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U.S Supreme Court Says Human Gene Cannot Be Patented in Myriad Case #Goodnews

Mixed Ruling on BRCA1 Mutation Linked to Breast Cancer courtesy of lisa schlager ‘My DNA’: Lisa Schlager addresses protesters outside the Supreme Court. The court issued a mixed ruling in a case involving patenting of human genes. By Reuters Published June… Continue Reading →

America’s private prison system is a national disgrace

Jill Filipovic An ACLU lawsuit against a prison in Mississippi is the latest to detail flagrant abuses at a private correctional facility Jill Filipovic Thursday 13 June 2013 guardian.co.uk The privatization of traditional government functions – and big government payments… Continue Reading →

US: A nation of inmates? #prison

We examine the impact of America’s high incarceration rate on its penal system and on poor and minority communities. Inside Story Americas Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 09:52 There are more prisoners in the US than any other nation in the world…. Continue Reading →

Oklahoma Judge sentences youth in drunk driving to 10 years church attendance #wtfnews

  By ERIK ECKHOLM Published: November 21, 2012 Initially there was little outcry in Muskogee, Oklahoma., last week when a judge, as a condition of a youth’s probation for a driving-related manslaughter conviction, sentenced him to attend church regularly for 10… Continue Reading →

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