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Triclosan linked to liver damage, cancer in mice

The antimicrobial agent triclosan--widely found in soaps, toothpastes, detergents and other cleansers beloved by germophobes, may promote scarring of the liver and the growth of cancerous liver tumors, says a new study.

That finding--in male mice...

Obama to immigrants: 'Come out of the shadows'

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama moved Thursday to halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants, defying congressional Republicans who called his unilateral action an affront to the constitutional separation of powers.