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Bipartisan Bill Would Waive Guidelines Keeping Iraq War Hero From Receiving Medal of Honor

On Wednesday in the U.S. House, two Republicans and one Democrat introduced a bill that would authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for military valor, to Army sergeant first class Alwyn C. Cashe, a Black soldier who died on November 8, 2005 from extensive burns he received while…

It Would Cost $538,000 To Buy Whatever On Steam

Image: KotakuI can’t believe I’ve never seen or wondered about this before, but it turns out you can scrape data from Steam and find out how much the entire service’s catalogue would cost to purchase. And it’s...a lot less than you’d probably think?Chenggang Wang has a lil’ site called Buy All Steam Games, and it…

Would legislating cocaine benefit the planet?

Q. Dear Umbra, Legalization of cocaine and crack would boost general human happiness without imposing a significant environmental cost. Do you agree? — Taking Optimism Nasally… Yikes? A. Dear TONY, This question is multilayered — and a little aggressive — in a way that reminds me of the 2000 movie Traffic, which was about the…

What to Know About the MORE Act, the Bill That Would Deschedule Cannabis

In a historic move, the House of Representatives is set to vote this month on the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, Politico reports. The bill would deschedule cannabis (marijuana), and therefore decriminalize it at the federal level. Unfortunately, the bill doesn't have the best chances of making it through Congress due to Republican…

‘I Would Not Vote to Convict’: Rep. Thomas Massie Says Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Responded in Self-Defense’

Representative Thomas Massie (R., Ky.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., July 24, 2014. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) Representative Thomas Massie (R., KY) said Thursday that if he were a juror, he would not convict 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on any of the charges he is facing in connection with the fatal shooting of two people in Kenosha,…

SURVEY: Two in 5 New Yorkers Would Leave the City if They Had the Choice

The New York skyline and the One World Trade Center in the distance as a man makes his commute after a night of snow from New York City to Exchange Place in New Jersey, February 14, 2014. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) Around two out of every five residents of New York would leave the city if they…

Blazers Would Be Incorrect to Bring Carmelo Anthony Back in Significant Function

Following the Portland Trail Blazers’ elimination from postseason play at the hands of the L.A. Lakers, Carmelo Anthony said he was “praying” he would be back with the team next season. The 10-time All-Star and former NBA scoring champion proved that he can still play at a high level in Portland this season, and was…

Trump Plan Would Cure School Re-Opening Chaos

President Trump released his second-term agenda this week.  In it, he included the plan to “Provide School Choice to Every Child in America.” I have long been an advocate of school choice because it gives our most disadvantaged students an immediate escape valve and the chance to join a school and culture that changes the…

Biden Says He Would ‘Shut’ The Country ‘Down’ If Scientists Recommend New Lockdown Steps To Combat Coronavirus

August 21, 2020 8:17 PM ET Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he would shut down the country again if scientists recommend the measure to curb the spread of coronavirus. Biden made the remarks to ABC’s David Muir during a joint ABC News interview Friday with running mate Kamala Harris. WATCH: “If you’re sworn in…

Only 42%Would Get Vaccinated Against COVID

Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. Only 42% of Americans questioned in a new poll say they'd get vaccinated for the coronavirus when and if a vaccine is made available. The Yahoo News/YouGov poll was conducted July 28-30 among 1,506 adults and provided the lowest percentage of…

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How Trump Officials Cut The 2020 Census Short Amid The Pandemic

U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham departs a Sept. 17 news conference in Phoenix. The Trump administration is facing two federal lawsuits over its last-minute decision to cut the 2020 census schedule short. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption toggle caption Ross D. Franklin/AP U.S. Census Director Steven Dillingham departs a Sept. 17 news conference in Phoenix.…

Trump Launches ‘Patriotic Education’ Commission, Calls 1619 Project ‘Ideological Poison’

Topline President Trump on Thursday announced several measures aimed at promoting what he called “patriotic education” while blasting progressive efforts at re-examining American history through a race-critical lens as “toxic propaganda.” US President Donald Trump speaks during the White House Conference on American History at the ... [+] National Archives in Washington, DC, September 17,…

Smoke From West Coast Wildfires Has Reached Europe

Topline Smoke from the deadly wildfires raging across the West Coast reached Europe last week and is expected to travel over 5,000 miles again this weekend, according to data released Wednesday by the European Commission’s atmosphere monitoring service, a show of this historic fire season’s continued severity.  A man walks along the banks of the…

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Novel Tool May Predict Bipolar Disorder Long Prior To Beginning

A unique machine learning tool shows promise in predicting the onset of bipolar disorder (BD) years before it occurs, results of a new proof-of-concept study show. Early results of an ongoing prospective cohort study show that factors such as suicide risk, generalized anxiety disorder, and parental physical abuse in individuals at age 18 years are…

ECG Promising for Predicting Major Depression, Treatment Response

Individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD) have an increased heart rate — a finding that may have the potential to identify individuals at risk for the disorder and predict treatment response, early research suggests. Using the rapid-action of the novel antidepressant ketamine and the latest wearable 24-hour electrocardiogram (ECG) technology, investigators found that heart rate…

Vaccines Should Be Obligatory for All HCPs, Group States

All healthcare personnel (HCP) should be required as a condition of employment to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) said in a statement today. "Requiring appropriate immunizations as a condition of employment has been demonstrated to be the most effective strategy for maximizing immunization compliance among HCP," write…