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Trump’s Dow Jones rally no longer the best in history
The Trump rally has some competition. The gains in the Dow Jones industrial average since President Trump was elected, which had been by far the best in the past 50 years for any first term president at the six-, 12- and 18-month marks, are now just the second-best. Due to an almost 1 percent decline...
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Mohamed Salah: Why World Cup will miss Egypt star
With Egypt out of the World Cup, BBC Sport looks at why their star forward Mohamed Salah will be missed.
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World Cup 2018: Pick your England team to face Belgium
England face Belgium on Thursday, but would you stick with the same XI or rest players? If you were in charge, who would be in your team?
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Laura Bates picks five books on how to achieve gender equality
From a novel about domestic violence to Nigeria’s queer women in their own words, these are empowering and inspiring worksThey say “don’t get mad, get even”. But what if we need to get mad first? What if we can’t begin to imagine equality until we’ve first been allowed to find an outlet for our long-silenced, unacknowledged, righteous fury? Rage Becomes Her, a love letter to women’s anger by Soraya Chemaly, gives women everywhere the permission to get mad as hell … and then to get even.It’s easy for those of us who have experienced gendered abuse to feel rage, but perhaps more difficult to spur the same passion in those without personal experience of the problem. So Meena Kandasamy’s searing Women’s Prize shortlisted When I Hit You is a timely and vital opportunity to expose readers to the crushing reality of domestic violence and the suffocating horror of a society that would rather see women suffer in silence than speak out. Continue reading...
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Monday’s best TV: Inside the American Embassy; Britain’s Best Junior Doctors
A positive view of Brexit and Donald Trump from Britain’s US ambassador, while young doctors prove whether they actually have any medical knowledgeThe US ambassador to Britain, Robert Wood Johnson, has been friends with Donald Trump for 35 years. He is puzzled by what he regards as British negativity towards Brexit and feels that “the world is being reorganised in a way that really makes sense”. This series gains close access to the senior diplomat and, at the very least, proves a bracing reminder that for many people – including members of the British government – Trump is a creatively disruptive maverick rather than a grotesque proto-fascist. Phil Harrison Continue reading...
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Locals’ guide to Bordeaux: 10 top tips
Long famous for its food and drink, Bordeaux now has a buzzing arts scene, too. Three local experts pick places to delight your palate and mindBordeaux is booming, with a high-speed train connection from Paris taking barely two hours, and visitors drawn here by a vibrant restaurant scene, some of the world’s most famous wines and the towering futuristic Cité du Vin. But this revitalised city has a lot more than food and wine, with an exciting alternative arts and music scene to discover. Continue reading...
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Transgender woman says restaurant booted her when she refused to show ID to use restroom
When a transgender woman got up to use the woman's bathroom at a restaurant, she said she was asked to show her ID. - RSS Channel
Uh-Oh! Donald Trump and Jimmy Fallon Are A-Fussin’ and A-Feudin’ and Also the United States Runs a Network of Baby Jails!
Trouble in paradise? That’s what keen-eyed observers of the media scene were asking after seeing the latest exchange of tweets between late-night host Jimmy Fallon and President of the United States Donald J. Trump Sunday night, and it’s also what they were asking after seeing meticulously documented evidence that the United States is stealing children and shipping them off to shelters all over the country with no clear plans to reunite them with their parents. How did we ever get from this:
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China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance had been blamed for fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis.
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Monday briefing: Corbyn hits turbulence over Heathrow vote
Labour leader’s union ally urges MPs to mutiny on third runway policy … Tory call for buy-to-let curbs … England surge to last 16 of World CupGood morning. I’m Martin Farrer with the best news and views this Monday morning. Continue reading...
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Disturbing new details emerge about attempted knifepoint rape
Disturbing new details have emerged about the attempted rape of a Brooklyn woman inside her own apartment — including how the alleged suspect repeatedly slammed a door into the victim’s head while trying to rip off her clothes. Prosecutors revealed the details Sunday during the arraignment of Darryl Williams, who is accused of barging into...
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Going out West did nothing to help Ex-Met Hansel Robles
ANAHEIM, Calif. — New team, same old result for Hansel Robles. Robles, designated for assignment Friday by the Mets, made his debut with Angels on Sunday. It did not go as planned. With the Blue Jays and Angels tied 6-6 in the top of the 10th inning, Robles was facing pinch-hitter Kendrys Morales, who recently...
