San Francisco’s Transit Agency Promises No Immigration Raids

June 24, 2017

… campaigned for the position in November on a platform that safe access to transportation is an issue of social and economic justice. Encountering Immigrations Customs Enforcement can take a physical and emotional toll on peoples health, Alameda Public Defender Raha Jorjani argued in support of the resolution during a hearing Thursday at BARTs Oakland headquarters. Those concerns arent completely unfounded. In February, rumors spread online that ICE had set up checkpoints throughout the East …

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Prime Minister May offer: EU citizens will be able to stay in UK

June 23, 2017

(CNN)In a Brexit divorce deal offering, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday said European Union citizens will be given the opportunity to stay in the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU. According to May’s office, any EU citizen living in the UK for five years or more by a yet-to-be specified cutoff date will be granted UK “settled status,” which gives them the same rights as British citizens to health care, education, welfare and pensions EU …

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No tapes? Trump has us through the looking glass

June 23, 2017

… In the immediate term, all this craziness may well divert the nation from revelations of the Senate’s heretofore secret health care legislation and the fact that it would do grievous harm to Donald Trump’s own promise to leave the Medicaid system intact. Join us on Twitter and Facebook So when Donald Trump made the mistake of musing about “tapes,” and left the door hanging open with his tweets, he once again put both his legal team and his White House staff in …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… upon his return to the US. In a news conference last week, they disputed the North Korean regime’s claims that Warmbier had contracted botulism and slipped into a vegetative state after taking a sleeping pill. Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of UC health’s Neurocritical Care Program, said Warmbier’s MRI scan showed “extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain” but no evidence of a skull fracture. “We have no certain or verifiable knowledge of …

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Republicans Hold On To Mick Mulvaney’s Old House Seat In South Carolina

June 22, 2017

… Parnell said in one of two ads he aired on television. You have idea, Parnells wife Sara deadpanned. Seeking the support of Republicans and independents, Parnell emphasized his commitment to compromising with lawmakers on the other side of the aisle and rejected a push for single-payer health insurance in favor of fixing Obamacare. At the same time, he didnt back away from more progressive Democratic positions, such as calling for importation of safe prescription drugs and opposing all cuts …

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Is it safe to live on a former landfill site? – BBC News

June 20, 2017

Prof Kate Spencer from Queen Mary University of London led the investigation and has now raised serious concerns about the impact not only on the environment – but on public health. Image caption Barry Falgate, site manager at Dunbar landfill In 1990, the Environmental Protection Act set out a regime for regulating and licensing the disposal of controlled waste. One site in Dunbar, on the east coast of Scotland, handles 5,000 tonnes of waste every week from Edinburgh, which is …

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Early vote tally foretells soaring turnout in most expensive House race ever

June 18, 2017

(CNN)More than 140,000 voters had cast their ballots by the time early voting in Georgia closed Friday — another indication of sky-high turnout in the closely watched runoff for a House seat between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The pool of early voters includes more than 36,000 who did not participate in the April primary contest for the seat, which was vacated when former Rep. Tom Price became President Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, …

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Bill Cosby’s attorney says he is worried about entertainer’s health

June 18, 2017

(CNN)Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer says he is concerned about the entertainer’s health following what he described as an “unfair” aggravated indecent assault trial that ended in a mistrial Saturday. After more than six days of deliberation in Norristown, Pennsylvania, jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision beyond a reasonable doubt. McMonagle said asking Cosby to surrender …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

Image: mashable North Korean hackers are allegedly behind the widespread ransomware attack that hit the UK’s National health Service, affecting computers and hospitals and doctors’ offices last month, according to the BBC. The hackers belong to a group known as Lazarus, who is believed to have targeted Sony Pictures in 2014 as it planned to release the movie The Interview. SEE ALSO: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers They used a ransomware program …

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Coroner Reveals Details Of Carrie Fisher’s Death

June 17, 2017

Fisher, 60, had fatty buildup in the walls of her arteries and had taken multiple drugs before her death, the statement said. Officials were unable to conclusively determine the exact cause of her death, according to The Associated Press. The manner of death would be listed as undetermined, the coroners office said. Sleep apnea is a disorder in which breathing pauses for up to several minutes during sleep, according to the National Institutes of health. Untreated, it can increase the risk of …

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The best and worst countries to be a kid

June 16, 2017

(CNN)Children growing up in Niger are at the highest risk of having their childhood cut short, according to a report by Save the Children. Norway and Slovenia share the top position as the best places to grow up. (The top 10 best and worst places are listed below) See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. “Given what we know about the risks to children who are not even living in a household, I think that this is very true that these …

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Residents of burning London tower tried to warn about fire safety in their blog

