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“It’s Very Unethical”: Audio Shows Hospital Kept Vegetative Patient on Life Support to Boost Survival Rates 15.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, in partnership with NJ Advance Media and WNYC. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On a Thursday morning this past April, 61-year-old Darryl Young was lying unconscious in the eighth-floor intensive care unit […]
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Planned Parenthood Plans to Spend a Huge Amount of Money to Defeat Anti-Abortion Candidates in 2020 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
As abortion rights continue to be under attack by the Trump administration and in states across the country, Planned Parenthood announced a new campaign on Wednesday focused on the 2020 elections. In their most ambitious electoral push ever, the organization plans to spend $45 million backing 2020 candidates in local, state and national elections. This […]
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Over One Million People Are Currently Without Power in California Due to PG&E Shutdowns 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
Update, Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019, 3:15 pm: Power has been cut for over 500,000 PG&E customers, primarily in the North Bay, with Solano, Sonoma, and Napa Counties hit the hardest. So far, more than 1 million people have been affected, and that number could double. At noon, the second phase of outages started to hit other parts […]
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Women All Over the Country Are Suing Police for Failing to Test Their Rape Kits 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
Sometime after 2 a.m. in a dark exam room at the San Francisco General Hospital, a sexual assault nurse examiner turned on a handheld blacklight. Heather Marlowe looked down at her body. Her stomach and thighs were glowing. The nurse took swabs, and reassured her that when police analyzed her rape kit, they would have […]
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Supreme Court Will Hear Major Challenge to Abortion Rights 4.10.2019 Mother Jones
The Supreme Court decided Friday to hear June Medical Services v. Gee, a Louisiana case that could greatly restrict abortion access across the country and overturn a previous ruling on the issue.  The case concerns a 2014 Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of […]
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Pramila Jayapal Doesn’t Want to Give Trump “a Dollar More” for His “Vanity Wall” 4.10.2019 Mother Jones
Forget about President Donald Trump’s wild dreams of fortifying his border wall with a snake-filled moat: The immigration policies he has implemented have wreaked havoc at the border and expanded a cruel detention system rife with health and safety violations. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) says this system is in desperate need of reform—and in recent months has […]
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How a Hospital Was Shamed Into Forgiving 6,500 People’s Unpaid Medical Bills 2.10.2019 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here. In a city where nearly 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line, Memphis’ biggest nonprofit hospital network had filed more than 8,300 lawsuits in five years to collect from patients who […]
Bernie Sanders Introduces Plan to Cancel $81 Billion in Medical Debt 22.9.2019 Mother Jones
Bernie Sanders not only wants to eliminate future medical debt with his plan for Medicare-for-All, he also wants to wipe the slate clean for Americans who already have debt from unpaid medical bills. On Saturday, the Democratic candidate announced an ambitious plan to eliminate $81 billion medical debt for Americans, reform bankruptcy laws, and even […]
Millions of Americans’ Medical Information Is Available on the Internet, Where Anyone Can Take a Peek 18.9.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom, and co-reported with the German public broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, are sitting unprotected […]
49,000 Auto Workers Could Shut Down GM’s Plants at Midnight 16.9.2019 Mother Jones
At midnight, 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers union plan to go on strike at General Motors plants following the breakdown of contract talks. It will be the union’s first strike since a two-day shutdown in 2007 and could bring vehicle production at GM’s plants in the United States to a screeching halt.  According […]
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Transgender Conversion Therapy Linked to Suicide Attempts, with Practice 'Rooted Solely in Discrimination and Hate' 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"It is clear conversion therapy targeting people who are LGBT is rooted solely in discrimination and hate without any scientific evidence," one expert told Newsweek.
Oregon Mother Who Punctured 6-Year-Old Son's Lung With Steak Knife Jailed, Told Police 'He Deserved It' 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Nemoria Villagomez sentenced to 10 years for attack at her Newport home last May.
Teenager Loses Memory Every Two Hours After Being Kicked in the Head, Wakes Up Thinking Every Day Is June 11 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The teenager has to be reminded every day that her uncle is no longer alive, and has to read over detailed notes each afternoon to remember what was said in class that morning.
North Carolina Woman Cuts Off Husband's Penis After Tying Him Up and Pulling Out Knife, Police Say 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Deputies said they were able to recover the dismembered body part. It was immediately put on ice and transported to medical personnel. The victim was named as James Frabutt, 61.
Remembering 9/11: New York College Presidents Reflect on Leading Students Through Attacks at World Trade Center 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The expression, 'good to see you.' is normally perfunctory, but it meant something in those early days because you just didn't know whether somebody you knew well might be gone."
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Ohio Morticians Remove Tattooed Skin of Deceased to Preserve as Artwork Memorial 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A pair of morticians in Ohio have opened Save My Ink Forever, a business that removes tattoos from dead bodies and turns them into memorial artwork.
Endangered Sea Turtle Shot With Spear in Florida Upper Keys 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The turtle called "Splinter" was found off the Key Largo coast with a 3-foot spear in her neck, tangled in a buoy rope and in distress.
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Hunter Attacked by 'Surprised' Grizzly Bear in Alaska, Animal Shot Dead: 'All Hell Broke Loose' 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The attack, which was reported to state troopers at around 7 p.m., ended after the person's hunting partner shot the animal.
Napping This Many times a Week Could Protect Against Heart Attacks and Strokes 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Researchers studied thousands of Swiss people to understand whether napping is good for heart health.
Acupuncturist Inserts Needles Too Deeply, Punctures Patient's Lungs 10.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
A woman who went to an acupuncturist to seek relief from a wrist injury ended up with two punctured lungs, according to a new report from New Zealand's Health and Disability Commissioner.
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