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Scientists: Lack of Data Means Fracking Impacts Unknown

• <i>Published:</i> December 10th, 2013<p>SAN FRANCISCO — A group of scientists and other academics investigating the environmental, climate change and social …

Boehner: GOP won't allow 'unconditional surrender' to Obama

President Barack Obama vowed not to relent to what he called Republican “extortion” that would threaten a default on the national debt, but suggested he might accept a short-term agreement that could jump-start talks with Congress.<p>But the nation's top elected Republican, House Speaker John Boehner, …

China just detained a teen for having 500 retweets

As of last week, posting a message that the Chinese government deems inaccurate on social media platforms can get you three years in the slammer, provided it gets 500 retweets (or their equivalent) or 5,000 views. At least, that’s what the law said (link in Chinese). But would the new policy, part …

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How couples ‘click’ in just four minutes - Futurity

STANFORD (US) —When trying to make a love connection in just under five minutes, speed …

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Israel: Air strikes were 'against Hezbollah and not the Syrian regime'

Israel sought to avoid a direct confrontation with the Syrian regime on Monday by stressing that air strikes across its northern border at the …

Most people aren't meeting exercise guidelines

Few people doing enough aerobic activity and strength training.<p>Most adults in the USA aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.<p>About 79% of adults don't meet the physical …

Jason Collins on coming out: 'Hopefully I can be someone's role model'

Basketballer Jason Collins said on Tuesday he hoped he could be a role model for young people after coming out as the first openly gay player in one …

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits

Mentally ill prisoners at America's most famous prison win the day in court -- but still have a long way to go to get the relief they've requested.<p>Steven Saint/Reuters<p>In a rebuke to the Obama Administration, a noted federal judge in Denver Tuesday refused to dismiss two pending civil rights …

'Our hearts are broken': Texas town grieves in wake of devastating blast

A non-denominational service was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church on Thursday night. The Rev. Ed Karasek said that the town "will never be the same, but we will persevere."<p>He added: "Our hearts are hurting, our hearts are broken."<p>Despite the lack of official confirmation, The …