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The American Medical Associated opened the door for mandatory insurance treatment for tens of millions of overweight Americans with a Tuesday vote to define obesity as a disease.
Boston Children's Hospital transplant surgeons are actively seeking children who need new hands. The facility has a new pediatric hand transplant unit, which opened Monday — the first of its kind in the world.
Questions were raised Friday about security procedures at the ultra-secret National Security Agency, after it emerged that Edward Snowden, the contract employee who leaked details of the agency's broad-scale data gathering on Americans, exceeded his authorized access to computer systems and smuggled out Top Secret documents on a USB drive — a thumb-sized data storage device banned from use on secret military networks.
California schools will soon be required to allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of their choosing, as well as participate on same-sex sports teams, regardless of their gender, Red Alert Politics reported Tuesday.
"Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a full, free and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret National Security Agency surveillance programs." And so reads a White House "We the People" online petition established Sunday
The left talks a lot about diversity and academic freedom, but it's rarely practiced. With rare exceptions, the ideological spectrum of the commencement speakers sending graduates out into the real world ranges from far left to even further left.
A fire that burned at least five structures and threatened about 1,000 others exploded in size overnight, burning dangerously close to two foothill communities north of Los Angeles.
A recall effort against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio went down in flames Thursday. Leaders of the group, Respect Arizona and Citizens for a Better Arizona did not collect the necessary number of signatures to force a recall election, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Firefighters on Tuesday had only contained a small percentage of wildfires that were tearing through one county in California, threatening 100 buildings and inciting residents to flee.
Children's cable network Hub, co-owned by Discovery and Hasbro, is launching its latest superhero cartoon, which features a gender-bending crime fighter named "SheZow."
The National Security Agency, the electronic spy and code-breaking service whose name frequently is mentioned with the words "super-secret," recently declassified details of its history.
Talk about a computer error: One couple intending to fly from Los Angeles to Dakar, Senegal, was mistakenly taken to Dhaka, the Bangladesh capital, which is 7,000 miles from their planned destination — and on a different continent.
Colorado is on its way to becoming the first state to regulate and tax the sale of recreational marijuana, as a bill passed by lawmakers earlier this week is on the governor's desk, awaiting signature.
Wanted: Asian-Americans. That's the new mantra of the Marine Corps as recruiters kicked off a campaign Wednesday to encourage more Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to join.
"It is plainly true that in our society blacks have suffered discrimination immeasurably greater than any directed at other racial groups."