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Inside Story – Rigged bank rates: Is there more to come?

Al Jazeera In the wake of the bank rate-rigging scandal, Bob Diamond, Barclays chief executive, announced his resignation from the post with immediate effect, on Tuesday. In a statement, Diamond, who faced mounting calls to step down, said he made … Continue reading

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Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

Maia Szalavitz healthland.time.com Is it really more responsible for people with depression or other psychological problems to forgo bearing children in order to avoid passing on their “bad” genes? Comedian Sarah Silverman, who routinely courts controversy with her edgy humor, … Continue reading

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Study: Healthy Eating Can Cost Less

Sam Hananel The Ledger WASHINGTON | Is it really more expensive to eat healthy? An Agriculture Department study released Wednesday found that most fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods cost less than foods high in fat, sugar and salt. That … Continue reading

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House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure CISPA

David Kravets Wired The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), … Continue reading

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Call for compulsory contraception

Marco Hochgemuth RNW The Netherlands needs legal provisions to allow compulsory contraception for serious drug addicts, psychiatric patients and the mentally handicapped. That’s the controversial argument being made by Queen Beatrix’s brother-in-law Pieter van Vollenhoven, former head of the Dutch … Continue reading

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Crisis to Suicide: How Many Have to Die Before We Kill the False Religion of Austerity?

Lynn Parramore AlterNet The rate of people taking their own lives is soaring in Europe at such a clip that the trend has given birth to a new media term: “Suicide by economic crisis.” If suicide is a measure of … Continue reading

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Arizona House approves bill to ban late-term abortions

David Schwartz Reuters Arizona’s state House of Representatives voted to enact a bill on Tuesday that bans most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, sending the closely watched measure on to the Republican governor for approval. House members passed the … Continue reading

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Monsanto Threatens to Sue Vermont if Legislators Pass a Bill Requiring GMO Food to Be Labeled

Will Allen  & Ronnie Cummins AlterNet What it really comes down to this: Elected officials are abandoning the public interest and public will in the face of corporate intimidation. Despite overwhelming public support and support from a clear majority of … Continue reading

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Food allergy breakthrough

Damien Hansen Today Tonight Severe allergic reactions to certain foods is becoming more common, and every year another 15,000 children are diagnosed with life-threatening allergies. But a new measure is protecting children with anaphylaxis from the foods that could kill … Continue reading

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Why Being Less of a Control Freak May Make You Happier

Kristin van Ogtrop Time A survey finds that many women won’t even delegate their most hated chore: housecleaning. And yet doing so could guarantee some measure of happiness. On my last birthday one of my sons wrote a poem for … Continue reading

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