Biden stumbles over abortion rights while Warren receives cheers

In a first-of-its-kind forum, the former vice-president claimed a 100% voting record before his mic suddenly cut out In the first presidential forum on reproductive rights in recent memory, former vice-president Joe Biden told an audience of mostly female Planned Parenthood supporters he had a 100% voting record on reproductive rights. In fact, gone back and forth on support for abortion access. In this election cycle, reproductive rights has emerged as a top issue as Republican statehouses across the US have attacked abortion rights. Biden told his audience in Columbia he would codify the right to an abortion, granted in Roe v Wade, into law as defined by Casey a stance more conservative than those of many other Democratic candidates …

Missouri’s lone abortion clinic loses license to perform procedure

Earlier this month, anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis. Missouri’s only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) The Missouri health department notified Planned Parenthood the license would not be renewed because it had failed to correct 30 deficiencies identified by the department during inspections, Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said at a press conference. Additionally, health department investigators said the clinic was responsible for three “failed abortions” requiring additional surgeries and a fourth that led to life-threatening complications for the mother, The Associated Press reported this week, citing a now-sealed court filing. The state agency allowed the clinic’s license to lapse as of June 1, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer …

People Notice That This White House Chef Is Something Way Out Of The Ordinary, Even Start A Photoshop Battle

A retired Army Master Sergeant Chef, the buff culinary master is classically trained in plating, baking, cake decoration, and ice carving. The eye-catching Rush went viral after Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama tweeted out a picture of the chef, alongside two other chefs, who were prepping a dinner at the White House in honor of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Since being discovered, the mouth-watering chef uses his platform to advocate for military service suicide prevention. Scroll down to learn more about this multi-talented vet. Meet freelance White House chef Andre Rush who has gone viral for his 24-inch biceps and culinary skills realchefrush According to his website Rush is renown as one of the top chefs in the …

Are your tinned tomatoes picked by slave labour?

The long read: How the Italian mafia makes millions by exploiting migrants On 6 August last year, 14 immigrant farmhands in Foggia, on the ankle of the Italian boot, were coming home from a 12-hour shift picking tomatoes in 40C heat. The minibus carrying them was registered in Bulgaria; the driver didnt have a licence or insurance. The seats inside were wooden planks, and it was so crowded that passengers couldnt even see out. The vehicle was travelling at speed when it collided head-on with a truck loaded with tomatoes. After the crash, you could see contorted limbs through the smashed windows. The entire front third of the vehicle was concertinaed and the roof was ripped open. Bags and clothing …

Fact-checking Trump’s ABC interview

Washington (CNN)In an extensive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday evening. President Donald Trump made several factual blunders and repeated many of his favorite incorrect claims. “The vets– the VA was in horrible shape,” said Trump. “Now, they have choice. And nobody could get choice. John McCain couldn’t get it. Nobody could get it. They tried for years. They couldn’t get it.” Facts First: Trump is rewriting history. The Veterans Choice Program was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2014 and was co-sponsored by Senator John McCain. Trump signed a bill to continue the program and eventually consolidated other programs under the new Veterans Community Care Program. Veterans Choice aimed to expand veteran’s access to health …

Why You Really Shouldn’t Trust Fitness Advice From Influencers Betches

In news that should surprise nobody, a study showed that influencers don’t know how to give proper weight loss advice. I’m not even talking about the clearly sponsored tea ads that we all know are B.S.; I’m talking about the influencers with actual weight loss blogs and recipes. Yeah, apparently even the ones who seem legit can’t be trusted. A UK study was recently presented at a conference in Glasgow that gives scientific backing to this claim that the info these influencers are selling is misleading, to say the least. The research conducted research on the 14 most popular UK influencers with fitness blogs, and they were chosen based on the following criteria: 80,000 followers on at least one social …

Sajid Javid knocked out in fourth round of Tory leadership contest

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove will face fifth vote to decide final two candidates later on Thursday Sajid Javid has become the latest candidate to exit the Conservative party leadership race, with the home secretary coming last in the fourth round of voting by Tory MPs, behind Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt. With all 313 MPs again casting votes, Johnson was once more the clear winner, on 157 votes, with Gove overtaking Hunt into second place, with 61 votes to 59. Javid was fourth on 34 votes. All 313 MPs voted but two ballots were spoiled. The focus now shifts to a fifth and final round of votes, in which the final two will be selected, …

10 Conversations You Have To Have Before Getting Married Betches

Marriage. It’s kind of a big deal. Sure, shows like Married at First Sight or literally everything about The Bachelor franchise might have us collectively thinking otherwise, but it’s important to remember that marriage does in fact stand for something. It means that against all odds, you love one person so much that you’re willing to get the government involved. It’s insane. Considering the massive amount of responsibility an undertaking like this requires, you would think that most people would sit down and have a few sensible conversations about it before diving in. Operative part of that statement being “you would think,” because many people don’t actually do it. “That’s where Catherine E. Aponte Psy.D, Clinical Psychologist and author of …

