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Virus to blame for rise in throat cancer: study

(Reuters) – Cancer of the back of the mouth and throat is on the rise, primarily because of more cases stemming from a viral infection called human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a U.S. study. The number of people who were diagnosed with HPV-related oral cancer in 2004 was triple the…

Conservative legislation mill a driving force behind private prisons

The private industry group ALEC, which creates form legislation that’s been copied and passed by Republicans in numerous states, has been a driving force behind the rise of the private prison industry in America. This brief legislative analysis, by Main Street Insider, explains how that came to be and what…

Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife received $150,000 from anti-health care reform group

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas released his new financial disclosure form on Friday under pressure from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and others. Mother Jones reported that his financial disclosure form indicates his wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, received a $150,000 salary from the group Liberty Central in 2010 and less than…

Big chunks of Antarctic ice form beneath glaciers

WASHINGTON – An international team of scientists has discovered that masses of ice in the Antarctic form underneath the ice sheet instead of on top, according to a study published Thursday. “We usually think of ice sheets like cakes — one layer at a time added from the top,” said…

US diplomats took marching orders from CIA on UN spying

US officials continue to insist that its diplomats to the United Nations are not intelligence assets and do not engage in any form of spying. Yet stolen diplomatic cables released by whistleblower website WikiLeaks show that America’s top spy agency drew up an “intelligence shopping list” for ambassadors and their…

Supermarket backs squirrel meat sales amid protest

LONDON — A supermarket has defended selling squirrel meat as a “sustainable” form of food, amid protests by animal activists who accused him of cashing in on a “wildlife massacre”. “In a few years’ time, it’s going to become like rabbit,” said Andrew Thornton, who introduced squirrel meat into his…

Crazy: Some in CIA wanted to create fake Saddam Hussein sex video, report asserts

A little-noticed blog post by a veteran intelligence reporter averred Tuesday that the CIA’s Iraq Operations Group weighed a plan prior to the 2003 Iraq invasion that sought to discredit Saddam Hussein by portraying him as gay. According to Jeff Stein, a longtime intelligence reporter who first revealed that FBI…

Rove appeals to traditionalists fearful of census

For many conservative Americans, it is more soothing to rely on the past to help get through the present. “Author and former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove will appear in a new public service announcement from the U.S. Census Bureau designed to convince people to mail back their 2010…

GOP sends fundraising letter disguised as ‘Census’ form

The Republican Party is seeking input and money from GOP voters — seemingly under the guise of the U.S. Census Bureau. “Strengthening our Party for the 2010 elections is going to take a massive grass-roots effort all across America. That is why I have authorized a Census to be conducted…

Banks brace for political firestorm as big bonuses come due

Major US banks are gearing up to announce annual bonuses for top executives while bracing for a political firestorm over compensation practices that critics say fueled the global financial crisis. A number of multimillion-dollar bonus payments are likely, even though most of the payouts are likely to be in the…

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