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Health Insurance Exchanges Give Purchasing Power to Consumers

Jul 12, 2011

NEW YORK, July 12, 2011 - Millions of Americans will soon gain what they have long waited for in healthcare: Purchasing power that will make health insurers want to work harder to win their business and loyalty. According to a new report published toda...

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Pew Finds Serious Gaps in Oversight of U.S. Drug Safety

Jul 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 – Americans' medicines are increasingly manufactured in developing countries, where oversight is lower than in the U.S., according to a new white paper by the Pew Health Group. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) est...

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High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Jul 12, 2011

July 11, 2011 - Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk of death from any cause, and about twice the risk of death from heart attacks, according to a study published today in the Archives of Interna...

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Popular TV shows teach children fame is most important value, UCLA psychologists report

Jul 12, 2011

July 11, 2011 - Fame is the No. 1 value emphasized by television shows popular with 9- to 11-year-olds, a dramatic change over the past 10 years, UCLA psychologists report in a new study. On a list of 16 values, fame jumped from the 15th spot, where i...

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Oil Spill Prompts National Resistance to Exxon’s Montana Tar Sands Shipments

Jul 12, 2011

aMISSOULA, MT, July 12, 2011 - As cleanup workers struggle to recover and clean ExxonMobil's 42,000 gallon Yellowstone River slick, the oil company's controversial bid to create a permanent industrial corridor through Montana and Idaho's Highway 12 is ...

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Harvard Kennedy School Proposes Liability Structure to Limit Environmental Disasters

Jul 12, 2011

July 12, 2011 - An explosion on British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon platform in April 2010 killed 11 workers and resulted in the leaking of almost 5 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, costing billions of dollars to clean up. The inciden...

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ACLU: American Citizen Illegally Detained And Mistreated By U.S. Officials

Jul 12, 2011

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 – The American Civil Liberties Union will appear in court today on behalf of a New Jersey man who was illegally detained and mistreated by U.S. officials in Kenya and Ethiopia. After fleeing hostilities in Somalia in 2006, A...

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Environmental Groups Petition EPA to End Navy Ship Dumping Program

Jul 12, 2011

SEATTLE, WA. July 12, 2011 - An administrative petition to put a halt to the Navy's practice of sinking contaminated old vessels in the high seas as part of target practice exercises known as SINKEX was filed today by the Basel Action Network (BAN) and...

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Girl, 14, Dies after Drinking Soda Mixed with Vodka

Cops are investigating the death of a 14-year-old Santa Rosa girl who was found dead Sunday morning after a sleepover with several friends.

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Two Catholic Schools Close in Sacramento

The Immaculate Conception Apostolic for Teenage Boys and the University of Sacramento are closing their doors when the summer term ends.  University President, Father Robert Presutti says the decision came from leaders of the Legionaries of Christ in ...

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