U.S. Bishops: Senate Health Care Bill Is ‘Unacceptable’ - The Daily Beast: "U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops condemned the Senate’s health care bill in a statement on Monday. “This moment cannot pass without comment,” the organization wrote after the Congressional Budget Office released a report indicating that 22 million people would lose their health insurance under the bill. "
Video and photos shared on social media showed protesters, some in wheelchairs or wearing medical devices, being dragged away from McConnell’s office, where they had planned to stage a “die-in” protest as a draft of the bill was finally circulated among lawmakers." 'via Blog this'
Video Shows Minnesota Police Beating Driver - NBC News: "The Minnesota branch of the ACLU on Thursday released a police dashcam video showing what they termed "a textbook case of excessive force" and called for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 2016 arrest.
The video shows Agent Joe Joswiak of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, pulling over a motorist, identified as Anthony Promvongsa, 22, on July 28 of last year." 'via Blog this'
Cincinnati saw a spike in overdoses over the weekend when the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition reported more than 30 overdoses Monday. Since Tuesday, 33 more people have overdosed in Cincinnati, including three fatal overdoses." 'via Blog this'
A WLS-TV photographer captured William Boucher, 23, on video as he physically and verbally attacked three people after someone spilled coffee on his light-colored suit at a Starbucks in downtown Chicago, according to police. " 'via Blog this'
The issue involved Shulkin's push for an expanded choice program allowing veterans to opt for private care and the offset from veterans' benefits to pay for more choice.
The proposal on the tradeoff to pay for the $2.9 billion choice expansion aroused the concerns of veterans service organizations. The vets' groups were also concerned about the long-term impact on VA care from the renewed emphasis on private care." 'via Blog this'
Black service members were as much as two times more likely than white troops to face discipline in an average year, according to an analysis by Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy organization for victims of sexual assault and military justice. The group combed through Pentagon data from 2006 to 2015 for its report." 'via Blog this'
Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said that “fighting climate change is a global consensus” and pledged that China would remain committed to the Paris agreement."
The Weather Channel Is Not Holding Back When It Comes To Climate Change | HuffPost: "One piece lets readers find out “what happens to Earth now.” It describes “scientists and environmentalists” who called Trump’s withdrawal from the pact a “historical mistake.” There are also links to powerful stories about wildlife and forests that have been fatally affected by climate change. Oh, and NBD, there are just some notes on ice shelves collapsing, Antarctica turning green, and CALIFORNIA’S COAST DISAPPEARING INTO THE SEA. Basically, The Weather Channel does not screw around when it comes to climate change. Too bad our president doesn’t feel the same." 'via Blog this'