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1:00 p.m. EST – No arrests or word on who is responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings, according to The Chicago Tribune.
Poison-tainted letter sent to President Obama.
Today Amnesty International called for an investigation into allegations that police beat a protester to death in Haiti.
Amnesty International states:
Allegations that a man died after being beaten by the police as he took part in a protest against an arson attack on a camp for displaced people in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince must be thoroughly and impartially investigated, said Amnesty International.
Civil Merius, a resident of the camp, was reported to have been beaten as he was detained by police on Monday after protesting about the arson attack, and the failure by the police to respond to the incident. He later died while in police custody.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today The Raw Story published an article titled “Study: Belief in an angry God associated with variety of mental illnesses.”
The article’s author Stephen C. Webster writes:
People who believe in an angry, punishing God are much more likely to suffer from a variety of mental illnesses, a scientific study published in the April edition of Journal of Religion & Health finds.
The study, conducted by Marymount Manhattan College Assistant Psychology Professor Nava Silton, used data from the 2010 Baylor Religion Survey of US Adults to examine the links between beliefs and anxiety disorders like social dysfunction, paranoia, obsession and compulsion.
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