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Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Texas adoption bill OK's rejection of non-Christian parents

Megan Lestino, vice-president of public policy for the National Adoption Council, said she knows about faith-based adoption agencies across the US that have denied LGBT and other prospective parents. Five other states have passed similar proposals, the AP noted. The bill specifically notes that agencies may not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, or ethnicity, throwing into stark relief the legislature's intent to harm religious minorities, unmarried women, LGBTQ communities, ... Read More

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Right-wing outfit burns effigy of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Right-wing outfit burns effigy of J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

Opposition parties have questioned PM Modi's silence over the issue. As for Mehbooba reaching out to the PM, the differences between the BJP and PDP remain despite a high-level meeting between her and Modi in New Delhi last month. "He, however, didn't try", she said. She said, "He (former PM Manmohan Singh) had repeatedly said he wants to visit his ancestral home in Lahore". She pointed out that militancy in Kashmir had declined during that period and there was peace on the border. Read More

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May is for mental health awareness

May is for mental health awareness

While the material covered in each course is unique, both certification trainings are 8-hours long and both teach participants how to recognize the signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses and substance use disorders, de-escalate crisis situations safely and initiate timely referrals to mental health and substance abuse resources available in the community. Read More

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Medical Pot Laws Seen Boosting Non-Medical Cannabis Use

Medical Pot Laws Seen Boosting Non-Medical Cannabis Use

Then, he said , officials could weigh the health benefits of medical marijuana to people like cancer patients who need the medication against the risks of increased use among the general population. Last November, Nevada, along with California, Maine and MA, voted to join Colorado, Washington, Alaska and OR in legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Read More

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Nike's Celebrating Equality on Jackie Robinson Day

The 6-foot-5 tall bronze statue, by Oakland sculptor Branly Cadet, depicts Robinson as a rookie in 1947 sliding into home plate, a nod to his aggressive baserunning. - andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) April 15, 2017 " A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives". Jackie Robinson is immortalized by statues in Canada, Connecticut, Florida and New Jersey, and by two statues in NY. Read More

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IEA says global oil market now close to balance

IEA says global oil market now close to balance

But the organisation predicted supply would grow in coming months, with United States oil-producing firms driving the increase. If OPEC decides to extend the production cut deal a further six months during its meeting on 25 May, this would provide further support to oil prices but imply bigger stock drawdowns, the agency said. Read More

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Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

A recent study proved that a screening process based on PSA levels could accurately predict the development of prostate cancer way before the problem is detected. Prostate cancer is so common that one published 2015 study reported more than one-third of white men and one-half of black men ages 70 to 79 were found to have previously undiagnosed prostate cancer on autopsy. Read More

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Sen. McCaskill says she will oppose Gorsuch

Republicans hoped to persuade McCaskill and other Democratic senators to help break a filibuster to advance Gorsuch's nomination according to CNN. If they can, the unlimited debate enabled by the filibuster will end and an up-or-down vote will occur in which Gorsuch needs only a majority to prevail. Read More

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Smoking kills 1 in 10 worldwide

Smoking kills 1 in 10 worldwide

After three years of holding steady at about 66 percent, support for a comprehensive statewide smoke-free law among adults queried in the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll ( KHIP ) jumped five points over the past year to 71 percent. That's not to say there hasn't been any progress - far from it. Smoking rates in men dropped from 35 percent in 1990 to 25 percent in 2015 while for men the smoking rates dropped from 8 percent to 5 percent from 1990 to 2015, respectively. Read More

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Nearly half of US adults infected with genital HPV

Nearly half of US adults infected with genital HPV

Since the survey did not include populations that are considered to be at higher risk - people in prison, drug users, and the homeless - the researchers say their estimates are probably low. However, inoculation rates for boys continue to trail that of girls, with 63 percent of girls starting the series of shots compared to 50 percent of boys. Read More

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Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Consensus Rating of

Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LYG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Analysts

During its last trading session, Stock traded with the total exchanged volume of 4.03 million shares. Lloyds Banking Group plc (LYG) is a part of Financial sector and belongs to Foreign Money Center Banks industry. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 5.8% while it's Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 0%. In October previous year, the lender said that it would eliminate 1,230 jobs, as part of restructuring strategy to reduce costs and increase returns for shareholders. Read More

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Obama aide denies using intel to spy on Trump advisers

MITCHELL: And you could have asked for those names - American #1, American #2, however it is identified, to be unmasked so you would know how significant it was? Collections of this nature are done with a warrant from a foreign intelligence surveillance court, as created by the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (hence the nickname, FISA Court), which does not directly target US citizens'. Read More

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