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Entrepreneur offers reward to solve geoglyph mystery
On a desert plateau 36 miles from the tiny South Australian town of Marree lies one of the country's greatest unsolved modern mysteries. - RSS Channel
Contractor hoped to sell social media surveillance to oppressive regimes
Western companies are still interested in selling surveillance tools to governments that could easily abuse them. The Intercept claims to have leaked documents suggesting that Circinus, the defense contractor run by Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy,...
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Turkey's Erdogan emerges victorious, setting him up for tighter grip on power
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious on Monday from his biggest electoral challenge in a decade and a half, giving him the sweeping, executive powers he has long sought and extending his grip on the nation of 81 million until at least 2023.
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Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe-media
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities have made the first arrest in a renewed probe into the multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, remanding a former aide of ousted prime minister Najib Razak to assist in investigations, Bernama news reported on Monday.
Star attraction: Royal Observatory seeks volunteers to use new telescope
Cutting-edge telescope makes Greenwich a working observatory for the first time in 60 yearsPull on the right ropes and the dome at the Altazimuth pavilion at the Royal Observatory Greenwich swings around and opens up to reveal a thick band of London sky. The Victorian building is about to emerge from a major refurbishment and inside the dome sits the main attraction: a cutting-edge telescope that will make Greenwich a working observatory for the first time in 60 years.The installation of the Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope (Amat) has staff at Greenwich palpably excited. Over the obligatory banging of builders at work, Brendan Owens and Tom Kerss, both astronomers at the site, admit that they have been working late, very late, to put the kit through its paces. If they are tired from being up all hours, they do not let it show. “It’s a little bit addictive,” Owens says. Continue reading...
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Van Gogh leggings and Tracey teacups: how art tat broke out of the gift shop
Jackson Pollock socks, Louise Bourgeois eyemasks, Guerrilla Girls air freshener … what’s behind the explosion in art merchandise – and who’s really making the money?You could, if you were fanatical about such things, live your entire life kitted out in your favourite artists. You could wake up and remove your Louise Bourgeois eye mask, take a swig from your Damien Hirst coffee cup, then you check your Ai Weiwei-covered phone before pulling on your Van Gogh leggings. Tea sets, tote bags, dinner trays, model figures, swear boxes, snow globes and even room spray: artist merchandise has moved far beyond the kitsch of Mona Lisa tea towels. It’s now a burgeoning industry that straddles high art, high fashion and the high street.“Museum shops are getting bigger and more museums are getting shops,” says Victoria Hooper, head of copyright licensing at DACs, a not-for-profit organisation that negotiates royalties for artists whose work is reused. With arts organisations having their funding cut, she says, “everyone in the sector is looking at different ways to monetise”. Continue reading...
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‘Calling it a cult is degrading’: Wild Wild Country’s Ma Anand Sheela on her time as Bhagwan’s​ ​lieutenant
The standout star of Netflix’s documentary was once prosecuted for attempted murder. Now she runs a care home in Switzerland, where she remains unrepentant – and a little bit scaryThe walk to Matrusaden up the hill from the bus stop in the village of Maisprach is a hot one today. It’s worth it for the view alone – of a ridiculously pretty valley full of vineyards and orchards, June birdsong and butterflies. This is chocolate-box rural Switzerland.Matrusaden – it means “home of mother” – is a residential care home for people with mental illnesses. The owner, a delicate-looking Indian woman in her late 60s, comes out to greet me and we sit down in the shade. She doesn’t look much like an international criminal – wiretapper, fraudster, poisoner and would-be murderer. Continue reading...
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Seven ways to strengthen your core
Keeping these muscles in good condition will help you fend off a bad back – just make sure you mix it upA strong core isn’t about having photogenic abs, looking good in swimwear or grinding out another deadlift. It is a key element in dozens of everyday movements, including simple things such as carrying your shopping or getting out of bed in the morning. Many people know that a weak core can lead to a bad back, but the benefits of strengthening it are sometimes underappreciated. An analysis of studies published between 1970 and 2011, for instance, found that “core stability exercise was better than general exercise for reducing pain” in chronic low back pain patients. Given that back pain affects 540 million people globally, just five or 10 minutes a few times a week spent improving core strength is an excellent investment. Continue reading...
