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Louisiana’s $1.6 Billion Deficit Will Likely Raise Cigarette Tax

Louisiana’s $1.6 Billion Deficit Will Likely Raise Cigarette Tax

Louisiana’s health advocacy groups see an opportunity this legislative session to get a long-sought cigarette tax hike in a state that has one of the lowest tobacco taxes in the country. As lawmakers look to raise new money to plug ...

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Here’s What Cracking Your Knuckles Looks Like In An MRI

Here’s What Cracking Your Knuckles Looks Like In An MRI

Whether you hate cracking your knuckles or you do it 10 times a day, there have been a lot of urban myths and strange theories about what’s actually happening inside your body to make that noise.  The science behind that ...

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Successor To Hubble Space Telescope Aims To Find Alien Life

Hubble Space Telescope-up-close-by-NASA/Flickr

With the venerable and venerated Hubble Space Telescope reaching the 25th anniversary of its launch into orbit this year,it’s successor is being prepped for action by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. While it will succeed the Hubble once it’s finished being ...

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F.D.A. Approves Amgen Drug, Corlanor To Treat Heart Failure

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The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a drug to treat chronic heart failure that may help keep patients out of the hospital. The drug, which Amgen will sell under the name Corlanor, works by slowing the heart rate, which ...

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Tylenol Study Suggests Painkiller Can Slow Emotional Response

Children's Tylenol / Flickr

A new study indicates Tylenol, the most popular painkiller in America, may do more than just dull the pain away: it might also eventually dull response. Actually, the study shows that acetaminophen—best known as the brand Tylenol—seems to dull emotions altogether. ...

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Ex-NFL Star Hernandez Convicted Of Murder, Sentenced To Life

Aaron Hernandez / Photo : Twitter

Former New England Patriots Football Star, Aaron Hernandez was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for a deadly late-night shooting, sealing the downfall of an athlete who once had a $40 million contract and a standout ...

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Boycott, Expose and Sanction Corporations That Feed Off Prisons

Mass incarceration has turned into a huge revenue stream for corporations as the for-profit prison industry is worth about $70 billion. Attempts to reform the industry are useless at a political level. So how can we fix it?

All attempts to reform mass incarceration through the traditional mechanisms of electoral politics, the courts and state and federal legislatures are useless. Corporations, which have turned mass incarceration into a huge revenue stream and which have unchecked political and economic ...

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4 Year Old Texas Boy Discovers Nodosaurus Dinosaur Fossil

Dinosaur hunter, Wylie Brys /Facebook

Kids attract our attention by their cute gestures but this one did something unusual for a kid. The son of a zookeeper, Wylie Brys, discovered no less than a one hundred million year old dinosaur whilst he dug in the ...

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Get Child, North, Baptized In Jerusalem

Kim, Khloe and Kanye In Jeruselum to get Child North West Baptized / Photo: Twitter

Kim Kardashian and husband Kanye West visited a centuries-old Armenian church in Jerusalem on Monday for the baptism of their daughter, North West. The Kardashians fended off swooning fans as they entered the Saint James Cathedral in Jerusalem’s Old City. ...

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