Senate GOP effort on Trump border wall seems to fall short

After a closed-door lunch, GOP lawmakers predicted the Senate would approve a resolution Thursday annulling the emergency Trump has declared along the border. The Democratic-led House passed the legislation last month, meaning Senate assent would send it to Trump. “It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,” said Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recalling a favorite refrain of “Monday Night Football” announcers when a game was out of reach. “Well, that’s appropriate right now.” Republicans hoped Trump would support a separate measure curbing a president’s powers to declare future emergencies. Had he done so, they thought, it would be easier for reluctant GOP senators to support the emergency Trump has proclaimed to steer $3.6 billion more than Congress has …

How young people can help to end child labor

(CNN)I’ve been told it takes a village to raise a child, but in my 24 years as a children’s rights activist, I’ve learned the opposite is true too. “Battled child labor, boy, 12, murdered.” I was stunned. I was sitting at a breakfast table in small town, Ontario, Canada, with enough food to eat, a soccer coach and a comfortable life. Meanwhile, another boy my age had been gunned down in Pakistan for speaking out about the factory owners who bought him for $16 to settle a family debt. How could two lives be so different? I started calling anti-child labor organizations, asking how I could help. They told me a kid couldn’t make any difference, so I decided to …

Alex Trebek Addresses Fans After Cancer Diagnosis

“Jeopardy” host The show resumed production on Tuesday, and Trebek was back behind the lectern, according to The show tapes multiple episodes a day, but Trebek took time out on Thursday to tweet a thank you message to the millions of people ― and one supercomputer ― who wished him well. Trebek added he was touched by the warm words as well as the prayers sent to him by fans. Trebek announced his cancer diagnosis on Twitter March 6 and said he planned “to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Zaghari-Ratcliffe to get diplomatic protection

The Iranian ambassador to London said the decision “contravenes international law”. Iran refuses to recognise dual nationals so does not recognise Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s right to be represented by Britain. Diplomatic protection is a rare legal procedure in international law. States can use it to help one of their nationals whose rights have been breached in another country. It is very different to diplomatic immunity, which is something given to diplomats to ensure their safe passage and protection from prosecution. What is diplomatic protection? What is the Zaghari-Ratcliffe case about? Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’ According to the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent James Landale, her new legal status will not force Iran to change the way it …

10 ways you could be affected by no-deal Brexit

There have also been warnings about possible price rises for dairy goods. A no-deal Brexit could mean the UK charges tariffs, or taxes on products such as cheese and butter from the EU, but it is thought unlikely that retailers would pass all of this increase on to the customer. Or the UK could waive tariffs – but under WTO rules it would have to offer the same reductions to other countries as well. Government advice for the food and drink sector UK will apply food tariffs in case of no deal Could the UK drop tariffs to zero? If you are planning to make a journey to an EU member state after 29 March, the government is advising you …

Woman Almost Dies From Stroke Triggered By Oral Sex

According to a new report from the ransient loss of consciousness (TLOC)” while receiving oral sex from her partner. as a 6 out of 10 on the pain scale, according to the further inspection, the doctors came to believe she had suffered a reflex-mediated syncope (a blackout caused by a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain) that was related to the sexual activity she had enjoyed before the incident, according to A CT scan and a  The researchers said it’s not unheard of for orgasms to cause stroke. “Activities that involve sudden increases in blood pressure and sexual activity is well described as a precipitant,” they write in the case report. “Studies with intra-arterial monitoring during coitus demonstrate …

Chef Boyardee bowls recalled over labeling mix-up

Affected products were produced and packaged on Jan. 16, 2019 and include 7.5 ounce canned microwavable bowls of “Chef Boyardee rice with chicken & vegetables,” according to the Food Safety and Inspection Service website. The items have a package code of 210090151050045L, a best by date of July 8, 2020 and were shipped to retailers in Florida, Kentucky and New York. WATER ADDITIVE RECALLED OVER POTENTIALLY DEADLY BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION The company said they were alerted to the problem after consumers complained of opening up the product labeled as “rice with chicken & vegetables,” only to discover beef ravioli. While no adverse effects have been reported, the impacted products may contain milk and wheat, which is not declared on the label. …

Scientists May Have Discovered A New Orca Species

Now they have. Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type is a distinct species. (Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP) “This is the most different looking killer whale I’ve ever seen,” said Robert Pitman, a NOAA marine ecologist in San Diego. He was part of the team that spotted the orcas off Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They likely mostly eat fish, not marine mammals like seals, as other killer whales do, Pitman said. Fishermen have complained about how good …

