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Court Rules State May Seize Private Land For Columbia Campus Development

A New York court has ruled in a controversial case to allow the state to take over private land for the purpose of allowing Columbia University to expand its campus into the Harlem neighborhood, according to media reports. 

Red Wine Compound May Help Seniors Stave Off Certain Eye Diseases

Results of a new Washington University study suggest that older individuals may be able to help prevent certain eye diseases by consuming moderate amounts of red wine. 

Pine Bark Extract May Help Combat Hay Fever Symptoms

Results of a new study suggest that pycnogenol, an antioxidant extract derived from the bark of French maritime pine trees, may safely reduce the severity of symptoms associated with hay fever. 

GOP Senators Block New Spending Package

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said that he will pull a Democratic-backed economic relief bill from the floor after it was defeated for the third time last week. 

Congress Comes A Step Closer To Financial Overhaul

On June 25 lawmakers approved a bill that reconciles the House and Senate Wall Street reform proposals, clearing the way for final votes on what has been described as the most sweeping financial sector overhaul since the 1930s. 

Conservatives Up In Arms Over Florida Governor Abortion Stance

Earlier this month Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed a bill that would have required a woman to get an ultrasound before an abortion, in an apparent reversal of his earlier pro-life stance. In response, a conservative group launched an ad campaign targeting the governor who is running for the United States Senate later this year. 

Omega-3 Supplements May Help Treat Major Depression

Patients suffering from major depression who do not have anxiety disorders may be able to reduce the severity of symptoms by taking daily omega-3 supplements, according to a new University of Montreal study. 

Chief Afghanistan Commander Resigns After Criticizing Obama Administration In An Interview

General Stanley McChrystal was removed from his position as the commander of the United States armed forces in Afghanistan last week after he and his aides ridiculed several members of the Obama administration during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. 

California Considers Statewide Boycott Of Arizona

In response to Arizona’s controversial new immigration law, several California Democrats plan to introduce a resolution to boycott the Grand Canyon State, according to the Associated Press (AP). 

Opposition To Kagan Nomination Mounting

A growing number of American voters believe that the Senate should not confirm Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan following the hearings that are scheduled to commence this week, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey. 

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