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According to Edinburgh scientist there is a link between a chemical in cigarettes, called Cotinine and ectopic pregnancies. The chemical Cotinine is said to increase the protein in the fallopian tubes. The specific name for this protein is called PROKR1 and is said to raise the risk of an egg implanting outside the womb by […]
Private Vocational College—Kaplan operates vocational training programs that over enroll students using Federal loans that leave low-income student indebted and unemployed. A whistleblower source has come forward to expose how CHI/Kaplin, in Broomsall, Pennsylvania overenrolled students by the hundreds and then abandoned them before externship placement. Students were enrolled in the CHI/Kaplan Surgical Technology Program […]
The Spanish government wants a three-man US army tank crew to stand trial for the death of cameraman Jose Couso in Baghdad in 2003. Couso was killed on April 8 2003 when he was hit by a shell from a US Mark I Abrams tank that fired at the Hotel Palestine in Baghdad, which at […]
When Colombian military units receive an increase in U.S. aid, they allegedly kill more civilians and frame the deaths as combat kills, according to a new report. The report, released Thursday by two American human rights organizations, raises serious questions about the implications of U.S. military aid to Colombia. The United States has provided more […]
More than 15 million Americans are unemployed, homelessness has increased by 50 percent in some cities, and 38 million people are receiving food stamps, more than at any time in the program’s almost 50-year history. Evidence of rising economic hardship is ample. There’s one commonly used standard for measuring it: the U.S. Census Bureau’s poverty […]