Republicans aim to revive health care with new amendment

April 27, 2017

(CNN)House Republicans are hoping they can revive Obamacare negotiations once again. GOP lawmakers in the House have taken the crucial step of putting their latest hope for a health care compromise on paper, circulating legislative text that could launch yet another round of health care talks just in time for the last of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. A draft amendment obtained by CNN, first reported by…

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Group won’t host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America’s most famously progressive universities? A student group that had been helping to plan the speaking engagement said Tuesday it now will not host the event in Berkeley, California. But Coulter tweeted she still expects to be at the University of California’s flagship campus.

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Government shutdown: Trump shows ‘reasonableness’ on border wall

April 26, 2017

(CNN)Congressional Republicans have privately proposed a funding bill that does not include money for the border wall, a Congressional source told CNN on Tuesday, a sign congressional Republicans are willing to buck the President to avoid a government shutdown. But there are still obstacles to passing a spending bill by Friday, sources tell CNN. Congressional negotiators are now trying to work through another major issue: what to do about cost-sharing…

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Why hasn’t North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test?

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The world is anxiously waiting for North Korea’s sixth nuclear test. With every nuclear or missile test, North Korea gets closer to its stated goal of developing a nuclear weapon that can be mounted on a missile capable of reaching the United States. So what’s with the delay? USS Carl Vinson Navy strike group: What to know The pattern Domestic affairs and geopolitics are carefully considered when the secretive communist…

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Arkansas executions: ‘It was very methodical’

April 26, 2017

(CNN)After Arkansas conducted the first back-to-back executions in the United States since 2000, witnesses described what they saw when Jack Harold Jones Jr. and Marcel Wayne Williams died of lethal injection. Jessi Turnure of CNN affiliate KARK said she saw no visible signs of struggle when Williams died, such as “grimacing” or “clenching of the fingers.” But she acknowledged there may have been pain she couldn’t see. “It was very…

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FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

April 26, 2017

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure cancer.” “There’s a couple of issues here,” Jason Humbert, a regulatory operations…

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Why China’s craft breweries are tapping into ancient beer recipes

April 26, 2017

(CNN)China is home to one of the oldest civilizations, so it’s only fitting that it’s home to ancient beer as well. The 5,000-year-old brewery is the earliest evidence of barley- and millet-based beer-making in the country. Inspired by the scientists’ findings, two breweries — Jing-A Brewing Co in Beijing and Moonzen Brewery in Hong Kong — set out to give the modern world a taste of an ancient experience by…

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Exercise ‘keeps the mind sharp’ in over-50s, study finds – BBC News

April 26, 2017

Brain boost Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age. The theory is that through exercise the brain receives a greater supply of blood, oxygen and nutrients that boost its health as well as a growth hormone…

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CIA director Mike Pompeo repeatedly cited WikiLeaks to attack Clinton during campaign

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Donald Trump’s administration has taken a tough stance on WikiLeaks in recent weeks. US officials told CNN last week that the Justice Department has prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said at a news conference on Thursday that Assange’s arrest is a “priority” of the administration. But no Trump administration official went further in condemning the group than CIA Director Mike…

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Party identification is ‘starting to shift’

April 25, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Monday responded to a poll showing the majority felt the Democratic Party was out of touch by saying party identification is shifting — and everyday people can see the US political system as a “rigged game.” The ABC News/Washington Post poll released Sunday showed 67% of respondents said the Democratic Party was out of touch, ahead of 62% who said the same for the GOP…

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Female genital mutilation procedure ‘hurted a lot,’ child says

April 25, 2017

(CNN)A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for “doing good.” Court documents obtained by CNN contain that account, along with other details in the cases of three medical professionals now facing charges in the first federal female genital mutilation case in the United States. The father of the girl…

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You can’t out-crazy Kim Jong Un

April 25, 2017

(CNN)President Trump had a pretty full national security plate Monday: Lunch with ambassadors from the nations that make up the UN Security Council, a meeting with his Defense Secretary and Joint Chiefs Chairman, and dinner with Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Top of the menu: North Korea. In fact, speaking briefly for the cameras at that very lunch, the President made clear he finds the status quo on…

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Are we sexist for gawking at Macron’s marriage?

