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BANGKOK, Thailand — Scientologists profess a range of supernatural powers. They claim the ability to turn drunk people sober in minutes. A Scientologist can heal the traumatized, so they say, simply by reconnecting a victim’s body with a “thetan,” or immortal spirit. None of this is backed by medical science. But that hasn’t stopped Scientologists […]

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Republicans want to pay for an assistance program for workers whose jobs are lost through TPP by… taking the money out of Medicare! Nice! Michael Hiltzik of the L.A. Times explains: Medicare means many things to many people. To seniors, it’s a program providing good, low-cost healthcare at a stage in life when it’s most […]

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I guess by now you’ve heard all the Republicans refusing to discuss Amtrak funding, it had “nothing to do” with the recent disaster. Probably nothing to do with this, either. Just another coincidence! MILWAUKEE —An Amtrak locomotive caught fire near Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point neighborhood Thursday afternoon. “At around 12:06 this afternoon, we received a call […]

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Well, there you go! Fortunately, we would never inconvenience American food manufacturers with any socialist restrictions: Exposure to hormone-disrupting chemicals is likely leading to an increased risk of serious health problems costing at least $175 billion (U.S.) per year in Europe alone, according to a study published Thursday. Chemicals that can mimic or block estrogen […]

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Inquirer story on Amtrak crash, updated throughout the day to reflect the latest. http://t.co/JWgkmqCyFW pic.twitter.com/yy6xhdJYTt — Philly Inquirer (@PhillyInquirer) May 13, 2015 The train crash happened maybe a mile from my house. Fire and police sirens were wailing and the helicopters hovered all night. Sometimes it’s a little like living in a war zone, because I […]

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This is a horrifying story. If you’re lucky, there’s no asbestos in your powder — but it might kill you anyway. Fortunately for me, since we grew up poor, we’d put cornstarch in a sock, tie it up and dab ourselves with it when we were hot and sweaty. Hopefully, that won’t kill us! Suspicions […]

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Right? Because if it was something, they would let us know and they’d evacuate the area? Ha ha, just kidding! NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A nuclear power reactor 40 miles (65 km) north of New York City was shut down on Saturday after a transformer fire, but officials said the Indian Point plant was stable […]

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I go for the cranberry sauce: The largest-ever U.S. outbreak of avian influenza, which has devastated Midwestern poultry and egg producers in recent weeks, could be felt at Thanksgiving tables across the nation come November, farmers and some trade groups say. The virulent H5N2 strain has already spread to 14 states and led to the […]

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I am so very, very shocked that they wouldn’t tell us exactly how much pollution was being pumped into the ground here: HARRISBURG — State environmental officials didn’t account for half the waste pumped into injection disposal wells last year, a comparison with federal data shows. The state’s injection wells took 330,000 barrels of waste […]

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