Pregnant Meghan McCain Says Her Baby Moves 'All Day Like a Wildcat': It Is 'Truly Special'

The update marks a rare occasion for McCain, who seldom shares information about her baby online. Last month, she said she didn't want to expose her unborn child to the cruelness that can accompany her social media posts, where trolls often leave hateful words about her late father, John McCain. "People keep asking and requesting I show pics & details […]

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WHO Suspends Hydroxychloroquine Trials After Reports of High Death Rates in COVID-19 Patients

The World Health Organization said that they are temporarily suspending their clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine, which was being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19, after several studies have found a higher death rate among the patients given the drug. WHO announced their decision on Monday, after the largest study yet on hydroxychloroquine found that coronavirus patients given […]

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Joe Kennedy III's Kids Eleanor and James Sing Frozen Songs Together While Social Distancing

Joe Kennedy III is keeping his kids close while staying home — and they’re supplying the entertainment! On Tuesday, the politician, 39, shared a glimpse at his family’s current self-isolation lifestyle in Boston, posting an adorable video of himself hanging out with daughter Eleanor, 4, and son James, 2, who both wear matching pajamas. During the video, which he posted […]

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Lawmakers are voting on a bill that would ban abortion at 20 weeks, saying that's when a fetus feels pain. Doctors disagree.

The Senate is voting today on two anti-abortion laws that are at odds with medicine.  One seeks to ban abortion at 20 weeks and is based on the baseless theory that that's when a fetus can feel pain.  The other could land doctors in jail if they don't attempt to "preserve the life and health" of a fetus after an […]

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South Carolina Is the 10th State to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements

WASHINGTON — Although the courts have so far blocked President Trump’s attempts to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients, his administration announced on Thursday that it would allow a 10th state, South Carolina, to condition Medicaid eligibility for many poor adults on proving that they work or engage in other activities, like volunteering. It is the first time the Trump […]

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Debate over supervised consumption sites ramps up across Alberta

Supervised consumption sites have been a hot topic in Alberta long before the last provincial election. The UCP government’s plan to hold off on funding for new proposed sites has brought the conversation about the sites’ socioeconomic impact back into the spotlight. Health Canada describes the sites as “a long-term, comprehensive approach to addressing the harms associated with problematic substance […]

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Elizabeth Banks on Her Fight for Abortion Rights: ‘Women Should Have Bodily Autonomy’

Reproductive rights are under fire. The Trump administration enacted a rule that stops doctors from talking to their patients about abortions and also criticized abortion-rights bills in the President’s State of the Union speech — and that’s just been in the last month. But actress Elizabeth Banks, who works with the Center for Reproductive Rights, says that reproductive rights are far […]

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Alberta Liberals call on government to issue more cannabis licences

Alberta Liberal Party Leader David Khan called on the province’s NDP government to begin issuing cannabis licences as a moratorium on new permits continues. Earlier this month, the regulator in charge of Alberta’s cannabis market said although supply was improving, it was not improving enough to warrant issuing new cannabis licences. “The NDP’s flawed cannabis policy is failing Albertans,” Khan […]

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Wife’s MS has Alberta MP urging more support for people with episodic disabilities

Conservative MP David Yurdiga says people suffering from disabilities that worsen and ease, like his wife and daughter, are not treated fairly under Canadian law and he wants to change that. Yurdiga said support for people with disabilities insists that they declare whether they can work or not — it’s a “binary switch.” There’s no support or protection in the […]

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Idaho, Nebraska and Utah Vote to Expand Medicaid

WASHINGTON — Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah on Tuesday were on track to approve what their Republican-led legislatures repeatedly would not: free or low-cost health coverage for most poor adults through an expansion of their Medicaid programs. The three deep-red states are now poised to join 33 others that have already expanded Medicaid, an option under the Affordable Care […]

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