Towyn bus stop baby mother appeal hindered by ‘misleading calls’ – BBC News

July 22, 2017

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Should children study in the summer holidays? – BBC News

July 21, 2017

So – some parents argue – why not study over the holidays? Vivienne Stiles tutors children aged between four and 16 throughout the summer. They attend a class twice a week, and are given between 15 and 90 minutes of maths and English homework every day. “Children’s brains need to be stimulated throughout the holidays,” she says. “You can’t expect them to pick up in September where they left off.”…

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Louis Tomlinson: Arctic Monkeys inspired my lyrics – BBC News

July 21, 2017

What he contributed, though, was songwriting – receiving credits on more One Direction songs than any of his bandmates. Appropriately for a former singer in a Green Day tribute act, he was the one who pushed the idea that a pop band could have guitar riffs. He might not have been directly responsible for sampling The Who’s Baba O’Reilly in Best Song Ever, but it certainly fitted his vision for…

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Family Releases Graphic Photos Of An Illinois Inmate’s Body In A Plea For Answers

July 21, 2017

The extremely graphic photos, which appear on the familys GoFundMe page and a family friends viral social media post, show the swollen face and body of Chicago resident Michael Jefferson, who was being held at the Menard Correctional Centeron a parole violation, according to NBC Chicago. Whatever went on in there, he did not deserve to die that way. He was a human being, Charles told the news station. He…

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Body of Salvador Dali exhumed for paternity test

July 21, 2017

(CNN)The body of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali was exhumed Thursday, following a Madrid court ruling in favor of a woman who claims to be his daughter. The 61-year-old woman says her mother, who was a maid in one of Dali’s seasonal homes in Port Lligat, maintained a clandestine relationship with the artist. Abel wants a paternity test.

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‘Too many’ patients locked in for mental health care – BBC News

July 21, 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) looked at all specialist mental health services across England – inspecting NHS care and services provided by the independent sector. It said almost all services were rated as good or outstanding for having caring and compassionate staff and that there were many examples of excellent care. But the report found several areas of concern. CQC chiefs said in particular that locked rehabilitation wards (of which…

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News Daily: Dementia prevention and Brexit update – BBC News

July 21, 2017

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Brexit progress report Brexit Secretary David Davis and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will give an update later on how talks in Brussels are going. Officials have been discussing citizens’ rights, the Irish border and how much the UK will have to pay to leave the EU. “The Brexit negotiations appear to have been surprisingly leak-proof considering the sheer scale of the operation,” says the…

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Senate Republicans Report New Life On Their Health Care Bill

July 20, 2017

WASHINGTON A day after just about everyone on Capitol Hill declared the Senate health care bill dead, the legislation once again seemed to have the tiniest bit of life, with Republicans staying late into the night Wednesday to discuss whether there was a path forward. There may not be one, as Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have both announced their opposition to anything resembling the current health…

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Donald Trump Doesn’t Seem To Know What Health Insurance Is, How It Works Or What It Costs

July 20, 2017

He said: The notion of paying $12 a year for health insurance is even less than the $15 per month number Trump floated in an interview with the Economist earlier this year. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that the average monthly premium in the United States in 2013 was $235.27 per person, with a high of $473.17 in New Jersey and a low of $157.97 in Utah. More From this…

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Baltimore Cop Accidentally Recorded Himself Planting Drugs, Public Defender Says

July 20, 2017

The 90-second video was recorded on Officer Richard Pinheiros body camera, according to the Maryland public defenders office.The footage, from Jan.24, shows Pinheiro placing a plastic bag into a red can and hiding it among the trash as two other officers watch him. All three officers then walk down an alley and onto a sidewalk, where Pinheiro turns on his body camera, which is designed to automatically record the 30…

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CIA no longer arming anti-Assad rebels, Washington Post reports

July 20, 2017

(CNN)US President Donald Trump has ordered the CIA to discontinue a program of arming and training anti-Assad rebels in Syria, according to a report in the Washington Post which cites unnamed US officials. “It’s a strategic mistake…. (support for the rebels) was a pressure point on Assad and a pressure point on the Iranians… and the Russians,” according to Bob Baer, CNN Intelligence and security analyst and former CIA operative….

