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Texas Already Has Another Anti-Abortion Bill

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On the same day that Texas Governor Rick Perry signed a controversial abortion omnibus bill into …

Japan approves landmark stem cell trials

Government has given the green light to world's first clinical trials using stem cells harvested from patients.<p>Japan's government has given its approval to the world's first clinical trials using stem cells harvested from a patient's own body.<p>Health Minister Norihisa Tamura signed off on Friday on …

California prison guards retaliating against hunger-strikers, lawyers say

Prison guards are trying to break a hunger strike involving thousands of prisoners in California by blasting cells with cold air, confiscating legal …

Medicines To Fight White Plague Are Losing Their Punch

You probably don't think about tuberculosis much. Why would you? The number of cases in the U.S. is at an all-time low.<p>But TB has returned with a vengeance in some parts of world, and there have been some troubling outbreaks here at home, too.<p>Many of the cases come with a deadly twist. They're …

Bradley Manning Prosecutors Can't Reveal New York Times Email, Judge Rules

FORT MEADE, Md. -- The government is apparently so worried about the testimony of a Harvard University professor who said that WikiLeaks was viewed as a legitimate news organization when Bradley Manning offered it information that it has now tried twice -- and failed both times -- to rebut his …

Angela Corey’s Overzealous Prosecution of Marissa Alexander

Angela Corey is angry. The Florida state attorney lashed out Tuesday at supporters of Marissa Alexander, who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison …

Only 3 U.S. States Bother to Study How Sentencing Rules Affect Minorities

BP denied request to suspend Gulf spill payments

<b>A US judge has rejected BP's request to suspend all payments related to the Gulf Coast oil spill.</b><p>The oil firm had argued that the claims should be halted while allegations of misconduct into the payouts were investigated.<p>Judge Carl Barbier said there was no evidence that the "mass of claims" was …

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The cheapest World Cup final ticket will cost the average Brazilian 25 hours of work

Tickets for next year’s World Cup in Brazil are supposed to be among the cheapest they’ve ever been, according to FIFA, soccer’s governing body. Though prices, which were announced today, can get pretty high, local residents will be able to purchase tickets to most games for as low as 60 reals …

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China Harvests the Majority of Its Organs From Executed Prisoners

This practice, done without consent, highlights the problems with the country's legitimate organ donation system.<p>On the morning of July 12, Zeng Chengjie, a businessman and real estate developer from China's Hunan Province, was executed by firing squad. Mr. Zeng, 55, was convicted of illegal …

Starbucks Sues Supplier Over Spoiled Ham In Sandwiches

In 2008 Starbucks began making sandwiches with what the company thought was Wellshire's ham, but the meat instead came from Hahn's of Westminster.<p>Two year later Starbucks started receiving complaints that the ham used in its sandwiches was spoiled. The company told stores to throw out all warm …

A Reporter Is Forced to Testify Against His Alleged Source

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A reporter for <i>The New York Times</i> will have to testify against a CIA official accused of leaking …

U.S. Government Gets Approval to Keep Tracking Phone Records

Well, at least this time they are telling everyone their phone records are being collected.<p>The U.S. government said Friday that the secret foreign …

Houston police find 8 people, possibly being held against their will

A call placed to Houston police Friday morning expressing concern that individuals were being held against their will resulted in the discovery of eight people in a house, but it was unclear how long they had been in the home.<p>Four older men, three of them malnourished, and four females — three …

“Dizzy and sick”: McDonald’s workers strike after enduring 110 degree heat

<b>Demonstrators protesting low wages and the lack of union representation in the fast food industry stand outside McDonald's in New York, April 4, 2013. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)</b><p>Workers at a McDonald’s in NYC and a Chicago Dunkin’ Donuts protest unsafe conditions in latest fast food walkout<p>Josh Eidelson<p>…

Two Persian leopard cubs born, first birth in 50 years

Science News<p>Two Persian leopard cubs were born in a Russian national park last week for the first time in 50 years, according to a statement from the World Wildlife Fund. The species is endangered.<p>The Persian leopard is one of the largest leopard subspecies, and the beasts once heavily roamed …

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Detroit Is Going Bankrupt–But Its Tech Community Is Going Strong

Detroit just became the largest U.S. city to file for chapter 9 bankruptcy. But its tech entrepreneurs say there’s never been a more promising time for startup life in the Motor City.<p>Yesterday, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the largest city in the U.S. ever to do so. By some …

After seven years of tinkering, farmer perfects 'panda cow'

Science News<p>ROY, Wash. — John Bartheld has been breeding miniature cows on his farm for seven years, hoping to recreate black and white markings in the pattern of a panda to make a "panda cow."<p>He succeeded on June 28 when Peanut was born. From most angles, Peanut looks like the endangered Chinese …

N.Y. woman accused of defrauding Boston bombing fund of $480,000

A New York woman who allegedly used forged hospital documents to pose as a victim of the Boston Marathon bombings was arrested Friday after collecting nearly half a million dollars from the fund for victims, Massachusetts Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley announced.<p>Audrea Gause, 26, of Troy, N.Y., was …

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Woolwich murder suspect predicted alleged prison assault, family claim

The family of the Woolwich murder suspect Michael Adebolajo say he had predicted he would be attacked by prison officers in Belmarsh prison before he …

Egypt's deadly political stalemate drags on

Thousands rally in support of ousted President Morsi in Cairo and elsewhere, while opponents also hold demonstrations.<p>At least three people have died after clashes between loyalists and opponents of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, as tens of thousands of people have demonstrated in cities …

Hong Kong celebrates Bruce Lee's life and legacy

<b>The world knows him as Bruce Lee, the cool and cocksure Chinese-American martial artist who unexpectedly burst into global cinematic consciousness in the early 1970s.</b><p>He starred in only five feature films as an adult, and only three of them were released before his early death in Hong Kong at the …