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John Kerry Refused Permission To Visit Iran

Legislators in Iran have rejected top Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) request to visit the country, the media have reported. According to, Iranian media have said that Kerry, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had submitted an official request to visit Tehran as an emissary.

Seniors With Diabetes Can Improve Heart Function With Moderate Increase Of Physical Activity

Older adults with type-2 diabetes can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke after just three months of physical activity, a new study concludes.

Acupuncture Can Diminish Hot Flashes In Breast Cancer Patients, New Study Concludes

According to a recent study, the practice of acupuncture can help reduce hot flashes in breast cancer patients, and may potentially increase a woman’s sex drive while improving her sense of well-being.

New Year's Resolutions Can Protect Assets

In addition to that new diet or gym membership, Americans may also want to take a new look at their finances and weatherproof their homes this year, which can save families across the country substantial amounts of money on heating or cooling bills in the long term.

CCRKBA Attacks Proposed Gun Ban Policies In Washington And Chicago

Rounding off a busy year in 2009 campaigning for Americans’ constitutional rights, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has condemned leading politicians in Washington state and Chicago for what they see as an attack on civil liberties.

Consumption Of Myrrh May Lower Cholesterol, New Study Suggests

New research suggests that the resin of certain Middle Eastern trees, commonly known as myrrh, may have cholesterol-lowering properties. Best remembered as one of the three gifts given to an infant Jesus in the New Testament, myrrh has been used mostly as an embalming ointment and as an ingredient in incense.

GOP Blocking Obama's San Francisco Judicial Nominee

Senate Republicans have sent the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Edward Chen for the position of federal judge in San Francisco back to the White House for a review. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Chen, 52, in a vote along party lines 12-7 in October, but the GOP has attacked him for his previous work as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

CAIR Warns Against Racial Profiling In Wake Of Northwest Airlines Terrorism Attempt

With many questions still lingering about the attempted bombing of a flight arriving in Detroit on Christmas Day, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has appealed to airline crews and security personnel to avoid ethnic and religious profiling.

Meditate To Keep The Mind Active?

Many people have very busy lifestyles and, as a result, may suffer from stress. Some people use alternative therapies like meditation to relax, and new research indicates that there may be other benefits to meditation besides just stress relief.

Tom Ridge: Northwest Airlines Bomber Does Not Deserve Constitutional Protections

In a TV appearance last Monday night, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge stated that the alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab may not be eligible for certain protections afforded by the U.S. constitution to its citizens.


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