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More than 50,000 alive due to organ transplants, NHS says – BBC News

Some 36% of people in the UK are now on the NHS Organ Donor Register, compared with 30% five years ago. Currently in England and Northern Ireland, people must join the register or their family or close friends must give consent before their organs can be used. People in Scotland are set to automatically become organ donors unless they opt out – following a similar move introduced in Wales in…

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The 10 Best Movies of 2017 (So Far): Logan, Personal Shopper, and More

With no due respect to Transformers: The Last Knight, this years been a bit of a letdown at the movies. And frankly, weve needed the two-hour reprieve from our chaos-sowing commander-in-chief more than ever. There are still plenty of movies yet to be released this year that should end up on many critics year-end best of lists. Audiences are clamoring for Christopher Nolans World War II epic Dunkirk, Rian Johnsons…

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South Park Has a Donald Trump Problem

The President Trump fanatics who reside on The_Donald subreddit rejoiced this week in response to some big news about South Parks upcoming 21st season. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Trey Parker announced that he and his co-creator Matt Stone will be laying off the Trump jokes. We fell into the same trap that Saturday Night Live fell into, where it was like, Dude, were just becoming CNN…

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We Can Still Stop Russia From Hacking the Next Election

Scandals typically have a life cycle. First comes the revelation, then the investigation, maybe some legal consequences. Then, after the spotlight dims, reforms to keep it all from happening again. This time, amid the tumultuous probe of Russias interference in the 2016 election, we cant wait for the remedies to take effect. For we know one thing for sure: the Russians are still coming. Can we can keep Putin from…

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The Miracle Cure Gwyneth Paltrow Accidentally Got Right

Gwyneth Paltrow, Oscar-winner and dubious lifestyle guru, is under fire again. At issue this time: Body Vibes, the small stickers that can be placed on the upper arms to promote healing, rebalance energy frequencies, smooth out physical tension and anxiety, and boost cell turnover. Paltrow wasnt criticized because her website Goop was again peddling a product that couldnt prove any of its claims or outright dangerous. Or because oneboosting cell…

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McCain: Senate GOP Health-Care Bill Probably Dead

Arizona Sen. John McCain predicted on Sunday that the Senate GOPs health-care bill is probably going to be dead. Appearing on CBS Face the Nation, McCain said publicly what many Republicans are beginning to admit privately. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has struggled to get at least 50 of the 52 Republicans in the upper chamber to come to a consensus, and the unpopular legislation is facing backlash from both…

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A Series Of Things I Cant Remember Anymore

Jakob Owens Oh, god, you used to do a faceI vaguely remember you doing such a specific expression that it should be: “you used to do That Face”at certain things Id say. And Id say those things on purpose, just so I could get that reaction out of you. . I cant even describe it anymore because I dont talk to you. I think I hate you now. Your apartment…

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Why so costly?

Technology makes things better. Not morally, of course: military technology kills and maims people more efficiently, surveillance technology invades privacy more pervasively, and so forth. But improved technology leads to more output from less input for any system. Almost a tautology, right? I mean, thats the whole point. So why, in our technology-laced world, do certain domains keep getting more expensive and less efficient? This is veering dangerously close to…

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Charlie Gard: High Court to hear new evidence in case – BBC News

GOSH describes proposed experimental therapies as “unjustified” and said the treatments being offered are not a cure. However, the hospital’s decision to go back to court came after researchers at two international healthcare facilities said they have “fresh evidence about their proposed experimental treatment”. Image copyright PA Image caption Connie Yates and Chris Gard raised more than 1.3m for experimental treatment for Charlie US President Donald Trump and the Vatican…

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