GMO foods up for debate: To label or not to label
Fukushima still a disaster zone three years after nuclear meltdown
Up to 130 hunger strikers protesting for a fourth day against US deportations and conditions at a Washington State immigration facility were being evaluated by medical officials on Monday and could be force-fed, a federal agency said.
Force-feeding "only happens when it is absolutely medically necessary," Andrew Munoz, an ICE spokesman in Seattle, told Reuters. "The main concern is to ensure [the hunger strikers] remain healthy."
Some 130 immigrant detainees out of a total of about 1,300 were refusing food at the privately run Northwest Detention Center, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement. It added that some of the detainees, however, could be consuming food bought from the on-site commissary.
Only hours after United States Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) lashed out at the Central Intelligence Agency for allegedly spying on congressional committee members, former government contractor Edward Snowden accused her of hypocrisy.
Sen. Feinstein — the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee — made headlines early Tuesday morning by calling out the CIA on the floor of Congress. Committee member staffers were unknowingly monitored by the CIA while investigating the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques, Feinstein said, potentially violating the Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution and a presidential order barring the CIA from domestic spying.
Jesse Ventura on CIA vs. Senate Scandal
Not content to leave China with the only “great wall,” a Temple University professor has suggested building three giant walls in the United States in order to halt the threat of tornadoes “forever.”
The unique proposal comes courtesy of Professor Rongjia Tao, who’s detailed his proposal recently at the American Physical Society in Denver, Colorado.
A North Carolina pharmaceutical company is drawing heavy fire for refusing to supply a seven-year-old cancer survivor with an experimental new drug that could potentially save his life.
Josh Hardy has been battling various forms of cancer since he was only nine months old. Whether it was in his kidneys, thymus, lungs, or bone marrow, the boy managed to overcome the disease every time.