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

June 27, 2017

… re-labeling effort and does not break out glyphosate sales data by state, Partridge said. Californias decision makes it the National leader in protecting people from cancer-causing pesticides, said Nathan Donley, a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity. Related… New Claims Against Monsanto In Consumer Lawsuit Over Roundup Herbicide Of Mice, Monsanto And A Mysterious Tumor Judge Threatens to Sanction Monsanto for Secrecy in Roundup Cancer Litigation More From …

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Swedish hostage captured by terrorists in Mali released after six years

June 27, 2017

(CNN)Swedish National Johan Gustafsson, who had been held hostage by a branch of Al Qaeda in Mali for six years, finally returned to Sweden Monday after being released by his captors, according to the Swedish government. The Swedish newspaper said Gustafsson’s mother was overjoyed to hear of the news of his release, describing her reaction as “grateful and happy.” Prior to his release, Gustafsson’s last known contact with the outside world came during a video …

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Ian Paterson: Why have private patients not been compensated? – BBC News

June 27, 2017

“What he did – it will never go away. When you go private, you think you’ve got the best.” Ian Paterson: Surgeon was ‘psychopathic like Shipman’ Breast surgeon ‘played God’ with women’s bodies Ian Paterson: ‘He took a pound of flesh for money’ Linda Millband, National lead lawyer for clinical negligence at legal firm Thompsons, is acting for more than 500 of Paterson’s former private patients. She said private …

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China landslide: Desperate search for survivors continues

June 25, 2017

(CNN)Thousands of rescuers are searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated their village in Sichuan province, southwestern China. The missing range from an 80-year-old man to a girl aged just two and a half, according to a list released by Aba Prefecture’s government, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. …

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Reality Check: How many people are affected by May’s offer? – BBC News

June 24, 2017

The number of citizens of the other 27 EU countries living in the UK in 2015 was estimated by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) to be around 3.2 million. Polish citizens topped the list with 916,000 – more than any other Nationality. In 2001, there were only 38,000 Polish Nationals living in the UK. Read more from Reality Check Follow us on Twitter More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsTextDeliver – Yearly Plan TextDeliver is a revolutionary SMS platform …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Is it a horse or a dragon? It is said that when King Arthur awakes the hill figure will rise up and dance The Uffington Horse, in the Berkshire Downs, is considered the oldest hill figure of them all. Carved in the Iron Age, there has been an unbroken chain of people caring for this prehistoric monument for the past 3,000 years. Image copyright August Schwerdfeger Image caption The Osmington White Horse was carved in honour of King George …

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Analyst Warns GOP: House Majority Is In Danger In 2018

June 23, 2017

… districts leanings by an average of 8 points. If Democrats were to overperform by that much nationwide next year, it could swing 80 seats. But these results fit a pattern that should still worry GOP incumbents everywhere, regardless of Trumps National approval rating and the outcome of the healthcare debate in Congress, he said. Not everyone agrees with that assessment. This is a district that Donald Trump won by 1.5 percent. A metro area, urban district that frankly should be trending …

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Record-Breaking Heat Wave In Southwest Reportedly Claims 4 Lives

June 22, 2017

… have reached 120 degrees in the southwest this week. The bodies of a 57-year-old father and his 21-year-old son from Corpus Christi, Texas, were found earlier this week in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, where they were hiking, media reported. The National Weather Service and local authorities issued heat advisories and warnings, urging residents to stay indoors and to drink plenty of water if they were outdoors. Power grid operators encouraged customers to use electricity …

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

(CNN)American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that time period, 42% of female teens and 44% of male teens reported having had sex at least once, a 1% decrease for females and a 2% increase for males over the previous four years, spanning 2006 to 2010. These differences are …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

… a narrow win by Handel, that strategy shouldn’t necessarily be discarded. Senate GOP aims for health care vote next week Democrats will need to brace themselves. Republicans are going to get a little wind in their sails from this victory. It will give Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and the NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) a momentary reprieve from the doubts and griping they are hearing from their caucus. And for the time being they may be able to …

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Ossoff’s liberalism just wasn’t right for Georgia district

June 21, 2017

… Health and Human Services, and the race had become a proxy for the National political climate and a test of GOP might in the early months of the Trump presidency. Voters were inundated with phone calls and television ads like never before. Growing up in suburban Atlanta as a sports/political-news junkie, I remember “Hammerin’” Hank Aaron hitting number 715 in 1974, Newt Gingrich being sworn in as Congressman in 1979, and CNN launching the first 24-hour news channel in …

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Trump defiant as pressure grows

June 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)America is edging ever closer to a new long, National nightmare, given President Donald Trump’s explosive response to signs that special counsel Robert Mueller is approaching the epicenter of White House power. Trump appears willing to test the bounds of convention and his own powers against a legal and political establishment that he believes is conspiring against him. The higher the pressure, the more defiant the President becomes. The tweet sparked …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 19, 2017

