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DC bill would ease access to birth control pills

WASHINGTON – A new bill introduced in the DC council would allow women to buy birth control pills over the counter without a doctor’s prescription, according to the Washington Post. The measure, put forth by DC Council member David Catania, would end a long-running law in this city that requires…

US teen birth rate falls to record low: study

WASHINGTON — The US teen birth rate has fallen to its lowest level in 70 years, a study said Wednesday, as an expert pointed to regular contraceptive use by teens as the main cause of the drop. The 2009 rate was 39.1 births per 1,000 girls aged 15-19, or 59…

Japanese government: Young men losing interest in sex

Young Japanese men are losing interest in sex, according to a study commissioned by the government, in a further warning sign for a nation notorious for its low birth rate, a doctor said Friday. The survey also found that more than 40 percent of married people said they have not…

Republicans challenge US birthright citizenship

WASHINGTON—Republican lawmakers from five states promised Wednesday to launch an effort to change the US constitutional amendment that grants citizenship to those born in the United States. The group – from Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania – said it was seeking to discourage undocumented migrants from coming to…

Hawaii’s governor goes to war against ‘birthers’

Ever since Barack Obama entered the national spotlight more than two years ago, “birthers” have been demanding that Hawaii produce more evidence he was born in the state. Now the state’s Democratic governor wants to meet those demands — but not without taking the rhetorical fight to the group of…

Court to hear case of birther who wouldn’t deploy

Court-martial for Army doctor who refused to deploy without seeing Obama’s birth certificate A military court was set to hear the case Tuesday of an Army doctor charged with refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because he says he doubts whether President Barack Obama was born in the U.S. and therefore…

CNN’s Anderson Cooper calmly destroys birther logic

CNN’s Anderson Cooper came prepared Monday to an interview with a Republican Texas state representative who questions President Barack Obama’s citizenship. Rep. Leo Berman has introduced a bill that would require any candidate for president or vice president of the United States to provide his or her birth certificate to…

Fox News hosts pretend birther author’s novel is non-fiction

Fox News is helping a former Republican congressman spread the myth that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Appearing on Fox News Monday, John LeBoutillier explained that his new fictional book uses “real things” like Obama’s grandmother once claimed she was present for his Kenyan birth. LeBoutillier’s new book,…

Astronomers may have rare chance to spy on newborn black hole

Astronomers may have lucked into the ultimate in cosmic baby pictures: a voracious black hole fresh from its violent birth. After watching a nearby star that exploded into a supernova in 1979, astronomers now believe the star’s death wasn’t an ordinary one. The star’s explosion was big enough to cause…

Lou Dobbs: ‘Fox is the perfect fit for me’

A year after leaving CNN, Lou Dobbs is announcing the launch of a new cable news show. This time, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation will be his new home. Dobbs is joining Fox Business Channel in 2011. “Fox is the perfect fit for me,” Dobbs told The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz.…

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