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For $805 a night at the Trump Hotel, you deserve what you get - Washington Post

The thing about an $80

4 months ago

Rosatom's Global Nuclear Ambition Cramped by Kremlin Politics - Fortune

The $100 billion overseas order book of Russias nuclear power plant builder Rosatombigger than all its Western competitors combinedmakes it look like the giant in its field.

But if the companyformed in 2007 from the Russian Atomic Energy Ministry and tasked with turning nuclear power into a major export industryis ever to reach its potential as a global industrial giant, it will have to shed Russias reputation for using energy policy as a means to political ends.

Deal after deal has collapsed in Europe, where individual countries and the European Union as a whole consider it a priority to reduce dependency on Russian energy, and relations have deteriorated over Moscows interven

6 months ago

Pope Francis offers hope to divorced Catholics, says no to gay marriage - Washington Post

He called for divorced and remarried Catholics to participate more fully in church life. But he closed the door on gay marriage. He quotes Jorge Luis Borges and Jesus Christ. There is an entire chapter on Love.

But more than anything, Pope Franciss long awaited document on family life, released Friday by the Vatican, amounts to an exultation of traditional marriage while recognizing that life, in his own words, isnt always perfect. Yet rather than judging, he commanded, the church should be a pillar of support.

[Read: Pope Francis releases first major paper on the family]

Some two years in the making, the 256-page document known as an apostolic exhortation and titled Am

9 months ago

Outstanding Advice For An Excellent Social Media Marketing Plan Dallas SEO Agency

In this age and day, many businesses are jumping on the social media bandwagon. This makes it that much more important to stand out in your marketing efforts. With so much competition out there, you want the buyers to take notice of your company. This article will provide some valuable tips that can allow you to do just that.

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11 months ago

State Dept. clears Clinton email that intelligence agencies flagged - Politico


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11/30/15 02:42 PM EST

Updated 11/30/15 04:54 PM EST

The State Department released a WikiLeaks-related email from Hillary Clinton's personal account Monday that official watchdogs for the intelligence community and the department flagged over the summer as appearing to contain c

11 months ago

Paris Deal Would Herald an Important First Step on Climate Change - New York Times

PARIS President Obama and more than 100 world leaders will convene with thousands of diplomats on Monday on the outskirts of Paris to open two weeks of intense negotiations aimed at forging an accord that could begin to avert the most devastating effects of global warming and redefine the economy of the 21st century.

Here is a guide to what is at stake. If the talks fail as they did in two previous attempts to achieve such a deal then nations will continue on a trajectory that scientists say locks the planet into a future of rising sea levels, more frequent floods, worsening droughts, food and water shortages, destructive hurricanes and other catastrophic events.

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1 year ago

California Approves Laws To Cut Use Of Antipsychotics In Foster Care

Children and teens in foster care are much more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs. iStockphoto hide caption

itoggle caption iStockphoto Children and teens in foster care are much more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Children and teens in foster care are much more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic drugs.


Efforts to protect children in foster care from being inappropriately medicated with powerful antipsychotic drugs got a big boost forward on Tuesday, when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed three bills into law designed to reform prescribing.

Overprescribing of psychiatric meds for foster youth is a persistent problem nationwide, with children given the drugs at double or triple the rate of those not in foster care.

In 2011, the federal Government Accounting Office found nearly 1 in 4 children in foster care was taking psychotropic medications, which include antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers and stimulants.

Hundreds of children were found to be taking five or more psychotropic medications at a time, and thousands were prescribed doses that exceeded FDA-approved guidelines. According to the report, monitoring programs fell short of guidelines established by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Many of the medications have side effects that include lethargy, weight gain, diabetes and tremors.

The California legislation, which covers 63,000 children and teens in foster care, will allow public health nurses access to medical records to monitor the foster children who are prescribed psychotropic drugs; identify the group homes that rely most on these medications and potentially require them to take corrective action; and provide child welfare workers with better training and oversight tools to spot dangerous prescribing practices.

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"I hope the approval of this legislation tells our foster care youth that we love them, that their lives matter to all of us and that we care deeply about their future," said state Sen. Jim Beall, a San Jose Democrat, author of two of the bills.

The Oakland-based National Center for Youth Law, which was among the legislation's sponsors, called it the most comprehensive effort in the U.S. to date to curb the misuse of psychotropics in foster care. However, a bill that would have required a prior medical examination and ongoing monitoring before a juvenile court could authorize psychotropic drugs was pulled from the legislative package following intensive lobbying by associations representing physicians and group homes.

The bill's author said he would reintroduce the measure in January.

Elaine Korry writes about health care and social policy from the San Francisco Bay Area. She recently wrote about antipsychotic medications and foster care for NPR and Youth Today.