A Caduceus symbol that represents the medical profession.

Obama administration overhauls health care conscience clause

In parts of the U.S., conscience clauses exist within health care laws that permit health care workers to decline performing procedures that violate their religious beliefs. Some critics claim that following such conscience laws leads some health care workers to violate the Hippocratic Oath that they must treat patients fairly and ethically. Now may of
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Study finds sugary drinks may increase blood pressure

A recently published study has found a possible link between sugary drinks and an increase in blood pressure. The study found that patients who consumed large amounts of sugared beverages such as fruit juice and soft drinks had higher blood pressure. However, the study doesn’t rule out other dietary factors playing a part. One sugary
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Assange and WikiLeaks part of an old tradition

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are under a lot of fire for leaking classified documents. It goes without saying that no one should be put in harm’s way for the sake of idealism. That said, there is an American tradition of whistleblowing on a grand scale. Assange and WikiLeaks did as others have There are a lot of
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Centerville Pie Company Newest Beneficiary of the Oprah Effect

TV queen confirms Cape Cod pie purchase It looks like the Centerville Pie Company will be the next business to receive the flood of business – and profits – that comes with being associated with Oprah. Apparently, Oprah didn’t even mention the Centerville Pie Company on her show. She simply confirmed for a small newspaper,
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Viacom v. Google, YouTube | Court documents released

This morning, a New York Federal Court judge released hundreds of thousands of pages (PDF) of documents related to the three-year-old Viacom v. YouTube lawsuit. Viacom is the owner of a huge variety of media outlets, including Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central, MTV and BET. Viacom is suing Google – specifically, Google’s YouTube property – over

Texas lawmakers considering a payday loan from casino interests

There is a new Texas legislature convening soon. This legislature will be facing a huge budget deficit. Casino interests are trying to get the legislature to allow casinos in the state to give a short-term loan to the state budget. Texas gambling interests Lawmakers in Texas are going to be convening their new session in

Mean Girls of South Hadley – Bullying is out of hand

When will society take action? “Boys will be boys and girls will be girls.” There’s a pat truism to that, but also a disturbing undercurrent: it betrays a deep-seated lack of human compassion. For those who try to sweep school bullying under the rug, for instance, it is painfully clear that their cries to “let
The back of a 2006 Benjamin Franklin silver dollar. The classic U.S. colonial slogan “E Pluribus Unum: Join, or Die” and drawing of a segmented snake adorn the back of the coin.

US considers replacing paper dollar bills with dollar coins

Producing paper dollar bills is a more expensive proposition than ever, reports AOL News. That’s why Senators Richard Shelby, Robert Casey and Tom Harkin are continuing a battle that in one form or another has been fought since U.S. President Andrew Jackson held office in the 1830s. On behalf of the U.S. Government Accountability Office
Egypt Protests

Protesters fill Tahrir Square pushing for Day of Departure

Thousands of people have filled Tahrir Square in Cairo pushing for a “Day of Departure” for Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak, the long serving president of Egypt, has said he will not run for re-election in September of this year. His promise to leave office has only intensified the protests against his rule. Protests begin anew in

How to Use Installment Loans and the 50/30/20 Rule

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Keeping up with the Joneses now means getting debt relief

Everyone has heard the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses,” and it means doing the things everyone else is doing to keep status. This instinct is what drives people to do things like get flat screen televisions, iPhones, riding lawnmowers and so forth. Well, according to the Federal Reserve, the Joneses are getting debt settlement
A Mexican woman participating in traditional dance. Her brightly colored dress is flaring and swaying to the motion of the dance on Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo and Arizona Immigration Law protests

Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is a happy day celebrated across the United States and Mexico (primarily in the Puebla state) with song, dance, good food and even better beer, margaritas and tequila. Per Wikipedia, the fiesta celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5,
A 2004 photograph of Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Phuong with a group of children in a Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam hospital. The children are all disabled, most of them due to the continuing effects of the chemical weapon Agent Orange.

Agent Orange will cost America $42 billion over 10 years

In addition to being the cause of severe birth defects for generations of Vietnamese children, the herbicide/chemical weapon Agent Orange has afflicted more than 1 million American veterans. Scores of soldiers who enlisted or were drafted to serve their country came home with such conditions as acute peripheral neuropathy, soft tissue sarcoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma,
child nutrition bill

Child nutrition bill passed by Congress despite GOP maneuvering

A child nutrition bill was approved by the House and sent to President Obama’s desk today. The $4.5 billion child nutrition bill will feed more poor children with free school lunches and dinners, improve the nutritional quality of school cafeteria meals, get junk food out of school vending machines and require free drinking water. Republicans
A “Welcome to Mississippi” road sign that labels the state “Birthplace of America's Music.”

Mississippi reporter misunderstands no credit check payday loans

Opponents of no credit check payday loans frequently support their arguments by referencing religious documents, such as the Bible, that claim payday lenders practice usury – charging an “exorbitant or unlawful rate of interest.” Charlie Mitchell of the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger makes this mistake in his recent criticism of Mississippi House Bill 455, which will enable
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