Scientists Plan to Create New Bird Flu Strain in Lab

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TweetYumScientists who sparked an outcry when they created easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu want to try such experiments again, this time using a worrisome new strain known as H7N9. Since it broke out in March in China, the bird flu strain has infected more than 130 people and killed 43. Such research is allowed […]

MAY DAY MAYHEM IN OAKLAND

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TweetYum On the morning of May 1, 2012, several citizen journalist organized to provide media coverage of the planned Occupy May Day events around the San Francisco Bay Area. We met in San Francisco at 6am to see what would come of the combined Golden Gate Transit Authority and Occupy strike on the district. Originally […]

Stocks Close Flat; Dow Briefly Tops 13,000

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TweetYum By: JeeYeon Park, CNBC.com Stocks finished narrowly mixed in choppy trading Tuesday, pressured by steep oil prices and as investors were quick to book profits following a deal announcement in Greece. The Dow briefly broke through the key 13,000 level for the first time since May 2008, but failed to close above the milestone. […]

Amid Rivalry, Friendship Blossoms on the Campaign Trail

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TweetYum By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr., The New York Times LAKE JACKSON, Tex. — Once there was a challenge of a softball game from the Ron Paul clan to the Mitt Romney clan. “They didn’t show up,” Mr. Paul says. “We didn’t schedule it. We really razz them about that, ‘You guys chickened out!’ ” […]

Tea Partyers Angry at Boehner’s Stance on Payroll Tax Cut

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TweetYum By Martin Gould, NewsMax.com Tea party supporters in the House of Representatives have vowed to make a last-ditch stand in a bid to stave off the extension to the payroll tax holiday that their leaders have agreed to. The 62-member block of conservative members believes Speaker John Boehner and other House Republican leaders have […]