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Italy finds horsemeat for first time in lasagne: report

Italian authorities have identified horsemeat in tests on six tonnes of mincemeat and 2,400 packages labelled as lasagne bolognese seized from a company near Bologna, the ANSA news agency reported Saturday. This is the first positive test since the scandal broke and comes after Italian authorities earlier said they had…

Iran probes diplomat’s defection in Norway

Iran said Saturday it is investigating the reported defection of one of its diplomats in Norway, with a spokesman suggesting it was due to personal problems, Mehr news agency said. “Despite completing his mission, an administrative staffer at our embassy in Oslo has not yet returned to Tehran due to…

Harborside Heath Center general manager: Medical marijuana advocates are like rebels in ‘Star Wars’

Medical marijuana activists gathered at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to talk about resistance to federal law. It’s clear that these activists view themselves as performing civil disobedience, risking jail time, legal fees and stigma. One activist and medical marijuana dispensary worker even compared the movement to…

Four students arrested in Egypt for ‘Harlem Shake’

Egyptian police said Saturday they have arrested four students who filmed themselves publicly dancing in their underwear, as more people around the world emulate a viral dance craze called the “Harlem Shake.” The four pharmaceutical students shocked residents of a middle class Cairo neighbourhood when they removed most of their…

Nate Silver, Microsoft researcher analyze Oscar voting: ‘they provide for plenty of parallels to political campaigns’

Nate Silver, Microsoft Researcher Analyze the Oscars Nate Silver, famous for applying rigorous statistical methods to U.S. political elections, has focused his predictive powers on a somewhat more lighthearted topic: this weekend’s Academy Awards. “The Oscars, in which the voting franchise is limited to the 6,000 members of the Academy…

Vatican condemns reports of intrigue and corruption

The Vatican on Saturday condemned Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail among senior prelates, saying these could be a form of pressure to sway voting in next month’s conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI’s successor. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi dismissed as “gossip, disinformation and sometimes calumny” the reports,…

France says drug-tainted horsemeat ‘likely in food chain’

Phenylbutazone have probably ended up being eaten by consumers. Phenylbutazone is an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses which is potentially harmful to humans and by law is supposed to be kept off of plates. Britain alerted Paris that six tainted carcasses had been exported to France in January, but the meat…

‘No black nurses’ lawsuit: 2nd nurse says she was asked not to touch infant

'No black nurses' lawsuit: 2nd nurse says she was asked not to touch infant Where there is one, there is more.  Just days after news spread of a nurse at a Flint, Mich. hospital who had filed a lawsuit claiming her employer granted a patient’s request not to have African-American…

Wal-Mart worried payroll tax could cut consumer spending

Why is Wal-Mart worried? Payroll tax could cut consumer spending. Retailers are preparing for a triple whammy as the restoration of the payroll tax, surging gas prices, and stagnant employment and wages take a bite out of consumers’ disposable income, leaving them with less cash to spend on clothing, groceries,…

U.S. deploys Predator drones to Niger: official

The United States has deployed several Predator drones to Niger to fly surveillance missions in support of French forces in Mali, a US defense official said Friday. The unarmed robotic aircraft are flying out of Niamey at a base with a 100-strong contingent of Air Force personnel, the defense official…

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