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New York is so crowded it’s crazy. Was it like this when I was young?
The Washington Post
– Jun 4, 2019, 4:05 PM
Researchers in the company's division of inflammation and immunology urged Pfizer to conduct a clinical trial on thousands of patients, which they estimated would cost $80 million, to see if the signal contained in the data was real, according to…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis makes no sense
By Gianluca Mezzofiore, CNN
– Jun 5, 2019, 11:03 AM
(CNN) CPR mannequins are getting breasts -- with the goal of saving women's lives. The so-called Womanikin is an attachment for flat-chested CPR dummies that aims to change the finding that women are 27% less likely than men to receive CPR if they…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterYet another micro discrimination
American novelist Tayari Jones's portrait of a young African American's wrongful incarceration, and its devastating impact on his marriage has beaten two Booker prize winners to take the Women's prize for fiction. Described by chair of judges Kate…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterI saw this movie. It deserves every prize it gets!
The Washington Post
– Jun 5, 2019, 10:48 AM
The Central American migration boom that has swamped U.S. authorities grew even larger in May, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics released Wednesday that show more than 144,000 migrants were taken into custody, a 32 percent…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is so sad for the people trying to get in and even worse for us. We’re overwhelmed
YouTube is changing its hate speech policy to more effectively police extremist content, a move targeting the legions of neo-Nazis, conspiracy theorists, white supremacists and other bigots that long have used the platform to spread their toxic…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterIf serious, it will be effective.
Facebook plans to cede control of its forthcoming cryptocurrency to outside backers, a move meant to encourage trust in the digital payment system and reassure financial regulators, The Information has learned. In recent months, the social network…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterWhat do you know! They’re trying to avoid problems
The Washington Post
Arelis Hernández, Rick Noack
– Jun 5, 2019, 7:48 AM
An investigation is underway in the Dominican Republic, after three U.S. citizens were found dead in a resort in the Dominican Republican city of La Romana at the end of May. All three had checked into the Bahia Principe Hotel resort on May 25…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterGood thing we went last year!
China fined Ford Motor Co. 's main joint venture in the country for antitrust violations, marking the latest action toward a U.S. company as tensions between the two nations escalate. Changan Ford Automobile Co. will be fined 162.8 million yuan…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterHere comes the retaliation
Chemicals giant Bayer AG is reeling after a jury awarded $2 billion in damages to people who say they contracted cancer after years of using Roundup, a popular weed killer manufactured by Bayer subsidiary Monsanto Co. Bayer probably won't pay out…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterAnd they knew it all along.
Fitness company Peloton announced Wednesday it has filed with securities regulators for an initial public offering. Peloton, which filed the paperwork confidentially, has not yet decided on the number or price range of shares it expects to sell…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterHow can this be a good public investment?
– May 30, 2019, 2:00 PM
Deborah Copaken: So. Let's start at the beginning. How did you get interested in this specific topic? Alzheimer's in general, but also women in Alzheimer's specifically? Lisa Mosconi: When I was in college, my grandmother started showing cognitive…
Francine Hardaway #BlackLivesMatterThis is such an important part of women's health