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Study: Watching Porn May Only Have Small Effect on Teen Sexual Behavior

Source: CBS News

Watching porn may only have small effect on teen sexual behavior

April 26, 2013

Watching porn may influence sexual behavior in young people, but not as much as some doctors and parents might have thought.

Researchers in the Netherlands determined that teens who use pornography are not significantly more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors.

However, they did find the amount of pornography young people watched was a significant contributor to differences in teen's sexual behaviors, but one of many factors that could influence their sex lives.

The study was published this week in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

"Pornography is not as big and bad a wolf as we thought it was, and maybe we should focus on other factors," study author Gert Martin Hald, a clinical psychologist at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, told HealthDay.


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57581481/watching-porn-may-only-have-small-effect-on-teen-sexual-behavior

Ohio AG: Search Warrants Executed (at High School) in (Steubenville) Rape Case

Source: Associated Press

OHIO AG: SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED IN RAPE CASE

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Apr. 25 6:20 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Police officers and investigators on Thursday were searching the high school attended by two football players who raped a 16-year-old girl after an alcohol-fueled party last summer, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said.

Search warrants were also executed at Vestige Ltd., a digital evidence company in northeastern Ohio, in addition to Steubenville High School and the offices of the Steubenville school board in eastern Ohio, DeWine said. The search warrants are part of an attempt to learn whether other laws were broken in connection with the rape.

"What I hope people will believe when we're done is that we did everything we could to find the truth and that justice was done," DeWine said in an interview. "What you're seeing today is just part of that effort."

Police officers and investigators began serving the warrants at about 2 p.m., were still on site a couple of hours later and could work into the night, DeWine said. There was no immediate word on what the searches turned up.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ohio-ag-search-warrants-executed-rape-case

Bangladesh Garment Factory Owners Warned to Evacuate Before Collapse That Left Almost 200 Dead

Source: CBS News

Bangladesh garment factory owners warned to evacuate before collapse that left almost 200 dead

April 25, 2013

SAVAR, Bangladesh With deep cracks visible in the walls, police had ordered a Bangladesh garment building evacuated the day before its deadly collapse, but the factories flouted the order and kept more than 2,000 people working, officials said Thursday. At least 194 people died when a huge section of the eight-story building splintered into a pile of concrete.

The disaster in the Dhaka suburb of Savar came less than five months after a blaze killed 112 people in a garment factory and underscored the unsafe conditions faced by Bangladesh's garment workers, who produce clothes for brands worn around the world.

Some of the companies in the building that fell say their customers include retail giants such as Wal-Mart.

Hundreds of rescuers, some crawling through the maze of rubble in search of survivors and corpses, worked through the night and into Thursday amid the cries of the trapped and the wails of workers' relatives gathered outside the building, called Rana Plaza, which housed numerous garment factories and a handful of other companies.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57581334/bangladesh-garment-factory-owners-warned-to-evacuate-before-collapse-that-left-almost-200-dead

G.W. Bush Wants Brother Jeb to Run for President

Source: Associated Press

G.W. BUSH WANTS BROTHER JEB TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

Apr. 24 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) Former President George W. Bush says he has advice for his brother and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush "Run."

For president, that is.

In an interview aired Wednesday with ABC News, the former president says his brother would be, in his words, a "marvelous candidate."

Whether Jeb Bush ultimately does run, his brother added, is a "very personal decision."

Bush and his wife, Laura, granted ABC the interview ahead of Thursday's opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University.


Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/gw-bush-wants-brother-jeb-run-president

"How Not To Rehabilitate a Failed President"

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/04/24/17894070-how-not-to-rehabilitate-a-failed-president

How not to rehabilitate a failed president

By Steve Benen - Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:00 AM EDT

Associated Press

A confluence of events appears to have created a curious new talking point on the right. With former President George W. Bush's library set to open, and last week's Boston Marathon bombing still very much on the public's mind, Republican pundits see value in trying to tie the two together in the hopes of improving Bush's reputation.

The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin, for example, published this gem yesterday:

"Unlike Obama's tenure, there was no successful attack on the homeland after 9/11."

A few hours later on Fox News, Eric Bolling echoed the sentiment.

"I will tell one thing, from you 9/12/01 until the time President Obama raised his right hand January of '09, the man kept us safe. And there -- you certainly can't say that since President Obama has taken the oath of office."

