‘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. …

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Whaling’s ‘uncomfortable’ scientific legacy – BBC News

June 26, 2017

… and time again in vertebrates, not just with mammals,” says Richard Sabin, the Natural History Museum’s top whale expert. “You see these similarities in the early developmental stages and it’s really not until you’re halfway through the gestation – which for a humpback whale is around 11 months – that you start to see the things that make that foetus characteristically the species that it is.” Whales reached huge size only recently In search of …

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

June 25, 2017

… you think “are they going to fertilise? Are they going to become embryos?” Then you’ve got to wait a couple of days for them to develop, “are they going to make that stage?” And then when they finally go back in it’s “are they going take?” At every stage you’re on edge, worrying, and then you’ve got a two-week wait to see if you’re actually pregnant and that two weeks is just the worst. I had two rounds of IVF on the NHS, but one …

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‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… of doing things,” says Cara. In the days Niamh was at home, Gilli spent a lot of time with her. “I was able to wash her. And dress her in her favourite things. The main thing for me was to make her death real. “If Niamh had just disappeared out of the house, and then a coffin had arrived and I never saw her again, I’d still be searching…” Image copyright Toby Smedley Image caption Cara Mair is trying to make funerals more personal In the UK, it is not …

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Facebook launches initiative to fight online hate speech – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… Bridge terror attack, UK PM Theresa May announced that new international agreements needed to be introduced to regulate the internet in order to “deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online”. And last week in Paris, Mrs May and French President Emmanuel Macron launched a joint campaign to look at how they could make the internet safe, including making companies legally liable if they refused to remove certain content. Other efforts Similar initiatives to counter hate speech …

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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 …

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UK holiday fraudsters could face jail – BBC News

June 22, 2017

… because of a cap on the legal fees that can be charged by law firms pursuing personal injury cases at home. Mr Tanzer added: “The government must urgently address this issue. The legal loophole that is allowing firms to unduly profit from these claims must be closed. “This would allow people with genuine claims access to justice but make this area less attractive to claims firms.” …

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Why we still really need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns

June 17, 2017

… You can see a baseball game is going on but it’s tough to make out the individual players or figure out what pitch the pitcher is throwing. Tax returns are like having front-row seats behind home plate. You can see the reaction on the batter’s face when he disagrees with a call. You can see how the teams interact — both with each other and amongst themselves. You can hear the pop of the fastball hitting the catcher’s mitt. It’s an entirely different game and …

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Pension savers ‘missing out on top-ups’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… and Royal London, said more could be done to make workers at other businesses aware that their employer might add to their pension if they were willing to contribute at a higher level. “At a time when money is tight for many people and pay rises may be limited, getting your employer to contribute more to your pension can be a very cost-effective strategy,” he said. “When individuals are thinking about where to put their money to get the best return, the chance to more than …

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London fire: Queen reflects on ‘sombre national mood’ – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… told BBC Newsnight the government was doing all it could to help. The PM said: “I’ve heard stories yesterday from the emergency services about the issues around the fire. “That’s why I came straight back to Downing Street and I ordered a public inquiry. “And we’ll make sure that takes place as soon as possible to get to the bottom of this.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May says 5m will be available for …

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London fire: Tower victims ‘may never be identified’ – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… visiting survivors. Challenge for fragile government Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLabour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site and spoke to locals By Laura Kuenssberg, BBC political editor Any government trying to deal with a terrible event like the Grenfell Tower disaster needs sensitivity and nimbleness. Ministers have a complicated “to do” list – make sure help gets to where it is required, turn on the taps for emergency cash and show that …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

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Senate approves new Russia sanctions

June 15, 2017

(CNN)The Senate on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to enact new sanctions against Russia and make it difficult for President Donald Trump to lift them. The Russia sanctions amendment was added to an Iranian sanctions bill on the Senate floor after a deal was struck earlier this week between the Republican and Democratic heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. …

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It’d be shocking if the Warriors went to the White House

June 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)It would be quite a shock and seriously awkward if the Golden State Warriors went to the White House for the customary congratulations from the President. He went on a post-election rant at a team news conference where expressed his disappointment that “the man who’s going to lead you has used racist, misogynist words.” …

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Could football help ease tensions between North and South Korea?

