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‘Very small risk’ of HIV exposure at NY hospital

Insulin pens that may have been reused at a VA hospital in New York have led Department of Veterans Affairs to warn local members of Congress that there is a “very small risk” that patients were exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, reported the Buffalo News. A routine…

US played ‘limited’ role in botched French rescue bid

The United States said Sunday it played a limited support role in France’s botched bid to rescue a kidnapped secret agent in Somalia. “United States forces provided limited technical support to the French forces in that operation, but took no direct part in the assault on the compound where it…

DNA test reveals hair and eye color of unnamed Nazi prison victims

A new DNA test can restore at least part of the identity of long-dead people who left no trace of their image, scientists reported on Monday. The technique has revealed the hair and eye colours of unknown individuals slaughtered as sub-humans by the Nazis and of a mystery woman buried…

Jon Huntsman: Coming from ‘cultures of guns’ helped to generate policy ideas with Manchin

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, the host sat with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Huntsman, former presidential candidate and governor of Utah, to discuss the group No Labels, which purports to be a “movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to the politics of…

Andrea Mitchell: White House women ‘are not happy’ about Obama’s cabinet picks

Women in the White House are not pleased with President Obama’s recent cabinet decisions, according to comments by Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, on Sunday’s Meet the Press. While Obama has not announced his picks for all cabinet positions, the ones with notable clout — Secretaries of…

Colombia wants to speed up peace talks with Marxist FARC rebels

Colombia’s government wants to pick up the pace of its peace negotiations with Marxist FARC rebels, the chief government negotiator said Sunday ahead of the continuation of talks in Cuba. “We really need to get things moving. I want to make that known to people in general, as well as…

Harris-Perry: Ending drug war may be ‘best gun control measure we can enact’

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests on Sunday discussed whether the best answer to gun violence is ending the “War on Drugs.” About 800 people die every year as a result of gang violence, Harris-Perry said, “a large percentage of which are connected to drug trafficking.” When it comes to gun…

Cops find suspects partying and playing video games after murders

After two young men were strangled to death in an Illinois home, police arrived at the residence after receiving a tip on Thursday to find a group of people partying and playing video games, reported the Herald-News. Police say the men were not only lured to the home, but that…

First world atlas on renewable energy launched

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday launched the world’s first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries’ renewable energy potential. “The Global Atlas is the largest ever initiative to help countries assess their renewable energy potential, and companies bringing together data and maps from…

Activists and family blame suicide of Aaron Swartz on overzealous prosecution

Angry Internet activists mourned Sunday the loss of Aaron Swartz, a US programming prodigy who took his own life at just 26, weeks before he was due to go on trial for alleged computer fraud. “Aaron did more than almost anyone to make the Internet a thriving ecosystem for open…

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