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Gun Rights Advocates File Lawsuit Against Seattle Over Ban

Following up on a promise made several weeks ago, The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), the National Rifle Association (NRA) and five local residents filed a lawsuit late last week challenging a new Seattle parks regulation that bans firearms.

Common Vine May Become A New Nutritional Supplement

Researchers suspect that kudzu, a vine that covers millions of acres in the southeastern U.S., contains a compound that may be useful in treating metabolic syndrome, and may therefore become a source of valuable dietary supplements.

Report Deems Death Penalty ‘a Waste Of Money’

A newly released report from the Death Penalty Information Center has concluded that states could save hundreds of millions of dollars by abolishing the death penalty and diverting the funds to more effective anti‑violence programs.

Former Administration Official Criticizes New Marijuana Policy

In October, the Obama administration eased the long-standing marijuana policy which made its use subject to prosecution even in states where it was legal for medicinal purposes. Although the move was praised by many, there have also been critical voices, some of them coming from former administration officials.

Big Providers Unhappy With FCC Internet Regulation Decision

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to begin developing open internet regulation, a move that is upsetting big internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Study Shows Lemon Juice Boosts Health Benefits Of Green Tea

According to new research, the beneficial antioxidant ingredients of green tea called catechins are better absorbed when the tea is mixed with lemon juice.

Natural Compound Appears To Boost Cancer Therapy

According to a new report, a natural extract which had previously been studied for its cancer-preventing benefits may enhance the value of conventional chemotherapy treatments.

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.

Grab These Gold Coins While You Can

There’s a new kind of stampede taking place these days. This one is into Buffaloes. The new $50 American Buffalo gold coin from the U.S. Mint, that is. It seems fitting that, at the very time we are seeing gold setting record highs almost every day, the U.S. Mint is releasing the 2009 American Buffalo gold coins. The strength of these magnificent creatures is certainly reflected in the purity of the gold each coin contains.

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.


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