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Prison inmates replace unionized workers in Racine, Wisconsin

Prison inmates have replaced union workers in Racine County, Wisconsin, thanks to the changes to the states collective bargaining laws that went into effect at the end of June. The Journal Times reported prison inmates will now be able to do tasks such as landscaping, painting, and shoveling sidewalks in…

Gum disease can delay pregnancy for months

STOCKHOLM — Women who wish to fall pregnant should be advised to brush their teeth and floss regularly as gum disease affects chances of conception, a fertility conference in Stockholm was told on Tuesday. Periodontal disease can delay the time it takes to conceive by two months on average, an…

‘Nonhallucinogenic LSD’ alleviates cluster headaches: study

Six patients suffering from cluster headaches were successfully treated with 2-bromo-LSD, a nonhallucinogenic analog of LSD, according to a pilot study presented at the International Headache Congress. Cluster headaches are a neurological condition that cause extremely painful headaches, similar to a severe migraine, and affects about 0.1 percent of the…

Court blocks Utah ‘show me your papers’ law

A federal district court in Salt Lake City blocked the implementation of Utah’s so-called “show me your papers” law which was scheduled to go into effect Tuesday. Like Arizona’s controversial immigrant law, the law passed by Utah earlier this year authorized law enforcement officials to demand proof of a person’s…

Free speech advocates seeks to block parts of AZ immigration law

PHOENIX – A coalition of rights groups asked a federal judge on Friday to block parts of an Arizona state law cracking down on illegal immigrants, which they say infringe day laborers’ free speech rights. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed a tough state law last April that required police to…

Tropical Storm Hermine gaining strength in Gulf

Tropical Storm Hermine getting stronger in the Gulf; headed toward Texas, Mexico coasts Tropical Storm Hermine is getting a little stronger in the Gulf of Mexico as it heads toward the coasts of Texas and Mexico. A tropical storm warning was issued early Monday for the southern Texas coast. A…

Study touts horse tranquilizer Ketamine as ‘magic’ anti-depressant

Ketamine, a general anesthetic usually administered to children and pets but perhaps best known as a horse tranquilizer, is also highly effective in low doses as an anti-depressant, according a study published Thursday. Researchers at Yale University wrote in the August 20 issue of the journal Science that unlike most…

Nebraska Attorney General won’t defend law on abortion screenings

Neb. AG won’t defend law requiring abortion screenings; move prevents law from taking effect Nebraska’s attorney general will not defend a new state law requiring health screenings for women seeking abortions because there’s little chance the controversial law will prevail in court, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. Attorney General Jon Bruning…

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

Judge blocks controversial sections of Arizona’s new immigration law A federal judge dealt a serious blow to Arizona’s immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton sets up a…

Judge hears arguments over Arizona immigration law

The Arizona immigration law came under new legal scrutiny in a packed courtroom Thursday as a federal judge considered whether the crackdown should take effect next week amid a flurry of legal challenges. Judge Susan Bolton did not issue a ruling after two court hearings stemming from lawsuits brought against…

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