A US sperm bank is getting sued for presenting a mentally ill felon as a healthy donor

A US sperm bank is getting sued for presenting a mentally ill felon as a healthy donor

He was known as Donor 9623. Parents were told he was healthy and well-educated. But he was a troubled man with multiple diagnoses of mental illness and a felony conviction. And his sperm is believed to have been used to conceive at least 36 children in Canada, the US and Britain. Now three Canadian families have launched lawsuits against US sperm bank Xytex and its Ontario distributor, Outreach Health, alleging they were misinformed about their sperm donor.   Families learned the donor’s real identity in 2014, after Xytex, inadvertently and in a breach of…

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After missile failure, higher possibility of N.Korea nuclear test

After missile failure, higher possibility of N.Korea nuclear test

The possibility of North Korea conducting a fifth nuclear test, possibly within weeks, has been heightened by a failed missile launch on Friday that was an embarrassing setback for leader Kim Jon Un, South Korean officials and international experts said. North Korea holds a ruling Workers Party congress in early May, at which Kim is likely to trumpet his achievements in building up Pyongyang’s weapons prowess. The South Korean officials and experts say he will be keen to go into the congress with a show of strength, and not a…

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Nothing holds up NFL schedule … except Beyonce

Nothing holds up NFL schedule … except Beyonce

© USA TODAY Sports Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Recording artist Beyonce performs during the halftime show for Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos playing against the Carolina Panthers at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports You may think the National Football League is a supreme power able to do anything it wants whenever the desire arises, and you are pretty much right. Nothing slows down the NFL and nobody tells the NFL what to do. Except Beyonce. The NFL released its 2016 schedule this…

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Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

Mississippi governor signs law allowing armed church members

© Rogelio V. Solis/AP Photo Gov. Phil Bryant   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A holstered gun sat on top of a Bible on Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s desk Friday when he signed a law allowing guns in churches, which he said would help protect worshippers from potential attackers. The Church Protection Act allows places of worship to designate members to undergo firearms training so they can provide armed security for their congregations. It specifies that those designated can carry guns into church buildings and gives them legal protections.   The…

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