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Jimmy Carter has cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter announced he has been diagnosed with cancer in a brief statement issued Wednesday.  “Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body,” Carter said in the statement released by the Carter Center. “I will be rearranging my schedule as necessary so I can … Continue reading Jimmy Carter has cancer

Legionnaires disease death toll mounts in New York City

Now there are 10 dead. Some 100 sickened. By Legionnaires disease in the South Bronx. City Continues to Monitor Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak as Death Toll Hits Double Digits — NY1 News (@NY1) August 6, 2015 New York is not alone in battling this public health menace. Show More Summary

Who is YOUR favorite tonight?

Ten guys, fighting for face time on one stage during tonight’s first GOP presidential debate. Who do you like? One thing we know for sure, President Obama has NO favorite. Obama is rooting for no one in the #GOPDebate tonight: More Summary

Planned Parenthood to continue to get federal funds

The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood shifts to a must-pass government funding measure this fall after a procedural vote in the Senate on legislation that would have barred all federal funds for the group failed on Monday. The...Show More Summary

Obama to impose new climate rule

By VICTORIA JONES Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – At a White House event this afternoon, President Obama will announce even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. Show More Summary

4th person dies from Legionnaires’ disease in New York City

A fourth person has died in what the New York City Health Department is describing as an “unusual” spike in Legionnaires’ disease in the Bronx, officials said Saturday. Sixty-five cases of the disease, a severe, often lethal, form of...Show More Summary

How being under attack actually HELPS Planned Parenthood

“We are doing anything we can to expose these extremists so they have less power and can’t hide and sneak around so easily,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood. “We’re working to change the culture of shame...Show More Summary

Outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the Bronx

Nearly three dozen cases of Legionnaires’ disease, a severe, often lethal, form of pneumonia spread through the air, have been reported in the Bronx over the last two weeks in what the Health Department is calling a concerning “unusual increase” in cases. Show More Summary

A cure for addiction? Israeli researcher thinks he can erase memory of addiction in addicts

“Blow”, “Charlie”, “snow” and “nose candy”. These are only some of the code names for the second most addictive drug after methamphetamine – cocaine. The white powder that’s sniffed, smoked or injected is so highly addictive, because users develop tolerance quickly, causing them to gradually increase the amounts they consume. Show More Summary

Opinion: Players taking early retirements over concussion fears, lawsuits a message to the NFL

By JULIE BAUMGARTEN Young athletes are retiring early from the NFL after only a few season. This might be the start of a new trend that could save the league millions of dollars in lawsuits. Earlier this month, Tennessee Titans eighth overall draft pick, quarterback Jack Locker, announced his retirement after five short seasons. Show More Summary

Avian flu found in North American wild birds

A green-winged teal in Washington state. The latest wild bird in North America to be tested positive for the avian flu. So says the United States Geological Survey. Which stresses there’s been no reported human cases of the current strain of the flu.

Was Germanwings co-pilot on prescription drugs?

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses rumors of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s prescription drug use leading up to the day of the French Alps plane crash.

Supreme Court appears split over Obamacare challenge

U.S. Supreme Court split over Obamacare challenge — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 5, 2015

Coffee prevents heart attacks?

Moderate amounts of coffee may help keep arteries clear, study says — (@TIME) March 3, 2015

Does the White House have a secret Obamacare fallback plan?

TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON – Rep Joe Pitts (R-PA), chair of the House Energy and Commerce health subcommittee, is accusing the Obama administration of secretly preparing a fallback strategy if the Supreme Court strikes down a major part of the healthcare law later this year, even as officials publicly maintain that no plan exists, […]

More than 100 exposed to superbug at California hospital

A potentially deadly “superbug” resistant to antibiotics infected seven patients, including two who died, and nearly 200 others were exposed at a Southern California hospital through contaminated medical instruments.

ISIS captures 100 men & boys in Iraq

More than 100 Iraqi men, including nine boys, have been kidnapped by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters near Tikrit, an influential sheikh says.Sheikh Anwar Assi al-Obeidi told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that 118 men and nine boys were originally captured three days ago from Rubaidha village, east of Tikrit, but that […]

Dissidents: Iran running parallel secret nuke program

An Iranian dissident group known for exposing key aspects of Iran’s secret nuclear work claims it now has evidence of “an active and secret parallel nuclear program” operated by Tehran. Click here to read the story.

How companies skirt labor laws by declaring workers ‘independent contractors’

By ROBERT REICH GM is worth around $60 billion, and has over 200,000 employees. Its front-line workers earn from $19 to $28.50 an hour, with benefits. Uber is estimated to be worth some $40 billion, and has 850 employees. Uber also has over 163,000 drivers (as of December – the number is expected to double by […]

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