June 13, 2017

… sharing hosting duties broke down. ‘Strong message’ FIFA’s Infantino welcomed Moon’s suggestion this week, adding that while there could be difficulties in achieving his goal, “it is important to make such an effort based on belief.” “It could send a strong message just by mentioning such a vision,” Infantino said, adding that he would bring up the matter with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a meeting later this week. International diplomacy …

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Senators reach Russia sanctions deal

June 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Senate leaders struck an agreement Monday to roll out additional sanctions on Russia and make it difficult for the President to lift them. The legislation is expected to be attached as an amendment to an unrelated bill involving sanctions on Iran. Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, had previously been hesitant to take up a Russia sanctions bill in his committee. But he said last month that he wanted to see progress with Russia or …

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Gulf crisis threatens to separate Qatari mom from her children

June 12, 2017

Doha, Qatar (CNN)In a large villa on the outskirts of Qatar’s capital Doha, one family gathers to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan, handing out candy and singing songs. Dr Wafaa al-Yazeedi, a mother of three, is a Qatari single mother. Bahrain has asked her children, all Bahraini citizens, to leave Qatar. Food, fuel and flights: How Qatar may suffer …

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Merkel says EU is ‘ready to start Brexit negotiations’ – BBC News

June 10, 2017

… negotiations because in the last time (recently) I really had the feeling that everything was just being very tough and it doesn’t make sense to be tough. “We want to have a fair deal with Britain and we want to have a fair final Brexit negotiations.” European media see bleak future for May Other EU leaders have expressed concerns the failure to win a majority may make negotiations even more difficult. Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, who is president of the Alliance of …

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

June 8, 2017

… plan to deliver that brighter future will make sure all four corners of our United Kingdom benefit from the opportunities Brexit will bring – with more jobs, more homes, better roads and railways, and world-class digital connectivity wherever you live.” ‘Years of underfunding’ Mr Corbyn says the NHS “cannot afford five more years of underfunding, understaffing and privatisation”. Speaking at a music festival-style rally in Birmingham on Tuesday evening, he …

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General election: Sadiq Khan warns of ‘unsustainable’ police cuts – BBC News

June 6, 2017

… concerned’ Mr Khan said the Met, for which he has direct responsibility, was a “brilliant force” but had already had to swallow “big” budget cuts since 2010 and he was now “deeply concerned” about the effect that a further spending squeeze could have on policing in the capital. The Labour politician said, under current Conservative plans, the Met faced having to make savings of 400m in the next few years. If all of these savings came from reduced …

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Election 2017: 10 things we’ve learned over seven weeks – BBC News

June 5, 2017

We’ve had manifestos, gaffes and a tightening in the polls. But what else have we learned since Theresa May called a snap election? 1) Manifestos can be, er, clarified There had been no mention of a limit in the manifesto and ministers had publically rejected the idea. But the prime minister denied claims of a U-turn. The moral is “don’t make up significant manifesto policies on the hoof,” John Curtice, professor of politics at Strathclyde University, says. Theresa …

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General Election 2017: The EU citizens in the UK who can’t vote – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… are forced on Estonia. So I think the UK should try to negotiate a better deal – for example, follow a similar path to Norway, staying a member of the single market. I think most British people are tolerant and are OK with immigrants who offer some sort of value to the system. Talent is always valued and with British people it’s always easy to make friends. What annoys people is immigrants who are disrespectful towards their country’s culture, laws and customs. I think if you …

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Facebook becomes key tool in parties’ political message – BBC News

June 4, 2017

Mr Cummings said the campaign went through a well-managed process of refining the adverts to make sure they reached the right people at the right moments. “Many big-shot traditional advertising characters told us we were making a huge error,” Mr Cummings has said of that campaign. “They were wrong. It is one of the reasons we won.” Both parties now have units dedicated to using social media to get at voters. Image caption Screenshots taken by a Facebook user who …

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Election 2017: Five key things about the Question Time special – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… “make no excuses” for the way she had been treated and people with mental health issues had to be given “more support at an early stage.” But BBC political correspondent Gary O’Donoghue said Mrs May seemed uneasy and was “reluctant to engage and empathise beyond a few carefully chosen words”. Image copyright Getty Images The Labour leader, who’s made no secret of his long-held opposition to Trident despite agreeing to press ahead with renewal …

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Is Scotland on the cusp of a Tory resurgence? – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… The Conservatives are targeting the seats of SNP “big beasts”, including that of the party’s former leader, Alex Salmond So what might a Tory revival look like in the end? The party won’t make a public prediction about how many seats it might win. Privately, Tories are hoping to make it into double figures. Ten or 12 MPs would be a very good result for them. If they could topple an SNP “big beast”, they’d be delighted. They are targeting the seats of …

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