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10 million Hispanics could be affected by state voter ID laws, study says

State ID laws: 10 million Hispanic voters could be affected, study says New restrictive voting laws in 23 states could make it more difficult for a significant number of Latino voters to cast ballots in the November presidential election, according to a new study released on Monday. Voter ID laws,…

Goebbels love letters and fiction go to auction

NEW YORK — Poems, love letters and works of fiction written by Joseph Goebbels before he became Adolf Hitler’s propaganda chief went on sale this week near New York. Alexander Historical Auctions described the archive of Goebbels’ pre-war literary efforts as “the most important cache of World War II autographs…

Libyan president vows his country will not be a burden

NEW YORK — New Libyan President Mohamed al-Megaryef on Monday vowed his country would not be a burden to the international community as he held his first face-to-face talks with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. After voicing his condolences again for a militant attack on the US mission in…

Facebook shares tumble on negative comments

NEW YORK — Facebook shares plunged on Monday after Barron’s, the influential markets-focused newspaper and website, said the stock was still sharply overvalued and were possibly only worth $15. The shares slumped 9.06 percent to end the day at $20.79, after dipping as low as $20.36. The fall came after…

Two Marines face courts martial over Taliban urination

WASHINGTON — Two US Marines will face trial by courts martial for urinating on the bodies of dead Taliban fighters in Afghanistan and posing for photographs with them, the Pentagon said on Monday. The charges against Staff Sergeants Joseph Chamblin and Edward Deptola come a month after three other Marines…

Iran unveils drone amid Israel tensions

TEHRAN — Iran has tested anti-air and anti-ship missiles and unveiled a new drone, its powerful Revolutionary Guards said on Monday, in a show of military readiness for a war with Israel their chief says is inevitable. Medium-range surface-to-air missiles designed to knock attacking aircraft out of the sky at…

Romney-Ryan campaign kicks off 3-day Ohio bus tour

LIMA, Ohio — Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan rolled out Monday on a three-day bus tour across Ohio, a battleground state seen as critically important for the Republican ticket’s White House hopes. Trailing President Barack Obama in national polls as well as in most swing states after a difficult…

Study finds similarities between ovary, breast cancers

WASHINGTON — A new study found marked molecular similarities between breast and ovarian cancer which scientists said could help lead to new treatments for hard-to-treat forms of breast cancer. The study, which was published online Sunday in the British journal Nature, uncovered pronounced genomic similarities between the basal-like subtype breast…

Romney pounces on Obama over Arab Spring

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of minimizing volatile Middle East threats as “bumps in the road” Monday after the White House branded such Republican attacks as “desperate and offensive.” The White House hopeful’s fellow Republicans meanwhile complained Obama had downgraded the US alliance with Israel, seizing on…

Danish sperm donor passes genetic disorder to five children

COPENHAGEN — A Danish sperm donor has passed a potentially severe genetic disorder to five children after a screening test failed to catch that he had the disease, health officials said Monday. The donor transmitted the tumor-producing nerve disorder Neurofibromatosis type I, sometimes known as Von Recklinghausen’s disease, to five…

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