Morning Buzz: Dec. 20, 2007

American forces discovered a torture center in the Diyala province in northern Iraq, the military announced today. The center, located next to a grave where 26 bodies were found, still had blood-spattered walls and a metal frame bed connected to an electrical shock system. Al Qaeda in Iraq is thought to be responsible.

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American forces discovered a torture center in the Diyala province in northern Iraq, the military announced today. The center, located next to a grave where 26 bodies were found, still had blood-spattered walls and a metal frame bed connected to an electrical shock system. Al Qaeda in Iraq is thought to be responsible.

Cancer patients without medical insurance are nearly twice as likely to die within five years as those with coverage, a new study suggests. In addition, those without proper medical insurance often do not get the required cancer screenings, and by the time cancer is caught, the disease has already spread. This research is being published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians in partnership with the American Cancer Society. The society's president called for plugging the holes in the healthcare system.

Recently, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has become the man to beat and beat up in the Republican presidential race. The former Baptist preacher who has topped the polls in Iowa is now taking heat from rivals for his record in Arkansas. Huckabee is being criticized by Fred Thompson and others because of a law he signed as governor that gave some methamphetamine offenders more credit for good behavior.