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Piers Morgan happy to learn he isn’t being deported by the White House

The White House officially responded Wednesday to a petition that sought deport CNN host Piers Morgan because of his views on gun control. “Let’s not let arguments over the Constitution’s Second Amendment violate the spirit of its First,” White House spokesman Jay Carney wrote. “President Obama believes that the Second…

Mass donor organ fraud shakes Germany

German medical authorities are calling for an extensive overhaul of the country’s organ transplant programme after transplant centres across Germany were placed under criminal investigation over allegations that they had systematically manipulated donor waiting lists. Scores of patients are believed to have been given priority access to donor organs after…

NASA takes special interest in ‘potentially hazardous asteroid’ Apophis

Apophis hit the headlines in December 2004. Six months after its discovery, astronomers had accrued enough images to calculate a reasonable orbit for the 300-metre chunk of space rock. What they saw was shocking. There was a roughly 1 in 300 chance of the asteroid hitting Earth during April 2029.…

Bill Clinton: Gun control opposition ‘is nuts’

Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday said those who opposed gun control measures like banning the sale of high-capacity magazines were crazy. “I grew up in the hunting culture, but this is nuts,” he said during a speech at the Consumer Electronics Show. “Why does anybody need a 30 round…

Biden: Gun panel not just a photo-op

US Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday promised real action to curb gun violence, including possible executive orders by President Barack Obama, and insisted his policy panel on the issue was no photo-op. Biden spoke before meeting gun control advocacy organizations and victims of firearms violence and a day before meeting…

Four Polish soldiers re-tried in Afghan war crimes case

Four Polish soldiers, accused of committing war crimes in Afghanistan, on Wednesday faced the first day of a re-trial after Poland’s Supreme Court last year overturned their acquittal, a military court spokesman said. The case marks the first instance in which Polish troops have faced a court martial for war…

U.S. oil output to soar to 26-year high in 2014

US oil production will jump 23 percent over the next two years to a quarter-century high by 2014, reducing demand for foreign supplies from the world’s largest oil importer, according to a new official forecast. The government’s Energy Information Agency said that booming production from shale and other “tight oil”…

Study: Even wealthy Americans in worse health than western Europeans

Americans are in worse health, die earlier and suffer from more disease than residents of other wealthy nations, according to a new study out Wednesday. The disadvantage spans all ages from birth to 75, said the report, conducted jointly by the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine. Some…

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigns

US Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigned on Wednesday, becoming the latest member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet to decide not to stay on in his second term. Obama praised the Hispanic former lawmaker as a “tireless champion for working families” and said she had been a critical member of his…

AIG refuses to join lawsuit against U.S. government

The board of giant insurer AIG decided Wednesday not to join a private shareholder lawsuit against the US government over the $182 billion rescue of the insurer in 2008. The lawsuit filed by Starr International, which is controlled by former AIG chief executive Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, argued that the massive…

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