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Blumenthal Blasts Hobby Lobby

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Manchester, CT) -- Senator Richard Blumenthal is demanding that Hobby Lobby adhere to Connecticut law and offer full contraceptive coverage in his state. Blumenthal yesterday visited a Hobby Lobby store under construction to deliver his message to the company.   Blumenthal has offered legislation that would overturn the the Supreme Court decision allowing Hobby Lobby…

Study: Friends Have Genetic Similarities

Posted On July 15, 2014

(San Diego, CA) -- A new study shows that while friends may not be biologically related, they still resemble each other genetically. The study published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" found that we have more DNA in common with the people we pick as friends than we do with strangers. Research…

New Report Finds More Safety Problems At CDC

Posted On July 15, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- There's more evidence of safety protocols being ignored at the CDC. A new report finds a variety of safety violations at CDC labs responsible for studying some of the world's most dangerous viruses. According to the report, keys were left in refrigerators containing anthrax. Safety inspectors actually had to track down missing…

Whistleblower: Some Vets Getting Double Benefits

Posted On July 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A whistleblower in the VA scandal says while some veterans are not receiving the benefits they deserve, many are being overpaid.   Kristen Ruell is a whistleblower from the VA's benefits center in Philadelphia. She testified tonight before the House Veterans Committee that some members have duplicate records because they're entered into…

VA Struggling With Claims Backlog

Posted On July 14, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The Veterans Administration is making a rash of errors as it works to reduce a backlog of disability claims. The agency's inspector general says some of the errors include millions of dollars in payments for unsupported claims. The report from VA Assistant Inspector General Linda Halliday found that thousands of disability claims…