art.obama.speech.01.cnnUS feared terror attack at Obama’s inauguration
Barack Obama was inaugurated as president last year under the shadow of what officials said was a credible terrorist plot to attack the ceremony, The New York Times reported Monday. The threat proved a false alarm. But the incoming administration took it so seriously, the Times reported, that contingency plans were drawn up in case the incoming government and president were killed. Obama was inaugurated January 20, 2009, on the steps of the Capitol building in Washington, DC. (Continue Reading..)

Wizards player calls gun incident ‘a mistake’
Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas admits he drew guns in the team locker room in a highly publicized December 21 incident, but says he was only kidding around. “I took the unloaded guns out in a misguided effort to play a joke on a teammate,” Arenas said in a statement released Monday. “Contrary to some press accounts, I never threatened or assaulted anyone with the guns and never pointed them at anyone. Joke or not, I now recognize that what I did was a mistake and was wrong.” Citing NBA sources last month, the New York Post reported that Arenas and Javaris Crittenton both brandished firearms in the team’s locker room. (Continue Reading…)

Genes may put African Americans at risk for diabetes
Inherited genetic variations could explain why blacks develop type 2 diabetes at a higher rate than whites, new research suggests. “We found gene expression profiles that suggest that carbohydrate metabolism should be different in the African-Americans in our population compared to Caucasians,” Dr. Cam Patterson, chief of cardiology and director of the McAllister Heart Institute at the University of North Carolina, said in a university news release. That, in turn, could lead to higher rates of diabetes in blacks. (Continue Reading…)

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