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Barely 24 hours after Emmanuel Macron’s advancement in the French presidential election, the European and American tabloids are awash in headlines directed at his 10-year marriage to Brigitte Trogneux, their wording undeniably suggesting certain scandal. “How Brigitte met Emmanuel Macron — when she was his (married) teacher — and what the French will make of it,” goes the headline in the Independent. “Sealed with a kiss! French Presidential favorite Emmanuel…

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General election 2017: ‘No apology’ for Labour’s union ties – BBC News

April 25, 2017

“That is why one of the very first things we will do when forming our Labour government will be to repeal the vicious Tory Trade Union Act, giving working people the rights to collectively organise and make their lives better, safer and more content.” Introduced by former PM David Cameron, the act introduced a threshold for workers voting in strike ballots for action to be legal. The government said it…

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Talks due in bid to resolve Southern rail row with RMT – BBC News

April 24, 2017

‘No interference’ The RMT has taken 31 days of strike action over the proposed changes. General secretary Mick Cash said: “The union welcomes the opportunity to engage with Southern rail in further talks. “We expect there to be no efforts to undermine these important talks from other parties and that they will be allowed to take place free from external interference.” Rail user groups urged all parties to reach agreement…

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Road verges ‘last refuge’ for plants – conservation charity – BBC News

April 24, 2017

But it says even endangered plants on verges deemed nature reserves have been mown or cleared. For too long road verges have been thought of as “dull, inconsequential places that flash by in the wing mirror,” said Dr Trevor Dines of Plantlife. “Sadly, road verges have been woefully disregarded for decades and are increasingly poorly managed for nature,” he added. “Some exceptionally rare plants including fen ragwort and wood calamint…

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Rihanna And Lupita Nyong’o Say They’ll Make The Movie Twitter Made Up

April 24, 2017

Over the weekend, a 2014 photo of Rihanna and Lupita Nyongo sitting next to each other at Paris Fashion Week went viral after user @blaquepink shared it with the caption, a picture for the history books. Twitter user @1800SADGALresponded and laid the groundwork for the movie you never knew you absolutely needed in life. From there, the idea spiraled, with more Twitter users adding to the plot, Hollywood insiders chiming…

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Bride And Her Bridesmaids Ditched Bouquets For Puppies In Need Of Homes

April 24, 2017

For her March wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina, bride Meghan Butler and her bridesmaidstraded floral bouquets for puppies in need of a good home. These bouquets have a lot less bloom and a lot more bark.  Instead of handing out wedding favors to guests, the couple made donations to the Greater Charlotte SPCA, the shelter that provided the adorable dogs: Brittany Boland/Discover Love Studios Butler and her husband Brett share…

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Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

But Mellos progressive credentials are questionable at best.As a state senator, he co-sponsored a bill requiring that abortion providers tell women they can have an ultrasound first, and mandating that providers who use ultrasound display the image in a way women can see if they choose. He said it represented a positive first step to reducing the number of abortions in Nebraska. Unintended pregnancies place an enormous financial burden on…

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What the French elections mean for Americans

April 24, 2017

Paris (CNN)The second round of the French elections was set seconds after the polls closed Sunday evening, pitting two of the most unconventional candidates for the presidency of a nation that prides itself on professionalism and continuity of its leaders. Emmanuel Macron, who heads no political party but rather a movement he launched less than a year ago, will go head-to-head against Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National…

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Manchester bleach attack: Liquid thrown at pregnant woman and two men – BBC News

April 23, 2017

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General election 2017: UKIP manifesto to pledge a burka ban – BBC News

April 23, 2017

And it will also call for postal voting to be largely abolished, because of concerns over electoral fraud. The former UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, proposed a burka ban in 2010. But the party later dropped the policy, and it did not appear in its 2015 manifesto. Full-face veils are already banned in public in some European countries, including France. According to the Sun, Mr Nuttall will say on Monday: “Just…

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Arthur Collins arrested over London nightclub ‘acid attack’ – BBC News

April 23, 2017

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Three apologises after network problems – BBC News

April 23, 2017

It also said that some “customers and non-customers” may have received a message from an unknown sender on Saturday. In a statement on its website, the company said its advice “is to ignore all text messages that you deem incorrect”. Three, which has about nine million customers, experienced a data breach last year which saw personal details, including names and addresses, accessed unlawfully.

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Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ actress, dead at 56

April 23, 2017

(CNN)Popular actress Erin Moran, a mainstay on TV from the late ’60s to the mid-’80s and best known for her kid-sister role in the sitcom “Happy Days,” has died. She was 56. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for “an unresponsive female,” the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said. “Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie…

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