Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head, captured the world’s attention after a …


Al Franken Warns On Impeachment: ‘Zealot’ Pence Would Be ‘Worse than Trump’

June 21, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence would move into the Oval Office, and Franken said that would lead to new set of problems. Franken said Pence, who ran the Trump transition, was responsible for some of Trumps worst Cabinet choices, including Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. If youre talking about how we handle North Korea or something like …


Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

… detainees without giving them an opportunity to prove they could face torture or death if returned to Iraq. The ACLU complaint was filed against Rebecca Adducci, the director of the ICE Detroit district office, and the ACLU requested a hearing on Friday for the detainees. Many of the Iraqis are Chaldeans, members of an Iraqi Christian group. Historically, they have faced problems in Muslim-majority Iraq. The Detroit metropolitan area is home to the largest US group of Chaldeans. Community …


Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… The opposite side of Minelli’s work involves large, colorful flags that recall both nation-state and political movement — yet ultimately point to neither. Emblazoned with nonsensical maxims like “Rise for No Reason” and “No More Opinions,” these banners seem to suggest that our political responses to serious problems may be just as incoherent as the crises themselves. He asks pedestrians to wave the flags — creating a public scene where the very point …


9 Times Donald Trump Twisted Facts In His Speech Quitting Paris Accord

June 2, 2017

… Susan Biniaz, the State Departments former lawyer on climate change issues, told Thursday. We negotiated it largely to U.S. specifications and to fix the Kyoto problems. Reuters Photographer / Reuters 6. Yet, under this agreement, we are effectively putting these [energy] reserves under lock and key, taking away the great wealth of our nation its great wealth, its phenomenal wealth. Natural gas, made cheap by a drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is largely …


Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

… view or narrative of the other side,” Mitchell told CNN. “In Northern Ireland it took years. Netanyahu and Abbas have known each other for many years but unfortunately the context they’ve had has tended to validate their mistrust and suspicion and I think that is and will continue to be one of the problems in the Middle East that has to be overcome.” One State vs Two State solution US foreign policy has held for decades that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian …

May 23, 2017

NHS cyber-attack: Bosses fear further infections from ransomware – BBC News

‘Be patient’ The ransomware, which locks users’ files and demands a $300 (230) payment to allow access, spread to organisations including FedEx, Renault and the Russian interior ministry. BBC analysis of three accounts linked to the ransom demands suggests about $38,000 had been paid by Monday morning. In England, 47 trusts reported problems at hospitals and 13 NHS organisations in Scotland were also affected. How did the attack start? Is my computer at risk? Cyber-attack …

May 16, 2017