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In Massachusetts, Proposed Medicaid Cuts Put Kids' Health Care At Risk

The U.S Senate's plan to replace Obamacare would cut funding for Medicaid and other health insurance subsidies by more than $1 billion a year within five years. That has many lawmakers, doctors, hospitals and patients across Massachusetts in a state of alarm.<p>"Where in this bill is the protection …

Health Care
Health Care

Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scald

PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.<p>Dr. Kevin Foster, director of the Arizona Burn Center, said this June is the …


Russian warships fire missiles at ISIS in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russian warships have fired six missiles on ISIS targets in Syria, state media reports, in Moscow's latest show of force as its tensions with Washington heighten over the war.<p>The Admiral Essen and Admiral Grigorovich frigates, along with the Krasnodar submarine, fired the cruise missiles …

Middle East
Rights & Freedoms

UN warns 'no progress' on 260 million missing school places

<b>Global pledges to provide education for all young people show little chance of being achieved, according to annual figures from the United Nations.</b><p>There are 264 million young people without access to school, with few signs of progress, says Unesco.<p>Around the world, almost one in 10 children does …

South Carolina

How war brought cholera and polio back to the Middle East

BEIRUT — As war ravages public health systems in Yemen and Syria, doctors are treating epidemics and diseases they once thought were things of the past.<p>In Yemen, it is cholera, a bacterial disease spreading so fast, about 160,000 people have been fallen sick since April.<p>In Syria, it is polio, …

Middle East
Saudi Arabia

Police: Man killed woman, then himself on Chicago Skyway

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a man gunned down a woman during an argument early Wednesday on a major Chicago expressway before he shot and killed himself.<p>The shooting forced police to close part of the Chicago Skyway, which connects Chicago and Indiana, for about five hours.<p>Christopher M. Pena, …


'Trump doesn't care about HIV,' say advisers who resigned

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigned last week, owing to "a president who simply does not care," one member wrote in a Newsweek op-ed on Friday headlined "Trump doesn't care about HIV. We're outta here."<p>"We cannot ignore the many signs that the Trump …

Public Health

What is fuelling Islamic State's wave of Ramadan violence?

Intensity and scope of onslaught has surprised many, but Isis has long favoured launching attacks over holy month<p>The end of Ramadan is always eagerly anticipated. This year, for security officials in the Islamic world and the west, it cannot come fast enough.<p>Even before the start of the Muslim holy …

Middle East

Super hot planet bigger than Jupiter might be disappearing

Astronomers spot an extreme world that might be in the process of slowly evaporating, but for now the gas giant has plenty of fuel to blow our minds.<p>Truth is stranger than fiction, the saying goes, but the more we explore space, the more we find worlds stranger than even the strangest science …


Senate GOP aims for June vote on Obamacare repeal

Republican leaders could bring up a bill they know will fail in order to end the health care debate and move on to tax reform.<p>Senate Republicans’ uncertain efforts to repeal Obamacare are at a crossroads, with GOP leaders pressing members to make decisions on moving forward and pushing for a vote …

Health Care
Fossil Fuels
North Africa

Federal Appeals Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student

A big ruling in the fight for transgender rights — over Ash Whitaker's "simple request: to use the boys' restroom while at school."<p>A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a transgender student's challenge to a Wisconsin school district's policy limiting his restroom usage — a big win …

British police release three people arrested over Manchester bombing

British police say three of the 14 people arrested over the Manchester arena suicide bombing have been released without charge, and the investigation so far has found bomber Salman Abedi acted largely alone as he assembled his deadly device.<p>Russ Jackson, head of the police Northwest …

North Korea