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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

This month, a Senate committee held a hearing on whether to halt the growing number of state laws reducing access to abortion services in the name of protecting women's health. The "expert" testimony revealed just how much these laws rely on fringe science and discredited research.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

An arrest warrant has been issued for a California man with tuberculosis who has refused treatment and may be contagious. The case has gained urgency because he is from a part of Mexico known for a drug-resistant strain of TB. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, 25, is a transient who was diagnosed in March after going to San Joaquin General Hospital's emergency room. He disappeared from a San Joaquin County motel instead of taking his medication. Tuberculosis is a contagious lung infection transmitted through the air in the droplets emitted when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. If left untreated, it can be deadly.


A Torrance, California, surfer will receive a $1.8-million settlement for being accidentally shot at by city police during the 2013 manhunt for former LAPD Officer Christopher Dorner. David Perdue was going surfing when his truck was rammed by a Torrance police officer and struck by several bullets (none hit Perdue). Police at the time said his pickup truck matched the description of one belonging to Dorner, who had already killed two police officers and injured two other people. read more


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our Israeli civilians – people like me – are being targeted to die. Palestinian innocents on the other side are dying because my army is trying to protect us from thugs operating in those areas who are launching rockets at my populated cities. If Palestinian innocents are dying it's because of jihadists and terrorists (other names for thugs), but NOT because of the State of Israel that is trying to protect its citizens as any sovereign country would do. People are going to die. Innocents will die and it's awful and it's ugly. But we have to do what we have to do now. read more


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Earlier this month, Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) confirmed that an Amazonian tribe that had never before had contact with the outside world had made voluntary contact; a rare event that is usually brought on by threats of violence. Rather than be excited to learn more about the group's ways and customs, anthropologists have been fearful that the tribe would be exposed to diseases for which they have no immunity. Their worst fears were confirmed when FUNAI announced that those who made contact have indeed contracted the flu, which has annihilated entire tribes in the past. read more


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