Doctors’ son died 10 days before flu shot appointment. Now, they want to save your child

(CNN)Two physicians who lost their young son to the flu last year want parents to listen to their message, born of great grief and suffering: Get your child a flu shot. Approximately 80% of those children had not received a flu shot, according to the CDC. Laura and Anthony, a…

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Trump administration grants Wisconsin plan to make residents work for Medicaid

(CNN)The Trump administration Wednesday granted Wisconsin’s request to impose work requirements in its Medicaid program — the first such approval for a state that has not fully expanded Medicaid. Administration officials, however, maintain that these approvals are rooted in compassion and help Americans achieve self-sufficiency — a long-held conservative view…

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Sheridan Smith opens her heart

The demo became Are You Just Sleeping, a beautifully sad song about death and loss, which forms the centrepiece of Sheridan’s second album. “Are you just sleeping? Will you wake up?” she sings with a notable wobble in her voice. “We’ve still got plenty of things to talk about“. As…

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China’s middle class: We’re being picked like leeks by the government

Beijing, CNN (CNN)Spike Wang, a 29-year-old financial professional based in Shanghai, is struggling to live the Chinese dream. Unable to afford a 37% rent increase, he left his old apartment in Beijing this year and moved to a cheaper apartment in Shanghai. But he still found the cost of living…

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How politics became a risky business for companies in the era of Donald Trump, Steve King

Washington (CNN)Land O’Lakes and Purina, the two companies that dumped Iowa Rep. Steve King this week over his incendiary comments, learned what a growing number of corporate interests are discovering in a hyper-partisan America: It doesn’t always pay to play in politics. L.L. Bean, the Maine outdoor company famous for…

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24-hour curfew imposed in Nigeria’s Kaduna after scores killed in communal violence

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)A 24-hour curfew has been imposed in the Nigerian state of Kaduna, where police said at least 55 people were killed in communal clashes. Police said 22 people were arrested in connection to the crisis, which occurred after riots broke out among youths in a local market in…

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Saudi Arabia’s Khashoggi story is preposterous, but MBS will get a pass

Istanbul The answer, it seems, is an indemnity from the White House for complicity in an alleged murder. Mohammed Bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, or MBS as he is known, is widely believed to own a $500M mega-yacht, one of the world’s most expensive houses, a sumptuous chateau outside…

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