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Judge Says Arthritis May Qualify Woman for Euthanasia

June 28, 2017 |

A 77-year-old Canadian woman suffering from incurable erosive osteoarthritis is one step closer to legally taking her own life after a judge in Toronto ruled she met a key criteria of Canada’s 2016 medically assisted death law. The CBC reports that Superior Court Justice Paul Perrell ruled last Monday that…
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Californians Now Have the Right to Die. 111 Used It

June 28, 2017 |

In the first six months that terminally ill Californians had the right to die, 191 lethal prescriptions were written—with as many as 80 of them going unused. The Los Angeles Times and AP share the stats on what has happened between June 9, 2016, when the End of Life…
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Sarah Palin Is Suing the New York Times

June 28, 2017 |

Sarah Palin “took a stand” this week against the New York Times in a lawsuit claiming defamation. CNNMoney reports that the former Alaska governor filed her complaint, which seeks upward of $ 75,000 in damages, against the Times on Tuesday for an editorial it published right after the shooting of…
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Helicopter drops grenades on Venezuela court

June 28, 2017 |

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned what he called an “armed terrorist attack,” which saw gunfire and grenades launched from a helicopter over the capital’s Supreme Court building.
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MTV’s ‘Ridiculousness’ Star Steelo Brim’s 3-Year-Old Nephew Drowns in His Pool

June 28, 2017 |

MTV’s “Ridiculousness” star Sterling “Steelo” Brim is mourning the loss of his 3-year-old nephew who drowned in his swimming pool … TMZ has learned.  Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the boy wandered into the North Hollywood backyard…

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It’s ‘unlikely’ the U.S. economy’s growth will meet Trump’s goal, International Monetary Fund says

June 28, 2017 |

The International Monetary Fund has trimmed its outlook for the U.S. economy, citing the number of uncertainties that surround President Trump’s plans to boost economic growth.

The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual rate of 2.1%. That would be an improvement over…


L.A. Times – Business

Stir Fry on Sale? Blue Apron Turns to Deals to Draw Customers

June 28, 2017 |

Meal-kit maker Blue Apron has ripened to a company on the verge of an initial public offering with 1 million customers and more than $ 790 million in annual revenue. But the company is finding it hard to get loyal customers.
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‘Vaccine’ Against Latest Cyberattack Created

June 28, 2017 |

Security researchers have been unable to find a “kill switch” for the latest cyberattack hitting systems around the world—but they have developed a vaccine. Researchers say that the Petya ransomware will not encrypt files on computers that have the read-only file “C:\Windows\perfc.dat,” the BBC reports. A guide…
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Border Wall Prototypes Will Go Up This Summer

June 28, 2017 |

People trying to make their way into the US illegally in the San Diego area may have their choice of eight kinds of border wall to tackle by September. Department of Homeland Security official Ronald Vitiello said Tuesday that authorities hope to have up to eight prototype border wall sections…
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