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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA)

GOP House member says colleague was paid $1200 for vote

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Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) says a colleague was paid $1,200 in exchange for voting against a land bill.
Millions of acres off the Texas coast to be leased for oil and gas exploration (click to enlarge)

Obama leasing millions of Gulf acres for offshore oil & gas drilling

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Time after time, Obama belies his carbon emissions words with his carbon enabling deeds. This time, oil leases.
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Who would find a daily pill to prevent HIV “too inconvenient” to bother?

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A lot of new research about PrEP is coming out of the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia.
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Scientists use virus to grow natural pacemaker from heart muscle

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The virus turns regular heart cells into “pacemaker” heart cells that can replace cells that have been damaged.
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Greeks gone west: A video profile of Greek-Americans

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The US Embassy in Greece teamed up with a Greek paper to interview 23 Greek-Americans, including me. Here’s mine.
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If you want peace in Israel, evict God

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In Israel, what began as a secular idea seems to have been co-opted by religious dogmatism.
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It’s time for my annual medical tourism trip to Europe

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It’s that time again. When I act like I’m from a small village in a developing country and fly to western Europe in order to buy my asthma drugs that are 5x cheaper in France ...
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