October 2011

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CDC panel recommends boys get HPV vaccine

by nickj on October 26, 2011

Mandating that young girls be given the HPV vaccination has certainly been a controversial topic in recent months, but now a panel is recommending that boys be given the vaccine as well. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that doing so can protect against both anal […]

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Occupy Oakland turns violent as police, protesters clash

by Jorge Hernandez on October 26, 2011

Tensions are still high in Oakland where Police in riot gear clashed with Occupy Wall Street protesters earlier this week. Only about a dozen demonstrators remain outside City Hall, defiant in the aftermath of violent skirmish that left several injured and scores arrested, The Associated Press reports. The conflict started when police began firing tear […]

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Netflix loses 800K customers in third quarter

by Kelly MacNeil on October 25, 2011

Netflix received its fair share of criticism for its handling of both its pricing and organization earlier this fall, and it's starting to see the ramifications. The stock of the popular online movie rental service dropped 36 percent in early trading on Tuesday after losing 800,000 subscribers in the third quarter, CNN Money reports. Although […]

The National Defense Science board is set to meet Friday to discuss the possibility of testing an anthrax vaccine on children to protect them in the event of a biological attack. The meeting comes after a group of federal advisers suggested the inoculations in September, raising concerns from many who called the proposal unnecessary and […]

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Rick Perry unveils tax plan

by Adam Russett on October 25, 2011

Sliding in the polls and struggling at debates, Texas Governor Rick Perry unveiled his tax plan on Tuesday to help boost his fading presidential chances. Perry unveiled his proposal in The Wall Street Journal, warning that the United States will go the way of Europe if change isn't enacted quickly. Dubbed the Cut, Balance and […]

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Threats prompt U.S. to pull ambassador from Syria

by Jorge Hernandez on October 24, 2011

Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador to Syria, has been pulled from the Middle Eastern nation following "credible threats" made against his life. Western diplomats told Reuters that Ford left the country over the weekend. Tensions between Ford and supporters of Syria's president Bashar al-Assad increased after the ambassador showed support with a grassroots group of […]

Although Congress will likely hold up any attempt by President Barack Obama to pass his jobs bill, he may find another route to get some of his goals accomplished. Obama is ready to launch a new initiative aimed at helping homeowners and college students, The New York Times reports. Espousing the slogan "We can't wait," […]

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Powerful earthquake hits Turkey

by Jorge Hernandez on October 24, 2011

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey near its border with Iran on Sunday morning, leaving at least 200 people dead as rescuers desperately sift through the rubble looking for more survivors. More than 700 people are said to be injured, but according to The Guardian, casualties are expected to rise sharply. The hardest-hit areas were the […]

A study refutes the commonly-held myth that cell phone usage may be tied to brain cancer. A team of researchers found that the instances of brain tumors in more than 350,000 Danish mobile phone users was no higher than that of the general population, Bloomberg reports. The team used readily-available records of people aged 30 […]