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McCain faces his greatest battle

July 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he’s facing his toughest battle. He’s a warrior politician who bears the scars of a lifetime of military and political campaigns and health scares on his body and across his soul. He’s collected more enemies and friends than most men and is a certified national hero. Aggressive tumor removed from McCain’s brain McCain faces his greatest battle The absolutely remarkable…

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Al Gore Calls For Single-Payer Health Care

July 20, 2017

NEW YORK Al Gore called for single-payer health care on Tuesday, one day after a revolt by GOP senators dashed Republican hopes of passing a bill to repeal Obamacare. Speaking at an event to promote his new climate change documentary, the former vice president said health insurance companies have failed to offer cost-effective coverage, even under the Affordable Care Act. A government-run, single-payer system would provide taxpayer-funded basic health care…

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Mitch McConnell ‘master tactician’ label damaged after Senate health care fight

July 20, 2017

(CNN)The looming defeat of the Senate health care bill marks a dramatic low point in the otherwise lofty political career of Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s majority leader who is often described as a disciplined “master tactician” of the Senate accustomed to methodically building legislative victories for Republicans. “This has been a very, very challenging experience for all of us,” McConnell replied. “A lot of people have been involved in the…

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In pictures: 24 hours in England – BBC News

July 19, 2017

Every day, some 55 million people go about their lives across England. This is a snapshot of a nation across 24 hours. Photographs will be added through the day, telling the everyday stories of the people who make up the nation. Liam Reid’s family has been selling fruit and vegetables on Leicester Market since World War One. The 32-year-old gets up every morning at 5am and works six days a…

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News Daily: Trump-Putin meeting and BBC stars’ salaries – BBC News

July 19, 2017

Hello. Here’s your morning briefing: Get news from the BBC in your inbox, each weekday morning Woman’s shooting in US: Australian PM demands answers Australia’s prime minister has called on US authorities to explain how a woman, originally from Sydney, was shot to death by a policeman after calling to report a possible crime. Justine Damond, 40, died in the city of Minneapolis, reportedly while dressed in her pyjamas. “It…

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Fox News War: Sean Hannity And Shepard Smith Trade Barbs Over Trump

July 19, 2017

On Tuesday, Sean Hannity used his radio show to throw some shade at Fox News anchorShepard Smith. Smith has gone viral several times for challenging Trump on his afternoon Fox News show, Shepard Smith Reporting. Last week, he tore into the White House for its response to the Russian campaign meddling scandal. That was apparently too much for Hannity, a vocal Trump supporter who even appeared in a campaign adlast…

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Trump and Republican senators are the 53 angriest people in Washington

July 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The GOP turned into the Grouchy Old Party, as recriminations flew after the failure this week to repeal and replace Obamacare — the greatest motivating cause of Republican voters for more than seven years. Trump, facing criticism of his own conduct in the failed effort to replace his successor’s signature law, suggested simply that the Republican majority on Capitol Hill was not up to the job.

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Trump letting Obamacare fail is ‘cynical and sinister,’ Sen. Cory Booker says

July 19, 2017

(CNN)New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker slammed President Donald Trump for declaring he would let Obamacare fail Tuesday, saying “that’s not just cynical, it’s actually sinister.” “We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it. I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us,” Trump said. “It would be nice to…

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Rep. Adam Schiff Rips Trump And Crisis Of His ‘Own Making’

July 19, 2017

Two more Republican senators withdrew their support for the bill, landing a devastating blow to the GOPs promise to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Schiff, the leading Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russias meddling in the 2016 election, promptly responded by saying such a move would be the height of irresponsibility. He also called out the president for assuming Democrats would help the president out of…

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Report: More Than Half Of Rural U.S. Counties Lack Access To Hospital Maternity Wards

July 19, 2017

But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70-bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama. As a result, Dr. Arthur performs the surgery if there are any signs of complication, rather than waiting and running the risk that comes with the 20 to 30 minutes it takes for an anesthesiologist to arrive in the middle of the night. Physicians in rural communities across America are…

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How the Republican health care bill fell apart

July 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Republicans’ signature campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare came to a screeching halt Monday night after Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas came together, shocked Capitol Hill and vowed to vote against the latest draft of the GOP’s health care bill. Across town, over rosemary-grilled rib eye and summer vegetable succotash at the White House, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders were attempting…

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Who’s behind GOP’s stunning defeat on health care?

July 18, 2017

(CNN)Monday night, two Republican Senators — Mike Lee and Jerry Moran — announced that they would not vote to send the health care bill to the floor. The announcement marked a stunning defeat for a Republican Party that controls the White House and Congress and which has made this item the top priority for years. As the blame game now begins, everyone in Washington will be asking — who killed…

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Second Australian senator forced to resign over dual citizenship violation

July 18, 2017

(CNN)Two Australian senators have resigned within the space of a week following revelations they violated a law that bans dual nationals from standing for election. “It’s with great sadness that I have discovered that I’m a dual citizen and I’ll be forced to stand down from my position in the Senate,” said Waters who holds both Australian and Canadian citizenship.

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Justine Ruszczyk: Australian killed by Minneapolis police was ‘kind, funny’

July 18, 2017

(CNN)The fatal shooting of yoga instructor and life coach Justine Ruszczyk has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes, in her home country and the Minneapolis community she had made her home. Ruszczyk called police Saturday night to report a possible sexual assault in an alley near her home, her fianc, Don Damond, said in a news conference Monday. “We became good friends and often shared a laugh,” Bennett…

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