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Tent Cities to House Separated Migrant Children?

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spokesperson confirmed Wednesday that officials are expected to tour vacant military properties to shelter unaccompanied migrant children in tents “at some point in the future.”

In an email to VOA, the official from the Administration for Children and Families at HHS said Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas; Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene,Texas; and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas, are being evaluated to build tent cities at military posts.

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) staff is expected to join HHS officials and “will make the determination if any of …read more

Social media firms ‘must share child mental health costs’

NHS boss Simon Stevens warns of double epidemic of child mental health and obesity

Social media firms must share the burden with the health service as it battles mental health issues in young people, the head of NHS England has said.

Setting out the health service’s key priorities for the future as it marks its 70th year, Simon Stevens, the body’s chief executive, warned of a “double epidemic affecting our children” that also included obesity.

Between 2010-11 and 2016-17, health spending increased by an average of 1.2% above inflation and increases are due to continue in real terms at a similar rate until …read more

People in Manchester ‘exposed to dangerous levels of air pollution’

Report finds life expectancy in region reduced by average of six months due to pollution

Dangerous levels of air pollution are having a devastating impact on the health of people living in Greater Manchester and costing the regional economy £1bn every year, according to a new study.

The report found that toxic air is reducing life expectancy in the region by an average six months and, over the next century, estimates “1.6 million life years” will be lost unless action is taken.

Related: Pollutionwatch: May brought high levels of damaging ozone

Related: What is Manchester? One man’s mission to …read more

US Judge Accepts Deal in Shooting That Killed Chinese Student

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge accepted a plea agreement in a road rage case involving a woman who police say shot and killed a Chinese student at Arizona State University after rear-ending the student’s car.

Holly Davis fatally shot 19-year-old Yue Jiang of China on Jan. 18, 2016, while Jiang’s boyfriend, Endong Chen, sat next to her, according to Tempe police.

Davis was originally charged with first-degree murder, but the prosecutor and her attorney came to a plea deal of second-degree murder that would result in a mandatory 25-year prison sentence.

Judge Warren Granville on Tuesday chose to accept the plea agreement …read more

Market manipulation was key factor in Bitcoin’s bull run, researchers say

According to a new paper by University of Texas finance professor John Griffin, and graduate student Amin Shams, Bitcoin’s price may have been artificially inflated in its run-up last December to nearly $20,000 per coin. It was just seven months ago that some of the internet’s most insufferable assholes told anyone that would listen about the newest force in the global currency market. It was a coin, made of digital 1’s and 0’s, that would disrupt the very idea of currency, a project so revolutionary that we’d all be rich, if only we had the resolve to “HODL.” And some… …read more