World’s Top Infectious Killer Is Finally Getting The Attention It Deserves

Advocates in the fight against tuberculosis are pleased that the top global infectious killer is mentioned by name in this year’s G-20 Leaders’ Declaration. “The specific inclusion of TB on top of the priority pathogens listed by World Health Organization to be addressed by new efforts in R&D against [antimicrobial resistance] is a great victory of the TB community against many ...
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Disability Advocates Arrested At Rob Portman’s Columbus Office

At least 15 protesters were arrested at the office of Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) in downtown Columbus, police confirmed Friday.  Protesters from a coalition of progressive groups, and from the Ohio chapter of the national disability rights group ADAPT, demonstrated outside the senator’s office, urging him to vote against the GOP-backed health care bill under consideration in the Senate. Portman ...
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Trump’s Voter Fraud Probe Is Just Starting, And May Already Be Breaking The Law.

President Donald Trump’s probe to investigate voter fraud has been active for a little over a week, but legal groups are already accusing it of violating several federal laws. The legal challenges come after the commission sent out a letter to all 50 states requesting voter information. The scrutiny shows the obstruction the commission can expect as it tries to assemble ...
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Billie Jean King Gently Schooled Emma Stone About The Wage Gap

Game, set, match. Tennis star Billie Jean King recently corrected Emma Stone’s comments about the gender wage gap and it was pretty spectacular. Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images Emma Stone and Billie Jean King pose with the Trailblazer Award at the 2016 Logo's Trailblazer Honors. Stone, who will star as King in the upcoming film “Battle of the Sexes,” sat ...
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The Military Invited A Band Whose Music Was Used To Torture Detainees

WASHINGTON ― This year’s 4th of July “Freedom Fest” at Guantanamo Bay featured a live music performance by a band whose music was used to interrogate detainees at the Naval base. The heavy metal band Drowning Pool played a show for U.S. troops at Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday before the fireworks display, the Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg first reported. Years ago, ...
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Trump Sits Down With The Russian Who Helped Him Win

WASHINGTON – If President Donald Trump wants to make a good first impression with Russian leader Vladimir Putin when they meet Friday, two words he might consider starting with are “thank” and “you.” Without Putin’s decision to interfere in last year’s presidential campaign on Trump’s behalf, there’s a good possibility he would not have won, given how few votes swung the outcome ...
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NYPD Suspends Officer Who Encouraged Niece To Say ‘N-Word’

NYPD officer Delinda Giraldo has been suspended without pay after a video came to light showing her encouraging her then 2-year-old niece to use the “N-word.” She has also been ordered to take a drug test, according to the New York Daily News. The video is one of five featuring Giraldo. The clip above shows her pushing the toddler to repeatedly say ...
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Hamburg Police And Protesters Clash Violently As Trump Arrives For G-20 Summit

Violent clashes erupted Thursday between police and protesters in Hamburg, Germany, as world leaders are set to attend the G-20 summit in the city. Several people were injured, according to HuffPost Germany reporters on the scene. Hamburg police said 76 officers were injured. Earlier the department said three were hospitalized for the injuries. They implicated small groups of protesters in the violence. Police used ...
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Mom Forced To Hold Toddler During Flight After United Sold His Seat

A Hawaii woman says she was forced to hold her son on her lap for a three-hour United Airlines flight last week after the company sold his seat to a standby passenger. Shirley Yamauchi, 42, purchased two tickets for nearly $1,000 each so she and Taizo, her 27-month-old son, could fly together from Hawaii to Boston, where she was attending ...
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