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Arkansas GOP Rep. in college column: Women are ‘the problem’ in divorce

Thanks to online archives, Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR)’s college-era thoughts about women have been exposed to voters who may be asked to consider him for the U.S. Senate in 2014. Cotton, during his time at Harvard University, penned a 1997 column in which he wrote that men are “simple” and…

Virginia ‘crisis pregnancy center’ counselor: Birth control pills are ‘secreting artificial hormones into your uterus’

Anti-choice “crisis pregnancy centers,” which often advertise themselves as “health clinics” to women who suddenly find out that they’re pregnant, have been distributing medically inaccurate information to women to discourage them from having abortions, new undercover recordings from a pro-choice organization confirmed. NARAL Pro-Choice America emulated some of the tactics…

Oakland woman disappears after seeking information about missing dog

Police are searching for a 50-year-old Bay Area woman who went missing after someone contacted her about ransom for her dog that disappeared after a break-in in May. Police told KNTV on Wednesday that Sandra Coke, who recently moved to the area from New Jersey, was last seen on Sunday…

‘Revolutionary’ honors Chavez with her ‘people’s barber shop’

Ana Urdaneta, 64, proudly displays a poster of Venezuela’s late leader Hugo Chavez in her makeshift “people’s barber shop” in downtown Caracas. Although her beloved president died of cancer earlier this year, Urdaneta says his Venezuelan revolution goes on, with every snip of her scissors. Urdaneta’s particular calling is providing…

Study finds food companies have ‘undue influence’ over vouching for safety of additives

By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – U.S. food companies have “undue influence” in vouching for the safety of common additives such as salt, trans fats and artificial sweeteners, according to an analysis released on Wednesday that calls for better oversight of the additive process, which is currently…

Watch live: Obama presents plan to reform the housing market

President Obama speaks about housing and the economy in Phoenix, Arizona. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Aug. 6.…

Watch live: Canadian Mounties discuss children allegedly killed by 15-foot python

Canadian Royal Mounted Police hold a news conference on two children allegedly killed by a 15-foot python. Watch live, broadcast by NBC News on August 6.…

Watch live: Authorities hold press conference on Pennsylvania township meeting shooting

Authorities hold a news conference on Monday’s shooting at a township meeting in Ross Township, Pa., that left three people dead. Watch live, broadcast via NBC News on Aug. 6.…

Archeologists find 200-year old probable Inuit village in Alaska from before contact with whites

Archeologists have found a village near the Kobuk River that may pre-date any Western contact in Alaska, likely dating back to the late 1700s or early 1800s, Alaska Public Media reported on Thursday. Dr. Doug Anderson, professor of anthropology at Brown University, told the radio station, “In some other areas…

House votes to repeal Obamacare for 40th time

The House of Representatives, in a 232-185 vote, again attempted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare” through a bill that would essentially block the Internal Revenue Service’s ability to enforce the individual mandate. This marks the 40th time the House of Representatives has tried to…

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