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World Health Organization hits back at vaccine deniers

The World Health Organization hit back on Wednesday against vaccine deniers who claim that immunization…

Astronauts to step out on spacewalk for repairs to the International Space Station

Two US astronauts are preparing to step out on a brief spacewalk Wednesday to install…

CA GOP hopeful seeks free tuition for science, math students in exchange for future earnings

California Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari called for free college tuition for students pursuing math…

This is why your brain wants to swear

A recent study shows that children are adept at absorbing swearwords. That’s the power of…

Tech News

Tech mogul will not do jail time after being accused of hitting girlfriend 117 times

31-year-old Internet entrepreneur Gurbaksh Chahal will not go to jail after initially being accused of…

Federal judge denies Apple’s move to delay e-book antitrust trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge denied a bid by Apple Inc on…

Media

Spokesperson announces actress Jodie Foster’s marriage to her girlfriend

Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster has married her girlfriend Alexandra Hedison, a spokeswoman for the…

All the world’s a stage for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

William Shakespeare’s plays are to be performed in mid-air as Britain celebrates the 450th anniversary…

U.S. News

School can’t substantiate claims that Texas girl’s Bible taken away during in-class reading period

A Texas school district said it could not substantiate claims by a conservative activist group…

CA woman reaches $75,000 settlement with TSA over breast milk X-ray

A nursing Southern California mother stopped from taking breast milk through airport security has reached…

Mississippi sets 20-week limit on abortions, citing controversial research on fetus pain

Mississippi will ban abortions after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy from July, joining other…

Conservatives begin backing away after Cliven Bundy’s remarks disparaging ‘the Negro’

Republican politicians began backtracking on their support of Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy after the…

California county tries to ban pot farms as medical weed businesses thrive

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) – Citing marijuana fields springing up next to high…

World

Obama reaffirms commitment to Japan on tour of Asian allies

U.S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles…

Cornish people win minority status in Europe

Cornish people are to be recognised as a national minority group for the first time, giving them the same rights…

Brazil ramps up security in Rio de Janeiro after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security in Rio de Janeiro after a violent…

Debris found on Australian beach not from missing Malaysia Airlines jet

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau ruled out Thursday any link between material found on a beach in southwestern Australia and…

Bishop Desmond Tutu tells South Africans: I’m not voting for Nelson Mandela’s former party

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a “heck of an achievement”,…

Rome braces for 800,000 to make pilgrimage to double canonization ceremony

Rome is getting ready for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims and dozens of foreign delegations visiting the Vatican on Sunday…

Syrian lawmaker becomes Assad’s first presidential challenger

A communist lawmaker has registered as the first challenger for the Syrian presidency in an upcoming election expected to return…

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