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Scientist to Moyers: It’s time to beat the ‘Save the World’ drums

In this clip from Friday’s edition of “Moyers and Company,” biologist and activist Sandra Steingraber discussed her quest to fight the “toxic assault” waged on U.S. children through processed food and tainted water and air. Moyers asked Steingraber what average parents can do who are not biologists and who are…

Patients of ‘dirty’ Oklahoma oral surgeon test positive for hepatitis and HIV

Test results came in Thursday for more than 3,000 of the 7,000 patients potentially exposed to infectious diseases through the practice of an Oklahoma oral surgeon who did not use proper sterilization techniques. According to Oklahoma City’s KFOR News, of Dr. Scott Harrington’s tested patients, dozens are coming back positive…

Grassley: Immigration reform could make terrorists ‘eligible for benefits’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Friday said that Monday’s tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon was a reason not move to quickly to pass a bipartisan proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. “Given the events of this week, it’s important for us to understand the gaps and loopholes in our immigration…

Nicolas Sarkozy investigated over Kadhafi campaign funding claims

French former president Nicolas Sarkozy is to be investigated over allegations that he accepted cash from former Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi to fund his 2007 election campaign. Judicial sources confirmed Friday that a formal probe has been opened that could lead to Sarkozy facing a second set of corruption-related charges…

5 ways to stay sane during cable TV’s coverage of a tragedy

It’s been a big news week – and a long one for ill-served viewers. Here’s a survival guide from one weathered veteran The marathon coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing has set into motion the all-too-familiar. When something awful happens, the human impulse is get informed instantly. That often means…

Let’s be honest about Kermit Gosnell’s abortion ‘house of horrors’

The only cover up happening about Gosnell’s abortions is how pro-life activists deserve some of the blame By now you’ve hopefully heard about the trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Pennsylvania doctor who allegedly ran a filthy health clinic where he performed illegal abortion procedures. Gosnell is accused of killing seven…

Russia puts mice and newts in space for a month

A Russian rocket carrying a capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals blasted off Friday on a month-long orbital mission that should pave the way for manned flights to Mars. Live footage on the Roscosmos space agency website showed the Soyuz lifting off at…

Shot Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev featured ‘terror’ links on YouTube

The Boston marathon bombings suspect who was killed in a police shootout features a YouTube page listing links to men he identified as “terrorists” and Islamic teachers. The Russian-language YouTube page of the dead suspect, identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, features various links to websites pulled by YouTube as well…

Boy Scouts of America to ask ruling board’s permission to end gay ban

A spokesperson for the Boy Scouts of America announced Friday that the group intends to drop its ban on openly gay members. According to Reuters, however, the Scouts’ ruling board must still vote in May whether to ratify the end of the discriminatory ban. If the ruling goes through, said…

Uncle of suspects on what was behind Boston bombings: ‘Being losers!’

On Friday, the uncle of two brothers suspected of planting bombs at the Boston Marathon earlier this week called on his nephews to “turn yourself in, and ask forgiveness for your crimes.” During a press conference outside his Boston home, Ruslan Tsarni was asked by reporters what provoked nephews, Dzhokhar…

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