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HPV immunization has “wiped out cases of cervical pre-cancer” in Scotland

In the UK, the routine vaccination of young girls has virtually eradicated new cases of cervical cancer associated with human papilomavirus.

Researchers said the vaccine has nearly wiped out cases of cervical pre-cancer in young women since an immunisation programme was introduced 10 years ago. They found the vaccine had led to a 90% cut ...

Megachurch preachers and their expensive sneakers: @preachersnsneakers IG

The preachersnsneakers Instagram is 🔥🔥🔥.

We've long chronicled the excesses and corruption of megachurch preachers, including those who threaten violence against the news organizations that dig into their apparent grift and curious financial arrangements.

But whoever is behind this preachersnsneakers account does it as best as anyone can. Juxtapositions of megapreachers and the insanely ...

Brexit Crisis: Church of England to host Emergency Tea Parties

With the Prime Minister's Brexit deal failing for the third time to receive Parliament's blessing and the looming possibility of crashing out the EU without a deal, or a snap general election, or a second referendum, or another series of Parliamentary votes, or a general-purpose popular uprising, or alien intervention, the Church of ...

British schoolchildren receive chemical burns from “toxic ash” on Ash Wednesday

Between 73 and 100 students (as well as at least 17 teachers and administrators) from St Augustine’s Catholic High School in Redditch, England received chemical burns to their foreheads from "toxic ash" used to mark them as part of a Catholic ritual on Ash Wednesday.

The toxic substance was "sourced from a priest from the Diocese ...

Prince’s shoe-maker used to supply 30-40 pairs of high-heeled boots/month, totaling 3,000 pairs

Prince was self-conscious about his height -- 5'3" -- and wore high-heeled boots (either 4" or 3 1/3") whenever he went out in public, and moreover, he did not like to be seen wearing the same pair of boots at two different appearances on the same day.

Prince contracted with Andre No. 1, a famous cobbler-to-the-stars ...

Former Archbishop of Canterbury cheers on students who are walking out to demand action on climate change

Months of student strikes have roiled the UK as pupils across the country have refused to go to class while demanding action on climate change, inspired by Swedish student Greta Thunberg's one-person strike at the Swedish Parliament.

This Friday, UK students are planning a coordinated mass walkout, with 100,000 students expected to participate. It's a ...

University dean resigns after school denies Chick-fil-A a location on campus

Cynthia Newman, dean of the college of business administration at Rider University in New Jersey, has resigned from that position after her school denied Chick-fil-A a campus location "based on the company's record widely perceived to be in opposition to the LGBTQ+ community." (Newman will continue as a tenured professor though.) According to the university ...

GOP lawmake driven mad by bill that would decriminalize children who take ***** photos of themselves, delivers a frenzied rant about **** *** on legislature’s floor

Washington State is contemplating HB 1742, legislation that would end the practice of charging children who exchange consensual sexts with child **** offenses that can lead to prison and a lifetime on the ***-offender registry.

The bill is very carefully crafted: it gives prosecutors the power to charge children who transmit sexualized images of ...

Juror’s concern that man on trial didn’t swear on the bible results in the verdict getting tossed

On Friday, an appeals court judge in Camden County, New Jersey tossed out a verdict against Dr. Abbas Husain who in 2011 a jury found guilty of having sexually harassed an office employee. It came out later that one of the jurors was "very passionate" and concerned that Husain, who is Hindu, hadn't put his ...