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Millions face starvation in Yemen as Saudi refuses to reopen Hodeideh port

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McGoldrick said the Saudi plan to supply Yemen through the Saudi port of Jizan in the north and Aden in the south was too complicated, dangerous, slow, and expensive, adding an estimated $30 per tonne to every shipment. "Seven million people are already on the brink of starvation and the blockade will only bring them closer to it". Murphy explained in the detail the agonizing death from cholera that many in Yemen have already suffered and noting that "by the end of the year there will be 1 ... Read More »

Trump to Nominate Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

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Department of Health and Human Services". Ben Wakana, executive director of advocacy group Patients For Affordable Drugs, told NPR Mr. Azar's intimate knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry could be an asset as the Trump administration works to reduce drug prices. Read More »

Disneyland shuts down cooling towers after nine contract Legionnaires

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After the Orange County Health Care Agency reported an increase of Legionnaires' cases in Anaheim, the park investigated and found two towers had "had elevated levels of Legionella bacteria". The towers will reopen after it's confirmed they are no longer contaminated. The affected patients, all of whom are 52 to 94 years old, all live in or have recently visited Anaheim. Read More »

Danica Roem elected Virginia's first openly transgender state official

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Roem wasn't the only transgender candidate elected Tuesday. Kathy Tran, a refugee from Vietnam, became the first Asian American woman elected to the Virgina House of Delegates. Marshall had been at odds with LGBT issues and had proposed a state bill in 2015 that would allow anyone who has a license with the state to refuse services to gay people and earlier this year introduced a bill to restrict transgender people's access to public restrooms, CNN local affiliates reported . Read More »

First openly transgender woman of color elected to public office in US

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With Jenkins on the city's southside and Phillipe Cunningham on the north, the political world was stunned by the first pair of openly transgender politicians to serve on a city council in a major American city. "As a City Council Member, I will be committed to advocating for equity for the most marginalized in our community". The November 2017 elections turned out to be an historic night for the LGBT community and its allies, not to mention progressives in general. Read More »

Pueblo officials confirm first two flu cases of the this season

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Conventional vaccines are reportedly less than 60% effective-and that's only when they're matched with the now circulating strain. The current strain of H3N2 emerged during the 2014-15 flue season and remains prevalent today. The 2016-2017 vaccine included a clade 3C.2a H3N2 strain, but the egg-adapted version of the viral strain lacked the new site. Read More »