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UN confirms chemical weapons were used in Syria, repeatedly

Chemical weapons were used in the ongoing conflict in Syria in five out of seven attacks investigated by United Nations experts, a report published Thursday concluded. The weapons were used both against government soldiers and civilians -- in one case on a large scale. The report stated that...
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For Some Married Same-Sex Couples, Official Status Enhances Celebrations

Introductions at past holiday gatherings have been comically convoluted for Judy Bowman. “I used to explain, ‘This is Amy’s sister Vicky’s husband, Joel,’ ” said Ms. Bowman, a casting director in New York. “Now I can just say ‘my brother-in-law.’ ” That’s because last month, Ms. Bowman, 42,...
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Guard Acts to Issue IDs to Members’ Gay Spouses

WASHINGTON — The National Guard will distribute identification cards to the gay spouses of its personnel, overriding the resistance of several states that opposed a new military policy permitting such cards to all spouses and partners regardless of sexual orientation. After the Supreme...
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Sylvester Stallone to host fans session in London

Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone is offering fans the chance to get up close and personal with him at a one-off show in London next month. An Evening with Sylvester Stallone will see the 67-year-old discuss his life and career at Westminster's Central Hall on 11 January. "I have a big mix...
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FOR WIND POWER, US EXTENDS PERMIT FOR EAGLE DEATHS

- This April 18, 2013 file photo shows a golden eagle flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy's top of the world wind farm in Converse County Wyo. The Obama administration will allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an...
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'Determination' can be induced by electrical brain stimulation

Doctors in the US have induced feelings of intense determination in two men by stimulating a part of their brains with gentle electric currents. The men were having a routine procedure to locate regions in their brains that caused epileptic seizures when they felt their heart rates rise, a sense...
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Gender differences all in the mind

According to your report (Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal, 2 December): "Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are designed for social skills and memory, men's for perception and co-ordination." Yet another deeply confused "hard-wired brain" story. It has received...
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Prehistory: not just Denis

Why is it so pleasing to discover some new aspect of the distant human past? We know we will never understand the whole story of our beginnings and our early evolution, and we also know that whatever we may tentatively establish in answering one question will only raise others. Yet still there is...
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Was Nelson Mandela the pinnacle of human psychology?

Within a matter of hours, the death of Nelson Mandela attracted tributes ranging from the trite and prepackaged to the heartfelt and memorable. His achievements in the face of adversity notwithstanding, psychology will remember him for a less mainstream reason. Like a select few before him,...
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