Some very good dogs, a chance encounter and a kind police officer

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week Some very good dogs Look at these smiling faces! These aren’t just any extremely photogenic (and patient) dogs. These are some of the 14 therapy dogs that visit students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. They were brought in after last year’s devastating shooting to provide healing and comfort, and now, they’re basically like family. So much so, they even got their own page in this year’s school yearbook. MSD’s yearbook adviser …

‘My parents might have aborted me’

“My mum had a really open conversation with me even when I was quite young, and she said they probably would of terminated the pregnancy if they’d known.” Baroness Grey-Thompson added that people were “shocked” by this but she values her parents’ honesty. But she said that operations like the one carried out to repair the spine of Sherrie Sharp’s son Jaxson might not mean everything is “done and dusted”, as people can become disabled later in life. Related Topics Youth and disability Spina bifida Disability Pregnancy Cardiff Abortion Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Officials Reveal Previously Unreported Migrant Child Death In U.S. Custody From 2018

Officials revealed on Wednesday that a 10-year-old migrant girl died in U.S. custody last year, making her the first of now six such deaths in the past eight months. The girl, who was from El Salvador, died in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) custody on Sept. 19, 2018, . Her death was not previously reported. Weber said the girl, whose identity has not been revealed, had a history of congenital heart defects and was in a “medically fragile” state when she entered an HHS Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) facility in San Antonio, Texas, on March 4, 2018. “Following a surgical procedure, complications left the child in a comatose state. She was transported to a nursing facility …

Apple to warn iPhone users about update impact

“To ensure compliance with consumer law, Apple has formally agreed to improve the information it provides to people about the battery health of their phones and the impact performance management software may have on their phones,” the CMA says on its website. Apple believes that changes to the way it allows users to monitor their battery’s performance among other improvements it has made mean that it is already in accordance with the CMA’s wishes. A spokesman declined to provide further comment.

Guatemalan Teen Becomes 5th Migrant Child To Die After Being Detained By Border Patrol

migrant child since December. Officials found the boy “unresponsive” on Monday morning during a welfare check, CBP “The men and women of U.S. Customs and Border Protection are saddened by the tragic loss of this young man and our condolences are with his family,” John Sanders, CBP’s acting commissioner, said. “CBP is committed to the health, safety and humane treatment of those in our custody.” The boy is at least the seventh migrant to die after being detained by Border Patrol since December. Five of the deaths have been children, all of whom migrated from Last week, a Juan de León Gutiérrez, a 16-year-old from Guatemala, later found to have a rare condition known as Pott’s puffy tumor, often caused …

Two female loos for every male one, demand experts

It adds that public toilets “should be considered as essential as streetlights, roads and waste collection”. But it said the lack of facilities in the UK was affecting equality, mobility, fitness and other aspects of health – yet no-one wanted to pay for them. In a survey of more than 2,000 adults for the report, two in five people with a medical condition requiring frequent trips to the toilet, said they didn’t feel able to go out as often as they wanted because of “loo leash”. In some US states and Canada, attempts have been made to introduce “potty parity” legislation to reflect the longer amount of time women need when using the toilet. ‘I could need the toilet very …

William reveals mental health pressures

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Duke of Cambridge says he felt “pain like no other pain” after the loss of Princess Diana The Duke of Cambridge has said he felt “pain like no other pain” after the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Prince William made the disclosure in a BBC TV documentary about mental health. He said the “British stiff upper lip thing” had its place when times were hard, but people also needed “to relax a little bit and be able to talk about our emotions because we’re not robots”. William also spoke of how working as an air ambulance pilot left him feeling that death was “just around the door”. He said dealing …

Trump Administration Is Transporting More Migrants From Border To Other U.S. Cities

Since Dec. 21, the official said, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released roughly 180,000 migrants into the U.S. interior, transporting them by plane, bus or van from the border to other cities in Texas and Southern California. Since March, CBP has released “more than 40,000 family units” on the condition they agree to appear before an immigration judge at a certain date. All the migrants who have been transported away from the border have undergone “initial intake,” the official said, which includes gathering their biographical information and carrying out a medical screening to ensure that they can travel. told USA Today he was alerted Thursday by local Border Patrol officials to expect flights beginning in about two weeks. “This is a …

The Awful, Perfect Timing Of The Abortion Battle

They went off. While many of the many Democratic men running for president also issued statements, there was something different ― more personal, more passionate ― about the way the women responded. It felt unprecedented. Powerful. There was more than just talk of preserving Roe v. Wade. Sen. Warren proposed Congress pass laws to protect abortion and outlined what that would look like. Gillibrand also said she’d take legislative steps to protect choice, including overturning the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds to pay for abortions, except in rare cases. Photo Illustration: Isabella Carapella/Huffpost; Images: Getty The leading women in contention for the 2020 Democratic nomination spoke out against the recent tide of abortion restrictions. During the 2018 …

