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Research Suggests Vitamin C May Also Boost Memory

While vitamin C is mainly known as an immunity-enhancing antioxidant, a new study from Denmark has found that babies deficient in the vitamin may be at an elevated risk for mental development and memory problems.

Conservatives Protest Expanded Hate Crimes Bill

The Senate voted 68-29 last week to expand the existing federal anti-hate crimes measure to include acts committed due to the victim’s gender and sexual identity.

Senate Votes Against Additional Wall On U.S.-Mexico Border

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2010 after it had been stripped of the provision to build an additional 700 miles of reinforced fencing along the southern border.

Research Uncovers Anti-inflammatory Properties Of Ginseng

According to the results of a new study, the herb ginseng—which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for millennia—may be a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

Americans Increasingly Disagree With Obama’s Policies, Polls Show

A pair of new opinion polls has found President Obama’s policy ratings among American people are slipping, though he remains personally popular.

Emergency Preparedness Tips Before Onset Of Winter

As the country gets ready to set the clocks back one hour on November 1, it may be worth remembering that wintertime brings with it a danger of disasters in certain parts of the country for which Americans should be prepared.

Marriage Refusal Questions Extent Of Government’s Right To Intervene In Personal Life

As the fallout from the refusal by a New Orleans official to marry a interracial couple continues, the issue of the extent to which the state has the right to intervene in individuals’ freedom to marry a person of their choice is again gaining center stage.

Administration Eases Marijuana Policy

In a significant departure from the policy of the George W. Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder has instructed federal prosecutors to stop prosecuting those who use marijuana for medical purposes in the 13 states where it is legal.

Ginkgo May Become The New Natural Pain Remedy

Extracts of ginkgo biloba are a popular natural supplement believed to enhance memory, but according to a new study it may also be beneficial against a common type of pain that is difficult to treat.

FTC Unveils Another Personal Data Infringement

Demonstrating how vulnerable Americans’ personal data is to a breach, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced a settlement with ChoicePoint, one of the largest data brokers in the U.S., stemming from charges that the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program protecting consumers’ information.

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