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Planned Parenthood: Activists Committed “Fraud” By Heavily Editing Sting Videos — Hidden-camera videos depicting abortion doctors discussing the use of fetal organs for research were deceptively edited to mislead viewers, a Planned Parenthood-sponsored analysis revealed on Thursday. The reproductive health organization called the tapes a "fraud."
Aug 27, 2015

Planned Parenthood: Activists Committed “Fraud” By Heavily Editing Sting Videos, by @dvergano…

Aug 27, 2015

RT @MiaShaw: Planned Parenthood: Activists Committed “Fraud” By Heavily Editing Sting Videos… via @dvergano

Aug 27, 2015

update: independent forensic video analyst said that Planned Parenthood's video examiner is “best in the business"…

Vape Shops In Jeopardy As E-Cigs Face New FDA Regulations — Just as e-cigarettes have become more popular than tobacco cigs among U.S. high school students, a new study bolsters long-standing fears of public health officials: Vaping may spur teens to try tobacco later on. The study is only the latest hit to the $2.2 billion e-cigarette industry, which over the last decade has spawned about 8,000 vape shops across the U.S.

Report: No crime wave among Hurricane Katrina evacuees — By Dan Vergano, USA TODAY Hurricane Katrina didn't lead to a massive crime wave in evacuee cities, report criminologists, despite news reports and police warnings at the time.

Here’s How Obama’s Clean Power Plan Will Actually Affect The Economy — At Thursday's Republican debates, nobody talked about climate change, let alone the Environmental Protection Agency's new "Clean Power Plan," which Obama rolled out on Monday. But the candidates slammed the plan earlier in the week, claiming that it will have dire economic consequences.

Senate Fails To Pass Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood — An effort to strip Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide of of $528 million in yearly federal funding fell short of the votes needed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Monday evening. The bill, sponsored by Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, failed to receive the 60 votes needed to end debate.

Will The New Science Of Preemies Change The Abortion Debate — On Feb. 17, 1985, the television program of the reverend Jerry Falwell premiered a shocking 28-minute film. The Silent Scream presented ultrasound images of a 12-week-old fetus during an abortion, narrated by a gynecologist turned anti-abortion activist. Shown on network television five times, the film was a flashpoint in the abortion debate.
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Pentagon Quietly Doubles Count Of Labs Mistakenly Sent Live Anthrax — Late on Monday, the Department of Defense added 106 labs to the 86 already known to have received still-living spores of anthrax over the last decade. In an update to its anthrax laboratory review website, the Defense Department's investigation now includes labs in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, The U.S.
Jul 28, 2015

Pentagon Quietly Doubles Count Of Labs Sent Live Anthrax, by @dvergano (who's@ hearings later)…

Jul 28, 2015

RT @passantino: Pentagon quietly doubles number of labs mistakenly sent live anthrax to 192 worldwide…

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Army Refuses To Admit Human Error In Anthrax Scandal — ARLINGTON, Virginia - Scientists at an Army lab that shipped live anthrax samples that were supposed to be dead to labs worldwide should have realized they were making the mistake, defense officials said on Thursday at a Pentagon briefing.

We Could Have Reached Pluto 29 Years Ago If Not For Nixon's NASA — via WordLink - This weeks exciting Pluto flyby could have happened on March 9, 1986, if that mission hadn't been killed off by fierce infighting among scientists, politicians, and defense contractors.
Jul 20, 2015

RT @wordlink: We Could Have Reached Pluto 29 Years Ago If Not For Nixon's NASA @dvergano @buzzfeednews

We Could Have Reached Pluto 19 Years Ago If Not For Nixon's NASA — Towering over the frozen plains of Pluto, icy mountains stand some 11,000 feet tall. On its companion moon, Charon, a miles-deep canyon and a 600-mile-long cliff mark a surprisingly smooth surface made of ice.
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Aug 31, 2015

RT @andreapitzer: Can't wait to find out if the animatronic McKinley at the museum in Canton is going to bust out & seek revenge. http://t.…

Aug 31, 2015

RT @edzitron: Yesssss force your kids to stand at a desk as proven by relatively new science yes good…

Aug 31, 2015

Dueling video analyses in Planned Parenthood brouhaha. Fusion GPS… vs. CMP… "bathroom break"s

Aug 31, 2015

RT @archaeologymag: The Battle of Blair Mountain, the biggest US labor conflict, took place 94 years ago this week

Aug 31, 2015

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