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Study: People Yawn To Cool Overheated Brains

VIENNA (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Vienna have found that yawning cools down the overheated brain. Jorg Massen and Kim Dusch conducted the study, which tried to find the range of temperatures that causes yawning frequency to increase or decrease. They conducted identical studies on pedestrians yawning patterns in Vienna, Austria and Arizona […]

Large Tech Companies Slam FCC’s Proposed Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A group of large tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon, have written a letter to the Federal Communications Commission expressing concern over proposed net neutrality rules. The companies expressed their desire for a free and fair internet saying their success could be attributed to “a world without discrimination.” They want users […]

Shinseki, Subpoenaed By House VA Committee, Orders Face-To-Face Audit Of All VA Clinics

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki ordered a face-to-face audit of all VA clinics Thursday. The VA Chief was also subpoenaed by the House Veterans Affairs Committee earlier in the day. It’s fair to say: Eric Shinseki is having a rough week. Monday, Daniel Dellinger, the national commander of the American Legion, issued […]

Bachmann Lobbies Against National Women’s History Museum

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) lobbied against the establishment of a National Women’s History Museum on the House floor Wednesday, because she believes it promotes radical feminism and the pro-choice movement. “I rise today in opposition to this bill, because I believe ultimately this museum, that will be built on the National Mall, […]

Indiana Ordered To Recognize Lesbian Couple’s Marriage Because One Partner Is Terminally Ill

INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — A Federal judge ordered Indiana officials Thursday to recognize the marriage of a lesbian couple because one partner is dying of cancer. Amy Sandler and Niki Quasney, who married in Massachusetts last year, asked for an emergency order because Quasney has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. U.S. District Judge Richard Young’s […]

Obama Administration Issues New Guidelines For Schools On Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Barack Obama Administration reminded local officials Thursday that all children in their districts have the right to go to school, even those in the United States illegally. The Administration said it has issued new guidelines for local districts, replacing ones released in 2011. A 1982 Supreme Court ruling barred schools from […]

German Spying Investigators To Call On Snowden

BERLIN (UPI) — Edward Snowden will be called to testify as a witness, the German parliamentary committee investigating the U.S. National Security Agency’s activities said Thursday. Testimony from the American whistleblower and former NSA contractor was agreed to by all political parties in the investigative committee, said Martina Renner of the socialist Die Linke party. […]

Klein: Unionizing Student-Athletes Is ‘not The Answer’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, critics of a recent National Labor Relations Board decision to allow Northwestern University’s football players to vote to form a union cautioned that allowing student-athletes to be identified as employees could touch off a domino effect of unintended consequences. While agreeing with the need to […]

Poll: Support For The Tea Party Movement Has Dropped Among Republicans

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Support for the Tea Party movement has dropped among Republican voters and those who say they tilt that way, said a Gallup poll released Thursday. Only 41 percent of Republicans surveyed said they support the Tea Party, Gallup reported. Fewer than one in four, 22 percent, of the entire sample described themselves […]

Oklahoma Agrees To Delay Next Execution For Six Months

OKLAHOMA CITY (UPI) — The next execution in Oklahoma has been postponed for six months, state Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Thursday. Pruitt’s office responded to a request for a stay by lawyers for Charles Warner. In court papers, officials said the execution is now set for Nov. 13. Warner was scheduled to be put […]

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