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(Washington, DC) -- The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether or not to lift the ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA heard testimony from advocates who say new technology has made the lifetime ban obsolete and discriminatory. A...
(Undated) -- Presumed Alaska Senator-elect Dan Sullivan says he's ready to get to work in Washington. Sullivan wants to focus on commerce, the EPA and the military if he defeats Democrat Mark Begich . Sullivan declared victory earlier this week, but with votes still being...
(Undated) -- The comet probe Philae could end up having a very short lifespan. That's because its battery may soon run out of power. The probe made space history Wednesday as the first spacecraft ever to land on a comet. The problem is that it's sitting in the shadow of a cliff...
(Jerusalem) -- Israel is ending age restrictions at Jerusalem's Temple Mount, and allowing Muslims of all ages to pray at the holy site. Israel lifted the age limit Thursday night after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Amman with Jordan's King Abdullah and Secretary of...
(New Orleans, LA) -- A federal judge is upholding his ruling that BP was grossly negligent in the way it operated in the nation's biggest oil spill. Judge Carl Barbier's ruling Thursday means BP could have to pay as much as 18-billion dollars in penalties for violating the Clean...
(Rangoon) -- President Obama says Burma is making progress but still needs to do more to promote a national reconciliation and a more democratic government. Speaking in Rangoon at a press conference with Aung San Suu Kyi, the President said it's clear how much hard work remains...
(Mead, Co) -- A Haliburton worker is dead and two others seriously injured after an accident at a fracking site in Colorado. The company said the incident occurred Thursday when the workers tried to thaw a high pressure water line that had frozen in record cold conditions. The...
(Washington, DC) -- Republican leaders are warning President Obama against using executive actions to enable immigration reform. Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, who will be the Senate Majority Leader when the new Congress opens in January, said he was disturbed by the President's...
(Washington, DC) -- A new government report details the security lapses that allowed a White House fence jumper to actually enter the building in September. It says officers outside the fence immediately saw Omar Gonzalez climb the fence and sent out an alert on their radio...