‘That is an absolute lie,’ Sanders says of Burlington College claims

Appearing Thursday night on MSNBC, the Vermont independent and former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination responded directly to allegations from a prominent Republican lawyer regarding the senator’s involvement in helping Jane O’Meara Sanders secure financing for the now-shuttered college.

“That is an absolute lie,” Sanders told journalist Chris Hayes, host of the show “All In.” They spent the bulk of the seven-minute segment discussing health care.

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http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/06/30/sanders-calls-burlington-college-claims-absolute-lie/441648001/

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Pope Francis’ pledge of ‘zero tolerance’ for sex abuse faces a test: A top Vatican official is charged – LA Times

The cardinal, who is a senior advisor to Francis, told reporters in Vatican City that the pontiff had granted him a leave of absence to contest the charges, which bring the globe-spanning abuse allegations directly to the gates of the Vatican.

Although cases of priest-committed pedophilia and their wrenchingly long-lasting repercussions remain an open wound in dozens of dioceses across the United States and other countries, it is rare for direct allegations of abuse to reach the level of a cardinal, each of whom is known as a “prince of the church.”

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http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-cardinal-pell-charges-20170629-story.html

Feds confirm ISIS investigations underway in NC | Charlotte Observer

A domestic-terrorism expert told the Observer this week that the North Carolina probes are among some 1,000 active FBI investigations into ISIS-related threats encompassing all 50 states.

One case involves a 29-year-old Waxhaw man accused of lying to the FBI when he denied he told someone he planned to fly to Syria to fight with ISIS while helping others get there to do the same, according to a bill of indictment unsealed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Charlotte.

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http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/crime/article158862704.html

Swimming in a chlorinated pool can turn sun cream ‘toxic’ – increasing risk of cancer, scientists warn


Deadly combination of chlorinated water and UV rays can reduce a compound in sun-block into toxic chemicals linked to infertility, immune system damage and even cancer
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U.S., Hardening Line on China, Approves $1 Billion Arms Sale to Taiwan – NYTimes.com

WASHINGTON — The State Department approved on Thursday selling more than $1 billion in arms to Taiwan in yet another sign that the Trump administration is embracing a far more confrontational approach with China.

Heather Nauert, a State Department spokeswoman, underscored that the military sales have no effect on the United States’ “One China” policy, which President Trump suggested in December may be under review. Mr. Trump later affirmed to Chinese President Xi Jinping that he would honor the decades-old policy, under which the United States recognized a single Chinese government in Beijing and severed its diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

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https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/29/us/politics/trump-china-weapons-taiwan.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/

China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank | Reuters

China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washington, which has accused Beijing of militarizing the vital waterway.

The Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies, said new satellite images show missile shelters and radar and communications facilities being built on the Fiery Cross, Mischief and Subi Reefs in the Spratly Islands.

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China’s Role in Hollywood Grows With Bison Takeover of Cinedigm – Bloomberg

China’s Role in Hollywood Grows With Bison Takeover of Cinedigm

June 29, 2017, 4:53 PM EDT

Bison Capital, a Hong Kong-based investor in film and TV production, agreed to acquire a majority stake in Cinedigm Corp., which creates programs for Netflix Inc. and other online outlets

Bison will buy 20 million newly issued shares of Cinedigm for up to $30 million and provide as much as $10 million in working capital, according to a statementThursday. Los Angeles-based Cinedigm is also in talks to exchange its 5.5 percent convertible notes due in 2035.

The takeover of Cinedigm, which got its start helping smaller theater chains convert to digital projection, highlights the growing interest Chinese investors have in owning the films and TV shows that play in their fast-growing domestic market.

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-29/china-s-role-in-hollywood-grows-with-bison-takeover-of-cinedigm

US six-country travel ban takes effect with few exceptions for relatives

Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from six mainly Muslim countries went into effect late Thursday, after a Supreme Court decision allowed it to go forward following a five-month battle with rights groups.
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Houston federal judge revokes sex offender’s naturalized citizenship – Chron.com

A federal judge this week approved an order revoking the naturalized citizenship of a Harris County man convicted of a sex offense more than 20 years earlier, one of a growing number of immigrants stripped of citizenship in a push that began in the final years of the Obama administration.

Jose Arizmendi, a native of Mexico, failed to disclose his 1996 conviction when he applied for citizenship, according to federal prosecutors.

“The Justice Department is committed to preserving the integrity of our nation’s immigration system,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler said in a statement.

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http://m.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Federal-judge-approves-revoking-sex-offender-s-11256582.php

Hospitals Ramp Up Hyperbaric Therapy For Diabetics, Despite Concerns | Kaiser Health News

Hyperbaric treatment, increasingly given to diabetics — many of them elderly with persistent wounds — involves breathing pure oxygen inside a pressurized air chamber typically for two hours each weekday, often for more than a month. Twenty outpatient sessions can bring a hospital $9,000 in revenue.

Villages serves a central Florida retirement community that supplied nearly half of the hyperbaric patients at another hospital 30 minutes away. Hospital officials knew their clientele preferred their medical appointments only a golf-cart’s ride from home.

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http://khn.org/news/hospitals-put-more-stock-in-hyperbaric-therapy-for-diabetics-despite-concerns/

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