The volte face by Britain on October 13, 2014 when a backbench motion with only 50 percent attendance proposing to recognize Palestine as a state was carried by an unprecedented majority of 274 to 12 signals, a change in British perception of Palestine. This was in spite of the coalition government instructing its MPs to abstain during the vote. Voting cut across all party lines and surprisingly t
By Preetam Kaushik on Oct 20, 2014
J.M. Barrie, the Scottish author and dramatist best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan at the turn of the 20th century, once remarked that children who reach the age of 2 understand that they won't be children forever. Maybe this helps explain why his lead character, a boy who never grows up, remains an innocent but heartless child forever. Children certainly understand aging, but the Nationa
By John Michael Spinelli on Oct 19, 2014
Question: How do you cut wait times in a hospital? Answer: Have a nurse contract Ebola from a patient. That’s the case at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where people have called to cancel outpatient procedures, the 52-minute wait time in emergency is now zero and the hospital has a spooky Halloween atmosphere to it. “It feels like a ghost town,” local health care vendor Rachelle Coh
By Barry Ellsworth on Oct 18, 2014
After the 2010 Republican sweep into control of the House and 30 governors' seats, the race was on to stop some Americans from voting. What people should be asking is why? If you ask some Republicans, they will say that the 180 new voting restrictions in 41 states since 2010 are necessary to stop voter-impersonation fraud. Others will actually admit that there is no such thing as mass voter fraud
By Maryann Tobin on Oct 18, 2014
Just an average day in gun-crazy America: After a fight with his wife, Friday, a Florida man shot his three children, killing two before turning the handgun on himself, Click Orlando reported. The Volusia County Sheriff’s office said the shooting occurred about 5:10 a.m. at the Spruce Creek Farms subdivision in Port Orange. David Mohney, 52, killed his daughter, 14-year-old Savanna and 11-year-old
By Barry Ellsworth on Oct 17, 2014
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee adds to growing evidence Recent studies suggest that exposure to traffic-related air pollutants, including particulate matter, is associated with autism spectrum disorder (autism). This new study adds to previous work in California showing a relation between traffic-related air pollution and autism. Amy Kalkbrenner, assistant professor of environmental health scie
By Debbie Nicholson on Oct 17, 2014
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By Clint Demeritt on Oct 17, 2014
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