One week. 52 senators. Can Mitch McConnell get it done?

June 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)The math isn’t there yet for Mitch McConnell. The swift rejection may be a negotiating ploy, but the public nature of it is a reminder for McConnell of the deep reservations running through his own conference on a proposal that conservatives do not believe goes far enough to repeal Obamacare — and the monumental challenge that lies ahead as he looks for 50 “yes” votes. Protesters dragged away from senator’s office …

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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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8 Ways To Sleep Better When It’s Blistering Hot Outside

June 22, 2017

… accidentsto increased risk of developing heart diseaseand Type 2 diabetes. 1. Close the windows and draw the blinds gpointstudio via Getty Images As it cools off in the evening … thats a good time to have your windows open [and get some air circulating], she said. When your windows are closed, the best thing to do is circulate the air in the room with a good fan. Increasing air circulation is critical to cooling down your bedroom, June says.Opening your bedroom door to allow more …

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Petition calls for Dennis Rodman to be removed from Hall of Fame

June 22, 2017

… death.” Smith accused Rodman of “coddling” Kim, whom the former basketball player has described as a “friend for life.” “Removing Rodman from the Hall of Fame will send a message that all Americans are united against this regime,” Smith said. Return from North Korea The five-time NBA champion has traveled to North Korea for informal “basketball diplomacy” several times, and told CNN last week that he hoped to do “something …

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Teens are still having sex, most use contraception

June 22, 2017

(CNN)American teens’ sex habits and contraceptive use haven’t changed much over the past decade, according to a new report from the National Survey of Family Growth, which is administered by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that time period, 42% of female teens and 44% of male teens reported having had sex at least once, a 1% decrease for females and a 2% increase for males over the previous four years, spanning 2006 to 2010. These differences are …

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Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat

June 21, 2017

… referendum on the American Health Care Act, as the House bill is known, and a win for Ossoff would scare enough Senate Republicans into abandoning the effort. Ossoff , which he said puts Georgians lives at risk. He favored fixing Obamacare through largely unspecified bipartisan solutions. At the same time, he never quite made Handels support for the bill a of his campaign. One area where Ossoff did not hold back is on Handels tenure as a vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen for …

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6 Tactics For Dealing With Political Stress

June 21, 2017

… what those changes mean can all play a role in contributing to anxiety, Klapow said. The good news is that its possible to manage your stress around politics without deleting your social media apps or escaping to a remote island. Follow these six practical strategies to find a healthy balance between staying informed and staying sane: Chart out how much time you spend reading, listening, watching, and engaging in political rhetoric, Klapow advised. Do you check every news update that lands …

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Psaki: Democrats, don’t lose your cool over Georgia vote

June 21, 2017

… a narrow win by Handel, that strategy shouldn’t necessarily be discarded. Senate GOP aims for health care vote next week Democrats will need to brace themselves. Republicans are going to get a little wind in their sails from this victory. It will give Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and the NRCC (National Republican Congressional Committee) a momentary reprieve from the doubts and griping they are hearing from their caucus. And for the time being they may be able to …

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Democrats Protest Senate Republican Health Care Secrecy

June 20, 2017

In a series of floor motions, inquiries and lengthy speeches, Democrats criticized the closed-door meetings that Republicans have been holding to craft a replacement for Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. They called for open committee hearings and more time to consider the bill before a Senate vote, which Republicans say could come in the next two weeks, although a draft bill has yet to emerge publicly. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said that the closed-door …

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

June 19, 2017

… open: That bill has to at least have a vote in the Senate, and I hope its a vote that allows plenty of time for debate, analysis, and changes. And input. And if thats the process we follow, it will be fine. If it is an effort to rush from a small group of people straight to the floor in an up-or-down vote, that would be a problem. The Senate rules are not conducive to that sort of action. As , the former Senate aide now at the Center for American Progress pointed out on Twitter, Rubios vow is …

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Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… bringing some pleasure — simple pleasures — to people who are having a really hard time.” Throughout the design process, de Rijke and his team researched cancer treatment and healthcare architecture extensively. As well as consulting Maggie’s, they spoke with cancer patients and their loved ones to figure out how to make the new center as comfortable as possible. Their findings present themselves subtly throughout the 2,800 square-foot center. Wooden handles replace …

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You’ll absolutely fall in love with this colorful, unicorn-inspired apartment

June 19, 2017

… Mucciolo’s rainbow theme doesn’t stop in the living room. Her kitchen cabinets, which took 10 painstakingly long hours to decorate, are covered in brightly colored Washi tape. She doesn’t mind the time it takes though. Mucciolo explained that she lives with OCD, and detailed projects are incredibly therapeutic for her. Image: studio mucci Paper cranes hanging from Mucciolo’s ceiling Image: studio mucci “All of these [projects] aren’t super fast …

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Early vote tally foretells soaring turnout in most expensive House race ever