Everything You Need To Know About Keratin, From A Girl Who Hates Her Hair Betches

Growing up, I hated going in any form of water. This made me the odd kid out when I was younger, especially at camp. Whenever we HAD to go in the pool or the lake, I would fake sick or beg my parents to write a letter excusing me, ostracizing myself even more as that brat who wouldn’t go in the water. Was it because I couldn’t swim? Had a fear of water? No, and no. I couldn’t go in the water because then once I got out, everyone would realize that I had a wild Jew ‘fro, and then what?!?! My best friend all those years was probably my hair straightener. Luckily, as I got older, the beauty world …

A Woman Requested A Mariah Carey Cake. This Is What She Got Instead

Mariah Carey is a musically gifted global superstar. Marie Curie discovered radium and polonium and was the first female winner of a Nobel prize. Aside from sharing initials and carrying two X chromosomes, there’s not a lot these two ladies have in common – which made for an amusing case of mistaken identities when a fan of the singer asked for a Mariah Carey cake for her birthday. Her colleagues respectively obliged. Only there must have been a small misunderstanding because when the big day came around, they brought out a cake of the famed scientist Marie Curie and not pop sensation Mariah Carey. (But it’s the thought that counts, right?) Author Harriet Alida Lye shared the story on Twitter …

Teen survives 10-inch knife lodged in face: ‘It could have been the end of me’

(CNN)When Dr. Koji Ebersole laid eyes on the boy whose face was impaled on a 10-inch knife, the neurosurgeon thought, “here we go again.” Boy survives falling onto meat skewer A medical team at the University of Kansas Health System then operated on Xavier and removed the skewer. “I think going through Xavier’s case helped us a lot for this one,” Ebersole, who’s also an associate professor at the University of Kansas in Kansas City, said of treating Eli. “At the time of Xavier’s case, nothing like that had been seen at our hospital amongst the personnel that were involved,” he said. “This is supposed to be once in a career.” In the Kansas countryside, Eli was playing outdoors with …

18 Years Later, The House Finally Repeals The President’s 9/11 War Authority

Authorization for Use of Military Force. The resolution also gave the president the authority to go after anyone who “harbored” those people, “in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States.” And now, with President Donald Trump and his administration strongly signaling they would use the 2001 AUMF to justify a new war with Iran, the newish Democratic majority controlling the House is taking its most serious steps to repeal the war authority. But this bill is almost certainly not the bill that will make it to Trump’s desk. This is the first serve in an appropriations pingpong match between the Democratic House and the Republican Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ― much …

Comeback Season – Rob Kardashian Is Hitting The Gym Again! – Perez Hilton

He’s back, baby! Rob Kardashian — known among other things for his reclusive nature and The 32-year-old son of the KarJenner empire tweeted on Monday a picture of a home gym and basketball court with the words “Day 1 all good” in the caption, indicating he’s Regardless of the potential implications on his love life, it’s great to see the poppa of one showing his body a little love with the added fitness routine. He’s been battling demons and working through fitness and weight loss issues for quite some time now, it would appear, and every day where he can start fresh and do something positive for himself is a guaranteed good day! Especially so he can be there for …

Three NYPD officers have died by suicide in less than 10 days

(CNN)Three members of the New York Police Department have died by suicide in less than 10 days, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said Friday. Commissioner’s open letter The commissioner echoed his words in an open letter he sent to police department members last week, urging them to seek help. “Seeking help is never a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of great strength. Trained members will listen and connect you with even more help, around the clock. I implore you to seek out — or to help others find — the assistance that is so readily available to us all,” the letter said. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also responded to the news, saying Friday the city …

Three NYPD officers have died by suicide in less than 10 days

(CNN)Three members of the New York Police Department have died by suicide in less than 10 days, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said Friday. Commissioner’s open letter The commissioner echoed his words in an open letter he sent to police department members last week, urging them to seek help. “Seeking help is never a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of great strength. Trained members will listen and connect you with even more help, around the clock. I implore you to seek out — or to help others find — the assistance that is so readily available to us all,” the letter said. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also responded to the news, saying Friday the city …

Three NYPD officers have died by suicide in less than 10 days

(CNN)Three members of the New York Police Department have died by suicide in less than 10 days, Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill said Friday. Commissioner’s open letter The commissioner echoed his words in an open letter he sent to police department members last week, urging them to seek help. “Seeking help is never a sign of weakness — it’s a sign of great strength. Trained members will listen and connect you with even more help, around the clock. I implore you to seek out — or to help others find — the assistance that is so readily available to us all,” the letter said. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also responded to the news, saying Friday the city …