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DC Festival Shows Support for Refugees

With the spires of Washington’s National Cathedral overhead, supporters of refugees gathered Saturday morning for the first of what organizers hope will become a regular event: a day of art, music and dance designed to “shift the narrative” about refugees in the United States.

Among the first to perform on the main stage were two Mexican-American teenagers from Baltimore, stomping to Mexican folk dances as their mother watched from the lawn, recording on her phone to send to their grandparents.

“I think everybody is a refugee, you know?” said Dalila, whose parents came to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1970s. “Everybody’s …read more

Katharine Whitehorn: This is how you changed our view of the world

It was revealed last week that the veteran Observer journalist, Katharine Whitehorn, now aged 90, has advanced Alzheimer’s. Four women – three writers and a reader – tell how her radical brand of journalism was a catalyst for a new way of thinking

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Antibiotics greatly reduce effectiveness of cancer treatment – study

UK research finds patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy lived half as long as those who avoided them

Cancer patients who took antibiotics during immunotherapy treatment lived about half as long as those who avoided the drugs, a new UK study of more than 300 people has found.

Researchers said the new work underscores the importance of taking antibiotics only when medically necessary, and shows general practitioners should coordinate closely with oncologists when treating patients on cutting edge treatments.

Related: ‘Holy grail of cancer research’: doctors positive about early detection blood test

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What to Expect From Singapore Summit 

President Donald Trump on Friday said the June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korea was back on, after meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Chol for more than an hour in the Oval Office of the White House. Dong Hyuk Lee, chief of VOA’s Korean service, weighs in on what we can expect from both sides in the lead-up to the summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Will the Korea summit happen?

“I think so. I think there is a good chance that we’ll have talks as planned in Singapore on June 12th. So that means …read more