‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

(CNN)All Ariana and Kevin Gonzalez want is birth control. But the California couple says that if the Republican alternative to Obamacare becomes law, they’ll be driving over the border to Mexico to get it. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. California community health centers would be put under “untenable stress” if Planned Parenthood centers were defunded, according to a group representing the centers. …


10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

June 25, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I want to look at a child and see my husband looking back up at me” Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years. The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the cause of the problem. Here, in her own words, she talks about the …


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 …


After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… Green, who was just discovering a fascination with politics, but was killed at the Giffords event, hoping she was dancing in “rain puddles in heaven.” “I want us to live up to her expectations,” Obama said. “I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it.” Everyone knows how that turned out. But despite that, there are still some optimists. Mark Kelly, Giffords’ husband, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Wednesday that acrid political rhetoric had …


Iraqi detainees in Michigan fear deportation

June 16, 2017

Detroit (CNN)Brianna Al-Dilami met her Iraqi husband the day he came to America in 1998 and they’ve been together ever since. But her husband was arrested by US immigration officers last weekend, and she has been searching for answers about his fate, fearing he’ll be sent back to Iraq. Five of the suit’s petitioners are Christian, the other two — including Al Dilami — are Shiite Muslims. The ACLU argues in the complaint that it is illegal to deport the …


General election 2017: Last push for votes in election campaign – BBC News

June 8, 2017

General election: Live rolling updates Manifesto guide: What the parties are promising Everything you need to know the general election campaign Reality check: How weather affects turnout The PM’s day has started in London, and will take in the South Coast, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands. Her first stop was Smithfield meat market in the city, where she chatted to butchers alongside her husband, Philip, who will be at her side throughout the day. Mrs May’s …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Image copyright PA Image caption Theresa May often heads to the hills with her husband Philip Prime Minister Theresa May likes to stretch her legs up and down hills and mountains, saying she decided to call the current election while walking in the Welsh mountains. Mrs May has also said she and her husband Philip enjoy “quite strenuous walking up mountains in Switzerland”. It may be worth remembering that the prime minister studied Geography at Oxford University. And while …


Josephine Bowes: The forgotten ‘pioneer’ of the art world – BBC News

… Image copyright The Bowes Museum Image caption Josephine Bowes was nicknamed Puss by her husband Josephine had always suffered from regular bouts of illness and it is believed her conditions included asthma and bronchitis, not to mention more scandalous afflictions rife in their raffish circles. “We know John had venereal disease,” Ms Hashagen said. “We think Josephine probably had it too, lots of people did, it was a very racy time. That could be why they never had …

May 27, 2017

Who is Nicola Sturgeon? A profile of the SNP leader – BBC News

… look at going its own way if voters north of the border backed Remain, while the UK as a whole voted to Leave the EU. That is, of course, exactly what happened. Image copyright PA Image caption Nicola Sturgeon with her husband Peter Murrell Expectations for the SNP under Ms Sturgeon are sky-high. Having swept Westminster, Holyrood and local council elections all within her first three years in the job, they are generally expected to win more or less every contest they enter. And the …

May 26, 2017

Manchester Arena attack: 22 dead and 59 hurt – BBC News

… “When I got up I saw bodies lying on the ground. My first thought was to go into the arena to try to find my family. “ ‘Absolutely terrifying’ Emma Johnson said she and her husband were at the arena to pick up her children, aged 15 and 17. “We were stood at the top of the stairs and the glass exploded – it was near to where they were selling the merchandise,” she told BBC Radio Manchester. “The whole building shook. There was a blast and then a …

May 24, 2017

Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… Andy Card to get a seriously ill Attorney General John Ashcroft to reauthorize a surveillance program. That intervention made him a hero for Democrats. But they came to despise Comey for his leading man role in a later drama, the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Clinton’s campaign blames Comey for her defeat last November. He intervented late in the campaign over a new batch of emails found on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, the husband of the Democratic nominee’s aide …

May 17, 2017