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THESE DAYS

Pharmacists have sued Washington state over a new regulation that requires them to sell emergency contraception, also known as the "morning-after pill."

A surgeon general's report in 2006 that called on Americans to help tackle global health problems has been kept from the public by a Bush political appointee without any background or expertise in medicine or public health, chiefly because the report did not promote the administration's policy accomplishments.

Although the federal government ordered states more than a decade ago to dramatically limit mercury discharges into the Great Lakes, the BP refinery in northwest Indiana will be allowed to continue pouring small amounts of the toxic metal into Lake Michigan for at least another five years.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Amy Crea blogs about losing Teddy the Wonder Dog, Harry Potter, and, of course, knitting at Knit Think.

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TIME WASTERS

Artistic tanks of the oil, propane, and water varieties

10 Unfortunate Business Names

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"If this helps clarify the fact that the water originates from public sources, then it's a reasonable thing to do."

— PepsiCo spokeswoman Michelle Naughton, responding to pressure from Corporate Accountability International on bottled water sellers to disclose where the water comes from. Bottles of PepsiCo's Aquafina will soon reflect the water comes from the same source as tap water.

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