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UN Expert: Poverty in US is ‘Political Choice’

The Trump administration’s crippling policies are forcing poor Americans deeper into poverty, a United Nations human rights investigator has found.

The United Nations’ human rights office said Monday that Philip Alston, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty, spent months visiting communities across America and has prepared a report that faults “successive administrations” in Washington for failing the impoverished.

While preparing to present the report to the United Nations next month, Alston specifically targeted the Trump administration for its recent $1.5 trillion tax cut, saying it brings “financial windfalls” to the rich and large corporations while punishing the poor.

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The most cringe-worthy moments of Apple’s WWDC 2018

Tech conferences usually come with their fair share of awkward moments, and Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference is no exception. It’s inevitable when you’re trying to show off hardware and/or software with semi-spontaneous ejaculations of joy or demonstrations of “everyday” utility. But something about this year’s WWDC was even more cringey than usual. Here are a few (but by new means all) of such moments in the show. HashtagMommyFortheWin: WatchOS 5, the latest for the Apple Watch, is getting a few new features — check here for the full rundown. To demonstrate them, Apple made a poor woman named Jules… …read more

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can slow advance of esophogeal cancer

New study looked at patients with Barrett’s esophagus, usually caused by stomach acid, which is considered a precancerous condition

Taking aspirin with acid reducers can help patients with chronic acid reflux slow the advance of cancer of the esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach, a new study has found.

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‘Hostile environment’ is worsening NHS staff shortages, say doctors

GP leaders say policy must change to allow well-qualified family doctors to work in UK

Tough “hostile environment” immigration rules are deepening the NHS staffing crisis by stopping well-qualified family doctors from working the UK, the profession’s leaders have warned.

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has pleaded with Sajid Javid, the home secretary, to help relieve the UK’s “desperate” lack of family doctors by putting them on the migration advisory committee’s shortage occupation list, in order to make it easier to recruit GPs from abroad.

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