June 16, 2017

Image: REX/Shutterstock Residents in the west London high-rise block which was engulfed in a massive blaze repeatedly warned that Grenfell Tower was a huge fire risk. SEE ALSO: Tesla fires engineer who alleged sexual harassment, wage discrimination In a blog post from November 2016, Grenfell Action Group accused the building’s landlord the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (KCTMO) of ignoring health and safety legislation on the 24-storey block. The post, entitled …

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Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN health on Facebook and Twitter. The …

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Tech now rules the world’s most valuable brands ranking

June 14, 2017

… as they struggle to hang onto health-conscious consumers. (McDonald’s has managed to stay relatively consistent around number 10, despite the chain’s identity struggles.) The tech industry’s rise in the chart tracks with a similar explosion in overall value. Today, tech companies account for four of the top 10 most valuable public companies in the world as opposed to just one Microsoft in 2007. “The evolution of the BrandZ Global Top 10 over the past 12 years reflects the …

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One in 10 in serious debt ‘have no bed’ – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… “This is an unsustainable solution that pushes the financial crunch point further down the line, but escalates the level of debt when this happens,” the charity’s annual review found. “Shame, fear and believing no one can help cause clients to delay seeking help for two years on average. This extended period of financial hardship and worry sees living standards and mental health deteriorate as debts spiral out of control. “This means seven in 10 end up behind with …

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

… granted, she said shortly before Perriello took the stage. At the same time, blemishes on Perriellos record have fractured parts of the partys liberal base. A 2010 vote for the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the ACA, which would have denied federal funding from the new law to any health insurance plans that cover abortions, proved especially alienating to reproductive rights advocates notwithstanding Perriellos expression of regret for the vote. By contrast, Northam has been a consistent supporter …

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Katy Perry and the gospel of ‘Witness’

June 13, 2017

… the missionary zeal with which the former Christian singer takes her politics. The Washington Post called her album “half-woke.” During the live stream she almost like a convert, newly aware of social injustice and privilege, having faced blowback for controversies like wearing cornrows in her music video for the song “This Is How We Do” or making a joke referencing Britney Spears’ breakdown seen as insensitive to those with mental health problems. “I listened …

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

… to solve a really simple problem: We want to get more education about sexual health and awareness to children, or we want to improve the intimacy between couples … That’s nothing crazy and out there that’s just simply the cultural moment we’re at right now.” WATCH: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM VIP Training – New For 2017 Monthly Option IM VIP Training – FULL ACCESSLogo …

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Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 11, 2017

The first batch of the dead ducklings was discovered May 20 and the rest were found over a two-day period. Necropsies by the U.S. Geological Surveys National Wildlife health Center determined they had died of high levels of microscopic parasites that develop in snails living in the pool, according to a statement from the park service. The parasites are ingested by the ducks when they eat the snails. The deaths followed a heat wave in D.C. There have been snails in there for as long as anyone …

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Still-Blinking Beached Humpback Whale Euthanized After Failed Rescue

June 11, 2017

… animals health continued to deteriorate. We really had to think of the welfare of the whale, and we didnt want it to suffer any longer, Lorigan said. The young whale was first spotted close to shore early Friday morning. After it beached, volunteers poured buckets of water on it and covered it with wet material to keep its skin moist. Rescuers stayed overnight with the humpback and had hoped to attempt to float it back into the sea Saturday at high tide, but were stymied by bad weather. …

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Bernie Sanders calls on supporters to step up resistance

June 11, 2017

Chicago (CNN)Sen. Bernie Sanders will tout the new progressive coalitions inspired by his 2016 presidential campaign and call on Democratic party leaders to more forwardly address working-class voters in his keynote address to activists at the People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday night. “During his campaign, Trump posed as a friend of the working class,” Sanders will tell supporters here. “Not surprisingly, however, the budget and health care proposals that he …

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

… silent while the conversations were going on, however. The bot allowed people to join in the chat if they felt compelled to. Rodrigues Fowler estimates that between 10 and 20 thousand messages were sent to people in marginal constituencies, the responses to which were largely positive. “A couple of people got dates out of it,” says Fowler. “One person also contacted us to say their mental and physical health had prevented them from going out and canvassing and this was a really …

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Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool to be drained after 80 ducks die

June 10, 2017

(CNN)The National Park Service will drain the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool this weekend after approximately 80 ducklings were found dead, including 53 in one day. Humans who come in contact with the parasite could develop cercarial dermatitis, better known as “swimmer’s itch.” It’s not contagious and rarely requires medical treatment, but it’s uncomfortable. Crews will refill the pool next Friday and things should be back to normal the following …

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