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As for the substance, there are three main angles to keep in mind. The first is the bizarre assertion that President Obama somehow deserves the blame for the bomb that killed three people in Boston last week, because he didn't "keep up safe." The argument reflects a child-like understanding of national security and is absurd on its face.

Second, though the right likes to pretend otherwise, there were terrorist attacks during Bush/Cheney's tenure -- after 9/11 -- that shouldn't be ignored. Indeed, it's a little tiresome to hear Republicans argue in effect, "Other than the deadly anthrax attacks, the attack against El Al ticket counter at LAX, the terrorist attacks against U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush's inability to capture those responsible for 9/11, waging an unnecessary war that inspired more terrorists, and the success terrorists had in exploiting Bush's international unpopularity, the former president's record on counter-terrorism was awesome."

And finally, I'm not sure Republican pundits have fully thought through the wisdom of the "other than 9/11" argument.

Bush received an intelligence briefing on Aug. 6, 2001, at which he was handed a memo with an important headline: "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."

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For Rubin and Bolling, the response is, in effect, "Yeah, but other than that, he kept us safe." The problem, of course, is that's roughly the equivalent of saying other than that iceberg, the Titanic had a pleasant voyage. Other than that one time, Pompeii didn't have to worry about the nearby volcano. Other than Booth, Lincoln enjoyed his evening at Ford's Theater.

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CBS : Investigators believe the Boston bombing suspects financed their plot through drug sales

@CBSNews: UPDATE: @CBSNews has learned that investigators believe the Boston bombing suspects helped finance their plot through drug sales.

@CBSNews: MORE: Sources say that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was unemployed, made money selling marijuana.

Breaking: Rhode Island On Way to Be 10th state to Allow Gay Marriage (After State Senate Approval)

Source: Associated Press

RI ON WAY TO BE 10TH STATE TO ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE

By DAVID KLEPPER Apr. 24 5:56 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Rhode Island senators put the state on the path Wednesday to becoming the 10th state to allow same-sex couples to marry.

The gay marriage legislation easily passed the Rhode Island House in January, and the Senate vote was seen as the true test. The bill passed 26-12, and now returns to the House for a largely procedural vote, likely next week, before going to Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who supports the legislation.

"This is a historic piece of legislation, one that literally has been in the works for more than 20 years," said Sen. Donna Nesselbush, D-Pawtucket, the bill's main sponsor in the Senate. "This is something that undoes centuries of discrimination against gay and lesbian couples."

While the other five New England states already allow gay marriage, heavily Catholic Rhode Island has been a hold-out. Supporters this year mounted an aggressive and coordinated campaign that included organized labor, religious leaders, business owners and leaders including Chafee and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ri-lawmakers-vote-gay-marriage

Boston Bomb Suspect's Name Was on Classified Government Watch Lists

Source: Retuers

Boston bomb suspect's name was on classified government watch lists

April 24, 2013 12:53pm

WASHINGTON - The name of one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was listed on the U.S. government's highly classified central database of people it views as potential terrorists. But the list is so vast that this did not mean authorities automatically kept close tabs on him, sources close to the bombing investigation said on Tuesday.

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The sources said Tamerlan Tsarnaev's details were entered into TIDE, a database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, because the FBI spoke to him in 2011 while investigating a Russian tip-off that he had become a follower of radical Islamists.

The FBI found nothing to suggest he was an active threat, but all the same placed his name on the "Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment" list. The FBI has not said what it did find about Tsarnaev.

But the database, which holds more than half a million names, is only a repository of information on people who U.S. authorities see as known, suspected or potential terrorists from around the world.

Read more: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/305336/news/world/boston-bomb-suspect-s-name-was-on-classified-government-watch-lists

Rheinhart & Rogoff (sp? whatever) Debunker Tom Herndon on Colbert Now.

Heads Up.

French parliament adopts bill legalizing gay marriage and adoptions

Source: Reuters

French parliament approves same-sex marriage law

Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:17am EDT

PARIS (Reuters) - French parliament approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and to adopt children on Tuesday, a flagship reform pledge by President Francois Hollande which sparked often violent street protests and a rise in homophobic attacks.

Lawmakers in the lower house National Assembly, where Hollande's Socialists have an absolute majority, passed the bill by 331 votes for and 225 against, making France the 14th country in the world to allow same-sex couples to wed.

(Reporting By Nicholas Vinocur; editing by Mark John)


Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE93K08B20130423
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