• Nobel-winning Chinese dissident given medical parole
Nobel-winning Chinese dissident given medical parole

On May 23, Liu showed symptoms of a disease and was then diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer. Chinese activists in the US have already begun lobbying the White House to negotiate with China , and officials have said they will begin talks to bring Liu to the US, Washington-based dissident Yang Jianli said on Twitter .

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  • Letter to the editor: Our health may depend on Collins' vote
Letter to the editor: Our health may depend on Collins' vote

A Senate Republican proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act aims to reduce funding for Medicaid , the single largest source of health care coverage in the United States. And the White House immediately issued a statement attacking the CBO, saying it's proven that in the past that it's incapable of predicting insurance coverage.

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  • Pharmacy exec tied to deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced to nine years
Pharmacy exec tied to deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced to nine years

Prosecutors say Barry Cadden authorized the shipment of drugs before their sterility was confirmed. Barry Cadden was convicted of fraud, conspiracy and racketeering after his company distributed contaminated vaccines nationwide which were linked to a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened more than 750 others.

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  • Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Fresno County
Mosquitoes with West Nile found in Fresno County

Vehicles will be equipped with a flashing yellow roof top light, West Nile virus signs and a "Makes Frequent Stops" caution sign. "The amount of mosquitoes and how early they came on is just huge", Brian Wilbur, director of Ada County Weed, Pest and Mosquito Abatement , said.

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  • At least 15 killed in Southern Afghanistan car bomb blast
At least 15 killed in Southern Afghanistan car bomb blast

At least 15 people have been killed in suicide vehicle bombing in the capital of Afghanistan's Helmand province, police said on Thursday. The weekend marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and ushers in several days of celebration.

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  • New Zealand law student launches climate change court case
New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

It's day two of a Judicial Hearing, where law student Sarah Thomson's alleging the Government is not doing enough to tackle climate change. She says the government needs to throw out the target and set a new one. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) author Dr James Renwick will also be giving evidence. As part of the Paris agreeme...

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  • Fungal Meningitis Victims Say Sentence for Head Pharmacist
Fungal Meningitis Victims Say Sentence for Head Pharmacist "Is Not Justice"

Barry Cadden , the co-founder and former president of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center , was convicted in March of those crimes by a federal jury in Boston but cleared of the harshest charges he faced, second-degree murder.

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  • Namibia suspends imports of poultry products from S. Africa, Belgium
Namibia suspends imports of poultry products from S. Africa, Belgium

SA Poultry Association CEO Kevin Lovell said the disease is carried to poultry by wild birds. The outbreak comes as the poultry industry tries to recover from the worst drought in more than 30 years that has nearly brought it to its knees in 2016.

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  • Opponents: Limited travel ban still stokes Islamophobia
Opponents: Limited travel ban still stokes Islamophobia

A family embraces each other as members arrive at an airport after the US Supreme Court granted parts of the Trump administration's emergency request to put its travel ban into effect, Tuesday. Is Trump happy a version of his ban has been allowed? A federal judge blocked it eight days later, an order that was upheld by a 9th circuit panel.

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  • DFW Attorneys Ready To Assist Those Affected By Travel Ban
DFW Attorneys Ready To Assist Those Affected By Travel Ban

The court asked both sides to address the issue of timing, along with questions about whether the ban is aimed at Muslims , the impact of Trump's provocative campaign statements and federal courts' authority to restrain the president in the area of immigration.

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  • Image of the United States Has Plunged Under Trump, Survey Shows
Image of the United States Has Plunged Under Trump, Survey Shows

In more than half of the 37 countries surveyed , positive views of the USA experienced double-digit drops in 2017. Israel is one of just two countries that prefer US President Donald Trump to his predecessor, Barack Obama , according to new research by the Pew Research Center .

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  • Republicans are the primary beneficiaries of gerrymandering
Republicans are the primary beneficiaries of gerrymandering

According to the AP analysis , Assembly Democrats enjoyed an outsized number of seats in relation to their share of the vote in 2016, when Republican candidates for the Assembly won about 15 percent more votes than Democratic candidates.

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  • Supreme Court allows parts of Trump travel ban to go into effect
Supreme Court allows parts of Trump travel ban to go into effect

In a statement , the Department of Homeland Security said the ruling allows it to "largely implement the President's Executive Order and take rational and necessary steps to protect our nation from persons looking to enter and potentially do harm".

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  • Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban
Murkiness follows Supreme Court's action on travel ban

With the exception of expressing disappointment over the US decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, the Liberals have avoided directly criticizing Trump's policies, striving instead to find common ground on stimulating economic growth in both countries.

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  • Romania president, ruling party chief in talks over new PM
Romania president, ruling party chief in talks over new PM

His nomination will be presented by the leftist-led ruling coalition which has a majority in parliament, to the president at 1200 GMT. "It damages the Romanian economy, the image of Romania in the world", Iohannis said at Cotroceni Presidential Palace when announcing his decision, stressing that "the crisis must end as soon as possible".

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  • Trump eager for big meeting with Putin, but some advisers wary
Trump eager for big meeting with Putin, but some advisers wary

Trump holds his first solo press conference as president. Trump has repeatedly called the investigation into whether any members of his campaign colluded with Russian Federation a "witch hunt". Despite mounds of (still-mounting) evidence that Russian Federation hacked the 2016 presidential election, President Trump is still not ready to place...

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  • Australia Is Getting Heaps Gayer, According To The Census
Australia Is Getting Heaps Gayer, According To The Census

Canberra is next with $2100 per month, followed by Perth ($1950) and Brisbane ($1800). NSW remains the most populous state, home to almost 7.5 million people. counted more than 47,000 same-sex couples previous year, a 42 percent increase from the 2011 census. More Australians have declared themselves to be in a same sex relationship.

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  • Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak
Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak

At Cadden's sentencing Monday, victims told stories of shattered lives and unbearable loss caused by the tainted steroids made by Cadden's company. Barry Cadden , president of the New England Compounding Center , followed by members of his legal team, arrive at the federal courthouse for sentencing Monday, June 26, 2017, in Boston .

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  • WH to Lobby House GOP on Softening Senate Bill on Moscow Sanctions
WH to Lobby House GOP on Softening Senate Bill on Moscow Sanctions

Linking the Russian Federation sanctions to Iran measures will make it more hard for US President Donald Trump to take actions to ease sanctions on Russian Federation and would prohibit the president from doing so without Congress' approval.

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  • Lexington Health Department offering free HIV screenings
Lexington Health Department offering free HIV screenings

Maxwell Ohikhuare, health officer for San Bernardino County, is quoted as saying in the release. Don't assume everything is okay - get tested if for anything, just peace of mind. Eden Wells, chief medical executive with the MDHHS. She says, it all boils down to this, when it comes to HIV, get yourself educated. To get tested, head over to the...

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