Grenfell tower: Scenes in flats ‘apocalyptic’, says coroner – BBC News

July 5, 2017

The meeting was held at the Olympia conference centre in West Kensington on Tuesday evening. Three hospitals fail fire safety checks Reality Check: The Grenfell rehousing promise Grenfell Tower inquiry ‘will be broad’ Will a public inquiry deliver answers? What happened at Grenfell Tower? Grenfell Tower fire: Who were the victims? Lotifa Begum, a co-ordinator for the charity Muslim Aid, told the Press Association some of those in attendance were…

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Republicans Asked For Obamacare Horror Stories. It Didnt Go Well.

July 5, 2017

Indiana Republicans called for people to share Obamacare horror stories on social media, but the only horror many people expressed was at the idea of losing it if the GOP repeal plan passes Congress. Instead, they recounted how the Affordable Care Act had helped them, and urged Republicans to keep it in place. Obamacare means that my baby who fought leukemia and won cant be denied coverage for a pre-existing…

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Beast Fiction: Christopher Bollens The Destroyers

July 3, 2017

Ive never known the specifics of Charlies familys wealth. Like pools or country houses or fathers with healthy, poorly hidden porn collections, money was just a condition that some kids had and others didnt. Thats not to say I didnt realize early on that the Konstantinou fortune trumped my ownthat I was a votive candle set beside a bonfire. Their residence was a labyrinthine, low-ceilinged duplex on the forty-eighth floor…

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Tourists, Locals Buy Nevada’s Legal Recreational Marijuana

July 3, 2017

Las Vegas (AP) — Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others in the U.S. thanks to the millions of visitors who flock to Las Vegas each year. Veteran consumers, first-timers, twenty-somethings and retirees were…

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Here’s a man getting showered by a 6-foot water balloon in slow motion

July 3, 2017

Looking for a way to stay cool this summer? Try letting a 6-foot water balloon explode just above your helpless body. That’s precisely the premise of the latest video from The Slow Mo Guys, who are celebrating the end of their “Water Balloon June” series. What a way to go out. In all seriousness, though, please don’t try this at home. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products* Early…

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US teen birth rate drops to all-time low

June 30, 2017

(CNN)In the United States, teen-aged moms are increasingly rare. In 2016, the teen birth rate dropped 9% compared to the previous year, a new government report published Friday found. This record low for teens having babies continues a long-term trend. In 2016, the number of US births totaled 3,941,109, a decline of 1% compared to 2015. The fertility rate of 62 births per 1,000 women is a record low for…

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Theresa May’s DUP-Tory deal criticised as ‘shabby and reckless’ – BBC News

June 27, 2017

May’s deal with the DUP Where does this leave power-sharing talks? Where will the money go? Who are the DUP? Negotiations lasted 18 days after the general election on 8 June resulted in a hung parliament. The support of the DUP, added to the Tories’ 317 MPs, means Mrs May passes the 326 figure needed for an overall Commons majority under a “confidence and supply” arrangement planned to last until…

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Kim Kardashian Faces Criticism For Car Seat Photo

June 27, 2017

On Saturday, Kardashian posted a photo of her 18-month-old son, Saint, sitting in a car seat. While many commenters pointed out how adorable Saint is, others also took the opportunity to voice concerns about the safety of his car seat setup specifically the fact that the toddler appeared to be front-facing. The comments section is filled with similar concerns, as well as responses from fans defending the celebrity. The American…

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‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing…

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Stunning new drone footage gives us an inside look at new Steve Jobs Theater

June 25, 2017

Apple’s massive new spaceship campus, officially called “Apple Park,” is nearly complete and should officially open later this year. New drone footage reveals how glorious the main campus and the Steve Jobs Theater look just as the sun is setting. The new 2.8 million-square-foot headquarters will be home to over 12,000 Apple employees. It’s Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive’s most ambitious “product” to date, huge glass panels, toilets inspired…

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The teenagers growing up with cancer – BBC News

June 25, 2017

For Natasha, and for all patients undergoing chemotherapy, going bald changes the way they see themselves and how other people view them. She says: “It is so confusing because I miss the old self. “Before I thought I’m never going to walk out bald, I’ll always have my wigs on every time I walk out of the house. “But now I don’t care if people are looking at me because…

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How do you get over your home burning down? – BBC News

June 22, 2017

Image caption Maria De Vita’s neighbour died in the fire When Maria De Vita heard glass smashing at her home in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, she thought it was someone outside doing a spot of late-night recycling. She later discovered it was one of next door’s windows exploding in a fire in which her neighbour died. Ms De Vita woke her two young daughters and they left the house with nothing….

