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U.S. commission accuses Western Europe of ‘very aggressive secularism’

A US panel criticized Western European countries Tuesday for “aggressive secularism” as it released a report on religious freedom that took aim at laws banning full-face veils in public. For the first time, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom — whose members are appointed by the government — included…

Breast implants may delay cancer diagnosis: study

Breast implants may delay cancer diagnosis in women, said a study Wednesday that urged a thorough probe into the potential health risks of this type of cosmetic surgery. In a review of 12 earlier studies of breast cancer patients, a team of epidemiologists from Canada found that women with implants…

Ricin found in dojo of man charged with attempting to frame Elvis impersonator

Traces of ricin were found in the martial arts studio of a US man charged in a bizarre plot to send poisoned letters to President Barack Obama and other public officials, the FBI said Tuesday. The letters were intercepted as the nation was still reeling from the Boston Marathon bombings,…

Obama slams Republicans for accusing him of exaggerating sequester effects

Barack Obama denounced Republicans on Tuesday for accusing him of exaggerating the potential effect of the sequester budget cuts and then panicking in the face of public outcry over air traffic delays. Speaking at a White House press conference to mark the first 100 days of his second term, Obama…

FDA approves morning-after pill for girls 15 and older without a prescription

The morning-after pill is to be made available over the counter to anyone in the US aged 15 and over, authorities announced on Tuesday. Days before a court-imposed deadline, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lowered the age limit for Plan B and said it that a prescription would no…

Muslims split on interpretation of sharia law and religious extremism

A majority of Muslims around the world want sharia law to be implemented in their countries but are split on how it should be applied, according to a study released Tuesday. The comprehensive Pew Research Center survey conducted between 2008 and 2012 focused on 38,000 people in 39 countries drawn…

John Kerry blasts politicized Benghazi misinformation

Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday denounced an “enormous amount of misinformation” about a deadly attack on a US mission in Libya amid a report four US officials are set to leak secrets. Questions about the September 11 assault on the US mission in Benghazi in which four Americans were…

Yahoo worker benefits to include gifts for babies, puppies, and kittens

New mom and Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer has added gifts for babies, puppies and kittens to employee perks as part of a campaign to bolster morale, the pioneering Internet firm confirmed on Tuesday. “We’ve been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work,” a spokesman for the…

Warming up to people: Physical warmth promotes cooperation

Those with a friendly disposition are often described as warm. Recently published research suggests the link between temperature and trust may be less of an abstract metaphor and more of an actual psychological phenomenon. “[E]xperiencing physical warmth leads directly to increased feelings of interpersonal warmth and, in turn, to cooperation,”…

Apple bond offering among biggest ever: reports

A bond offering from Apple expected to be priced later today will be one of the largest ever for a US company, according to leading financial newspapers Tuesday. Apple is selling $17 billion in investment-grade bonds, which would be a record for a US corporate debt issue, according to the…

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