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Syria arrests top blogger, rights activist: lawyer

BEIRUT — Security forces on Thursday arrested blogger Razan Ghazzawi, symbol of the 11-month uprising in Syria, along with rights activist Mazen Darwish and 12 others, opposition figures said. Human rights lawyer Anwar Bunni said Ghazzawi, 31, was arrested in an early afternoon raid on the Syrian Centre for Media…

Russian cosmonauts begin ISS spacewalk

MOSCOW — Two Russian cosmonauts stepped out of the International Space Station on Thursday in a spacewalk due to last six hours, Russia’s mission control centre said. Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov opened the door to the Pirs space module and began work on the exterior of the ISS, the…

CNN cancels debate with only Gingrich attending

Apparently the prospects of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich berating debate moderator John King for two hours didn’t appeal to CNN. The network has canceled a debate in Georgia scheduled for March 1 after the three other GOP candidates decided not to attend. CNN reported that both Texas Congressman Ron…

Family emergency behind Colbert’s sudden suspension: report

Comedy Central viewers accustomed to watching hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert back-to-back were surprised last night to find that while The Daily Show was new, The Colbert Report was in re-runs — and after a day of speculation, small tidbits of information are beginning to leak out. Rumors were…

Online startup kicked off domain without stated reason

Updated, below: JotForm back online, Secret Service confirms involvement An online startup called JotForm said this week that it was kicked off its .com Internet domain by host GoDaddy, allegedly at the request of the U.S. Secret Service. It’s not yet clear why JotForm, which allows users to create and…

Top Santorum donor: Women could use aspirin ‘between their knees’

In a startling outburst Thursday, the multimillionaire who’s given most to a super PAC supporting former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) for president remarked that universal contraception coverage for women shouldn’t be needed because, “Back in my day, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives.” “The gals put it between their knees…

Romney: Entrepreneurs should just ask parents for money

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested to a group of business people in Michigan on Thursday that entrepreneurs should ask their parents for money instead of using loans from the federal government. In a speech to the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, the former Massachusetts governor blasted the Obama…

One in 10 U.S. kids have alcoholic parent – study

CHICAGO (Reuters) – More than one in 10 U.S. children live with an alcoholic parent and are at increased risk of developing a host of health problems of their own, according to a new government study released on Thursday. Researchers at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)…

Rio giving out 3 million free condoms during Carnival

The government of Rio de Janeiro state will distribute more than three million condoms free of charge during Brazil’s five-day carnival that begins Friday. State health officials said their “using a condom rates 10 in harmony” campaign aims to prevent AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, particularly among…

Rice products may be source of high arsenic levels: study

(Reuters) – Significant levels of arsenic may be found in some prepared food products listing organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener and main ingredient, including some cereal bars and infant formulas, according to findings from a study published on Thursday. Higher concentrations of inorganic arsenic found in certain infant…

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