Nebraska lawmakers on Monday gave final approval to a first-of-its-kind measure requiring women to be screened for possible mental and physical problems before having abortions.
House Democratic leaders unveiled the final changes to the overhaul, which the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated would expand coverage at a cost of $940 billion over 10 years and cut the deficit by $138 billion in the same period through new fees, taxes and cost-saving measures.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is expected to unveil the Pentagon's plan for rolling back the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy regarding gay and lesbian service members on Tuesday.
Danvers High parents recently got an automated call from the principal warning them that if students say or display the word "meep" at school, they could face suspension.
Diana Eng shows you how to transform a TOS Communicator toy into a blue-toothed cell phone.  
Link has step-by-step instructions, photo aids, downloadable schematics and video of the finished product  
To Recap: Cute Asian Girl. Star Trek. Gadgets.  
What more do you people want from me???
The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it honored Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."  
The president had not been mentioned as among front-runners for the prize, and the roomful of reporters gasped when Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee, uttered Obama's name.
The conclusion of a 40-year study by the American Cancer Society into mortality due to secondhand smoke:  
"The results do not support a causal relation between environmental tobacco smoke and tobacco related mortality, although they do not rule out a small effect. The association between exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and coronary heart disease and lung cancer may be considerably weaker than generally believed."  
So There.
Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college...[snip] ...and is used around the world as the school year begins, as a reminder of the rapidly changing frame of reference for this new generation.  
Every year I read this thing and feel older and older and older...
President Barack Obama's administration signaled on Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of giving Americans the option of government-run health insurance as part of his ambitious health care proposal.
The school year is almost here, and if literature of the Bible is not already offered in your child's school, it will be this fall.  
Books are a common sight in classrooms around the nation, but the Bible is one book that is not. Come this fall, a Texas law says all public schools must offer information relating to the Bible in their curriculum.
Dead Baby Wakes Up in Coffin
Posted by FuzzyDave in health 10 years ago
A premature baby in Paraguay was found to be alive hours later right before he was taken to a funeral wake. The father’s baby Jose Alvarenga discovered that his son was still alive after he heard a cry coming from the box where he was placed.
It Was 40 Years Ago Today
Posted by FuzzyDave in history 10 years ago
That the iconic photo gracing the cover of The Beatles' "Abbey Road" was taken. Lawrence Pollard tells the story of how the cover came to be.
John Hughes is Dead
Posted by FuzzyDave in current events 10 years ago
John Hughes, the beloved writer and director of 1980s teen classics like The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, died today in New York City of a sudden heart attack. He was just 59.
Delaware Republican Congressman Mike Castle had a little town hall meeting, just to talk about some stuff with his district, but he sorta lost the crowd once a lady started waving her birth certificate to make a point about Obama.  
Story also has YouTube video of the ridiculous spectacle
Horked from MeFi:  
Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has posted a draft manifesto calling for the overthrow of the United States government, the ouster of the President, Vice President, all members of Congress, the repeal of the 16th & 17th Amendments, defunding Social Security into private accounts held by individual citizens, handing ownership of all Federal properties outside Washington DC to the states those properties are inside and a number of other measures, all to be enacted by a mass march of millions of citizens upon Washington DC.