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Malaysia releases GM mosquitoes in landmark trial

Malaysia has released 6,000 genetically modified mosquitoes designed to combat dengue fever, in a landmark trial slammed Wednesday by environmentalists who say the experiment is unsafe. In the first experiment of its kind in Asia, about 6,000 male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were released at an uninhabited site in the central…

US Senate votes to take up Russia treaty

The US Senate voted Wednesday to formally open debate on a landmark nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, as the White House blasted Republican efforts to derail the accord as a dangerous “new low.” Lawmakers voted 66-32, almost exactly down party lines, to take up the new Strategic Arms Reduction…

Group to fight vote clearing way for NYC mosque

Conservative group vows legal action after NYC panel clears way for mosque near ground zero. Plans for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero moved forward as a city panel opened the way for developers to tear down a building that was struck by airplane debris on Sept.…

Bloody finale ends groundbreaking ’24′ show

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Yet again “24′s” war-on-terror hero Jack Bauer got shot, beaten, betrayed and still managed to walk away. Only this time, he wasn’t coming back. The special agent hero of “24″, played by Kiefer Sutherland, appeared on television for the last time Monday when the landmark action…

Senate passes historic health care legislation

Democrats passed the landmark health care legislation along a party line vote Thursday. All 60 Senators in the Democratic caucus voted for the bill while 39 Republicans voted against it. One Republican was not present. The bill would cost $871 billion over 10 years and expand access to 31 million…

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