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Two Texas women sue troopers over ‘unconstitutional’ roadside body cavity search

Two Texas women announced this week that they were suing Texas state troopers over an unconstitutional roadside body cavity search that occurred on Memorial Day in 2012 caught by dashcam footage, according to Texas news station KHOU. Brandy Hamilton, 27, and Alexandria Randle, 26, said they on their home to…

Documents: Doctors said Mandela was in ‘permanent vegetative state,’ advised turning off life support

JOHANNESBURG — Doctors treating Nelson Mandela said he was in a “permanent vegetative state” and advised his family to turn off his life support machine, according to court documents dated June 26, obtained by AFP Thursday. “He is in a permanent vegetative state and is assisted in breathing by a…

Fourth of July parade rerouted as man fires ‘dozens’ of shots in downtown Bangor

Officials in Bangor were forced to reroute a Fourth of July parade on Thursday as police and emergency crews responded to a man reportedly firing “dozens” of shots in the area where the event was scheduled to end. A statement from Bangor police on Thursday ordered spectators to stay out…

India budget airline switches to female-only cabin crew to save on fuel

Budget airlines are constantly on the lookout for ways to cut their fuel bills and India’s GoAir is no different. Its latest idea is to hire female-only cabin crew, refusing applications from their heavier male counterparts in a bid to limit fuel burn. The low-cost airline has calculated that the…

America celebrates 4th of July under ‘unprecedented’ security

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) – People across the United States gathered on Thursday for parades, picnics and fireworks at Independence Day celebrations, held under unprecedented security following the Boston Marathon bombings. Spectators waving U.S. flags and wearing red, white and blue headed for public gatherings in Boston, New…

Study finds people eat less after intense workouts

By Kerry Grens NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – High intensity workouts may curb people’s appetite shortly afterward, according to a small study. The researchers found that overweight men ate about 200 fewer calories following a vigorous workout than after rest. Some studies have shown that high intensity exercise is tied…

China’s ‘green tide’ thanks to largest-ever algae growth

The seas off China have been hit by their largest ever growth of algae, ocean officials said, with vast waves of green growth washing onto the shores of the Yellow Sea. Pictures showed beachgoers swimming and playing in the green tide in the eastern city of Qingdao, while bulldozers shovelled…

Oregon legislature passes bill to give free tuition to in-state residents

This week the Oregon Senate passed a bill that would create a fund allowing it to bypass traditional student lenders by giving free tuition to students who then pay it back with a deduction from their paychecks after they graduate, according to the Associated Press. H.B. 3472, which has already passed…

Rand Paul: Kentucky Democratic candidate must ‘disown the president’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is advising the newly-declared Democratic Senate candidate in Kentucky to “disown the president” if she wants to have any chance of defeating Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). At a Scott County Republican Party Independence Day luncheon on Wednesday, Paul told about 140 attendees that he didn’t think…

High-profile female police officer shot dead in Afghanistan

Gunmen on Thursday shot dead one of the most high-profile female police officers in Afghanistan, underlining the threat to women who take on public roles in the country. Lieutenant Islam Bibi was a well-known face of female advancement, but admitted to receiving regular death threats from people who disapproved of…

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