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Cecile Richards: There will be a health crisis for women if ACA repealed

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th September 2017

Washington( CNN) Predicting a health care crisis for millions of women if President Donald Trump and Congress move forward with the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the leader of Planned Parenthood says she sees a growing motion to retain key elements of the law. The Axe Files, featuring David Axelrod, is a podcast distributed […]

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Elaine Chao: One woman’s rise from immigrant roots to the presidential Cabinet

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd September 2017

Washington( CNN) Knowing Elaine Chao from afar for many years, there are a lot of words I would use to describe her: smart, tough, accomplished and, yes, badass.

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Spin cycle: Ivanka, Michelle and DC’s cycling studios

Published in Odd and Fun on 1st September 2017

( CNN) Let’s be real — Washington isn’t precisely a destination for celebrity sightings. But the shared hobby of the District’s most high-profile females, Michelle Obama and Ivanka Trump, has local indoor cycling studios abuzz. Washington’s boutique indoor cyclers fall into two distinct camps, with minimal overlap: SoulCycle and Flywheel. SoulCycle is a candlelit spin […]

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Out of the mouths of babes, real religion truth | Stewart Lee

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th August 2017

Though the education secretary seems confused about the importance of a wide religious education, my eight-year-old daughter comprehend it perfectly On 28 December I performed my annual progress around a Midlands motorway triangle, through sluggish bank holiday traffic, to venerate relatives graves. My eight-year-old daughter accompanied me, leavening my loneliness, and I induced the dutiful […]

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Zika virus could be bigger global health threat than Ebola, say health experts

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th August 2017

Stark claim comes ahead of WHOs emergency meeting, with notional vaccine-testing on pregnant women a practical and ethical nightmare The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could be a bigger threat to global health than the Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people in Africa. That is the stark assert of several senior health […]

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Hillary Clinton slams ‘groups of men’ trying to strip away women’s health protections

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th August 2017

New York( CNN) Hillary Clinton, speaking at the 100 th anniversary gala honoring Schemed Parenthood on Tuesday, slammed “groups of men” in Washington, DC who are deciding the future of women’s health protections — a not-so-subtle reference to the Trump administration. President Donald Trump’s White House drew the ire of groups like Planned Parenthood this […]

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Clinton: Congress must return to fund Zika fight

Published in Odd and Fun on 3rd August 2017

Miami, Florida( CNN) Hillary Clinton will call on Congress Tuesday to return to Washington to pass a fund measure to fight the mosquito borne virus. Clinton, according to aides, will call on Republican leaders to bring Congress back into session to either craft a bipartisan compromise bill to provide funding for fighting the disease or […]

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Congress’ Zika battle set to ramp up in face of funding crunch

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd August 2017

( CNN) The fight over federal funding to combat the spread of the Zika virus is heating up on Capitol hill as news cases of the infections are being confirmed in South Florida. After consulting with public health officials, the White House sent Congress a $1.9 billion money petition in February to help fund the […]

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How the UK halved its teenage pregnancy rate

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th July 2017

Political support at all levels, long-term commitment and changes to social norms behind success of public health strategy Rates of teenage pregnancy in the UK have halved in the past two decades and are now at their lowest levels since record-keeping began in the late 1960 s. It is a dramatic turnaround: in 1998, England […]

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44 ways to judge the Obama era

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th July 2017

Washington( CNN) President obama, the 44 th commander in chief of the United States, caps off eight years in office on January 20. CNN gained unique access inside the White House to document President Barack Obama’s final days. Watch “The Objective: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House” on Sunday Jan. 22, at […]

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