Humanitarian Crisis in Puerto Rico–What the Media and Trump Admin Aren’t Reporting

Puerto Rico, a US territory of appx. 3.5 million people, with a vibrant independent culture and rich history, is dying. Gross mismanagement, incompetence, political maneuvering, financial debt, and the absolute devastation wrought by hurricane Maria have left the colony destitute.

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Viewpoints: The Last Happy Doctor; The Controversial Notion The Government Should Boost It’s Citizens’ Wellbeing

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

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Health News Roundup: California Scrambles To Contain ‘Unprecedented’ Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

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Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email for Government Work

Ivanka Trump, the first daughter and adviser to the president, used a personal email address to communicate with a government official after her father took office, according to documents that the nonprofit American Oversight obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and shared exclusively with Newsweek. The documents show that on February 28, Trump—identifying herself…

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Facebook to provide ads bought by Russian company to congressional committees

WASHINGTON — Facebook said Thursday that it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 ads linked to a shadowy Russian company, for House and Senate committees’ investigations of Kremlin interference in the 2016 election. The move is an about-face for Facebook, which earlier this month said it had given the ads and other…

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Philippines’ Duterte says his son will be killed if involved in drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will have his son killed if drug trafficking allegations against the younger politician are true, and that the police who carry out the hit will be protected from prosecution. Paolo Duterte, 42, this month appeared before a senate inquiry to deny accusations made by an opposition lawmaker he was…

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Dismemberment Abortions are Still Legal in Texas Until Another Court Hearing in November

Last week we reported that U.S. District Court Lee Yeakel of the Western District of Texas had issued a temporary restraining order blocking Texas’ Dismemberment Abortion Ban– part of Senate Bill 8–while the full lawsuit brought by the abortion industry against the State of Texas moves forward. The TRO had been scheduled to expire in 14 […]

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Sex Trafficking Victim Forced to Have Abortion: “When I Was Forced to Kill My Baby, I Wanted to Die Too”

A girl, we’ll call her Jane, was forced into the sex trade then forced to have an abortion by her older “boyfriend”. “Nobody asked me if I wanted the abortion. It was one thing to be forced to have sex, but when I was forced to kill my baby, I wanted to die,…

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House Votes to Strike Down D.C. Law Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Today the House of Representatives voted to strike down a new law in Washington DC that would legalize assisted suicide. On December 19, 2016, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed “The Death with Dignity Act of 2015(Act 21-577), which would legalize assisted suicide in the nations capital. The bill allows an adult patient to request and…

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The FCC is tearing down Net Neutrality, But Should It?

Like many of you, I’ve been trying to research and decide what the pros and cons to net neutrality are. From what I’ve read there are more con’s than pros. Don’t let the name fool you. Consider the fact that when a government agency has more power to control and regulate the more chance it will not benefit consumers. Some think we need net neutrality to keep the Internet free and open, but it always has been. It’s government agencies and regulations like net neutrality that could lead to censorship and higher costs for consumers. Net neutrality has already put limits on expansion and innovation of better fiber optics in consumers homes.

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