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Kentucky Bill Violates LGBT Rights in the name of “Sincerely Held” Beliefs
In an attack on the rights of LGBT citizens in the state of Kentucky, a Democratic Senator has introduced a bill that would allow Kentuckians to sidestep anti-discrimination laws in the name of “sincerely held religious beliefs.”
Growing Controversy Over Safety of New Anticoagulant Pradaxa
Pradaxa is a novel oral anticoagulant designed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. From the day it was approved for sale in the United States an unprecedented number of serious adverse events and deaths attributed to the drug that were reported to the FDA. In response, the FDA launched an investigation into the safety of Pradaxa announcing that “the FDA is working to determine whether the reports of bleeding in patients taking Pradaxa are occurring more commonly than would be expected…”
Sex Offender Acquitted by Air Force General
List the consequences for committing sexual assault… for members of the Catholic clergy or the United States military. Having trouble? That’s because consequences are rare, and rarely fit the crime. In the latest sexual assault injustice, Air Force Lt. Col. James Wilkerson was found guilty of sexual assault last November and, as punishment, he will not be receiving a promotion to colonel. In an UPDATE to this story, the Senate has opened an investigation into the matter.
One Less in Rick Scott’s Den of Thieves
Long suspected of having a hand at the tables, Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned yesterday while allegations of her involvement with internet gambling and racketeering soar. Carroll was selected by Rick Scott (R-FL) as his running mate in 2010 and since that time has been a controversial character.