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Month: August 2019

Raising Expectations

Reading Time: 3 minutes By: Jeannette Maw  – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. When was the last time you caught yourself anticipating something to go wrong or to turn out difficult? Like maybe when getting a letter from the bank, or called into the boss’ office, or getting a call in the middle of the night? Or maybe it’s what you envision when you hear the car making a bad sound, or you’re waiting on test results, or meeting a new online date. It’s not unusual that our first thoughts aren’t good ones. That’s when...

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Vox: Planned Parenthood loses funding

Reading Time: 2 minutes Source: Vox Sentences. Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. Planned Parenthood has decided to reject Title X funding rather than complying with a new Trump administration abortion rule. [Reuters / Brendan O’Brien] Earlier this year, the Trump administration released a new rule that would bar organizations receiving Title X funding — the only federal funding for family planning — from providing abortion referrals. Planned Parenthood, which serves about 40 percent of Title X recipients, immediately pushed back and called it a “gag rule.” [BuzzFeed News / Dan Vergano] Planned...

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HuffPo: Elizabeth Warren’s First Campaign Event In Minnesota Draws Massive Crowd

Reading Time: 4 minutes Source: Huffington Post. Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. By Hayley Miller About 12,000 people showed up at the Democratic presidential hopeful’s town hall at Macalester College in St. Paul, according to her campaign. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) on Monday drew what her campaign said was the largest crowd of her presidential campaign tour yet, attracting thousands of energized supporters to her town hall at Macalester College. “Hello, Minnesota!” the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful shouted as she took the stage Monday evening. “Dang, it is good to be here.” Though...

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Health Care Solutions for Rural Americans

Reading Time: 4 minutes   (Family Features) Heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. These top five causes of death in the United States all have a higher incidence of death among rural residents and research points to lack of access to health care as a culprit.Today, rural hospitals are closing at a rapid pace, expanding an already vast health care desert (defined as inhabited areas more than 60 minutes away from an acute care hospital) across the country. According to the University of North Carolina’s Rural Health Research Program, since 2010, more than 105...

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Vox: Trump’s baffling, self-defeating attack on the New York Times

Reading Time: 5 minutes Source:  Vox – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. Trump lashed out at the paper without even understanding what he was attacking it for. President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the New York Times wasn’t just a standard illustration of his shamelessness — it was also self-defeating. On Thursday, Trump lashed out at the publication for demoting deputy Washington editor Jonathan Weisman, tweeting that he “Should have been Fired!” “Totally biased and inaccurate reporting,” he continued. “The paper is a Fraud, Zero Credibility. Fake News takes another hit, but this time...

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