Trump drops another drug pricing proposal after court blocks TV ad plan

(CNN)The Trump administration is backing down from a controversial effort to lower drug prices, only days after its first major industry reform was overturned by a federal judge. The increase in premiums is what ultimately doomed the proposal, according to a person familiar with the matter. “Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the President has decided to withdraw the rebate rule,” said Judd Deere, a White House spokesman. “The Trump administration is encouraged by continuing bipartisan conversations about legislation to reduce outrageous drug costs imposed on the American people.” Axios first reported on the pulling of the rule. Trump made controlling health care costs a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign, but has yet to succeed in reshaping the American …

House expected to vote Friday to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Washington (CNN)House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced Tuesday that the House will vote Friday on legislation to extend the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. 9/11 first responder John Feal told reporters at the end of last month that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to holding a vote to extend the fund, after sitting down with Feal and other 9/11 first responders on Capitol Hill. “Mitch McConnell made a commitment to the 9/11 community and my team leaders that he is going to help us get a piece of legislation that is going to be passed in the House in July, for an August vote in the Senate,” Feal said at the time. The Kentucky Republican has also publicly vowed …

I tried Be My Eyes, the popular app that pairs blind people with helpers

The app helps blind or visually impaired people connect with users for everyday tasks and has way more volunteers than its creators expected In the oversaturated app market, one has reached a frequently neglected demographic: blind people. Be My Eyes, created by Hans Jorgen Wiberg in 2015, pairs volunteers with blind or visually impaired people in need of help with small, everyday tasks. These can range from reading an expiration date on a carton of milk to describing the color of a shirt. Wanting to be of help, I volunteered my eyes, ready to answer the call of a person in need of a snack or an opinion on an outfit. There is one flaw with the app, albeit a …

9th Circuit rules in DOJ’s favor in sanctuary cities case

(CNN)The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled in favor of the Trump administration, saying the Department of Justice could give preference in awarding grants to cities that would use the money to focus on illegal immigration, as the federal government prepares to seek out undocumented immigrants in raids this weekend. The court’s decision comes ahead of Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids scheduled for Sunday in nine major cities, including Los Angeles. City officials have come out against the impending raids — the Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday that it “does not and will not participate in the enforcement of civil administrative law,” and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted suggestions Friday for how to deal with …

Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Know Who The Democratic Party Is Anymore

On Saturday, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd published with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that reads like an excerpt from Great Gatsby Pelosi has had a rough go of it lately, and the Dowd interview is the strongest evidence yet that the most powerful Democrat in America is losing touch with the country. Pelosi dismissed calls to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, claiming that Trump “self-impeaches” practically “every day” ― whatever that means. She downplayed former President Bill Clinton’s affair with a White House intern as “doing a dumb thing as a guy” ― a curious position in the Me Too era ― and suggested that Trump himself might have helped Democrats secure liberal priorities in a recent …

There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico

First came Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 monster storm that devastated her small fishing community in Plaquemines Parish before roaring up the Gulf Coast, killing more than 1,800 people and destroying $125 billion in property. Five years later, BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded 40 miles offshore, spewing nearly 200 million gallons of crude. The fisheries have not fully recovered more than nine years later, nor has her family. And as of Wednesday, an advancing storm looks likely to turn into a tropical storm or hurricane by the weekend, with the potential to bring torrential downpours and more freshwater flooding. brown shrimp catchbeach closures Louisiana Shrimp Association and have already started the process of requesting federal disaster assistance for damaged fisheries. …

I Show My Poor Relationship With Junk Food And My Own Body Image (10 pics)

DiscomfortFood is about my body, my self-image, and my mental health through the lens of junk food. Specifically, the junk food that I personally abuse. For me, that is pizza, pasta, potatoes, popcorn, Pepsi, pie. Carbs and sugar, ice cream, burgers, and salted fries! More info: Instagram | When I conceived the DiscomfortFood series, this image was one of the most important ones in the whole series. Sour Cream Glazed doughnuts are my 2nd favorite type. Two beef patties Honey crullers are my absolute most favorite. Double chocolate dip Shot before I conceived of the DiscomfortFood series, this image laid the groundwork for the ones that would follow. Salt So salty. DiscomfortFood The cowl is actually a kitchen curtain. Glitter

40 Of The Funniest Sleeping Memes Ever

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UK plans 3m no-deal medicine transport

Seaborne Freight had been awarded a £13.8m deal last year, which the BBC found had never run a ferry service. Gus Tugendhat, founder of Tussell, a data provider on UK government contracts, which uncovered the latest move said timelines were “still tight”. Related Topics Economic effects of Brexit Brexit Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Our Taste For Coffee And Avocado Could Put The World At Risk

