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Oklahoma to allow horses to be slaughtered for meat

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Oklahoma took a step toward allowing livestock owners to slaughter horses for food on Friday when the governor signed a bill that permits the practice, but processing plants must first be authorized by the federal government.<p>Governor Mary Fallin's action legalized the slaughter of …

North Carolina takes down Confederate Civil War battle flag after protest | Paul Harris

William Faulkner once noted that in regards to the American South's awareness of its troubled history, "the past is never dead. It's not even …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

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Security beefed up after 2nd Texas prosecutor slain

In January, an assistant prosecutor was gunned down outside the Kaufman County courthouse. Police won't say if events are related.<p>Elected officials near Dallas were given extra security Sunday after a local district attorney and his wife were found shot to death inside their home.<p>The bodies of …

Health care costs for older inmates skyrocket

States face a potential fiscal time bomb as their prison populations steadily grow older.<p>ASBURY PARK, N.J. -- Convicted of three counts of robbery when he was still a young man, Steven Thomas has been in prison since December 1982. Now 62, frail and suffering from a relapse of Hepatitis C, he's one …

Chainsaw man caught stealing tusk from Louis XIV elephant in Paris

Visitors to Paris's popular Museum of Natural History this weekend found a key exhibit under wraps after a man broke in and chainsawed a tusk from an …