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NYC’s Grand Central Station turns 100

Built in palatial Beaux Arts style, celebrated in movies, and narrowly saved from the wrecking ball in the 1970s, New York’s Grand Central rail station turned 100 Friday. The iconic building no longer has long-distance trains, but its commuter services and multiple subway lines ensure that Grand Central remains at…

WHO: Less than half all countries in the world prepared to deal with cancer

Less than half of all countries in the world have functioning plans to prevent cancer and provide treatment and care to cancer patients, the World Health Organisation lamented Friday. “Cancer should not be a death sentence anywhere in the world, as there are proven ways to prevent and cure many…

Military expands mental health counseling in Afghanistan to soldiers over ‘classified Skype’

Bagram airbase has 40-strong team of psychologists and others on hand, though stigma of such care in the military remains The US military in Afghanistan has slowly been building up ways to help troops who are scattered across a harsh, hostile country which is almost as big as Texas, with…

Taibbi tells Moyers: You can’t let Wall Street off the hook and jail someone for ‘a joint in his pocket’

President Barack Obama’s administration, journalist Matt Taibbi said in an interview with Bill Moyers, has likely accepted the explanation made by advisors who used to work at the same Wall Street firms that instigated the U.S. economy’s instability in recent years. “People like Bob Rubin and Larry Summers, who are…

U.S. commemorates Columbia disaster for 10 year anniversary

With somber ceremonies, the United States on Friday commemorated the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew on the tenth anniversary of the disaster. Columbia, NASA’s first space shuttle orbiter to be put into service, disintegrated during re-entry on February 1, 2003, as it was ending its…

HHS takes final steps toward near-universal contraception coverage

Reproductive rights groups are applauding the latest announcement by the Obama administration of proposed policies aimed at providing contraceptive coverage to women employed by religious organizations. NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, the Guttmacher institute and other organizations have enthusiastically greeted the news that under the provisions of the Affordable Care…

Google agrees to pay French news sites for content

Google and France signed Friday a groundbreaking agreement that will see the US Internet search giant compensate French news websites for linking to their content. “France is proud to have reached this agreement with Google, the first of its kind in the world,” the French president’s office said on Twitter…

Apple claims top spot with 34 percent of U.S. mobile phones

Apple dethroned Samsung as the top US mobile phone vendor in the final quarter of last year, claiming a record share of 34 percent, research firm Strategy Analytics reported Friday. Apple shipped an estimated 17.7 million iPhones as “robust demand” for Internet connections on the move caused overall shipments of…

W. Kamau Bell: GOP & Democrats spent week playing ‘Who Loves Mexicans More?’

While most of the country was making plans for the Super Bowl, W. Kamau Bell said, both major political parties were engaged in a contest of their own: “Who Loves Mexicans More?” The race to lure more of the Latino vote pit Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — “He speaks…

Watch live: Obama presents medals of science and technology

President Obama honors the recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation-the highest honors bestowed by the US government on scientists, engineers, and inventors. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Jan. 1. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the…

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