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Does food 'addiction' explain explosion of obesity? By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY Obesity has long been blamed on weak willpower, overeating, genetics and lack of exercise. Now scientists increasingly are seeing signs that suggest there may be an additional contributor: food...
World will face oil crunch 'in five years' By Javier Blas,Commodities Correspondent Published: July 10 2007 03:00 | Last updated: July 10 2007 03:00 The world is facing an oil supply "crunch" within five years that will force up prices to record levels and increase the west's...
The battle to 'bury the N-word' Efforts to ban the epithet gain momentum here By DAVID ELLISON Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle As a child of the '60s, Tammie Campbell endured an era when white residents frequently used the N-word to degrade black people. Local rapper D-Red...
White House Debate Rises on Iraq Pullback By DAVID E. SANGER Published: July 9, 2007 White House officials fear that the last pillars of political support among Senate Republicans for President Bush’s Iraq strategy are collapsing around them, according to several administration...
Al Qaeda Front Group in Iraq Threatens to Go to War With Iran Monday, July 09, 2007 CAIRO, Egypt — The leader of an Al Qaeda umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape. Abu...
Powell tried to talk Bush out of warSarah Baxter, Washington THE former American secretary of state Colin Powell has revealed that he spent 2½ hours vainly trying to persuade President George W Bush not to invade Iraq and believes today’s conflict cannot be resolved by US forces...
Charles Atlas was right: Brawny guys get the girls By Sharon Jayson, USA TODAY Muscular men really do get the girls more often than their less brawny brothers — at least in the short term, research suggests. The well-muscled are twice as likely to have more sex partners, flings...
Boys Top Baby Gender Preference Poll Americans Show Slight Baby Gender Preference for Boys If Limited to 1 Child Jul 6, 2007 People in the U.S. show a slight baby gender preference for having a boy instead of a girl if they were only able to have one child. That's according to a...
By Michael A. Fletcher and Amy Goldstein Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, July 6, 2007; Page A03 The White House responded angrily yesterday to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's statement that President Bush was acting "above the law" in commuting the prison sentence of I...