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The American public overwhelmingly supports the Supreme Court's decision to disallow patents on naturally occuring human genes. On Thursday the Supreme Court ruled against biotech company Myriad Genetics, who had attempted to patent naturally occurring human genes as part of a breast cancer testing process developed by the company. While ...
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The U.S. government may find it difficult to convince Americans that Edward Snowden is a criminal.  Edward Snowden is the NSA leaker who revealed a range of US and international spying programs, including the PRISM program which has seen the NSA get potentially unlimited access to the customer information of ...
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A majority of Americans oppose the US intervening directly in Syria, and most oppose US intervention even if the war spills over Syria's borders. The Obama administration announced today that it would begin providing arms to Syrian rebels fighting the Assad government, and is understood to be seriously examining creating ...
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There is a growing partisan divide when it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as Republicans become more pro-Israeli and Democrats waver in their support.  Israel became a major issue in the 2012 Presidential election, with Obama insisting that he is firm in his support of Israel while Romney accused him ...
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(Week of 6/8/2013)  Over the next few weeks, the Supreme Court will release its decisions on several critical issues, including campaign finance reform. Perhaps the most-eagerly awaited is its decision on two cases involving gay marriage. Can the federal government ignore laws passed by states legalizing same-sex marriage? And can ...
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Most Americans support putting Bradley Manning on trial for leaking classified information, but many people also think that the charges he faces are too harsh.  Bradley Manning is a soldier who, three years ago, was arrested for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the website 'Wikileaks'. His trial ...
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(Week of 6/8/2013)  The National Security Agency has been collecting some information from all mobile service providers; but the Verizon demand is extensive and now public. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, respondents were asked their service provider to see whether Verizon user opinion differed from opinion overall. In fact, there ...
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