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Female hormonal contraception linked to higher HIV risk

PARIS — Women who use hormonal birth control are roughly twice as likely to become infected with HIV or pass on the AIDS virus to their partner, according to a study published on Tuesday. The research was carried out among 3,790 heterosexual couples in Africa where one partner had the…

Population grows at fastest rate in 50 years: data

LONDON — The population grew at the fastest pace for nearly half a century last year, adding almost half a million people due in large part to a high birth rate, official data showed on Thursday. The population stood at 62,262,000 in mid-2010 which is an increase of 470,000 compared…

‘Birther’ authors sue Esquire magazine over parody

Joseph Farah, the editor of WorldNetDaily.com, and Jerome Corsi, author of Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President, have filed a defamation lawsuit against Hearst, Esquire magazine and writer Mark Warren over a satirical article. The lawsuit, announced Wednesday, claims that an…

Martin Luther King’s daughter leaves Atlanta megachurch, citing recent sex controversy

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Bernice King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., has left a suburban Atlanta megachurch that has been at the center of a recent sex controversy, and plans to start her own ministry. Bernice King, an ordained minister, has been a member…

Nuclear radiation leads to more boy babies than girl babies

A new study carried out in Germany has concluded that parents who have been exposed to low-level sources of nuclear radiation give birth to more boys than girls. Two German scientists have found a male-female gap associated with global nuclear fallout from atomic tests in the 1950s and early 60s,…

Trump’s popularity tanks after Obama releases long-form birth certificate

WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s popularity among Republican voters has taken a huge dive in the wake of President Barack Obama releasing his birth certificate, according to a new poll. Just eight percent of GOP primary voters supported him in a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday, putting him in a…

Thirty percent of GOP still believe Obama not born in U.S.

Even after the release of his long-form birth certificate last week, a substantial amount of Republicans still do not believe President Barack Obama has proven he was born in the United States. A new Zogby interactive poll conducted April 29 to May 2 of 2,020 likely voters found that 30…

CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer: Trump spinning ‘an ugly string of racism’

POLL (at bottom): Is Donald Trump a racist? CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation, is known for delivering a straight, no-frills, pragmatic news show — but last night’s broadcast of CBS Evening News was a little different. Reacting to President Barack Obama releasing a more detailed,…

Glenn Beck: Some ‘birthers’ on same side as Obama

Fox News host Glenn Beck suggested that some of the so-called “birthers” are actually supporters of President Barack Obama, after the White House released the president’s long-form birth certificate on Wednesday. Many “birthers” believe there is persuasive evidence that Obama was actually born in Kenya in 1961 and that his…

7 conservatives sound off on Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate

Although the years-long game of chicken has ended and the White House has relinquished President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, the issue is by no means dead. The action, intended to forcibly shift the news cycle from so-called birthers to more pressing matters such as national security and the economy,…

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