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Woman wins court order against 1972 Idaho abortion law

SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) – An Idaho woman prosecuted for terminating her own pregnancy with abortion pills she ordered online won a temporary court order on Friday barring enforcement of the decades-old law under which she was charged. But the federal judge in the case also rebuffed her separate bid to…

Two-thirds of Americans perk up with coffee: survey

(Reuters) – Two-thirds of Americans drink coffee, and many gulp down their first cup within an hour of awakening, according to a survey released on Thursday. On average, the 65 percent of Americans who drink coffee each consume an average of 13 cups of coffee per week, and three out…

Kansas firm recalls cantaloupe linked to Listeria outbreak

(Reuters) – A Kansas-based food processor recalled hundreds of pounds of fresh-cut cantaloupe on Friday because of possible Listeria contamination linked to melons from Colorado that were blamed for an outbreak that has killed eight people. Carol’s Cuts was recalling 594 pounds of cantaloupe packaged in 5-pound trays and as…

Loughner attorneys seek another block on anti-psychotic drugs

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Lawyers for Tucson shooting rampage suspect Jared Loughner filed an emergency petition on Friday with a federal judge who already has twice refused similar requests, asking him again to halt the forcible medication of their client with anti-psychotic drugs. In a 28-page filing, Loughner’s defense team urged…

Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate. “Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to…

Olbermann guest asks where the GOP candidates are ‘who are going to stand up to the mob’

Current TV’s Keith Olbermann spoke on Friday with journalist Craig Crawford about the extremism on display at the most recent GOP presidential candidate debate. “Where are the leaders of the party who are going to stand up to the mob?” Crawford asked. “Come November [2012], they’re going to have to…

Scientists discover virus that kills all grades of breast cancer ‘within seven days’

Scientists at the Penn State College of Medicine said this week they have discovered a virus that is capable of killing all grades of breast cancer “within seven days” of first introduction in a laboratory setting. The virus, known as adeno-associated virus type 2 (AAV2), is naturally occurring and carried…

Disaster relief funds hit partisan wall in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With aid to disaster victims running out, Congress on Friday ratcheted up a high-stakes confrontation over spending that once again threatens the government’s ability to function smoothly. By a vote of 59 to 36, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected a broad spending bill that had passed the Republican-controlled House…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates speak at CPAC

Watch this live video from the Conservative Political Action Conference, broadcast Sept. 23, 2011.…

Perry wrongly insists he opposed ‘No Child Left Behind’

Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry claimed during last night’s Fox News-Google GOP debate that he was “vocal” in opposing President George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” plan for public education, which many today call a significant drag on the U.S. educational system. Problem is, Perry cheered “No Child Left…

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