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Legalized Same-Sex Marriage May Boost Gay Men’s Health

THURSDAY, Dec. 15 (HealthDay News) — Gay men who live in states where same-sex marriage is legal are healthier, have less stress, make fewer doctor visits and have lower health-care costs, a new study finds. It included more than 1,200 patients at a large Massachusetts health clinic that provides services for gay men and other sexual minorities. During the 12 ...

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Carlos the Jackal sentenced to life, again

PARIS (AP) – Carlos the Jackal, the flamboyant Venezuelan who symbolized Cold War terrorism, was sentenced to life in prison—again—in a Paris trial that ended late Thursday with him rallying for revolution and weeping for Moammar Gadhafi. Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, hasn’t seen freedom since French agents spirited him out of Sudan in a sack in ...

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Lack of motive, proof led to Knox acquittal: court

PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) – Lack of motive and faulty evidence led to the acquittal of American student Amanda Knox in the murder of her British flatmate, the Italian court that cleared her said on Thursday. Knox, 24, saw her previous conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher overturned by the appeals court in October. Hours later, she left the hill ...

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Nearly 20% of women in the US are raped, study reveals

Nearly 20% of women in the US are raped or suffer attempted rape at some point in their lives, a US study says. Even more women, estimated at 25%, have been attacked by a partner or husband, the Centers for Disease Control said. The findings form part of the first set of results from a nationwide study surveying sexual violence ...

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French court to rule in Chirac corruption trial

French judges are to rule Thursday in the unprecedented corruption case aga… French judges are to rule Thursday in the unprecedented corruption case against aged ex-leader Jacques Chirac, the first time a former French president has faced charges in court. The 79-year-old, president from 1995 to 2007, is facing conflict of interest, abuse of power and embezzlement charges and could ...

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UN official: Syria death toll data reliable

The United Nations says that more than 5,000 people are believed to have been killed in the Syrian government’s crackdown on protests since the country’s uprising began in March. Navi Pillay, the UN human rights chief, said on Monday that at least 300 children were among the dead. But Bashar Jaafari, Syria’s UN ambassador, said the UN briefing was part ...

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When America’s Debt Crisis Finally Erupts, Here’s How To Avoid Europe’s Mistakes

Michael Moran URL Michael Moran is Foreign Affairs columnist for GlobalPost, covering global economics, politics and U.S. foreign policy from New York. Recent Posts Business Roundtable survey: No hiring push in early 2012 MacBook Pro soon to come with Retina Display? US-China: Hints of a trade war? Europe’s leaders must be longing for the good old days of 2008, when ...

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Iraq war: timeline of last nine years

Barack Obama welcomed home some of the last US troops from Iraq on Wednesday, marking a symbolic end to a damaging war. US President Barack Obama speaks at Fort Bragg Photo: GETTY 6:04PM GMT 14 Dec 2011 Oct. 11, 2002 – The US Congress votes overwhelmingly to authorise President George W. Bush to use force against Iraq, giving him a ...

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