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  • 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals, report says

    Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public […]

  • JUUL to stop selling several flavored products in the United States

    (CNN) — Leading e-cigarette company Juul Labs will stop selling several flavored products in the United States, the company announced Thursday. Only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors will remain for sale. Meanwhile, Juul’s mango, creme, fruit and cucumber flavors have already been removed from the online store — which was the only place the company sold these products directly to 21-and-up consumers in the United States after it pulled them from retail locations late last year. These flavored pods will continue to […]

  • Pence says ceasefire agreed in Syria

    (CNN) — US Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that he and President Erdogan of Turkey agreed to a ceasefire halting Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria. Speaking in Ankara, Turkey, Pence said the “Turkish side will pause Operation Peace Spring in order to allow for the withdrawal of YPG forces from the safe zone for 120 hours.” “All military operations will be paused, and Operation Peace Spring will be halted entirely on completion of the withdrawal,” he said. “This also includes […]

  • Chicago teachers are about to go on strike, leaving 360,000 kids in limbo

    The country’s third biggest school district has canceled classes as 25,000 educators plan to walk off the job Thursday. The Chicago Teachers Union’s demands reflect what teachers across the country have been clamoring for: smaller class sizes, more support staff, higher raises. But in Chicago, the dynamics are different — and in some cases, dire. About 75% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. In some neighborhoods, gangs and violence permeate the streets. School social worker Emily Penn fought […]

  • Sandy Hook father awarded $450,000 from defamation suit

    Leonard Pozner, whose son 6-year-old Noah was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, was awarded $450,000 in damages by a Wisconsin jury from a defamation lawsuit filed in response to conspiracy theorists claiming the Newtown tragedy never occurred. James Fetzer and Mike Palacek, co-authors of the 2016 book titled, “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook” claimed that the shooting — where 26 people died, among them 20 children — was a staged political scheme, rather than a tragic massacre that […]

  • Georgia school district reverses transgender-friendly bathroom policy after death threats

    A Georgia school district has reversed its transgender-friendly bathroom policy after board members, staff and students were threatened, the school board said in a news release. Pickens County School Board changed its policy this week, citing “death threats, student harassment and vandalism of school property” in the news release. The policy had allowed transgender students to use restrooms that aligned with their gender identity instead of a single-stall, gender-neutral bathroom, according to CNN affiliate WSB. The board voted to reverse […]

  • A newborn was found wrapped in a plastic bag in Indiana. Here are 5 things to know about safe haven laws

    An hours-old baby girl was found wrapped in a plastic bag on a quiet street in Indiana — the latest in a series of abandoned babies found nationwide. The newborn, found by a woman walking her dog in Seymour on Tuesday, WRTV reported, comes not long after a baby with her umbilical cord attached was found on a porch in Pennsylvania. And in June, another infant was found swaddled in a plastic bag in Georgia. The incidents highlight the importance […]

  • A man was sentenced to 15 years for cocaine possession in Oklahoma. It was powdered milk

    A man pleaded guilty to cocaine possession in Oklahoma — only to withdraw his plea and have his case dismissed after it turned out to be powdered milk. Cody Gregg was sentenced to 15 years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to court records. His guilty plea was the result of an August arrest and charge of trafficking illegal drugs. After a lab report showed a negative test for […]

  • Family found living on remote farm with no contact with outside world for 9 years

    A family of six was discovered inside a remote farm in the Netherlands, where it is believed they lived in isolation for nine years, according to CNN affiliate NOS. The father and five children, ages 18 to 25, were found in the small village of Ruinerwold, in the northeastern province of Drenthe, Dutch police told CNN. A sixth adult child had left and was the one who alerted police. Although the village has just a few thousand residents, no one […]

  • Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse will be on Airbnb for $60 per night

    Call three friends, jump in the bubble gum pink Jeep, and hop on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Barbie Malibu Dreamhouse is available to rent. It is beachy and dreamy, and it is very, very pink. Better yet? It’s only $60 per night on Airbnb. Panoramic ocean views and glamorous décor bring the plastic playset of your childhood to life. The real house even has the iconic hot pink slide from the balcony to the infinity pool below. It will be […]

  • Identical twin babies delivered by identical twin nurses at Georgia hospital

    ATHENS, Ga. – As a pair of identical twin girls entered the world, they were greeted in the delivery room by two people who had been there before: Tara and Tori, the identical twin nurses working in their delivery room. After a serendipitous turn of events, the twin nurses at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia were able to deliver Addison and Emma Williams on September 25. Brannan Williams, the father of the newborns, said he was happy […]

  • ‘Don’t Be a Fool!’ Trump wrote letter to Turkish leader threatening economic destruction

    WASHINGTON – In an extraordinary letter sent to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last week, President Donald Trump warned that he could destroy Turkey’s economy if the situation in Syria is not contained and resolved in a humane way, CNN has confirmed. The tone of the letter is consistent with Trump’s unconventional approach to diplomacy, particularly when dealing with strongman leaders, as he tells Erdogan: “Let’s work out a good deal” and “Don’t be a fool!” But it’s striking to see a […]

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