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Study: Rice Contains 'Worrisome' Levels of Arsenic

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The next time you want to enjoy a meal that includes rice -- a steaming bowl of it perhaps, or some rice pasta or rice drink -- think about this: A study by Consumer Reports says that eating rice once a day can increase the arsenic levels in your body by at least 44 percent.

Senate Panel's Report on U.S. Torture Abuse

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Read the devastating bipartisan report from the Senate Armed Services Committee that indicts high-level Bush administration officials -- including former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld -- as bearing major responsibility for the torture at Abu Gharib, Guantanamo, and other detention facilities.

Brazilian Indians Win Land Battle

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The native people of the state of Roraima have won an important legal victory before Brazil's Supreme Court. With 100 similar cases hanging in the balance, the court decided to keep an Indian reservation intact, to the chagrin of farmers, loggers and even some military leaders.

Mugabe's Last Stand?

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The U.S. has finally decided that it is "well past time" for Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to be shown the door. This after he stole an election in June, subverted a power-sharing arrangement and run his once-prosperous nation into the ground.

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President-elect Barack Obama introduced his principal national security Cabinet selections to the world Monday and left no doubt that he intends to start his administration on a war footing. It is revealing that his choice for national security adviser is a director of Boeing, a weapons manufacturer, and Chevron, an oil giant.

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