Rabid raccoons are back in Manhattan. Vaccinate your pets, health officials say

(CNN)Years after an outbreak was stamped out, rabies has returned to the raccoons of New York City’s most densely populated borough. “I urge my constituents with pets to make sure their animals are up to date on their vaccines. Stay alert when enjoying our beautiful parks, and if you see a wild animal acting strangely, leave the area and call” 311, the city’s hotline for non-emergency services, he said. Any animal that seems sick, disoriented or unusually quiet or aggressive should be reported, city officials said. Infected animals can spread rabies to people and unvaccinated animals through a bite. No pets or people are believed to have been bitten by these raccoons, the health department said. Rabies has been rare …

Dancer, 25, tackles hair loss head on

Image copyright Josie Sinnadurai/Hook News Image caption Her GP initially told Josie that her hair loss would likely be temporary “I woke up in the morning to find my pillow covered in hair,” she said. “When I washed or brushed it, huge clumps fell out.” Image copyright Josie Sinnadurai/Hook News Image caption Josie dances all over the world and has been in a Hollywood film But a couple of weeks later, Josie noticed she was losing body and facial hair, too. “My leg hair, eyebrows, eyelashes – it was all falling out,” explained Josie, who has travelled the world as a dancer, including Germany, Spain, Israel and Canada. Doctors diagnosed her with alopecia universalis, an autoimmune condition characterised by a …

Terminally ill Wisconsin girl who loves dogs visited by K-9 officers, nearly 40 police departments

Close to 40 different police departments — including K-9 officers — visited Emma Mertens at her home in Wisconsin on Saturday. (Hartford Police Department) “Today, just a few of us (roughly 40) stopped by to see Emma,” the Hartford Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “She had no idea we were coming so she was VERY excited. What an amazing and strong little girl. It was such a great morning.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Photos of the happy day show the officers and the K-9s lined up to see Mertens. Her family wrote online that,” There are no words….Pure Joy!” in response to the 7-year-old’s special visit. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to organize …

Sanders pushes progressive agenda, targets Trump, as he thanks NH for making him a star

Bernie Sanders campaigning in Concord, N.H., on Sunday. (Fox News) Sanders repeatedly targeted President Trump in his nearly hour-long speech, saying he “consistently lies.” And, Sanders charged that “under President Trump, the very concept of democracy is under attack by a president who seems intent on emulating the authoritarian leaders in Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and elsewhere that he seems to have so much affection for.” OCASIO-CORTEZ OUTDRAWS WARREN, KLOBUCHAR, AT SXSW The candidate pushed his progressive proposals, such as criminal justice reform, the “Medicare-for-all” single-payer health care plan and universal affordable childcare, and once again vowed “to make public colleges and universities tuition free.” He also said “that climate change is not a hoax but is an …

How to make your cervical test more comfortable

“Ideally, you would arrange it for somewhere in the middle of your cycle or towards the end of your cycle.” Dr Kaye adds the test itself might cause some pain similar to menstrual cramps, “but that lasts maximum 30 seconds, and then it’s gone”. Wear comfortable clothes The doctor or nurse taking the test needs you to be relaxed when taking the test – so make sure you’re comfortable. “Maybe you want to wear a skirt, so that we can lift that up and you still feel more covered – as opposed to taking off leggings or jeans,” says Dr Kaye. Ask for a woman to do the test If you’re more comfortable with a female doctor or nurse doing …

Home secretary: ‘Knife crime can’t go on’

Mr Javid said: “We’re taking action on many fronts… It is vital that we unite to stop this senseless violence.” On Saturday evening, Yousef Ghaleb Makki, from Burnage, was stabbed to death in the village of Hale Barns, near Altrincham. Two boys, also aged 17, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody. Image copyright PA Image caption The playground where Jodie was found is called Amy’s Play Site The teenagers’ deaths follow the deaths of three others three teenagers dying in knife attacks in two weeks in Birmingham, causing West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson to brand the situation a “national emergency”. Hazrat Umar, 17, was killed in Bordesley Green on Monday; Abdullah …

Minister rejects ‘May should quit’ reports

Brexit could be lost if deal is rejected, Hunt warns Tories Big Brexit vote: What do I need to know? On Tuesday, MPs will vote for a second time on the withdrawal deal Mrs May has negotiated with the European Union – ahead of the UK’s scheduled departure from the bloc on 29 March. They rejected it by a historic margin in January – with many Tory Brexiteers opposing it because of concerns about the “backstop” proposal in the agreement, aimed at avoiding a return to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Many believe the deal is heading for another defeat, with little sign of progress in continuing talks with the EU about getting legally …