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Protesters in Wheelchairs Dragged From Health Care Hearing

September 25, 2017 |

Protesters, including some in wheelchairs, were removed from a Senate hearing on the latest GOP bill to repeal ObamaCare Monday afternoon, Mother Jones reports. Politico says they were “dragged out” by Capitol Police. Demonstrators, who were organized by the disability rights group ADAPT and most of whom were in wheelchairs…
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McCain on His Gaffe at Comey Hearing: ‘Colossal Screw-up’

September 18, 2017 |

John McCain is shaking his head after admitting he messed up a line of questioning during James Comey’s testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. On June 8, the Arizona senator offered what the Arizona Republic called a “distracted and listless line of questioning” toward the ex-FBI director, perplexing…
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Canada: One of Our Diplomats Had Hearing Loss in Cuba, Too

August 10, 2017 |

The Canadian government said Thursday that at least one Canadian diplomat in Cuba has been treated for hearing loss, following disclosures that a group of American diplomats in Havana suffered the same. US officials believe they were caused by an advanced sonic device, per the AP . Global Affairs Canada spokeswoman…
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OJ Simpson’s Parole Hearing Underway

July 20, 2017 |

OJ Simpson’s big moment has arrived. A hearing is now underway at which he’ll try to convince members of the Nevada Board of Parole that he should go free. “I haven’t made any excuses in the nine years that I’ve been here and I’m not trying to make an excuse…
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ER Doctors Are Sick of Hearing the Term ‘Dry Drowning’

July 14, 2017 |

There have been many reports lately about so-called “dry drowning,” “delayed drowning,” or “secondary drowning,” like when a boy in Texas died several days after swimming last month. But many experts, including emergency room doctors, the World Health Organization , the Red Cross, and the CDC, say there’s a big problem…
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Charlie Gard’s parents storm out of court hearing

July 13, 2017 |

The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of Britain’s High Court Thursday amid an emotional hearing as they fight to take him to the United States for experimental treatment for a rare genetic disorder.
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Why Hearing ‘Voices’ May Not Necessarily Be a Bad Thing

June 30, 2017 |

When people say they hear voices no one else can, it can be an indication of mental illness, such as schizophrenia, or it could be some sort of auditory hallucination—and per Joseph Frankel’s examination in the Atlantic , some scientists think such a sensory glitch might not always be bad….
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After 3 days and 140 witnesses, public hearing on NAFTA hints at huge work ahead for U.S. negotiators

June 30, 2017 |

As Washington events go these days, the hearing on the North American Free Trade Agreement was a snoozer: panel after panel of speakers reading five-minute-long statements, one after another, followed by a round of questions from a team of government bureaucrats.

Yet the three-day public session…


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OJ Simpson Gets Parole Hearing Date

June 21, 2017 |

OJ Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison on Oct. 1, a state parole official said Tuesday. Simpson, now 70, has served more than eight years of a nine-to-33 year sentence imposed after he was found guilty in 2008 of armed…
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