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Security cam captures a man getting spooked by a family of skunks

June 19, 2017

A man exits a home, walks down the front steps, and stops dead in his tracks. He looks shook, and takes no time running back up the porch steps to the front door. “What’s up?” another man asks with a slight fear is his voice. Thankfully, the terror was caused by a pretty adorable family of skunks that were barreling through the neighborhood and minding their own business. The skunks…

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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 had been difficult. “(It was) hard on him. When he got there,…

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YouTube went offline worldwide, and internet had no chill

June 17, 2017

Image: Getty Images UPDATE: June 16, 2017, 10:16 a.m. EDT YouTube is back up, and life is ALL GOOD again. Carry on! The original story follows below. The world’s largest online video platform is not loading… and ahhhh… what the heck are we gonna do? YouTube went down on Friday morning and sent the internet into a tizzy. Instead of seeing the familiar YouTube home page, users were greeted with…

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Scottish food watchdog wants ‘revolution’ on food sales – BBC News

June 16, 2017

FSS senior dietary adviser Dr Gillian Purdon said: “The report supports Food Standards Scotland views and recommendations for the need to extend sugar tax beyond soft drinks, to reformulate products to reduce sugar fat and salt, to resize portions, address less healthy food promotion and to provide clearer consumer information on products in both the retail and out of home sectors. “This report will help us to develop new approaches…

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4th person charged in Detroit genital mutilation case

June 15, 2017

(CNN)A Detroit-area wife and mother accused of being involved in a federal female genital mutilation case was arrested Wednesday near her home and released hours later, under the condition that she doesn’t talk to members of her religious community or attend her mosque. She is accused of entering the Burhani Medical Clinic, a Detroit-area clinic owned by Dr. Fakhruddin Attar and his wife, Farida, in February, when federal prosecutors allege…

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FAST AND FURIOUS 8 (OFFICIAL) TRAILER (2017) Release Date 12 April 2017

June 14, 2017

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Katy Perry and the gospel of ‘Witness’

June 13, 2017

(CNN)To promote her new album Witness, Katy Perry has been live streaming her life on YouTube 24 hours a day since Thursday from a home in Los Angeles. I’ve found myself surprisingly captivated, tuning in throughout the weekend to watch her get her makeup done, be interviewed, and even sleep. To anyone vaguely familiar with Katy’s politics, there was nothing particularly surprising — she’s aggressively earnest and compassionately liberal —…

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This hackathon wants to help destigmatize the sex tech industry

June 12, 2017

In a pitch presentation that capped off hours of collaboration at New York’s first SexTech Hackathon, the subject turned to a decidedly unsexy scenario: Parents talking to their kids about sex. “How can we foster a safe environment at home for children having conversations about sexual education with their parents?” asked one of the hackathon’s more than 40 participants during a pitch presentation for what would become the event’s winning…

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‘She’s A Human Being’: Reality Winner’s Parents Assert Her Innocence

June 9, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. A collection of framed Beatles record covers adorn the living room wall of the house where 25-year-old government contractor Reality Winner lived until late last week. One room is empty, save for a rug where she practices yoga, a book titled The Art of Peace and prayer beads. In her bedroom, a blanket with a giant picture of the Pokemon Pikachu is laid neatly on her bed. It…

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Latimer Grange home ‘humiliated’ blind-deaf dementia patient – BBC News

June 9, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA dementia sufferer was made to sit in a chair soaked with his urine, his daughter says. A deaf-blind dementia sufferer was made to sit in a chair soaked with his own urine by a care home manager, his daughter has claimed. Rhona McKinlay said 84-year-old William was left “utterly humiliated” for hours at the Latimer Grange home with a circle drawn…

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Welsh male voice choirs worry for future – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Image caption Prof Gareth Williams said choirs had retained quality A total of 116 members of the Welsh Association of Male Voice Choirs and the North Wales Association were contacted for information as part of the survey, with 102 responding. Image caption Ystrad Mynach Male Voice Choir rehearsing “Certainly when you look at the great period of prosperity before the first World War, the depression in the twenties and the…

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Second Lady Pence Pushes Bee Conservation, An Effort One Critic Labels ‘Hypocritical’

June 8, 2017

Pence and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdueunveiled the new hive home to a growing population of some 20,000 bees at an event Tuesday and urged Americans to do their own part to help reverse an ongoing worldwide decline in the bee population, according to a White House release. Friends of the Earth, called the White House request extremely hypocritical in light of the administrations proposed cuts to funding for environmental protection….

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Being married ‘protects your health’ – BBC News

June 8, 2017

Their latest research, presented at the British Cardiovascular Society conference, hints at why this might be. They suspect marriage helps buffer against big heart disease risk factors, including cholesterol and high blood pressure. The study looked at deaths from all causes, including heart disease. Men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s with high cholesterol were 16% more likely to be alive at the end of the 14-year ACALM…

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