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How Will President-Elect Donald Trump Affect Access To Birth Control?

How Will President-Elect Donald Trump Affect Access To Birth Control?

While the president-elect could attempt to undermine the new regulation , he would reportedly need both the House and Senate to agree on his disapproval , thereby making it more hard. Seventy-five percent of Planned Parenthood patients have incomes at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level. "President-elect Trump has pledged to defund the nation's largest abortion business and our pro-life allies on [Capitol] Hill are working diligently to put a bill on President Trump's ... Read More

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Wembley Stadium in red after Istanbul terror attacks by PKK

The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor's office says three people have been detained for social media posts regarding Saturday night's attack in Istanbul that killed 38 people. It says more than 7,423 of its members have been taken into custody and 2,345 formally arrested, including elected officials and their spouses. The attack was claimed by Turkey-based Kurdish militant group TAK. Read More

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Rail strike cripples rail services in southern England

Rail strike cripples rail services in southern England

Passengers queue up for an express train to Gatwick Airport, as a train strike impacts on passengers at Victoria rail station in London , Tuesday, Dec. The company's trains have no drivers, since they are now on strike. "Doing nothing to help Southern rail commuters is no longer an option" for the government, said London mayor Sadiq Khan in a post on Twitter. Read More

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U.S. life expectancy drops for the first time in decades

But past year it slipped for the first time in more than two decades. "This is a big deal". "Life expectancy is a marker of the overall wellness of a society". While life expectancy declined nationally in 2015, it is not known whether it also dropped in MA. However, leading demographers have said they are reluctant to ascribe any one reason for the drop in life expectancy and would wait for further information to be released later this year before drawing conclusions. Read More

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Sky takeover offer helps FTSE 100 end week in positive territory

Shares in Sky jumped 27 percent in London. However, the price tag attached to deal, on a cold December evening, is steeper than Murdoch's previous attempt to takeover the broadcaster in the summer of 2010. Rupert Murdoch is now the co-executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, a position he shares with his other son, Lachlan. Fox will pay 10.75 pounds ($13.50) per share for the 60% of Sky it doesn't already own. Read More

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Trump conversation with Taiwan president a 'courtesy call': Pence

It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a USA president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan, a self-governing island the US broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. -China relations. China regards Taiwan as part of its territory to be retaken by force, if necessary, if it seeks independence. Ned Price, a spokesman for the White House National Security Council , said Trump's conversation does not signal any change to long-standing USA policy on cross-strait ... Read More

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Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

The 2004 presidential candidate and former Vermont governor made the surprise announcement in a videotaped message to a meeting of state party chairs in Denver . Ellison was the first Muslim elected to Congress. Ellison supported Sanders, although he acted as a Clinton surrogate during the general election. It wasn't for something Ellison said decades ago but rather a 2010 speech recently unearthed, where Ellison appears to question Israel's influence over US foreign policy. Read More

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Residents Won't Be Able To Smoke In Public Housing Much Longer

Residents Won't Be Able To Smoke In Public Housing Much Longer

That includes 760,000 children and 500,000 seniors. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who ran for the Republican presidential nomination, as his choice to lead the federal housing agency. He said the federal rule is a positive step and there are 37,000 federally funded units across the state. Public housing units are of special concern because of the number of infants, asthmatic children, pregnant women, and chronically ill and elderly residents - all of whom are especially sensitive to the ... Read More

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Local organization teams up with Toys for Tots

Local organization teams up with Toys for Tots

The Toys For Tots warehouse has a long way to go before it's full. The donations, toys and monetary gifts will be given to the Marine Reserves where they will be distributed in Topeka and the surrounding community. Local U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots supporters have announced several upcoming events to collect Christmas presents for La Salle County children. Read More

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Rodgers tosses two TDs, Packers beat Eagles

Rodgers tosses two TDs, Packers beat Eagles

Home had been their safe haven, where visiting teams struggled to find the end zone and the Philadelphia Eagles outscored their opponents by a 3-to-1 margin while winning their first four games. "We missed it. It felt good". The Eagles had the better defense and home field advantage, we were told all week. When finally they did, the collision helped define their 27-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers . Read More

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FDA moves one step closer to approving medical ecstasy

