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 …


84 Great Danes Rescued In New Hampshire In ‘Worst’ Squalor

June 19, 2017

… in more than 21 years of law enforcement, said Chief Dean Rondeau of the Wolfeboro Police Department said in a statement. Words cannot describe the absolute abhorrent conditions these animals were living in. Concerned citizens alerted investigators to the situation. We applaud them for coming forward, said the police statement. Police said Fay was selling puppies for $2,500 each at De La Sang Monde kennel. Her website featured photos of dogs posed outside what appeared to be an elegant …


Gabrielle Giffords’ Call For Sympathy And Understanding Is Met With… Hate

June 16, 2017

On Wednesday, she reacted to the news of ashooting at a congressional baseball practicewith deep sympathy for those affected. She also expressed appreciation for the Capitol Police, whose quick response undoubtedly stopped a tragic situation from becoming worse: While the vast majority of respondents from all sides of the political spectrum welcomed the compassionate tweet: Instead, a subset of angry internet trolls latched onto Giffords as a target, attacking her on Twitter and accusing …


Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… election in May, Moon has been trying to improve relations between Pyongyang and Seoul, amid a heightened security situation on the peninsula and ramped-up North Korean missile testing. While Moon has said he would be willing to visit Pyongyang and meet with Kim Jong Un, last week North Korea rejected an offer by a South Korean civic group to provide anti-malaria supplies, the first cross-border exchange approved by Seoul since January 2016. Throwing cold water on hopes from many in …


Donald Trump hasn’t tweeted in a very long time

June 10, 2017

… therefore tweeting too much about the situation. But how is that even possible given that we know Trump is an absolutely avid news consumer and there has been so much (and so much bad) Trump news over that period of time? The short answer is we don’t know why Trump hasn’t tweeted since 8:17 a.m. Wednesday. But with every passing minute of Trump Twitter silence, he edges closer to his own personal best (worst?). One other thing we know: Silence isn’t Trump’s natural …


Gulf rift: Qatar ‘not ready to surrender’

June 9, 2017

… situation and offered support in resolving the crisis via diplomatic channels. Gulf allies have repeatedly criticized Qatar for alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood, a nearly 100-year-old Islamist group considered a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The UAE accused Qatar of “funding and hosting” the group in its statement announcing the severance of ties. It also cited Qatar’s “ongoing policies that rattle the security and sovereignty of the region …


The ‘Boy In The Ambulance’ Emerges In Interviews With Pro-Assad Media

June 8, 2017

… guarantee a normal life. Omrans family is under government control now and this is a government that we know arrests and tortures anyone that speaks out against it, Valeria Szybala, executive director of the nonprofit research organization Syria Institute, told Reuters. To me the situation seems to suggest this is probably coerced. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsIM Conversion Starter Plan Clixplit Core Multi Multi (10) Site License. Clixplit covertly tweaks your desired …


Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

“It’s not a living wage if you cannot afford to live anywhere on that wage.” Where can I afford to live? BBC Calculator Shortfall According to the housing charity Shelter, there are now half a million people in the UK in the same situation as Nadine: people who have jobs, but who still have to borrow money for the rent. That amounts to one in three renters who are on low incomes, Shelter says. Nadine earns around 1,500 a month, but rent and council tax alone take up 1,057. …

May 29, 2017

You Are Not Perfect, But You Are All Of These Things

… love, because such an idea should cease to exist. If you love, which you do, you should receive it in return. You are not a kid anymore. You are not the embarrassment or regret of a situation where the person you love did not love you back. That is not who you are. That is not where it begins and ends for you. You are not perfect. But you are someone who fights. You are fighting for the family you love, the future you want, and the right to make a myriad of more (albeit enjoyable) mistakes. I …

May 25, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017

Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017