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CBP refuses to publicly reveal how many migrants are sick with contagious diseases

CBP refuses to publicly reveal how many migrants are sick with contagious diseases

Despite outbreaks of flu, tuberculosis and chicken pox, US Customs and Border Protection refuses to tell the public how many migrants in detention facilities have contagious diseases. Doctors have long been concerned that these congested settings are breeding grounds for serious illnesses. “They create facilities that encourage the spread of infectious agents,” said Dr. William…MORE

Trump is doing what Obama couldn’t

Trump is doing what Obama couldn’t

Some Democratic voters are looking for a candidate who can restore the optimism of the Obama era. But what if the progressive champion they’re looking for is already sitting in the White House? Call it the audacity of President Trump: He is bringing more hope and change than Obama ever could. I know, I know.…MORE

How America feels about Taylor Swift says more about us than her

How America feels about Taylor Swift says more about us than her

The sheer gauziness of Taylor Swift’s celebrity is such that when people talk about her, they tend to reveal less about her and more about us, as a society. Swift has become a political and cultural cipher of sorts — at once nothing and everything. Between her fans and her detractors (there’s rarely an in-between),…MORE

Buttigieg rolls out plan to push for mental health care, fight addiction

Buttigieg rolls out plan to push for mental health care, fight addiction

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a plan to combat addiction and provide mental health services, outlining a proposal that aims to reduce the stigma around mental health, penalizes insurance companies that do not offer mental health coverage and offers $10 billion in annual grants for communities to address the issues. The…MORE

‘We’re not stuck in our ways,’ says PGA Tour commissioner on slow play

‘We’re not stuck in our ways,’ says PGA Tour commissioner on slow play

Winning a golf tournament has never been more lucrative. The Masters’ winning purse increased to $11 million in 2017. Both the Players Championship and the US Open’s winning purse rocketed to $12.5 million last year. The winner of the FedEx Cup gets an eye-watering $15 million. Yet in recent weeks the sport has undergone something…MORE