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Sisters sue New Jersey cemetery over grave mix-up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Evelyn and Hortense Edwards spent two decades visiting what they thought was their mother’s grave in a New Jersey cemetery only to discover it contained the remains of a stranger, according to court papers. Now, the sisters are suing, seeking want $25 million in damages from…

Bachmann’s new campaign manager panned her chances of winning

Ed Rollins signed on this week as campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) ahead of what is presumed to be the official announcement of her presidential campaign, to take place in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa in the coming weeks. Rollins, a seasoned campaign operative and political analyst, had…

Lady Gaga is godmother to Elton John’s son

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – British music superstar Elton John has revealed that he and his partner have chosen pop diva Lady Gaga to be their baby boy’s godmother, as he spoke of his joy at being a father. “Yes, yes she is,” John told ABC’s Babara Walters when she asked…

Pregnant mothers’ diet linked to child obesity: study

WELLINGTON (AFP) – An expectant mother’s diet during pregnancy can alter her baby’s DNA in the womb, increasing its risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes in later life, an international study has found. Researchers said the study provided the first scientific evidence linking pregnant women’s diet to childhood obesity,…

Bolivia to ‘make world history’ by granting rights to Mother Nature

Bolivia is preparing to pass a new law that could lead to citizens challenging environmental destruction in court. A Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra (The Law of Mother Earth) would grant nature the same rights as humans, according to The Guardian. The country will establish 11 new rights…

Scientists develop blood test for Down’s Syndrome

NICOSIA/LONDON (Reuters) – Pregnant women may soon be able to have a blood test to predict whether their babies are likely to have Down’s Syndrome instead of undergoing risky, invasive tests, scientists said on Sunday. In a study in the Nature Medicine journal researchers from Cyprus said a trial on 40 pregnancies…

Billionaire tea party tycoons financed Wisconsin’s anti-union governor, records show

Who were among the financiers behind Wisconsin’s Republican Governor, now embroiled in a controversial attempt to destroy public sector unions? None other than reviled tea party financiers Charles and David Koch, is who. Turns out, the billionaire oil tycoons’ political action committee gave Gov. Scott Walker (R) roughly $100,000 in…

Daughter, wife of AZ official accused in sex case

Daughter of Arizona county supervisor accused of sexually abusing same boy as her mom The daughter of a county supervisor has been arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with the same teenage boy that her mother is accused of sexually abusing over a three-year period, police said Thursday. Rachel Katherine…

Britain’s Prince William to wed in April at abbey

Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry on April 29 at Westminster Abbey, the historic London church where the funeral of his mother Diana was held in 1997, royal officials said Tuesday. Downing Street announced that there would be a special public holiday on the day, perhaps the…

Palin’s daughter uses homophobic slurs to attack critic on Facebook

In an apparent effort to defend her mother, Sarah Palin’s daughter Willow labeled one critic a “faggot” and said he was “so gay” on her Facebook page after he said that her mother was “failing” on her new TV show. The comments were posted by Palin’s 16-year-old daughter Willow Palin…

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