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Marriage boosts survival chances of cancer patients, say scientists

‘We speculate that it has to do more with issues related to social support than economics,’ said the study’s lead author. Photograph: Alamy

‘We speculate that it has to do more with issues related to social support than economics,’ said the study’s lead author. Photograph: Alamy Being married boosts the survival chances of cancer patients, according to new research that analysed data from nearly 800,000 people. While the research backs up a number of studies that have previously […]

Mother sees son she left in African refugee camp a decade ago

Mother and son, Catherine and Benjamin Clarke, reunite after 10 years. Photo Credit: Brianna Paciorka / Advocate

Twelve minutes before she was to be reunited with her son, Catherine Clarke broke down. More than 10 years of missing her baby boy — who she left at a refugee camp in western sub-Saharan Africa when he was a teenager and she came to the United States — came tumbling out of her. The […]

Aboriginal Community In Canada Declares Suicide Crisis Emergency

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Eleven of the Attawapiskat First Nation’s members tried taking their own lives this month and 28 tried to do so in March. A Canadian aboriginal community of 2,000 people declared a state of emergency on Saturday after 11 of its members tried taking their own lives this month and 28 tried to do so in […]

Kerry Calls for Push to Boost Connectivity in Poor Countries

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Global Connect Initiative event, April 14, 2016, at the World Bank in Washington.

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a Global Connect Initiative event, April 14, 2016, at the World Bank in Washington. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is urging governments and industries to create enabling environments that spur connectivity, while promoting a U.S. plan to bring 1.5 billion people who lack Internet access online by […]

Broadway Rivals Can’t Worry About ‘Hamilton’

FILE - Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play "Hamilton," addresses the audience after the play's opening night on Broadway in New York, Aug. 6, 2015.

FILE – Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor and creator of the of the play “Hamilton,” addresses the audience after the play’s opening night on Broadway in New York, Aug. 6, 2015. The man of the moment on Broadway is, without question, Alexander Hamilton. With all the hoopla and hubbub, it’s tempting to think all the other shows […]

CIA Director: No Waterboarding, Even if Ordered

FILE - CIA Director John Brennan appears at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on world wide threats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016.

FILE – CIA Director John Brennan appears at a House Intelligence Committee hearing on world wide threats on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. U.S. CIA Director John Brennan says his agency would not use waterboarding against a detainee, even if a future president ordered such interrogation techniques. “Absolutely, I would not agree […]

Why the South China Sea could be the next global flashpoint

A naval soldier of the Chinese People's Liberation Army aboard the aircraft carrier Liaoning. Photo Credit: REUTERS/XINHUA

When China earlier this week began operating the new lighthouse it has built on one of the artificial islands it has constructed in the South China Sea, it probably did not realise it would also illuminate the deepening tensions its policy of maritime expansion is creating in the region. For, at a time when the […]

How Reporters Pulled Off the Panama Papers, the Biggest Leak in Whistleblower History

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WHEN DANIEL ELLSBERG photocopied and leaked the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times in 1971, those 7,000 pages of top secret Vietnam War documents represented what was then the biggest whistleblower leak in history—a couple dozen megabytes if it were contained in a modern text file. Almost four decades later, WikiLeaks in 2010 published […]

Four men charged in gang rape of nine-year-old Utah girl

Josiah RonDeau, Larson RonDeau, Randall Flatlip, Jerry Flatlip (L-R) are seen in a combination of undated pictures released by the Uintah County Sheriff's Department in Utah. REUTERS/Uintah County Sheriff's Department/Handout via Reuters

Four men have been charged with raping a 9-year-old girl in a Utah home on Easter Sunday as her mother smoked methamphetamine in the garage, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Uintah County Attorney G. Mark Thomas said first-degree felony charges of rape and sodomy of a child had been filed against all of the suspects by […]

U.S. says BP to pay $20 billion in fines for 2010 oil spill

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the off shore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this handout photograph taken on April 21, 2010 and obtained on April 22. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Handout

BP Plc will pay more than $20 billion in fines to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago, marking the largest corporate settlement of its kind in U.S. history, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday. The agreement, first outlined in July, adds to the $43.8 billion […]

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