GOP Senators Still Frustrated With Obamacare Repeal Bill, Still Doing Nothing About It

June 19, 2017

… couldnt tolerate. It might propose to unwind the Affordable Care Acts expansion of Medicaid a little more slowly and offer marginally more financial assistance to lower-income and older consumers, but overall, the impact of the bill would be nearly the same. Many millions of people would lose health insurance, and millions more would lose consumer protections that guarantee access for people with serious medical problems. Rubio, asked about all of this on Sunday, vowed that the process would be …

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Why These Religious Leaders Are Standing With Planned Parenthood

June 19, 2017

Today, this history of activism has largely been overshadowed by prominent voices on the religious right, who promote the idea that it is impossible to be both religious and pro-abortion rights. 390,000 low-income womencould lose access to the abortion care, cancer screenings, STI testing, and other preventative services Planned Parenthood provides. In a new video released by Planned Parenthood, several clergy members spoke up about why their faith compels them to support the organizations …

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Samsung opens Bixby preview sign up in U.S.

June 17, 2017

Bixby is not quite here, yetImage: samsung Does Samsung even understand how to launch a tech product? On Friday, the South Korean tech giant finally let customers sign up for preview access to the eagerly anticipated Bixby personal assistant, which was supposed to launch with its brand new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. The devices even include a dedicated Bixby button. SEE ALSO: Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ prove you can never have too much screen Thus far, that button is only …

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North Korean hackers blamed for worldwide WannaCry cyberattack

June 17, 2017

… called WannaCry which hit multiple countries across the globe, locking up computers and ransoming access in exchange for large Bitcoin payments. The NHS wasn’t specifically targeted in the attack and the attack affected organisations from across a range of sectors. The claim that the ransomware attack originated from North Korea was originally made in May by Google security researcher Neel Mehta, who posted a cryptic set of characters on Twitter together with the hashtag …

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One in 10 in serious debt ‘have no bed’ – BBC News

June 14, 2017

A third of clients having gone without at least one essential item, such as a washing machine, causing inconvenience and extra cost by visiting laundrettes and other services A fifth of those asked had rented or bought at least one item on hire purchase A fifth had no internet access, blocking them from cheaper deals on utilities such as energy Some 91% of clients had used some form of credit to pay an essential bill or other debt. This money was borrowed primarily from friends and family …

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EPA Inspector General Probing Whether Agency Staffer Colluded With Monsanto

June 7, 2017

… records and looking through his emails, Hubbard said. Another step could involve looping in investigators at the , or obtaining subpoenas that would grant access to Rowlands bank records. You want to start looking at money trails, Hubbard said. Has he benefited from Monsanto? Was the money changing hands with him or his significant other? The court cases against Monsanto have rippled across the Atlantic, sparking debate in Europe, where governments are considering whether to renew an …

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Apple continues to push into healthcare, this time with developers

June 7, 2017

… kinds of numbers just for its HealthKit apps just yet. The company says that “millions of people” have used “hundreds of ResearchKit apps.” But moving into healthcare certainly has an upside for Apple. Wearables and health apps give the company a foothold on a $2.8 trillion industryand access to more data from millions of consumers. It also helps Apple sell more of Apple’s core products. “Their participation in the market is still fringe. It’s mostly …

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The GOP wants to make life harder for Americans with disabilties

June 5, 2017

BY MADHURI SATHISH Like reproductive health care access, the environment, and immigrants’ rights, provide a business owner with a written notice if they encountered a barrier to accessibility. This notice would have to be “specific enough to identify the barrier.” After that, the business owner has up to 180 days to resolve the problem: 60 to acknowledge that the problem even exists, and a further 120 to progress toward its resolution. urging them to think carefully …

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Apple WWDC 2017: iOS takes center stage

June 4, 2017

… instant connections so, on the surface, we can act as sentient beings. Siri is one of these areas where they need to innovate the most and fastest, given the competition in the space, said Forresters Husson. He sees Apple integrating Siri on a much wider array of services, apps, devices, and even third-party offerings. If Apple goes further with Siri, Gillett thinks now would be a good time for Apple to make Siri a more open platform. He hopes they add options for giving more access to your …

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Key Witnesses In A California Jailhouse Snitch Scandal Refuse to Testify

June 3, 2017

… deputies where some inmates work secretly for the government as informants and are given access to certain defendants in order to glean information that can be used against them in court. Orange County Superior Court Questions have plagued the sheriffs department over the logs sudden termination. A late log entry references Sgt. Marty Ramirez Ramirez and Lt. Raymond Wert discussing the decision to end the log. Dated Jan. 23, 2013, the entry on a unit meeting says they decided to end the log …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… report by consultancy firm Deloitte access Economics, the reef contributes almost $4 billion to the Australian economy each year and supports almost 70,000 jobs. WWF Australia/XL Catlin Seaview Survey The Great Barrier Reef may never be the same again, but action can and must be taken to salvage what can still be saved, experts say. Both the Independent Expert Panel and the Reef 2050 advisory committee have said tackling climate change is central to this effort. The government wants to …

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How a Silicon Valley veteran created an app that 400 nonprofits use to help refugees

