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Promotion for Navy Officer who Admitted to Molesting 13-year-old Daughter

Two children of a Navy officer told social workers they had been sexually molested by their father. Social workers investigated the allegations and concluded that they were credible, but when the Navy investigated, the officer was cleared. Now the Navy lieutenant is divorcing his wife, and she and his four children are currently destitute and living in a motel room, The Virginian-Pilot reports. … Read more.


Popular Acid Reflux Meds Linked to Vitamin Deficiency

A study recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has linked proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), known to consumers as acid reflux medication and includes popular name-brand drugs such as Prilosec (omeprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), and Prevacid (lansoprazole), to causing serious vitamin B12 deficiencies in several users. Vitamin B12 deficiencies were also found in several individuals taking H2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), which include Tagamet (cimetidine), Pepcid (famotidine), and Zantac (ranitidine). … Read more.


Rick Scott Kills 700,000 Jobs

Rick Scott promised to create 700,000 jobs in Florida. He was voted into the Florida governorship on that promise but his term in office has, by far, become the most debacled and horrifying in recent history. … Read more.


Law Firm With Ties to Eric Holder Fined for Withholding Evidence

Boehringer Ingelheim, the European-based pharmaceutical giant, has been fined nearly $1 million by a U.S. judge for attempting to withhold and “failing to produce” documents related to a lawsuit against the company.  The lawsuits pertain to the company’s blockbuster blood thinning drug Pradaxa. … Read more.

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Research Links Texas Earthquakes with Fracking

A team of researchers with Southern Methodist University looked at recent bursts of seismic activity in north Texas and found that, as some had suspected, the quakes could be linked to fracking injection wells. … Read more.


Data from Mother Jones’ Investigation: Children Killed by Guns Since Newtown | @markfollman

EPA Sued Over Bees | @jmhattem

Microsoft: US Government is an ‘Advanced Persistent Threat’ | @violetblue

Joshua is a writer and researcher with Ring of FireYou can follow him on Twitter @Joshual33.