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Joe Biden: Domestic Violence Is A 'Public Health Epidemic'

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden called domestic violence a "public health epidemic" that requires urgent attention in an address Friday to an audience of the country's preeminent medical, public health and domestic violence experts.<p>"All of you in this room who are doctors, nurses, …

Public Health

I had anorexia – but not because I wanted to look like a fashion model | Hadley Freeman

A French plan to ban skinny women from the catwalk ignores the fact that anorexia is an illness. We need to look at the causes not outcomes of self-loathing<p>Nobody ever asks me what it felt like. They never ask what it was like to spend three of my teenage years in secure psychiatric units for …

Putin Disappears Like a Dictator

Russian President Vladimir Putin has disappeared. Well, not literally, but he hasn't been seen in public for a full week and reports about his …

Obama's America

At the 50th anniversary commemoration of Bloody Sunday in Selma, the president made the case for American exceptionalism.<p>America is, like all nations, an idea. Unlike many other nations, this idea requires a little articulation. A nation built by waves of immigrants can't rely on Old-World, …

Black History

Gym Cancels Woman's Membership After She Complains About Transgender Patron

The gym stood up for the transgender woman she called out.<p>A Michigan woman's gym membership was revoked because she refused to stop complaining about a transgender patron.<p>According to Michigan Live, the incident startedwhen a Planet Fitness member named Yvette Cormier went to use the women's gym's …

How To Do Disney World On The Cheap

<i>Disney's Magic Kingdom in Orlando (Flickr: tegioz)</i><p>If you're planning a trip to <b>Walt Disney World</b> and are worried about burning a hole in your pocket, it's time to de-stress. Just about every child dreams of a family vacation at Walt Disney World and just about every parent wants to make those dreams …

Walt Disney Company

6 Historic Luxury Mansions You Can Buy for Under $300,000

Would you like a 9-bedroom, tudor estate built for a licorice tycoon for only $299,000?<p>Have you ever dreamt of owning a sprawling estate fit for a Dowager Countess, but sighed thinking it was hopeless without an extra inheritance to spare? As it turns out, it isn't (as long as you're willing to …

Lea T, the transgender hair-care model who’s shifting our perception of beauty norms

The appointment of Brazilian model Lea T as “the face” of American hair-care brand Redken, might not sound like headline news. Except that Lea, 33, was in fact born Leandro, making her the first transgender model to front a global cosmetics brand.<p>Talking on behalf of Redken, which this week …

Pope suffers synod setback on gays

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1117000/1117069_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534800109_00641dc0c49b33a45807236bc0760edb<p><b>Bishops meeting at the Catholic Church synod have abandoned proposals for wider acceptance of gay people which were backed by Pope Francis.</b><p>A draft …

Pope Francis

Rand Paul: Ebola is "not like AIDS"

Sen. Rand Paul said Ebola is "not like AIDS," offering what he says is a stark contrast from the White House's message on the disease.<p>"[The Obama administration] has downplayed how transmissible it is," Paul said in an interview with CNN on Thursday morning. "They say it's the exchange of bodily of …

Are missing students in mass graves found near Iguala, Mexico?

Gunmen opened fire at buses carrying students and soccer players in southern Mexico.<p>It's been more than a week since that violent night of shootouts in Iguala, Mexico. Authorities say three students were among six people killed in the September 26 violence, and 43 students remain missing.<p>Where are …

Ebola-infected American to arrive at Nebraska Medical Center

A second Ebola patient to be treated at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha will arrive there early Monday morning, the center said in a statement. The patient is believed to be an American freelance cameraman who worked for NBC.<p>Ashoka Mukpo was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday. He left Liberia on a …

NJ boy dies suddenly of enterovirus D68

Eli -- a sweet, active, blonde-haired preschooler -- had gone to sleep feeling fine, perhaps dreaming of playing with his sisters or having a fun day at school.<p>He didn't make it through the night.<p>While the young boy died sometime between the night of Wednesday, September 24, and the following …

