Baltimore hospital patient left at bus stop in gown and socks sparks outrage

Baltimore hospital patient left at bus stop in gown and socks sparks outrage

BALTIMORE — The University of Maryland Medical Center is investigating how a woman was discharged, wearing only a gown and hospital socks, at a bus stop at night.A bystander posted a video in Facebook showing her mumbling and coughing in...
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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations

How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations

Early in her career, Dalia Messick, a cartoonist struggling to get her work published, got a couple pieces of advice from the head of the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate’s secretary. First, change your character’s profession, she said. And secondly...
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Oil prices rise to hit four-year high of $70 a barrel

Oil prices rise to hit four-year high of $70 a barrel

Image copyright Getty Images The price of oil has hit $70 a barrel for the first time since December 2014. Brent crude climbed after members of Opec, the cartel of 14 oil-producing nations that accounts for 40% of the world’s...
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Aid groups slam Macron’s reform of asylum law

Aid groups slam Macron’s reform of asylum law

Trump: ‘I am not a racist’ Read more Fresh violence in Tunisia as protests continue Read more Deneuve apologises after controversial letter Read more Tunisia crisis: ‘Social costs of austerity not on government’s radar’ Read more France says ...
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Aid groups slam Macron’s asylum law reform

Aid groups slam Macron’s asylum law reform

Trump in rant against immigrants from ‘s**thole countries’ Read more Aid groups slam Macron’s asylum law reform Read more Turkey court defies order to release jailed journalists Read more Facebook announces major overhaul of news feeds Read more ...
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Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

She acknowledged that Britain had rebuffed Ecuador’s request that Mr. Assange be given diplomatic status. Mr. Assange initially sought refuge in the embassy after Sweden sought to have him arrested in connection with allegations of rape and assault. Although...
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Drake offers fans a stake in Virginia Black whiskey

Drake offers fans a stake in Virginia Black whiskey

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Drake takes a shot of Virginia Black at the Billboard awards last year Canadian rapper Drake is planning to sell stakes in his whiskey business, raising as much as $30m (£22.2m) to expand the company....
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WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange becomes Ecuadorean citizen

WikiLeaks’s Julian Assange becomes Ecuadorean citizen

Image copyright Reuters The Ecuadorean government has confirmed that Julian Assange was granted Ecuadorean citizenship on 12 December. Ecuador subsequently asked the UK to recognise Mr Assange as a diplomatic agent – a move that could have given him immu...
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Black snow troubles pollution-weary Kazakhs in Temirtau

Black snow troubles pollution-weary Kazakhs in Temirtau

By Abdujalil Abdurasulov BBC News Much of the snow in the city of Temirtau in central Kazakhstan is black. Instead of the usual white powder that children love to play with, the snow looks more like coal after a mysterious...
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The Carpetbagger: Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

The Carpetbagger: Oscars So Awkward? Trying to Top the Globes Won’t Be Easy

At Golden Globes after-parties, several women involved in Time’s Up said that while their activist work would carry on strong, they didn’t know (or perhaps weren’t willing to say) what may be in store for the Oscars. There is no...
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How Graffiti Artists Used iPhones and Paint to Transform the Beatles’ Ashram

How Graffiti Artists Used iPhones and Paint to Transform the Beatles’ Ashram

The street artist Miles Toland has dedicated his career to “finding the beauty in the decay,” as he puts it on his website. In 2016, he got an irresistible invitation: Would he like to come to Rishikesh, India, and cover...
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