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Sick bird study could point to bird flu clues

House finches avoid sick members of their own species, scientists said in a finding that could be useful for tracking the spread of diseases like bird flu that also affects humans. Laboratory tests showed that the house finch, a particularly social North American species, was able to tell the difference…

Fiji leader says constitution boss wants to hijack reforms

Fiji’s military strongman Voreqe Bainimarama has accused the academic charged with drafting the Pacific nation’s new constitution of “hijacking” the reform process and overstepping his role. But Bainimarama, who seized power in a 2006 coup, denied harassing Constitutional Commission chairman Yash Ghai and called on the Kenyan scholar to consider…

Election most tweeted event in US political history

Election day in the United States became the most tweeted about event in US political history Tuesday with enthusiastic netizens firing off 20 million poll-related tweets, the social network said. Americans flocked to Twitter and other platforms all day in a massive social media burst, posting photographic proof they had…

Florida voters defeat anti-abortion constitutional amendment

Florida voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would have prohibited public funds from paying for abortion care except in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother. Florida’s Amendment 6 would have also prevented “privacy rights” in the state constitution from being used to…

Alan Grayson to rejoin U.S. House

Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) will return to Congress after defeating Republican candidate Todd Long. “I’m going to do my best when it comes to jobs, when it comes to housing, when it comes to education [and] when it comes to human needs,” Grayson told his supporters, according to the…

Looking old linked to higher risk of heart attack

If you look old, you might be at higher risk of heart trouble. People with several visible signs of aging such as hair loss and fatty deposits around the eyes have a higher risk of developing heart problems than those of the same age who look younger, according to a…

Europe and Asia leaders praise Australia PM for sexism speech

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Wednesday that world leaders congratulated her at the Asia-Europe Meeting in Laos on her now famous misogyny speech, which went viral on the Internet. Gillard, the nation’s first woman leader, made an aggressive speech in parliament last month accusing opposition leader Tony Abbott of…

Romney, Obama get first wins in safe states

Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney picked up his first wins in two safe states on Tuesday while President Barack Obama won Vermont as expected, US television networks reported. Romney won in Indiana and Kentucky, two states traditionally in the Republican column, and Obama prevailed in left-leaning Vermont, according to…

Romney predicts victory, turns introspective

ABOARD ROMNEY’S CAMPAIGN PLANE — Mitt Romney said Tuesday he is intellectually and emotionally convinced he will win the White House, and has penned an 1,118-word victory speech he hopes to unveil on election night. Sharing the confidence that his campaign team has publicly exuded for weeks, despite polls showing…

Vote glitch reports pile up in 2012 election

WASHINGTON — Voting went smoothly in Tuesday’s US elections, except when it didn’t. Some computer problems, as well as human ones, drew complaints across the country as millions of Americans went to the polls. One Pennsylvania voter highlighted a problem with voting machines on YouTube, complete with video, in which…

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