Your pumpkin-spice latte is not doing the world any favors.  Most essential staple food crops on the planet – like corn, wheat, rice, or soybeans – don’t require pollinators. However, the changing appetites of the world have pushed global agriculture towards crops that rely on pollination by bees and other insects, such as almonds, coffee, citrus fruits, avocado, to name but a few. Paired with the growing dominance of monocultures and a lack of crop diversity, this dependence on pollinators could threaten global food security and economic stability through mass crop failure, according to a new study. Reported in the journal Global Change Biology, scientists have analyzed around 50 years’ worth of data for the first global assessment of how current trends in farming …

Sugary Drinks May Increase Your Cancer Risk, Large Study Finds

If you thought glugging a carton of orange juice was a healthy way to start your day, you might want to think again. Drinking large amounts of sugary drinks every day, whether it’s fruit juice or soda, is associated with an increased risk of cancer, according to a new study. This doesn’t mean you need to avoid drinking your favorite sugary soda for all eternity – everything in moderation, as they say – but it does add to the wealth of research suggesting you should watch your sugar intake.  “When the group of sugary drinks was split into 100 percent fruit juices and other sugary drinks, the consumption of both beverage types was associated with a higher risk of overall cancer,” the study authors write. Reporting in the British …

Child suicide bomber kills at least 9, wounds more than a dozen at Afghanistan wedding

Afghan security forces gather at the site of Monday’s suicide attack near the Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Three American service members and a U.S. contractor were killed when their convoy hit a roadside bomb on Monday near the main U.S. base in Afghanistan, the U.S. forces said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) The bombing comes on the heels of a string of targeted explosions striking fear in feeble communities and claiming lives across the ravished nation. On Sunday, the Taliban executed a devastating suicide car bombing in the central Afghanistan province of Ghazni, claiming the lives of 12 people and wounding more than 150 others. VENEZUELA’S WAR ON …

Federally Funded Evangelical Foster Agency Still Won’t Accept Jewish Or Queer Volunteers

Greenville’s Miracle Hill Ministries, the state’s conservative evangelical principles. In practice, that meant Last week, the organization announced that, “for the sake of unity among followers of Jesus Christ,” it was tweaking its policies to welcome Catholics and other Christians who affirm its The Washington Post via Getty Images A Bible rests on a conference room table at Miracle Hill Ministries in Greenville, South Carolina, in November 2018. The organization’s policy change appears to have been partly prompted by a federal Lehman said the organization recognizes that “our previous stance has wounded other followers of Jesus Christ.” Even with the policy change, there are still many Christians who would presumably still not be allowed to work with Miracle Hill. Its doctrinal statement expresses conservative …

Hospital Informs People About The Difference Between Urgent And Emergency Care In Delightful Ads (4 Pics)

Urgent care – or emergency care? Both of them sound super serious if you ask me, so it’s definitely going to be in your interest to get to the right place for help, as soon as possible. A Florida-based healthcare service knows this and has provided convenient and amusing roadside billboards for people’s information, and so their emergency rooms don’t get clogged up with people seeking treatment for bee stings. Image credits: BayCare describes itself as a “leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 15 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions.” Like any medical service, they recommend that you visit your primary …

What Seinfeld can teach us about science

From micro pigs to the doping dangers of a poppy seed bagel, life may be imitating the US sitcom When Jerry Seinfeld UK 1981 HBO debut, he said of weather forecasts: And then my favourite part, the satellite photo. This is really helpful. A photograph of the Earth from 10,000 miles away. Can you tell if you should take a sweater or not from that shot? His eponymous 90s sitcom is also packed with nuanced references to science, with the storylines of some of the most famous episodes centred on it: George Costanza pretends to be a scientist in The Marine Biologist, while in The Abstinence he becomes a boffin after swearing off sex. In The Non-Fat Yogurt, Kramer has …

Mum ‘left in dark’ over son’s hospital treatment

He has been receiving his treatment at the hospital’s current home in the Sciennes area of Edinburgh until now. The Sick Children’s Hospital had been due to move to its new £150m building in Little France, on the outskirts of the city, on Tuesday. But last week Health Secretary Jeane Freeman told NHS Lothian not to go ahead with the opening after inspectors found problems with the ventilation system. The announcement was made on Thursday. The following day, Danielle, from Balerno, received a letter which said that Teddy was to have blood tests in the new building at the beginning of August. Related Topics NHS Edinburgh Original Article : HERE ; Curated & posted using : RealSpecific