May 30, 2017

Image: Mashable Composite; RefAid / Trellyz Shelley Taylor calls herself a Silicon Valley veteran. Veteran, she tells me, “means old.” Raised in Palo Alto, Taylor has an extensive tech background. She isn’t an engineer, but she wrote the “bible of user interface” back in 1995 at the dawn of website creation, inventing a lot of the language still used to this day to describe websites and ecommerce. She’s launched a bevy of startups and advised companies like …

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How ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has become the meme of the resistance

Image: Christopher Mineses / mashable  Earlier this week, 18 women dressed up in red cloaks and white bonnets, stood in pairs in the rotunda of the Texas state capitol, and began chanting, “Shame!” in unison. They didn’t stop shouting for eight minutes. They call themselves the Texas handmaids. You probably first saw them back in March, when images of their original protest in Austin went viral. That’s when they sat silently in the Texas senate gallery, watching as …

May 29, 2017
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Trump’s Budget Would Cut Planned Parenthood Out Of All Federal Programs

… cannot cover up a deadly agenda that would hurt women and prevent access to basic health care in the U.S. and across the globe. Planned Parenthood receives roughly half a billion dollars a year from the government, which it uses for preventative health services such as contraception, cancer screenings, and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment. Federal law already prevents any taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for abortions. Related Coverage GOP Health Care Bill Would …

May 23, 2017
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‘Mom’ ditches Emmy campaign to donate to Planned Parenthood

(CNN)CBS’s “Mom” put its plans for an Emmy campaign on hold in support of Planned Parenthood. Explaining their decision, star Allison Janney told “access Hollywood”: “It just seems like now is a time to do something like this — as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood.” Janney, who plays Bonnie on the series, is a long-time advocate for the organization. Janney said her great-grandmother worked with Planned Parenthood …

May 22, 2017
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Mental health deaths probed at Essex NHS trust – BBC News

… himself. She said he had told her in a text earlier that week he was “in hell”. Image copyright Lowe family Image caption Melanie Lowe died in 2016 At the inquest last November, the coroner heard evidence of a catalogue of mistakes. Lawyer Rachel Codd, representing Ms Lowe’s family, said she had tried to abscond twice while on constant watch, but the locum psychiatrist who reassessed her upon admission did not have access to the observation notes. She added: “It …

May 22, 2017
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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

… vacation spots like Mar-A-Lago are reportedly very easy to hack into While most toddlers don’t have access to the nuclear codes, the advice for dealing with the president can also work for your kids at home. Please keep your speeches really brief Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock The president’s attention span is not known for being long, and NATO officials are telling leaders around the globe to tighten their speeches to 2-4 minutes, lest the president’s mind wander, according …

May 21, 2017
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Tim Cook reportedly seen sporting a world-changing Apple Watch prototype

Tim Cook might already have access to a next-level Apple Watch feature.Image: Jose Sanchez/AP/REX/Shutterstock Apple CEO Tim Cook will be the first to tell you he loves the Apple Watch and its health tracking capabilities. So if there’s anyone who would serve as a high-profile guinea pig for a breakthrough new feature for the device, Cook’s a top candidate. Which is why it may come as no surprise that Cook has been spotted out and around on Apple’s campus sporting a …

May 21, 2017
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Who gets hurt by GOP’s ‘pro-life’ hypocrisy

(CNN)What does it mean to be pro-life? In today’s GOP, one thing: restricting access to safe abortion. Even if this doesn’t actually decrease the number of abortions, but just makes them more dangerous. Even if it means women and their children remain poor and vulnerable. Even if it means cutting off other necessary health care and aid. Even if it means women are injured. Even if it means women and babies die. It’s the “pro-life” performance that matters …

May 20, 2017
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Net neutrality is a pivotal moment in a broader movement for a healthy internet

Image: Shutterstock / issaro prakalung In John Olivers recent segment urging viewers to stand up for net neutrality, the late-night comedian lamented the challenge of building public support for a seemingly obscure issue. Net neutrality the concept that Internet access should be equal and accessible for all is objectively boring, Oliver says. While I disagree, Oliver has a point. Net neutrality can seem like a woolly issue. Explanations tend to cite the Communications Act of 1934 arcane …

May 19, 2017
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Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of both suspects to see if evidence of the crime exists. The …

May 19, 2017
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Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

… few months. SEE ALSO: Could you really remove Facebook from your life? According to The Trevor Project’s website, the rate of suicide attempts is “four times greater for LGB youth and two times greater for questioning youth than that of straight youth,” so it’s clear how helpful access to a supportive chat bot could be. And though The Trevor Project is aimed at helping suicide prevention in young people, the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 40 percent of …

May 18, 2017
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How to bring humanity and tech together: Innovators and advocates on hope for the future

… male lender; being able to access credit from the palm of their hand is liberating. Even men tell us they are afraid to face more formal lenders sometimes for fear of rejection and the shame that might bring them. Having a private, personal relationship with your financial services validates our customers humanity, and reminds them that someone out there believes in them. Fostering connections that dont add to the noise Perhaps the most daunting challenge is how tech affects relationships. …

May 18, 2017
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