FDA moves one step closer to approving medical ecstasy

By reducing fear through the amygdala, a mass of grey matter in the brain that impacts emotions, MDMA allows participants to revisit and reprocess trauma, adds Natalie Ginsberg, policy and advocacy manager at MAPS . According to the Times , the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies , a small nonprofit created in 1985 to advocate the legal medical use of MDMA , LSD, marijuana and other banned drugs, sponsored six Phase 2 studies treating a total of 130 PTSD patients with ... Read More

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Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies Months After Birth

Zika Virus Causes Brain Defects in Babies Months After Birth

But the latest study shows the first laboratory evidence of Zika virus infection in the womb leading to microcephaly developing after birth. But as 11 of these infants grew, their heads did not grow as they should. The current study uses data reported by the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network to assess the extent and characteristics of Zika virus infections caught by global travelers. Read More

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Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

Since the Fight for $15's first protest in 2012, 22 million workers have seen wage hikes, with more than 10 million guaranteed a path to $15 per hour over the next few years, according to the advocacy group. The Minnesota Daily reports: "As Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison's runs to fill Democratic National Committee's chair vacancy, multiple news outlets have reported on columns Ellison wrote , which some say were controversial, for the Minnesota Daily while he was a third-year law ... Read More

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F1 title is in Rosberg's hands at season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Meanwhile, Rosberg, who won in Abu Dhabi a year ago, is keen to clinch the championship title with a victory. "I go into this weekend thinking it's my last race". Recalling his 2007 title triumph, the Finn said: "When I was in that situation we had nothing to lose, so we go as any other race". Rosberg has been runner-up for the past two seasons, but the odds are stacked in his favor now. Read More

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Zika no longer a public health emergency of global concern

David Heymann, chairman of the WHO's Emergency Committee, announced that the Zika virus considered "under International Health Regulations" (IHR) doesn't meet the requirements of a "Public Health Emergency of International Concern PHEIC". "Are we going to see a resurgence in Brazil, Colombia and elsewhere?" Half of the travelers had spent at least 22 days in the country where they contracted the virus. Read More

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Dying UK girl convinces judge to let her body be frozen

The girl, who was not identified, told High Court Judge Peter Jackson she hoped to be brought back to life in the future, when her cancer could be cured. "A 14-year-old making even a simple decision in my clinic generally has to do that with an adult so we would say that a 14-year-old, apart from in certain circumstances wouldn't give consent for simple medical procedures, whether they want a prescription or not for example". Read More

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French conservatives voting in first presidential primary

Two much more comprehensive polls published on Thursday ahead of the debate showed Juppe winning the primaries but with a much narrower margin than in previous surveys. But polls have consistently shown her falling short. Socialist President Francois Hollande's deep unpopularity and the divisions of the Left mean polls forecast they won't feature in the two-person run-off and that whoever wins the conservative primaries will face Le Pen and beat her. Read More

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Trump coy on accepting election results

Two topless women have been arrested after causing a disturbance at a New York City, New York, polling center the morning of November 8, election day ( video below). Party goers hoping to drink a domestic beer as the results pour in will have to shell out US$10.00. A similar one was made to resemble Clinton. In July, Trump famously drew bipartisan criticism when he disparaged the mother of a US soldier who died in combat in Iraq, saying she wasn't permitted to speak by her husband. Read More

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Syrian Kurds push ahead in their offensive toward Raqqa

But the announcement lacked details on how the SDF , dominated by Kurds, plans to oust the militants from the city, home to almost 200,000 mostly Sunni Arabs and an estimated 5,000 ISIL fighters. SDF said its fighters destroyed a vehicle rigged with explosives on a farm north of Raqqa . The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights , an organization that reports on the war, said the SDF forces had so far captured a number of Daesh positions, but there had been "no real progress". Read More

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No charges against Clinton after new email review

Speaking to Now This News, Obama made his first public statements about the FBI's renewed focus on evidence possibly tied to Clinton's private State Department email server. President Barack Obama briefly addressed the FBI's reopened investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices for the first time, saying in an interview posted Wednesday that the agency does not "operate on innuendo" and emphasizing that there is no evidence that the Democratic presidential nominee violated the law. Read More

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