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Lawyers of accused 9/11 plotters seek access to prison

Lawyers for five alleged 9/11 plotters urged a military judge Tuesday to allow them two days to visit the super-secure prison and cells where they are being held. The defendants, meanwhile, boycotted proceedings on the second day of hearings at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to prepare for their trial…

Judge grants last-minute reprieve to Texas woman on death row

A US judge on Tuesday granted a last-minute reprieve to Texas death row inmate Kimberly McCarthy, who had been scheduled to become the first woman executed in the United States since 2010. McCarthy — who has been on death row for 14 years — had been due to be executed…

Dissident Chen Guangcheng urges no compromise on changing China

Dissident Chen Guangcheng voiced confidence Tuesday that China’s political system will eventually open up as he urged fellow activists and the United States not to compromise on human rights. In an address in the US Capitol complex, the blind self-taught lawyer offered his most philosophical remarks yet about China since…

Gun rights activists plan ‘day of resistance’ for Feb. 23 in honor of .223 assault weapon

Campaigners to hold rallies on February 23 – a date that bears a similarity to the .223 cartridge – in protest at Obama’s gun reforms Gun rights activists are planning a nationwide “day of resistance” on 23 February, a date that bears a typographical similarity to .223 assault weapon cartridges…

Quarter of ethnic Chinese genetically more susceptible to dangerous flu

Nearly a quarter of ethnic Chinese have a tiny genetic variant that boosts sixfold their risk of falling gravely ill when infected with flu, a study published on Tuesday said. Researchers in China and Britain looked at Chinese hospital data from the 2009-2010 pandemic of H1N1 influenza. Patients who had…

3 in 10 Americans think God determines Super Bowl outcome

Is the Super Bowl in God’s hands? Three in 10 Americans seem to think so, according to a study released Tuesday. Sunday’s annual American football extravaganza will see the Baltimore Ravens square off against the San Francisco 49ers. As millions stock up with snacks and beer to watch the game,…

Brazilian police investigate whether evidence was hidden in nightclub fire

A police investigation into a Brazilian nightclub fire that killed 231 people and left dozens in critical condition turned Tuesday to whether key evidence has been hidden. Authorities have taken four suspects into custody following the tragedy early Sunday at the Kiss discotheque in the southern college town of Santa…

Soldier says double-arm transplant is life changing

A US soldier who lost all his limbs in Iraq in 2009 said Tuesday he feels like himself again after he received a rare double arm transplant. Brendan Marrocco, a former infantryman who was the first soldier to survive quadruple limb loss in the Iraq war, underwent the complex 13-hour…

Kerry easily clears first confirmation hurdle to be secretary of state

Senator John Kerry easily cleared the first hurdle of his confirmation as the next secretary of state Tuesday with a unanimous vote of approval by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Kerry, President Barack Obama’s pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the nation’s top diplomat, must still be confirmed by a…

Secretary Clinton: Israeli vote doesn’t nail shut door to peace

Israel’s parliamentary vote did not end hopes for peace with the Palestinians but instead has opened up a new chance for dialogue, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued Tuesday. “I actually think this election opens doors, not nails them shut,” she said, during a so-called “global townhall” meeting, in…

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