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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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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Baton Rouge cop killer left note, fired at least 43 rounds

July 1, 2017

(CNN)The Louisiana law officers who killed Gavin Long after he shot dead three of their colleagues in a targeted attack on police in Baton Rouge last summer were justified “and certainly saved other lives,” a prosecutor said Friday. Long, a 29-year-old black Missouri resident and discharged Marine, arrived in Baton Rouge five days earlier and was determined to kill police officers, “black or white … as long as they had…

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The day terror came to Glasgow Airport – BBC News

July 1, 2017

At 15:11, 4,000 people were already inside the terminal and the departure halls were packed with passengers waiting to board flights on the first Saturday of the Scottish school summer holidays, when the car came smashing towards them. Image caption The departure hall of the airport was packed at the time of the attack Inside the vehicle were Iraqi doctor Bilal Abdulla, 27, and 28-year-old engineer Kafeel Ahmed, who was…

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Cuts To Medicaid In GOP Health Bill Would Get Even Bigger Over Time, CBO Says

June 30, 2017

That big cut to Medicaid that Republicans swear isnt part of their health care legislationwould get even bigger in the future, a new government report predicts. In fact, by 2036, the federal government would be spending 35 percent less on Medicaid than it would if current laws remained in place, according to the projection. The report, which the nonpartisanCongressional Budget Office published Thursday afternoon, comes with the usual uncertainty that…

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Why Obamacare is here to stay, even as GOP strives for repeal

June 30, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate Republicans continue to work to repeal and repeal Obamacare, but even if they succeed, it has become clear this week that the law has fundamentally shifted expectations surrounding health care in the country. “You can’t just erase Obamacare and go back,” said Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue. Psaki: Dems should negotiate healthcare with GOP McConnell threatens bipartisanship

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California says key ingredient in Roundup weed killer can cause cancer

June 30, 2017

(CNN)One of the most popular herbicides in the world can cause cancer, California health officials say, and they might demand warnings saying so. California keeps a list of carcinogenic chemicals because of a law commonly called Proposition 65, which “requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.” The decision to add glyphosate to that list stemmed from…

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National Guard Fast Facts

June 29, 2017

(CNN)Here’s a look at the National Guard, a reserve military force and the oldest component of the US armed forces. Other reserve groups have no affiliation with the National Guard. (Ex. Army Reserve) Each US state, territory and Washington DC has its own National Guard. The National Guard takes an oath to perform state or federal missions and can be deployed for either. A governor can call up troops to…

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Republicans Keep Using This Shockingly Dishonest Argument To Sell Their Health Care Plan

June 29, 2017

What might take the cake, however, is one of the GOPs main rationales for why Obamacare needs to be junked rather than simply shored up. Key Republicans, includingHealth and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, argue that the law enacted in 2010 failed because millions of people still have no health insurance. Meanwhile, they push legislation that would add to this problem. Thats not to say that the current draft of…

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Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn

June 28, 2017

Another minor filmed a portion of the Saturday confrontation, which relatives of the teen later shared on Facebook, where it went viral. As seen in the video below, an adult man straddles the teen and puts his hand around his neck.The man can be heard scolding the teen for coming onto his property and says,Im going to fucking kill you. Andrew M. Stroth, a civil rights attorney who is representing…

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Sen. Murkowski on health care bill: ‘I don’t have enough information’

June 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Monday that she doesn’t “have enough information” to vote for on the Senate GOP’s health care bill. Murkowski’s comments come just hours after the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the Senate bill’s impact, prompting multiple Republicans to express doubts about the legislation or reiterate that they would not vote for the bill in its current form.

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California Adds Herbicide Used By Monsanto To List Of Cancer-Causing Chemicals

June 27, 2017

Monsanto vowed to continue its legal fight against the designation, required under a state law known as Proposition 65, and called the decision unwarranted on the basis of science and the law. Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto Co’s popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California’s list of chemicals known to cause cancer on July 7. OEHHA said the designation of glyphosate under Proposition 65 will proceed following…

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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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Trump Reaches Out To Lawmakers On Healthcare As Another Says ‘No’

June 24, 2017

President Donald Trump made calls to fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to mobilize support for their partys healthcare overhaul while acknowledging the legislation is on a very, very narrow path to passage. White House officials said on Friday that Trump has been in touch with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and made calls on Thursday and Friday to other lawmakers. Were pleasantly surprised with a lot of…

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Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

At the center of the scandal are allegations that sheriffs deputies have for decades planted informants next to targeted inmates in the countys jails and have directed them to fish for incriminating evidence to help secure convictions. While its legal for law enforcement authorities to use informants to help bolster cases, in many Orange County trials, its alleged that the informants questioned inmates who were represented by lawyers, violating their…

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San Francisco’s Transit Agency Promises No Immigration Raids

June 24, 2017

The transit agencys board passed a resolutionthat prohibits the use of its funds or resources to enforce federal immigration law. The measure, called the Safe Transit Policy, bans employees from seeking riders immigration status, limits the cooperation of employees with federal authorities in conducting immigration checks and arrests, and prevents BART from asking job applicants about their immigration status. The BART resolution was floated in March by board member Lateefah…

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

June 22, 2017

Norman, a 63-year-old real estate developer and former state lawmaker, replaces fellow Republican Mick Mulvaney, who left Congress to become President Donald Trumps budget director. Parnell, a 66-year-old tax attorney, mounted an unusually ambitious challenge in the district where the conservative Mulvaney cruised to re-election in 2016.His scrappy campaign, and the support it received from the national Democratic Party, excited local activists accustomed to being written off by party leaders….

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the…

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This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The…

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is initiating a probe into possible collusion between a former high-ranking EPA official and Monsanto, the maker of the herbicide glyphosate, the IG sent to a lawmaker last Friday that HuffPost has obtained. The inspector generals move comes in response to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) for an investigation into whether the EPA staffer colluded with the agricultural giant to bias research on…

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BA delays: Automatic compensation urged by consumer group – BBC News

June 3, 2017

Under EU law, passengers can claim compensation from BA for travel disruption, worth up to 600 euros (524). They can also claim expenses for items such as hotels, meals and phone calls – a matter that led to a dispute with insurers during the week. Automatic compensation Which? said the airline sector was out of step with other service industries. In a letter to BA chief executive Alex Cruz, Alex…

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

June 1, 2017

WASHINGTON If you listen to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator , the biggest environmental problem facing the United States isnt climate change (, anyway), or lead-tainted drinking water or . Its that Barack Obama didnt clean up the most contaminated and hazardous sites across the country. A declared that Pruitt was here to clean up the Obama administrations toxic mess. The former Oklahoma attorney general would have the American people believe…

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Pete Souza’s most legendary Donald Trump trolls

May 28, 2017

In an internet world where trolls lurk around every corner, one has loomed above the rest: Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s former staff photographer. An unlikely troll for unlikely times. Souza has stood out for the blunt savagery of his Instagram posts, but more than that, for the sheer amount of them. It’s seemed that for every Donald Trump action, there is an equal, opposite, and wistfully melancholy reminder of how…

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