June 18, 2017

(CNN)More than 140,000 voters had cast their ballots by the time early voting in Georgia closed Friday — another indication of sky-high turnout in the closely watched runoff for a House seat between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel. The pool of early voters includes more than 36,000 who did not participate in the April primary contest for the seat, which was vacated when former Rep. Tom Price became President Donald Trump’s health and human services secretary, …

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Patagonia’s CEO Is Ready To Lead The Corporate Resistance To Trump

June 18, 2017

… state under consideration, said on Monday. If the administration moves forward with that plan, if he puts this plan before Congress, I will fight him every step of the way. Patagonia said it would also consider its legal options if Congress acts, but would likely have a tougher time with that. At the very least, the company said its already considering putting its efforts behind pro-environment candidates in the 2018 election. Marcario said she had no interest in directly funding individual …

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Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …

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

June 16, 2017

… Portillo said the prime minister “didn’t use her humanity”. Labour MP Harriet Harman also criticised Mrs May for not meeting residents, writing on Twitter: “She should have been prepared to listen to them.” Conservative MP Chris Philp later told Newsnight the prime minister was “keen not to intrude and cause disruption”. Defence minister Tobias Ellwood said on BBC One’s Question time that “security concerns” had also stopped Mrs May …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey meets disease survivors – BBC News

June 16, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEbola nurse Pauline Cafferkey: The Western world has moved on Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey has returned to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting Ebola there in 2014. She went back to fundraise for children orphaned by the epidemic and to close a chapter of her life. The last time Mbalu met Pauline, the teenager was sick with Ebola and fighting for her life. Pauline cared for her while smothered in a personal …

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After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… togetherness. Congressional baseball players: We must unite “We are dealing with a deeply entrenched, deeply ingrained system that has been perpetuated for a long time, so is it easy to change? No. But can we, of course we can, we just have to have the will to do it,” Republican Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick told CNN’s Phil Mattingly. Plenty of members of Congress, shocked at what happened Wednesday morning at baseball practice in suburban Alexandria, Virginia, and deeply …

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London fire: Crews work through night at tower block – BBC News

June 15, 2017

… Police have warned the number of deaths is expected to rise, while PM Theresa May has promised a full investigation. Thirty-four people remain in hospital – 18 of whom are in a critical condition. Latest updates: Death toll expected to rise What we know so far Baby caught after being ‘dropped to safety from tower’ Firefighters were called to the residential tower at 00:54 BST on Wednesday, at a time when “several hundred” people were thought to have been inside. …

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The Revolutionary Street Art Project That Inspired Banksy And Empowered A City’s Youth

June 15, 2017

… the art form. Inspired by movies such as Wild Style and Beat Street and the painting of Bristols earliest-recognized graffiti artist 3D (a.k.a. Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack), Nation said theyd spend hours copying outlines of the work featured in the seminal book Subway Art. Barton Hill was rough, Nation said. At that time the club was very territorial, seen as right wing, predominantly white and very hostile to outsiders. Its exterior walls, he said, were mainly daubed with …

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Tech now rules the world’s most valuable brands ranking

June 15, 2017

… valuable companies, their brands have joined the higher reaches as well. The rise of the iPhone propelled Apple to the top in the late aughts, and Amazon and Facebook surged to the front of the pack in just the past couple years. Netflix, Snapchat, and YouTube all made the top 100 for the first time this year, though none cleared the list’s upper half. In fact, the only three brands that feature in the top ten in both 2006 and 2017 are tech companies: Google, IBM, and Microsoft. Watch …

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Aspirin ‘major bleed’ warning for over-75s – BBC News

June 15, 2017

‘Lifelong pills’ Doctors generally prescribe daily aspirin for life after a person has a stroke or heart attack to help prevent more attacks. But researchers have known for some time that aspirin can increase the risk of stomach bleeds. Until now, most research involved people under 75, showing that the risk of serious bleeds was low in this group. But with around half the people on lifelong aspirin in the UK now over 75, researchers at Oxford University decided to find out …

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Ralph Northam Wins In Democratic Primary For Virginia Governor

June 14, 2017

Although Perriello enjoyed greater support among millennials, liberals and residents of Southwestern Virginia, his campaign hopes depended on getting many of them to turn out for the first time. Its still an uphill climb for groups that are farther to the left to succeed even in a Democratic Primary, said Geoffrey Skelly, an expert in state politics at the University of Virginia. Theres a lot of excitement. But at the end of the day, there are a lot of Democratic voters that are center-left …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… children were being axed, when in fact the plan was to end the free lunches for all infants, which benefits the better-off. 6) Not reacting to the Labour surge Image copyright Getty Images People knew very little about Theresa May before the campaign started – she had been home secretary for a long time but had not courted publicity like some of her cabinet colleagues. An introvert, by Westminster standards, who does not like talking about her private feelings, she tended to come …

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