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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

Reuters & Associated Press msnbc.com Updated at 4:17 p.m. ET: WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuador Embassy in London and has asked for political asylum, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. “Ecuador is studying and analyzing the … Continue reading

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SKorea finds smuggled capsules contain human flesh

Hyung-Jin Kim Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has seized thousands of smuggled drug capsules filled with powdered flesh from dead babies, which some people believe can cure disease, officials said Monday. The capsules were made in northeastern … Continue reading

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British Petroleum engineer arrested over Gulf of Mexico oil spill

Press TV A former British Petroleum (BP) engineer is facing criminal charges over the company’s devastating oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. US federal prosecutors brought the first criminal charges on Tuesday over the oil spill, accusing … Continue reading

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Bird flu, pig flu, now bat flu? Human risk unclear

Associated Press USA Today ATLANTA – For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear. The surprising discovery of genetic fragments of a flu virus is the … Continue reading

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CDC: 13 deaths tied to bath refinishing chemical

Associated Press USA Today DETROIT – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Thursday about using a common paint-stripping chemical to refinish bathtubs after tying it to 13 deaths in 10 states. The CDC said the … Continue reading

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FDA to Review Inhalable Caffeine

Associated Press U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials plan to investigate whether inhalable caffeine sold in lipstick-sized canisters is safe for consumers and if its manufacturer was right to brand it as a dietary supplement. (Feb. 20)

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