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Trump’s Next Battle: NY Woman Sues For His DNA

Insists Donald Trump raped her, but not sure when  Washington (CNN) – E. Jean Carroll, an advice columnist, alleged in a lawsuit filed in November that President Donald Trump attacked her at Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury department store in Manhattan, in the 1990s. Trump has repeatedly denied the allegation, saying last June that he had "never met this person in my life." Her lawyers served an attorney for Trump with papers on Thursday requesting the President's DNA be...

State Considers Sex Ed For Kindergarteners

Bill would require "comprehensive sex education" for all public school students "WHEREAS, it is a critical responsibility of this Commonwealth to promote the well-being of Kentucky students; NOW, THEREFORE, Be it enacted ... : each school district shall provide comprehensive sex education to all public school students in kindergarten through grade twelve." Jan 30, 2020 WJW – Lawmakers will consider legislation this session that would bring sex education to Kentucky kindergarteners. House Bill 296 does include an opt...

Subway Topping Now Subject Of Federal Investigation

Headline Health warned two years ago that even the managers of some Subways won't eat this topping ... they'll serve it to you, though.  Some state officials admit outbreak investigation is ongoing; others fail to respond | By Coral Beach on Jan 28, 2020 | Food Safety News – Officials in two states have confirmed they are working with federal officials on an investigation into E. coli illnesses linked to lettuce served by a national restaurant chain....

Migrants Abandon Their Own Children, Send Hundreds Across Border Alone

Jan 24, 2020 CNN – More than 300 migrant children who were previously waiting in Mexico with family as part of a Trump administration policy have crossed the US-Mexico border alone, marking a jump from the approximately 135 children who crossed last fall, the US Department of Health and Human Services told CNN. Health and Human Services said that 352 children who "indicated that their family is in Mexico" had been referred to the Office of...

Trump First POTUS To Attend March For Life

UPDATED ... “Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump said, in the first appearance by a sitting president at the annual anti-abortion event. NBC NEWS, WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday became the first sitting president to attend the annual anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, presenting himself as an unwavering advocate for limiting abortion access. “Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House,” Trump...

Joe Biden: Drunk-Driving Illegals Should Not Be Deported

Jan 22, 2020 Joe Biden said Monday he would instruct Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) not to deport illegal immigrants caught drunk driving. Biden said if he won the presidency he would issue an executive order instructing ICE to only carry out deportations of illegal immigrants convicted of felony charges, “and I don’t consider drunk driving a felony.” ≠Biden said there is still a culture within ICE that causes the children of illegal immigrants to fear for...

Feds Finally Rethinking ‘Emotional Support Pigs’

US seeks to tighten rules covering service animals on planes AP – Airlines might soon be able to turn away cats, rabbits and all animals other than dogs that passengers try to bring with them in the cabin. The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday announced plans to tighten rules around service animals. The biggest change would be that only dogs could qualify. Airlines say the number of support animals has been growing dramatically in recent years, and...

Supreme Court Okay’s Flint Residents Suing City Officials

The Hill – The Supreme Court will allow a lawsuit to move forward against Flint, Mich., officials over their role in the city's public health crisis. After the city's 2014 decision to change water sources from Lake Huron to the Flint River, which had been widely considered to be contaminated, Flint residents reported widespread cases of hair loss, skin rashes, Legionnaire's disease and lead poisoning. Twelve people died from Legionnaire's disease in the aftermath. The case was...

NYT Snubs Biden After Asking If He’s Too Old To Be President

Jan 20, 2020 The New York Times extensively questioned Joe Biden about his age, his health, and his fitness to be president before choosing to endorse Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar yesterday. Here are excerpts from the interview, conducted on December 16.  Kathleen Kingsbury, NYT Editorial Board: Jimmy Carter has said that he wouldn’t be up for the job of the presidency at age 80. He’s obviously experienced the job, and lived the job. How do...

Government-Mandated Chemicals Are Dumbing Us Down

New research from New York University shows that pesticides and flame retardants may pose a growing threat to a child's IQ — perhaps more than lead or mercury. Jan 14, 2020 Business Insider – Exposure to flame retardants resulted in a loss of 162 million IQ points among children from 2001 to 2016. A public-health researcher called these toxins "hit-and-run" chemicals because the damage can be sudden and cannot be reserved. The chemicals we've long feared the most —...

Planned Parenthood Commits $45M To 2020 Elections

Jan 17, 2020 Kaiser Health News – Planned Parenthood announced it will spend $45 million to fund canvassing and grassroots operations for the 2020 election, along with digital and TV ads in nine key states. “Our country is at a crossroads, but now it’s time for us to reclaim our power," said Jenny Lawson, executive director of Planned Parenthood Votes. Meanwhile, Susan B. Anthony List and its affiliated super PAC will launch a $52 million effort to...

Ex-Pharma Exec Gets 33 Months In Federal Prison

Thousands of Americans who were victimized by the opioid epidemic are dead. One Big Pharma exec responsible for fraudulent promotion of fentanyl will be a free man in 33 months  BOSTON (AP) — A former executive for a drug company was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that Massachusetts prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Michael Gurry, a former vice president at Insys Therapeutics, was also sentenced...

Taxpayers Fund Perverse Messaging On “Free” Condoms

Governor ends handout of obscenity-laced condoms | Salt Lake City (AP) — An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans that put a sexy spin on state pride met a quick end in Utah as the governor ordered the health department to stop distributing them. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's intervention came hours after the designs became public on Wednesday. Herbert, a Republican, he understands the importance of educating residents about HIV prevention, but he does...

Religious ‘War On Health’ Prevails, For Now

"Prior to the introduction of measles vaccines in the 1960s, an estimated 3 to 4 million people in the U.S. each year came down with the highly contagious viral illness, according to the CDC. This led to an estimated 400 to 500 deaths, 48,000 hospitalizations, and 1,000 cases of measles-associated encephalitis (swelling of the brain) each year." Anti-vaxxers celebrate victory in NJ as pro-vaccine bill falls apart The bill’s sponsors vow to immediately try again. Jan 14,...
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