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Archive for August, 2012

GOP Convention Debt Clock Hits $8.5 Billion

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — A clock calculating the national debt accrued during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., reached $8.5 billion. Republicans, keen on reminding voters of the nation’s mounting debt under President Barack Obama, used the tally as a method of showing voters the nation is on an unsustainable financial path. The Hill […]

Three People In Brazilian Civil Union

TUPA, Brazil (UPI) — A public notary in Brazil said she granted civil union status to three people, setting off a firestorm of criticism. Claudia do Nascimento Dominigues, the equivalent of town clerk for Tupa in Sao Paolo state, said she registered the three in a “stable union,” which extends them the benefits of marriage […]

125 Harvard Students Suspected Of Cheating

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UPI) — Harvard University officials said 125 students are being investigated for allegedly cheating on a take-home final exam. The students, who make up about half of an introductory government class, were accused of either working together to come up with answers to test questions or copying from one another, The Boston Globe […]

Judge Orders Ohio To Restore Early Voting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — A federal judge has found Ohio’s restriction on early in-person voting is “arbitrary and disparate treatment” and ordered the state to restore early voting. The decision by U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus came Friday in a lawsuit brought by President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Ohio Democrats. Ohio Secretary of […]

Palin Gripes About Fox News On Facebook

NEW YORK (UPI) — Sarah Palin used Facebook as a platform to complain about Fox News canceling her appearance Wednesday at the Republican National Convention. “I’m sorry Fox cancelled all my scheduled interviews tonight because I sure wanted to take the opportunity on the air to highlight Senator John McCain’s positive contributions to America, to […]

Spirituality, Not Religion, Health Helpful

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Protestants with a degree of spirituality have better mental health, U.S. researchers say. Dan Cohen of the University of Missouri said despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world’s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person’s faith. “With increased spirituality people reduce […]

Expert: Don't Ignore Overuse Injuries

DALLAS (UPI) — Overuse injuries can arise gradually as one progresses through training and exercise regimes and should not be overlooked, a U.S. expert says. Dr. Robert Dimeff — director of primary care sports medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas — said overuse injuries can result […]

Americans Don't Feel Info 'Overload'

EVANSTON, Ill. (UPI) — Very few Americans say they feel overwhelmed by the volume of news and information flooding their lives, despite talk of “information overload,” a study found. “Little research has focused on information overload and media consumption, yet it’s a concept used in public discussions to describe today’s 24/7 media environment,” said Eszter […]

China Works To Save Iconic Golden Monkeys

WUHAN, China (UPI) — China says it will create the first artificial breeding base for endangered golden monkeys, regarded, along with giant pandas, as a “state treasure.” The facility will be in the Shennongjia Nature Reserve in central China’s Hubei Province, home to about 1,200 golden monkeys, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported Thursday. The […]

Woman Arrested After Leaving Dog In Car

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — Police in Florida said a woman who allegedly left her dog in a hot car with the windows up was charged with resisting arrest and tormenting animals. Delray Beach police said multiple customers at a Publix supermarket approached an officer shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday and told him there was […]

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