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Ten Commandments statue removed from Oklahoma Capitol

Ten Commandments removed from Oklahoma capitolA monument listing the Ten Commandments was removed from the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol late Tuesday night in response to a state Supreme Court ruling.

After a contractor removed the sculpture at around 10:30 p.m, local time, it was outside the offices of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. This is a conservative policy group that will display the monument on private property just a few blocks south of the Capitol building.


Trio awarded chemistry Nobel for work on DNA repair

Nobel Prize Chemistry 2015Three scientists from Sweden, the United States and Turkey were awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for showing how cells repair damaged DNA, work that can be used to develop new cancer treatments.

Swedish scientist Tomas Lindahl, American Paul Modrich and U.S.-Turkish national Aziz Sancar shared the $960,000 award.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said their work on DNA repair can be used for the development of new cancer treatments.


Palestinian woman shot after stabbing Israeli man

Palestinian woman shot aftr stabbng IsraleiAn 18-year-old Palestinian woman stabbed an Israeli man near a contested shrine in Jerusalem on Wednesday and was then shot and wounded by him, Israeli police said, making it the third knife attack in the city in less than a week.

Police said the attack happened in an alleyway near the Western Wall, a Jewish prayer site abutting the Al-Aqsa mosque complex — Islam's third holiest shrine, which Jews also revere as the vestige of their two ancient temples.


MSF: US raid on Afghan hospital an 'attack on Geneva Conventions'

Attack on hospital war crimeA U.S. airstrike on an Afghan hospital that left 22 dead was an "attack on the Geneva Conventions" and warrants an independent fact-finding mission to establish if it amounts to a war crime, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday.

The medical charity said that a commission, which can be set up at the request of a single state under international law, should be set up to gather facts and evidence from the United States, NATO and Afghanistan.


Nuclear smugglers sought extremist buyers

MoldovaOver the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks.

It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova.

"You can make a dirty bomb, which would be perfect for the Islamic State," the smuggler said. "If you have a connection with them, the business will go smoothly."


Ex-U.N. General Assembly president, five others charged in U.S. in bribe scheme

UN bribry probeU.S. authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday for engaging in a wide-ranging corruption scheme.

John Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who was general assembly president from 2013 to 2014, was accused in a complaint filed in federal court in New York of taking more than $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen, including developer Ng Lap Seng.


Dems move to kill Benghazi Committee

Dems try to kill Benghazi evidenceHouse Democrats are moving ahead with a plan to dismantle the Select Committee on Benghazi, in light of renewed criticism of the committee.

During a Rules Committee hearing on Tuesday evening, Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) will attempt to attach an amendment to shut down the committee to another piece of legislation creating a new select committee to investigate Planned Parenthood.


California governor OKs expansive new equal pay protections

Hannah-Beth JacksonFemale workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure while surrounded by women and girls at an event at Rosie the Riveter National Historical Park in Richmond, northeast of San Francisco.


Video boosted by Carly Fiorina looks like miscarriage not abortion – experts

Carly Fiorina video lieThe Guardian is not publishing the videos in question, or any direct links to them, but it did ask multiple medical experts to review the footage over the course of the past week because Fiorina’s claims about the video have continued to circulate in the media.

They said they believe there are definitive signs that show the event is a miscarriage that occurred in a hospital, not an abortion clinic.

“It’s a premature delivery, a miscarriage,” Jennifer Gunter, an obstetrician-gynecologist based in San Francisco, told the Guardian.


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