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As Mexico election nears, candidates show no sound plans to stem violence
Experts say not one of the candidates has a detailed strategy to pacify a country that has suffered more than 200,000 murders since 2007When Arnoldo Cuéllar kicked off his reporting career in Guanajuato in the mid-1980s, mass graves, decapitations and political assassinations were not part of his patch. “It was a calm place back then,” reminisced the 57-year-old Mexican journalist. Continue reading...
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Where’s Jeremy Corbyn? Lost in a rose-tinted vision of Labour’s past | John Harris
Labour must stop talking in terms of 1945 and all that, and engage with today’s big issues – Brexit foremost among themThe best politicians inspire, but part of their job is also to orientate: to survey an often confounding set of national circumstances, and tell us not just where we all are, but also what our position means and where we need to go next. A year on from that remarkable general election result, this is the challenge facing Jeremy Corbyn and the people at the top of the Labour party – a difficult but urgent task in increasingly trying times.Just over a week ago, I was among the 3,000 or so people who spent an overcast Saturday in north London, at the celebration of politics and music branded  Labour Live. Whatever its detractors claimed, it was a well-intentioned, creative event – but the sparse crowd and rather wearied atmosphere highlighted issues far beyond the organisers’ control. Continue reading...
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Only a proper right-to-die law is the only way to prevent another Gosport | Polly Toynbee
If we learn the wrong lessons from this appalling scandal, it could lead to more people suffering in painThe Gosport scandal makes an appalling NHS 70th birthday present. The damage done will ricochet around the health service and could threaten more harm to patients, if the wrong lessons are learned. Related: Scandals like Gosport will be repeated until government targets are banned | Simon Jenkins Continue reading...
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Child labour rampant in tobacco industry
Cigarettes sold in US, Europe and elsewhere contain leaf produced in tough conditions by children, impacting school and life chancesChild labour in tobacco is rampant and on the increase in poorer countries, a major Guardian investigation can reveal, in spite of claims by multibillion-dollar companies that they are tackling the issue. Continue reading...
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Pro-Corbyn group to launch drive for public vote on Brexit deal
Leftwingers shut out of cross-party campaign, says group aiming to change Labour policyA pro-Corbyn group is to launch its own drive for a “people’s vote” on a final Brexit deal, with the aim of persuading leftwing Labour members concerned about backing a cross-party campaign. Related: ‘EU referendum was a massive decision and people were lied to’ Continue reading...
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'Westworld' Recap, Season 2 Episode 10: What *Is* Real?
All of Season 2 has toyed with perceptions of reality—and the finale took that to the extreme.
LaMelo Ball Drops 38 as LA Beats Seattle in LaVar Ball's JBA League
LaMelo Ball 's JBA career has begun with two straight wins. Ball finished with 38 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and Niles Malone had 48, as Los Angeles earned a 150-145 win over Seattle on Sunday...
Raw: Thousands Told To Flee Northern Calif. Fire
A wildfire almost 90 miles north of San Francisco has burned at least 12 square miles, destroyed at least 12 buildings and is threatening hundreds more. About 3,000 people were told to evacuate their homes. (June 25)        
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Masahiro Tanaka passes his first test as he tries to return
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Masahiro Tanaka said he felt fine after throwing his first bullpen session Sunday since going on the disabled list — which is good news for him and the Yankees. However, the stiffer tests are still in front of the right-hander, who has been on the disabled list since June 9 with...
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Meek Mill's BET performance spotlights police violence
Just weeks out of prison, Meek Mill debuted a song that delivered a blistering criticism of the criminal justice system at the BET Awards on Sunday night. - RSS Channel
North Carolina's transgender rights battle isn't over
More than a year after North Carolina undid its “bathroom bill,” a legal battle is simmering over a law that replaced it.        
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Xiaomi aims to bring Android tablets back in 2018 with its $170 Mi Pad 4
If you’re one of the few people still interested in Android tablets in 2018, you’ll be happy to know that Xiaomi’s still got your back. The Chinese gadget giant has announced its Mi Pad 4 in China today. At $170 (1,099 yuan), the 8-inch Mi Pad 4 comes with a 1,920 x 1,200 display, a mid-range Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard storage, a microSD slot, and a 6,000mAh battery. There’s a 5-megapixel selfie camera and a 13-megapixel snapper on the rear. But if you’re into this, you’ll want to spend $230 for the LTE-equipped model, which… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Android,Xiaomi
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World Cup 2018: Groups A and B get set for finales – live!
