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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #14 Family Pressure on Young Girls for Genitalia Mutilation Continues in Kenya

Girls as young as nine years old were threatened with death if they tried to escape the Kamunera location, where they awaited female genitalia mutilation in Mt. Elgon District in Kenya. Many girls have been forced to cut short their

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Mar 10, 1988: Disco Sensation Andy Gibb Dies at the Age of 30

With his knee-buckling good looks and his brothers’ songwriting talents backing him up, 19-year-old Andy Gibb staged an unprecedented display of youthful pop mastery in the 12 months following his American debut in the spring of 1977. And his star

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Mar 9, 1996: Comedian George Burns Dies at Age 100

On this day in 1996, the legendary cigar-chomping performer George Burns dies at his home in Beverly Hills, California, just weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday. Born Nathan Birnbaum in New York City, Burns was one of 12 children. As

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Censorship Row as University Bans Talks

Source: Journal Live.co.uk – By Kim Carmichael A NORTH East university is at the centre of a censorship row after banning an academic body from its campus. Social workers and students were set to gather in Newcastle today for a

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Feb 4, 1983: Karen Carpenter Dies of Anorexia

Karen Carpenter, a singer who long suffered under the burden of the expectations that came with pop stardom, died on this day in 1983, succumbing to heart failure brought on by her long, unpublicized struggle with anorexia. Carpenter had a

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Jan 23, 1849: First Woman M.D.

Elizabeth Blackwell is granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in U.S. history. Blackwell, born in Bristol, England, came to the United States in her youth

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Dec 18, 1941: Japan Invades Hong Kong

On this day, Japanese troops land in Hong Kong and a slaughter ensues. A week of air raids over Hong Kong, a British crown colony, was followed up on December 17 with a visit paid by Japanese envoys to Sir

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#17. Nanotech Particles Pose Serious DNA Risks to Humans and the Environment

Personal products you may use daily and think are harmless—cosmetics, suntan lotion, socks, and sports clothes—may all contain atom-sized nanotech particles, some of which have been shown to sicken and kill workers in plants using nanotechnology. Known human health risks

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