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‘Dorner’s Last Stand’ game surfaces as protesters decry LAPD brutality

An online video game depicting ex-Los Angeles Police officer and quadruple-murder suspect Christopher Dorner’s battle with authorities surfaced online as demonstrators criticized his former department for mishandling the case. KTLA-TV reported on Saturday that the game, “Christopher Dorner’s Last Stand,” released by the online collective 4chan, has players portraying Dorner…

University president: ‘Three-Fifths’ slavery agreement example of ‘pragmatic’ compromise

The president of Emory University, James Wagner has drawn criticism for using the Three-Fifths Compromise of 1787 as an example of what he called “pragmatic half-victories” in his latest column for the university’s magazine. “Some might suggest that the constitutional compromise reached for the lowest common denominator — for the…

Study: In vitro fertilization does not increase risk of breast cancer

A new study has found that in-vitro fertilization (IVF) does not increase a woman’s risk of contracting breast or endometrial cancer. According to Reuters, researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) examined the medical records of 67,608 Israeli women who received IVF treatments between 1994 and 2011 and compared them…

Argentina’s wine industry still struggling despite worldwide acclaim

Argentina has built up a world-class wine industry, luring a flood of wine tourists, but boosting the quality quotient is still keeping its winemakers hard at work. The century-old industry, with its heart in the Mendoza area in the southwest, has increased volume by leaps and bounds in the past…

Report: White House immigration plan contains 8-year path to residency

The 11 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. could have a chance to earn U.S. residency status within eight years, according to an immigration bill being crafted by President Barack Obama’s administration. USA Today reported on Saturday that a draft of the White House’s proposal calls for immigrants to…

Bangladesh’s PM hints at backing ban of Islamic party

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina indicated Saturday she would back a ban on the country’s largest Islamic party, as tens of thousands of people joined the funeral of an anti-Islamist blogger. Hasina said after a meeting with the mourning relatives of Ahmed Rajib Haider that the Jamaat-e-Islami party, whose members…

Police: CA rape suspect met victim on Christian dating site

Police in La Mesa, California said on Friday that the suspect in a rape and burglary case met his victim on a popular Christian dating site. According to KGTV-TV, 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks was arrested earlier this week and charged with forcible rape and one count of residential burglary after…

World Bank warns economic powers: Climate change is real

The president of the World Bank on Saturday warned the finance chiefs of the world’s leading economic powers that global warming is a real risk to the planet and already affecting the world economy in unprecedented ways. Adressing the G20 finance ministers at their meeting in Moscow, Jim Yong Kim…

As SARS-like virus hits 12th person, WHO urges countries to stay alert

The World Health Organisation on Saturday urged countries to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal SARS-like virus after a new case in Britain brought the global number to 12. “Based on the current situation and available information, WHO encourages all Member States to continue their surveillance for…

Scientists crafting new asteroid-detection systems after ‘cosmic coincidence’

Science editor Robin McKie reports from Boston as experts create warning systems to minimize risk from impact The extraterrestrial double whammy that Earth only partially avoided on Friday has triggered an immediate response from astronomers. Several have announced plans to create state-of-the-art detection systems to give warning of incoming asteroids…

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