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Mississippi’s religion liberty bill is the worst yet, LGBT activists dread

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st July 2017

State senate pass bill by overwhelming 31 -1 7 and critics say its the most discriminatory of similar legislation across the south A bill that would allow businesses and public employees in Mississippi to deny service to same-sex couples because of their religious beliefs passed the nation senate on Wednesday night. Senators voted 31 -1 […]

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Utah abortion providers puzzled by how to obey law fixing an imaginary problem

Published in Odd and Fun on 21st July 2017

New rule entails physicians must prescribe unnecessary therapy based on idea fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks which medical authorities do not endorse How do you fulfill a law when the law requires you to solve an imaginary problem? That is the quandary abortion providers say they find themselves in now that the governor […]

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If Berlusconi is like Trump, what can America learn from Italy?

Published in Odd and Fun on 20th July 2017

Given that Italians were governed for nine years by a PM who has often been likened to the new president-elect, what can the US learn from them? Among the political figures who congratulated Donald Trump on his surprise election victory was the politician to whom the billionaire real estate mogul and reality television starring has […]

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Trump signs bill to erode Planned Parenthood funding

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th July 2017

President erases Obama-era action to bar countries from blocking federal family-planning fund to healthcare organizations that perform abortions Further chipping away at his predecessors legacy, Donald Trump has signed legislation that lets states deny federal family planning fund to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. Trumps action erases the standard rules, finalized shortly before Barack […]

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Emergence of populist leaders threatens republic, says Human Rights Watch

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th July 2017

Trump, Putin and Erdoan among world leaders accused in HRWs 2017 world report of usurping rule of statute and fostering global culture of intolerance The rise of populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin poses a dangerous threat to human rights that could foster global abuses around the world, Human Rights Watch has […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 8th July 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged father opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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Seven deadly poisons- and a law that won’t protect you fast enough

Published in Odd and Fun on 7th July 2017

Reform to toxic chemical regulation is the first for 40 years. Unfortunately, it wont do enough to eliminate harmful substances from our lives The US is set for the first legislation to regulate toxic industrial chemicals in 40 years. You might think this would be cause for festivity. However, the bill updating the Toxic Substances […]

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Trump’s Mexico bashing may backfire if peso plunge forces-out poor migrants north

Published in Odd and Fun on 6th July 2017

In Mexico it is known as el efecto Trump : a bombardment of tauntings and tweets that rattle the economy and hammer the peso. For the president, it is part of a strategy to pressure companies to move tasks back to the United States. Mexicos job will be to suck it up, accept the millions […]

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First uterus transplanting in US removed after sudden complication

Published in Odd and Fun on 5th July 2017

The 26 -year-old woman who received the transplant at the Cleveland Clinic is regaining from the operation after appearing in a news conference days earlier The first uterus transplanting carried out in the US has failed, the Cleveland clinic attempting the procedure announced on Wednesday, saying doctors had removed the organ. A 26 -year-old woman […]

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‘Clinton weaponized Trump’s words’: the reaction to the presidential debate

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th June 2017

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ran head to head tonight in the first of three highly expected clashes. Heres how they performed Jill Abramson: Trump was rude; Clinton too pleased with herself It was not an uplifting debate, which seemed fitting for an election in which so many likely voters find both candidates repellent. Trump […]

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