Live updates from Russia ahead of the final matches in Groups A and BSweden squad rally behind Durmaz after racial abuse onlineAny comments? You can email or tweet @rrjparkin 5.26am BST Indeed, there’s the most entirely ‘un-English’ whiff of faint hope starting to form around Southgate’s unicorn-riding younglings, but criticism of Panama’s quality as an opponent has perhaps been overstated.Don’t forget, this is a nation competing at their first ever World Cup. Some reasonably passable footballing nations finished behind them in qualification (*cancels next trip to the United States*) and for all their inexperience, there’s no questioning the passion of the team that went out to represent the tiny central American nation.Wow. Panama commentators reaction off air while they listen for the first time the Panama anthem at the World Cup.I totally, totally understand them Related: ‘Felipe Baloy scores. Panama make history. The whole country explodes’ | Fernando Cuenco 5.15am BST But before we delve into Day 12’s tantalising encounters, like a patient Japanese sensai, let us first rake the stones of last night’s remarkable results.It all has to start with England’s stunning demolition of Panama, which if nothing else, has given rise to a surprise new candidate in the race for the Golden Boot:John Stones has more #WorldCup 2018 goals than:Lionel Messi Neymar Luis Suarez Thomas Muller Sergio Aguero Edinson Cavani Outside golden boot shout? ⚽️ #ENGPAN #worldcup #bbcworldcup Related: Gareth Southgate: ‘We wouldn’t swap Harry Kane for anyone’ Continue reading...
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Racing museum's Foal Patrol project reaches 1 million views
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame says its Foal Patrol project has been such a success it will keep it going        
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China blocks HBO after John Oliver parody of Xi Jinping
Mocking of Chinese president and criticism of human rights record earns ban for comedian’s network HBO’s website has been blocked in China after censors on Chinese social media platform Weibo banned mentions of John Oliver following the British comedian’s parody of Chinese president Xi Jinping. Related: Why China has banned videos of people whispering Continue reading...
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Cops ID one of five men arrested for brutal mistaken identity slaying
Cops have identified one of the five people arrested in the mistaken-identity slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz. Kevin J. Alvarez, 19, of the Bronx, was named Sunday night as one of the alleged killers. He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault, and assault, according to police. Authorities would not say which person...
New York Post
Apple Celebrates Pride in San Francisco Parade
Apple this weekend participated in the annual San Francisco Pride Parade, as part of its longstanding support of the LGBTQ community. Photo: Trey Forgety Apple's CEO Tim Cook, environmental chief Lisa Jackson, and health and fitness director Jay Blahnik were among the many Apple employees who marched in the parade, wearing Pride-themed t-shirts with rainbow-colored Apple logos. Happy Pride to the Apple employees marching today in San Francisco and to everyone celebrating #Pride2018 across the country!— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 24, 2018 Apple also had a dedicated area at One Market Plaza where people could leave their signature or a message, take Animoji photos, and more. #applepride— Lisa P. Jackson (@lisapjackson) June 24, 2018#applepride— Bill Zhao (@cybermaster) June 24, 2018 Apple has been celebrating Pride throughout the month of June, introducing a new Pride-themed Apple Watch band and watch face at WWDC. The company routinely supports laws that protect LGBQT rights, and opposes laws that discriminate. Note: This discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.Tag: PrideDiscuss this article in our forums
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First Lady: Kindness & Compassion Are Important
Melania Trump said Sunday that kindness, compassion and positivity are important traits in life. The first lady helped SADD - Students Against Destructive Decisions - open its annual national conference outside Washington. (June 25)        
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Chinese tech investment is the next target in Trump's crackdown
The US is set to announce measures this week taking aim at Chinese investment in key American technologies amid an emerging trade war between the two countries.
