Christine Burke

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Doctor says 24-year-old known as Oh needed two bodies’ worth of blood transfusions to save him and has nightmares about being sent back over border<p>North Korea’s latest defector, a young soldier being identified only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being …

North Korea

Rhode Island doctor pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme related to Insys

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island doctor pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges he participated in a scheme to obtain kickbacks in exchange for writing prescriptions for an addictive fentanyl-based cancer pain drug produced by Insys Therapeutics Inc.<p>The plea by Jerrold Rosenberg came amid ongoing …

Buried letter at Auschwitz finally unearthed details horrors seen

A couple of months before Auschwitz was liberated in January 1945, a Jewish prisoner secretly wrote a letter outlining the horrors he had witnessed there. He placed it in a thermos, the thermos in a leather pouch, and he buried it.<p>Now, for the first time, Marcel Nadjari's words have been published …

8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Falling From Carnival Cruise Ship in Miami

An 8-year-old girl has died after falling two stories from a Carnival cruise ship docked at the PortMiami seaport Saturday, according to the …

Las Vegas First Responders Deal With Emotional Aftermath of Mass Shooting

The sickening thuds of bodies hitting the concrete, the sound of bullets whistling by, the blood — these are the memories from the Las Vegas mass shooting that Glen Simpson fears will be forever with him.<p>Simpson, an advanced emergency medical technician for Community Ambulance, was one of the 16 …

Mental Health

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

It even accounts for weather.<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding …

Opioid Overdoses Are Shortening Overall Life Expectancy

In a new study of the leading causes of death in the U.S., researchers say that opioids have contributed to a shortening of life …

Has the true identity of Jack the Ripper been revealed? Victorian diary proven genuine contains huge clue

It remains one of the most enduring mysteries in British criminal history with a long list of potential suspects.<p>But the true identity of Jack the Ripper may have finally been confirmed, after researchers said they had proven the authenticity of a much disputed Victorian diary.<p>Twenty five years ago …

Study Uncovers the Truth About "Sleeping Positions"

There are almost countless sleeping positions. There’s side, stomach, back, log, starfish, free fall, covered in crumbs, and more.<p>The truth is no one …

D.C., Maryland Officials Hit President Trump With Lawsuit

President Trump was hit with a lawsuit Monday accusing him of "flagrantly" thumbing his nose at the constitutional prohibition against accepting payments and benefits from foreign governments since he took office.<p>Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and his D.C. counterpart, Karl Racine, also …

Australian mother who killed eight children suffered from schizophrenia and will not face charges

A court in Australia ruled that a 40-year-old mother who killed her seven children and a niece in a bid to “save them” from the apocalypse should not face charges because she was suffering from severe schizophrenia, possibly linked to cannabis use.<p>In one of Australia’s worst mass murders, Raina …

A Zen Master Reveals the Ultimate Technique to Stop Yourself From Overthinking

I think we can all agree that overthinking is tough to stop at the best of times.<p>Trying your hardest to clear your mind only seems to make it worst …

Donald Trump thought being president “would be easier” — and so did his deeply ignorant voters

What can you even say? The profound political illiteracy of roughly half our electorate brought us to this<p>“Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck,” the great George Carlin once said. “Where does everybody think these politicians come from?” he asked, “They don’t fall out of …

Donald Trump’s war on the poor has historical precedent — and its not pretty

<b>Mick Mulvaney (Getty/Chip Somodevilla/AP/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Trump’s budget proposes many ways to punish the poor. It’s a new version of the Nazi urge to purge “parasites”<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>March 20, 2017 6:00pm (UTC)<p>A nation's budget is a statement of priorities and values. President Donald Trump's …

23 Recent Books By Women You Should Read ASAP

The perfect literary way to celebrate Women's History Month. 💁🏽 📚<p>Historically, women artists have rarely gotten their due. But there’s no time like the present ― especially this Women’s History Month ― to change that, and to make sure that we’re appreciating all the genius work women writers are …

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Cate Blanchett Locates Her Moral Compass in Her Vagina

An International Women’s Day story for everyone.<p><b>Cate Blanchett</b> is generally willing to indulge in chit-chat. If she’s a guest on your show, she will school you about your American ignorance on the worth of Vegemite, she’ll share her vigorous youthful hatred of plastic bags, and she’ll tell you how …

The Common Foods Dogs Can and Can’t Eat

Most dogs will happily chow down on human food, whether you give them a treat or they sneakily steal something off the counter. But some foods can be …

The Best Place to Camp in Each of the 50 States

Ready, set, camp.<p>Numerous studies have found benefits to spending time in the outdoors: better concentration, elevated mood, even faster healing and …

Beaches

The Magnificent 7 Yoga Poses for Lower Back Relief

<b>You may already know this, and you probably certainly feel it, lower back pain seems to impact 8 out of every 10 people.</b><p><b>If you have lower back pain</b> …

Two years of attacks offered a warning - but sunbathers’ families say travel agents told them destination was “100% safe”<p>On a late June day in 2015, a man dressed in black came strolling along the beach outside the five-star Imperial Marhaba hotel in Sousse. It was almost noon, the temperature …

Terrorism

The TV Show You Need To Watch on Every Network, Right Now — A Running List

Broadcast, cable, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO NOW, Showtime Anytime — gah! So many networks, so many shows, but what do you need to be watching right …

Why Your Dog’s Personality Is a Lot Like Yours

The idea that dogs look like their owners really does have some merit: Research has shown that people tend to choose pups that share their physical …

Clerical Sexual Abuse: Pope Asks Forgiveness for 'Monstrosity' in Book

ROME — Pope Francis has penned the preface to a new book by a survivor of clerical sexual abuse, and asked forgiveness for what he called an "absolute monstrosity" in the Church's history.<p>"It is difficult for a victim of pedophilia to speak out about what they have endured and to describe the …

Why Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to swap places — and how it could affect us

The Earth's magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field — protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet's history includes at least several hundred global …

We just got one of the best looks at Jupiter ever

If you've ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang above Jupiter's clouds, here you go.<p>This absolutely stunning view of Jupiter's northern latitudes shows incredible detail of gas giant's swirling cloudtops. And it features, in the lower left in the image below, the storm on the gas planet …