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Medical News Today: Bacterial resistance to ‘last-resort’ antibiotic reaches the U.S.

The threat of a “post-antibiotic era” has moved closer to reality, after the first case of resistance to the “last-resort” antibiotic colistin has been identified in the United States. Researchers identified the colistin-resistant gene mcr-1 in a woman with a … Continue reading

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Obama: Hiroshima memory must not fade

Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit 27 May 2016 From the section Asia comments Media captionDuring an address Mr Obama called on nations to pursue a world without nuclear weapons Barack Obama has become the first … Continue reading

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Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act to Enhance Equity and Excellence

So much of the strength of our communities, and our country, is derived from the promise of opportunity—the idea that if you work hard, you can make of your life what you will. For that promise to be realized, we … Continue reading

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Judge says sexual assault case against Bill Cosby can proceed toward trial

Criminal Justice Posted May 24, 2016 04:10 pm CDT By Martha Neil A suburban Philadelphia judge on Tuesday gave a green light for a criminal sexual assault case against Bill Cosby to proceed toward trial. Charged with three counts of … Continue reading

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Call for more support for cancer carers

More people caring for someone with cancer – survey 23 May 2016 From the section Health Image copyright SPL The number of people caring for someone with cancer in the UK has risen to almost 1.5 million, new figures show. … Continue reading

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The women behind Sykes-Picot

British diplomat Mark Sykes and French diplomat Francois Georges-Picot garnered most of the attention in the retrospective commentaries published around May 16, the 100-year anniversary of the Sykes-Picot Treaty. Other pieces referred to their contemporaries, such as the British agent … Continue reading

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The TSA is hiring: Here’s what you need to know – CNNMoney

TSA reveals plan to reduce wait times The TSA is on a hiring blitz. The agency announced plans earlier this month to hire 768 full-time screeners and have them in airports by mid-June to help combat long security lines. Read … Continue reading

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Performing an abortion in Oklahoma would be a felony under bill passed by legislature

Legislation Posted May 19, 2016 01:13 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Oklahoma lawmakers have passed a bill that makes it a felony to perform an abortion unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. The bill … Continue reading

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U.S. Education Department Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to Improve Services, Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced more than $13.4 million in grants to higher education institutions to fund quality personnel preparation programs to help improve services and results for students with disabilities. “We are committed to promoting equity and … Continue reading

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Annexing archaeology: Will UNESCO take on Israel?

Story highlights UNESCO accused Israel of interfering with major holy sites in occupied areas.  Under UNESCO rules, Palestine will this year be able to nominate two sites for consideration as world heritage sites, in a fast-track procedure. Palestine became a … Continue reading

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