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Japan's airlines gave into 'Orwellian' demands from China — but how they did it could provide a blueprint for foreign companies everywhere
Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images Japan's airlines recently bowed to political pressure from China to change how they describe Taiwan. But Japan Airlines and ANA only changed the descriptions on their Chinese-language sites, not their sites in Japanese, English, or other languages. This split approach could provide a roadmap for other foreign companies struggling to deal the threat of being blocked from the Chinese market for references to Taiwan. Japan's major airlines bowed to political pressure from China earlier this month, but how they did so could provide a roadmap for other foreign companies. Earlier this year Beijing began demanding that airlines stop listing self-ruled Taiwan as a country, and instead describe it as a province of China, which frequently tries to assert its claim to the island on the global stage. The incident involved letters sent to 44 foreign airlines. Governments got involved, and the White House even released a statement slamming the demand as "Orwellian nonsense."See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: This top economist has a radical plan to change the way Americans voteSee Also:China's largest social network has blocked all mentions of John Oliver after the talk-show host criticized Xi JinpingChina calls Trump's newest trade attack 'blackmail,' says US 'initiated a trade war'Kim Jong Un visits China for the third time, showing ties with Beijing are stronger than everSEE ALSO: China wants to dictate how foreign airlines refer to Taiwan and the US is having none of it — this is how every major airline is responding
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London still the most desirable city for overseas workers
UK overall drops to fifth in survey because of cross-border movement fears after BrexitLondon has retained its position as the most desirable city for overseas workers, beating New York, Berlin and Barcelona, according to the latest study by the Boston Consulting Group and The UK overall, however, has dropped three places in the country rankings over concerns about the cross-border movement of workers following Brexit. The study also found that the number of British workers willing to seek employment overseas has soared to more than 60% – the largest increase in any country. Continue reading...
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Into the Library Cave
The Diamond Sutra, considered to be the world’s oldest surviving printed book, was among a trove of paintings, manuscripts, and religious documents, collectively known as the Dunhuang manuscripts, that were rediscovered on this day in 1900, when a Daoist monk unearthed the hidden “Library Cave” at the Mogao Caves in Western China. You may use the comment thread to discuss the ongoing scholarship of the International Dunhuang Project, or to pursue other points of off-topic, freewheeling discourse.
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Toronto pay-what-you-can store aims to tackle landfills and hunger
Initiative aims to reduce dumping of ‘waste’ and sell it at prices set by buyersIn a bright, airy Toronto market, the shelves are laden with everything from organic produce to pre-made meals and pet food. What shoppers won’t find, however, is price tags. In what is believed to be a North American first, everything in this grocery store is pay-what-you-can.The new store aims to tackle food insecurity and wastage by pitting the two issues against each other, said Jagger Gordon, the Toronto chef who launched the venture earlier this month. Continue reading...
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Trial of doctor, 85, puts Spain in dock over ‘stolen babies’
Charges against gynaecologist Eduardo Vela could shed light on thousands of other casesAn 85-year-old doctor accused of abducting a newborn girl from her mother almost half a century ago will appear in court in Madrid this week, becoming the first person to stand trial over Spain’s long and infamous “stolen babies” scandal.Thousands of families are thought to have been caught up in the illegal practice, which began shortly after the end of the Spanish civil war and continued until well after the death of the dictator, Francisco Franco, in 1975. Continue reading...
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Recovering AJ Ramos is just glad he now knows what was wrong
Mets pitcher AJ Ramos is relieved to have found an explanation for why his once-considerable talents vanished seemingly overnight. Ramos, who underwent surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan last week to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, said he was reluctant to blame his performance on any injury. But at...
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Turkey election: Erdogan thanks voters for 'love'
The Turkish president addressed supporters in Ankara after his victory in a presidential vote.
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Emil Gayed: health authorities launch large-scale inquiry after revelations about surgeon
NSW health department says inquiry will look at four public hospitals where surgeon worked and follows Guardian Australia investigation into complaints by dozens of women The New South Wales Department of Health has announced an inquiry into the disgraced gynaecologist Emil Shawky Gayed and his work for at least four public hospitals after an investigation by Guardian Australia.Health authorities say the section 122 inquiry will examine the surgeon’s work over more than two decades. Continue reading...
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Antonio Sabato Jr. says he was ‘blacklisted’ like Sarah Huckabee Sanders
WASHINGTON – Actor-turned-GOP Congressional candidate Antonio Sabato Jr. called White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders being asked to leave a Virginia restaurant an “unfortunate” incident — but said he was personally used to that kind of treatment. “She’s a lovely lady and it’s disgusting,” Sabato told The Post Sunday as he attended a Virginia...
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