US ‘nuclear coffin’ on island in the Pacific could be ‘leaking’ radioactive sludge into the sea

A huge concrete dome was built over a crater left by a nuclear blast on Runit Island. (EPA) The island nation was where 67 American nuclear weapons tests were conducted, which included the 1954 “Bravo” hydrogen bomb, the most powerful ever detonated by the U.S. and about 1,000 times bigger than the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. In the Marshall Islands, many residents were forced to leave their land and thousands of others were exposed to radioactive fallout. “I’ve just been with the president of the Marshall Islands [Hilda Heine], who is very worried because there is a risk of leaking of radioactive materials that are contained in a kind of coffin in the area,” Guterres, who is touring the South …

Colorado, Maryland Officials Call For Alabama Boycott

enacting a law Wednesday that effectively bans abortions in the state, even in cases of rape and incest. That includes pulling business from any investment managers, brokers and consultants who have a headquarters ― or even a regional office ― in the state, Franchot said. published on Facebook Thursday morning. In one particularly damning section, he writes: “It is my hope that this will put the ‘leaders’ of Alabama, and those of other states who may be contemplating abusing public laws for theocratic gratification, on notice that this is, indeed, 2019,” Franchot concludes. “Gratuitous attacks on the freedoms and the well-being of women will come at a prohibitive price.” AAron Ontiveroz via Getty Images Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold …

Kate offers ‘peek’ at Back to Nature Garden

Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden was co-created with Andree Davies, Adam White and the RHS In a letter to experts, she wrote that it was “heart-breaking” to know there is a “long way to go” to ensure all children grow up “happy, healthy, and equipped to be able to take every opportunity that comes their way”. Image copyright @kensingtonroyal Image caption The garden will be filled with forest scenes Earlier this year, landscape architect Ms Davies told the Daily Telegraph that the duchess had brought the idea of forest bathing to the discussions. The Japanese concept is the practice of spending time in woodland to help relaxation. The garden features a swing seat hanging below a high-platform treehouse, …

Mississippi law banning abortions as early as 6 weeks heads to federal court

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN)It was only six months ago that federal district Judge Carlton Reeves struck down a Mississippi law that banned abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, holding that the state was “wrong on the law” and that its Legislature’s “professed interest” in women’s health amounted to “pure gaslighting.” “We have come very far in the last two years,” Trump tweeted. Reeves is no stranger to the President’s tweets. He gained national prominence last month when he delivered a speech at the University of Virginia Law School evoking the history of the South to publicly criticize Trump for his attacks on judges. Quoting from Trump’s tweets, campaign speeches and interviews, but never using the President’s name, Reeves said: “When politicians …

Jameela Jamil Slams Georgia Abortion Ban, Reveals She’s Had Abortion Herself

Jameela Jamil is speaking out against Georgia’s anti-abortion law that Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed earlier this month. series of tweets, the “Good Place” actress said the ban is “upsetting, inhumane, and blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women, a disregard for our rights, bodies, mental health, and essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing [them] to carry the baby of their rapist.” “So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel.” Georgia’s so-called “heartbeat bill” would ban abortion as soon as a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat, which typically occurs around six weeks into pregnancy. Many women are not yet aware of their condition at that time. And several civil liberties …

Hillary Clinton: Abortion bills in Alabama and other states are ‘appalling attacks on women’s lives’

Washington DC (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Wednesday called the recently signed abortion law in Alabama, and other pieces of legislation that restrict access to the procedure, an example of “appalling attacks on women’s lives and fundamental freedoms.” “None of us should accept a future in which our daughters and granddaughters have fewer rights than we do. Choose a way to help, ask a friend to join you, and let’s get to work,” Clinton added, pointing her followers to advocacy groups and organizations that are working “to elect pro-choice candidates” and “organize for the future.” The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6 late Tuesday night and it found its way to Ivey’s desk on Wednesday. The measure appears aimed at setting up …

How 3 Other States Are Attacking Abortion Rights After Alabama’s Ban

Kay Ivey (R) signed into law a abortion, sending shockwaves across the country Wednesday as abortion rights groups prepared to launch a massive legal battle.  Several other governors have signed restrictive abortion bans this year, including some that outlaw it as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, and more state bills are hanging in the balance. Here are three pending measures that could move forward in the coming days. This cutoff date of eight weeks, except in cases of medical emergency for the woman. The legislation would prohibit minors from obtaining an abortion without written parental consent in most cases, and it would outlaw doctors from performing abortions if they know the patient is seeking the abortion because of …