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VIA HEALTH NEWS: When you think of October images of pumpkins, spider webs, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins often spring to mind. However, there is one uninvited ghoul that lingers throughout this month waiting to claim another victim: Breast Cancer. In 2005 alone, there were over 188,000 people (both men and women) diagnosed with breast cancer […]

VIA WUSA: WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA) — Nearly 6,000 dead and half a million injured; there is carnage on our roads. At a national summit that just kicked off, experts blamed texting, emailing and web browsing while driving. But a little more technology may solve the problem caused by all that stuff on your phone. A […]

VIA YAHOO NEWS: BANGKOK – For the first time, an experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the AIDS virus, a watershed event in the deadly epidemic and a surprising result. Recent failures led many scientists to think such a vaccine might never be possible. The vaccine cut the risk of becoming infected with HIV by […]

Via CNN: UNITED NATIONS (CNN) — President Obama made a forceful call Wednesday for a new era in global relations, urging the United Nations to move past old divisions and disputes to reassert itself as a leading force in confronting the most pressing issues of today. President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday. […]

Via MSNBC: PITTSBURGH – Police threw canisters of pepper spray and smoke at anarchists protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after the marchers responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The march turned chaotic at just about the same time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle arrived […]

VIA THE HILL: President Barack Obama will be the surprise special guest at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington on Saturday, according to sources familiar with the event. The black-tie awards gala is the marquee event of the CBCF’s Annual Leadership Conference, which begins Wednesday morning and runs through Saturday […]

Via: News One It can and should be argued that when laws are unjust, the morally righteous man is an outlaw. Therefore, it would be downright loony to consider Harriet Tubman a criminal because she stole people’s property and set it free, or to call Rosa Parks a criminal because equal fare paid should always mean equal […]

VIA WJLA: The arrests of three people in connection with an alleged plot to detonate backpack bombs on New York City trains has prompted counterterrorism officials to warn mass-transit systems around the nation to step up patrols. Metro has scheduled an afternoon news conference to address the concerns. ABC 7 News will bring you the […]

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VIA YAHOO NEWS: Bob Woodward’s Monday-morning exclusive on a 66-page report from Gen. Stanley McChrystal to President Barack Obama about Afghanistan policy was a rite of passage for the new administration: the first major national security leak and a sure sign that the celebrated Washington Post reporter has penetrated yet another administration. White House officials […]