group.<p>Azodicarbonamide, also known as ADA, was found …

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Anti-Abortion Push Has Spain Debating Definition Of 'Progress'

Born in a tiny pueblo south of Madrid, Esperanza Puente arrived in the Spanish capital fresh out of high school. It was the late 1980s, and Spain was reveling in newfound freedoms after its military dictator Francisco Franco died and democracy took hold.<p>"The end of the 1980s was a wild time in …

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Idle No More: Japan Plans To Restart Closed Nuclear Reactors

In the wake of the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant three years ago, Japan's government decided to phase out nuclear power. Other governments, notably Germany's, followed Japan's lead.<p>But Wednesday, Tokyo reversed course. It issued a draft energy plan that includes restarting idled …

US supreme court: 'first-ever' video of proceedings released

A protest group has posted what appears to be the first video of the Supreme Court taken inside the courtroom with the court in session.<p>The supreme court forbids cameras and all other electronic devices, but members of the protest group 99Rise appear to have shot video on two separate occasions …

Last Country To Abolish Slavery Adopts Roadmap To End Practice

World's longest aircraft is unveiled in UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056555_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524690406_c0acbd96acd894dd553d9b5da459214e<p><b>The world's longest aircraft has just been unveiled in Britain's biggest aircraft hangar.</b><p>At first, you might mistake it for a giant airship - …

Briton charged with hacking US banking system

Briton Lauri Love, 28, has been charged with computer hacking and aggravated identity theft, which carry a potential penalty of up to 12 years in prison, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said.<p>A British man has been charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing …

Oklahoma House Passes New Abortion Restrictions Bill

By Heide Brandes<p>OKLAHOMA CITY, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill on Thursday to apply new restrictions on abortions that lawmakers said are aimed at protecting women's health but opponents say are designed to shut down clinics.<p>The legislation …

The Value of This Year’s Oscars Gift Bag Has Just Shot Up to $85,000

No nominees will leave empty-handed from the Oscars. Marketing company Distinctive Assets has made sure of that with its $85,000 “Everyone Wins at …

Seth Rogen Publicly Shames Senators After They Walk Out On His Testimony

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen gave a funny but moving testimony at a U.S. Senate hearing on Alzheimer's disease Thursday, sharing the story of how the disease has impacted his mother-in-law. He described "the real ugly truth of the disease," telling how by the age of 60, his mother-in-law had …

N Korea tests missiles amid S Korea-US exercises

<b>North Korea has fired four short-range missiles into the sea, South Korean defence ministry officials say, in a move widely seen as a response to South Korea's military exercises with the US.</b><p>A ministry spokesman said that the missiles were fired off the east coast of North Korea.<p>North Korea often …

Confusion over Uganda's 'miniskirt ban' leads to public attacks on women

On Wednesday morning around 60 female activists and their supporters, including men, gathered at the Uganda National Theatre in Kampala. In a peaceful protest organised by the End Mini-Skirt Harassment Coalition, the women, many clad in black miniskirts and above-the-knee dresses, carried signs …

World Bank postpones $90m Uganda loan over anti-gay law

<b>The World Bank has postponed a $90m (£54m) loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which has drawn criticism from around the world.</b><p>World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law.<p>The loan was …

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German holiday-makers pulled out of Egypt

Tour operators have pulled out Germans after Berlin changed its travel advice for Egypt but Britons on their books remain pending a change in Foreign Office advice<p>German tourists are being flown home early from their Egyptian holidays due to increased instability in the Sinai area – but the same …

Circumcision ruling upsets liberal Jews | Cyprus

<b>Tel Aviv, Israel -</b> A one-year-old baby is at the centre of growing controversy that has pitted the rights of individual Israelis to follow their conscience against the formidable powers of the country's Orthodox rabbinical establishment.<p>The hold of the religious authorities over Israelis' private …