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Fifth of world’s food lost to waste and over-eating

Almost one-fifth of world's food lost to waste and over-eating, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent of food lost to waste or left to spoil, ...
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Dolphins stranded in Cape Cod

Wellfleet, Mass. Over a two week span, more than 85 dolphins had become stranded along the craggy Cape Codcoastline, including 30 in one day, said the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Typically, 120 dolphins beach themselves from January to April, ...
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Priests attack gays

Tbilisi, Georgia Orthodox priests led a mob of some 20,000 people in an attack on a small gay-rights rally in the Georgian capital last week. On a new crusade Television images showed priests throwing rocks, punching people, and pounding the ...
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Horror over baby murder

Changchun, China The senseless killing of an infant has plunged China’s social media sites into another round of soul-searching. The baby was in a car stolen outside a grocery in northeastern China, and the carjacker admitted to strangling and burying ...
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How elephants defy getting cancer

How elephants defy getting cancer

As the world’s largest land mammals, elephants should suffer one of the highest cancer rates—they simply have far more cells that could potentially mutate and become malignant. But new research reveals that elephants rarely get cancer—and the reason why may ...
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New Mothers Tested for Drugs without their Consent by Some Alabama Hospitals

Having a baby in some Alabama hospitals can mean getting tested for drugs without a woman’s consent—and winding up in jail for a positive result. Alabama’s chemical endangerment law, in effect for nine years, spurred an investigation by ProPublica and ...
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Spectators Gored To Death In Bullfight

Arjona, Colombia Killed at bullfight: Spectators were gored to death and dozens injured at a bullfight in northern Colombia. One man was gored through the heart, while another was tossed on a bull’s horns and then dragged around the ring ...
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Heavy drinking linked to strokes

Strokes Linked To Heavy drinking

Men who average three drinks a day and women who average two face a significantly higher risk for stroke in middle age, a new study has found. The study by Swedish scientists examined drinking habits of more than 11,000 twins ...
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Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity, Science Says

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better. But science suggests ...
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Louisiana Wants Bible To Be Official State Book

■ Louisiana lawmakers are considering legislation that makes the Holy Bible the "official state book."The legislation was opposed by some Democrats—not because it suggests the state's endorsement of one religion, but because it originally specified the King James version, which ...
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