First Human Trials of Ebola Vaccine Start Next Week

The first human trials of a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus will start next week in the U.S., officials announced Thursday, just as the World Health Organization predicted as many as 20,000 people could be infected in West Africa before the epidemic is brought under control.<p>The National …

Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ousted and jailed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi refused to answer a prosecutor's questions about allegations that he leaked …

Sanford, Florida, Mayor Urges Ferguson To Welcome Obama Administration's Help

Jeff Triplett, the part-time mayor of the town where Trayvon Martin was shot, says the Justice Department saved the day in Sanford.<p>WASHINGTON — When Jeff Triplett, the mayor of Sanford, Florida, watches the footage from Ferguson, Missouri on TV it's personal for two reasons. First, Triplett is a …

Falling Stars: GOP's Top 2016 Hopefuls Embroiled in Scandal

Republican governors, once considered among the party’s best hopes for taking back the White House, have suffered significant setbacks in recent months. And their legal and political woes – both large and small – have made the still-developing 2016 presidential race look even more …

U.S. attorney general visits Missouri town for meetings on fatal shooting

FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with community members in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday and vowed a thorough civil rights probe into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager that has set off 11 nights of racially charged unrest.<p>Attorney General Eric …

Grand jury could hear case against police officer

CHICAGO (AP) — A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against the …

St. Louis Cops Shoot and Kill Man Near Ferguson, Crowd Gathers

Two St. Louis city police officers shot and killed a black man who came within several feet of them brandishing a knife on Tuesday a few miles from the turbulent suburb of Ferguson, authorities said.<p>A crowd of at least 100 people quickly gathered at the scene. Some people chanted, “Hands up! Don’t …

In West Africa, Medical Workers Risk Becoming Victims in the Fight Against Ebola

Less than a month ago, there were around two hundred doctors, nurses and hospital staff at Phebe Hospital in Liberia’s central Suakoko district. …

Why Obama acted on Iraq

The threat of a double nightmare this week forced President Barack Obama to do something he likely hoped he’d never have to — order the use of force in Iraq.<p>American warplanes based in the Middle East now are authorized to attack the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Obama …

State troopers take over security in Ferguson

State troopers are taking over security in this St. Louis suburb after days of clashes between local police and protesters.<p>Gov. Jay Nixon said he decided to put the Missouri State Highway Patrol in charge of security because "at this particular point, the attitudes weren't improving, and the blocks …

China detention of Garratts will test Canada’s skills

The safes are gone, as are the documents, the computers, the books, the money, the Bibles, even an electric piano. Left behind is a trail of white gloves, abandoned by Chinese secret police after they seized the contents of a Canadian couple's life in an investigation that risks a serious showdown …

Soldiers deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia to contain Ebola outbreak

Hundreds of soldiers have been deployed in Sierra Leone and Liberia in an attempt to quarantine the remote villages at the centre of the Ebola outbreak, as three new cases were discovered in Nigeria and authorities in Saudi Arabia said a man was being tested for suspected infection.<p>The Saudi health …

Ebola Was Already in the United States

<i>This</i> <i>article</i> <i>originally appeared in the blog</i> <i>Aetiology</i><i>.</i><p>It’s odd to see otherwise pretty rational folks getting nervous about the news that the American …

One Ebola Infographic That Tells You What You Need to Know About Risk

With two American patients who contracted Ebola in Liberia officially back in the United States for treatment and other hospitals conducting tests on other people who report suspicious symptoms after traveling to West African countries, how at risk are you for the potentially deadly disease?<p>An …

Hiker vanishes after falling near Oregon's Crater Lake

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Rangers at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon asked for the public’s help on Tuesday as they look for a man who appears to have vanished after being seen falling near the country’s deepest lake.<p>A days-long search has turned up sunglasses but no other signs of the …