… Patagonia has taken on a number of National conservation efforts since environmentalist and rock climber Yvon Chouinard founded it in 1973. In 1988, the firm launched a campaign to restore the natural splendor of Yosemite Valley, which was being destroyed by cars and lodges. The company took on a more consumer-centric approach, launching an ad campaign in 2011 urging customers its jackets in an attempt to address rampant waste in the fashion industry. The company was relatively quiet for the …

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Foreign Carmakers Invoke Reagan To Sway Trump On Trade

June 17, 2017

… supports involves modernization and revitalization, suggesting it would back changes to the agreement removing remaining barriers to trade, particularly in areas of the economy that did not yet exist when NAFTA was brokered. It works very well for us right now. You can always strengthen an agreement, said Chip Bowling, chairman of the National Corn Growers Association in remarks before Ross spoke. Bringing NAFTA up to speed with the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have created …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… resumes it will do so at one of the most contentious Washington moments in years. A new president, barely in office five months, could soon be under investigation by a special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice — and is furious about it. Should the investigation produce an impeachment drama, the nation will embark on the most traumatic National political process possible considering whether to remove an elected President before his time. However that ends, it will leave …

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Executions in Pakistan: Is ISIS targeting China?

June 15, 2017

… country. Indeed, some members of Pakistan’s parliament have gone as far to suggest that CPEC is “another East India Company in the offing” that will submit the country’s National interests to those of Beijing. Finally, as the reported killing of the two Chinese Nationals demonstrates, can China ultimately rely on the security forces of local partners such as Pakistan to protect its interests? Indeed, these killings come despite the Pakistani military’s commitment …

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No one knows what the GOP health plan is, even Republicans

June 14, 2017

(CNN)Senate Republican leaders say they still hope to vote on a bill to repeal Obamacare before lawmakers leave town for the July 4th recess. Since House Republicans passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare last month after much hand-wringing and drama, a “working group” of Senate Republicans have been meeting to share their preferences for a health care bill. It is now up to the Senate Budget Committee — in consultation with key senators and leadership — to draft …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… Korea’s women’s soccer team traveled to Pyongyang for an Asian Cup qualifier. Footballing culture is strong in the two Koreas. North Korea has qualified for the World Cup more times than China, a country with a population 54 times larger, while South Korea’s National football team is the most successful in Asia. However, not all sporting overtures have been successful. Pyongyang boycotted the 1988 Olympics, held in Seoul, after negotiations for the two countries to potential …

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Bill Maher Is A Dangerous White Man

June 12, 2017

… desensitizes his audience to race matters throughout the country, which black people (and all people of color, more broadly) can ill afford. And with people of color frequently relying upon white allies to serve as vehicles toward racial progress, the prospect of continued National apathy to our plight and dismissal of our grievances is an ill omen. Dr. Michael Eric Dyson was not originally scheduled to appear on last nights episode of Real Time With Bill Maher. Dyson, a friend of the …

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Lincoln Memorial Pool To Be Drained After 80 Ducklings Die

June 12, 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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This Marine’s death was ruled a suicide. His wife does not agree

June 11, 2017

(CNN)A decade ago, US Marine Col. Michael Stahlman was serving in Iraq when he was found in his bed, mortally wounded with a gunshot wound to his left temple. Stahlman was evacuated by air for emergency treatment, and later moved to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside , where he died two months later. The area was rife with corruption, and contractors, Iraqi officials and others were getting rich. Part of Stahlman’s job was to conduct criminal investigations …

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House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

… Comey testified that he gave the memo to him and asked him to anonymously disclose it to the media in an attempt to prompt the naming of a special counsel. The Senate committee sent a request for Comey’s memos from the FBI on and a separate request to the White House for any records kept by Trump, on May 17. Comey testified Thursday that Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former National security adviser Michael Flynn and implied Trump may have become the subject of …

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Five things to watch: The Comey hearing

June 8, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Senate intelligence committee hearing of former FBI Director James Comey was already going to be a blockbuster before it even started — with Comey stating in pre-written testimony Wednesday that President Donald Trump urged him to drop his investigation into former National security adviser Michael Flynn. READ: James Comey’s prepared testimony Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House probe, said he wants to know if Trump’s request for …

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James Comey claims his moment at hearing

June 8, 2017

(CNN)Fired FBI Chief James Comey seizes center stage in a compelling National political drama Thursday as he delivers congressional testimony that has grave implications for the fate of Donald Trump’s presidency. His testimony represents a pivotal moment in the saga of Russian election hacking and alleged collusion by Trump aides that has cast a dark shadow over the opening months of the new administration. …

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