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Saudi cleric says driving risks damaging women's ovaries

Source: BBC

Women who drive risk damaging their ovaries and producing children with clinical problems, according to a conservative Saudi cleric.

The comment, made by Sheikh Saleh al-Lohaidan, came as activists step up their campaign for women in Saudi Arabia to be allowed to drive.

"If a woman drives a car, not out of pure necessity, that could have negative physiological impacts as functional and physiological medical studies show that it automatically affects the ovaries and pushes the pelvis upwards," Sheikh Lohaidan told the news website Sabq.org.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24323934

They just can't help themselves, can they? Where are these "physiological medical studies"?

Ted Cruz gets what he wanted after all!

A whole LOT of publicity for Ted Cruz. I'm beginning to think that has been his main purpose all this time.

Putin says he may seek 4th Presidential term

Source: AP

VALDAI, Russia (AP) President Vladimir Putin said Thursday he may run for a fourth presidential term in 2018, confirming the expectations of most Russians and frustrating those now working to restore free elections in Russia.

If Putin runs and wins, it would keep him in power for about a quarter century and make him the nation's longest-serving leader since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/putin-says-he-may-seek-4th-presidential-term

At least he'll be in good company. Although some here on DU may think this is a GOOD thing......

Mitch McConnell's Primary Opponent Loves the Constitution So Much, He Can't Remember It

On Constitution Day, one candidate reminded us all why there is a Constitution Day. Matt Bevin, the Republican primary challenger to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), forgot that Article Five of the U.S. Constitution is not the same as the Fifth Amendment, which is located in the Bill of Rights. Worse yet, he clearly did not know the purpose of Article Five. As he is running for office, let alone federal office, this is something he might want to consider learning.

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