August 29, 2016

Woman with dislodged IUD reportedly turned away by her doctor due to his affiliation with a Catholic hospital network, learns all of her in-network providers are also affiliated, sustains injury while waiting for insurance company to let her change networks. http://abc7chicago.com/health/woman-claims-doctor-refused-to-remove-iud-for-religious-reasons-/1480333/

Prison officials accused of pressuring corrections employees at Rikers Island jail to make incident reports sound less violent. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/exclusive-rikers-island-bosses-cover-violence-stats-article-1.2768232

Cellular network  SS7 “flaw” allows monitoring of cell phone calls and messages even when using encrypted messaging apps.  http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/08/congressman-to-fcc-fix-phone-network-flaw-that-allows-eavesdropping/

Turkey-backed Syrian militia fighting U.S.-back Syrian militia in battle for Manbij. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-turkey-city-idUSKCN1140EU?il=0

Real-life results of tax policies favored by Trump advisors have been mostly negative in Kansas.  http://kmuw.org/post/ciboski-should-trump-use-kansas-tax-experiment-model

Tough Milwaukee law on where sex offenders can live, almost nowhere, results in increase in homelessness – from 16 to 232 homeless offenders in two years, possibly putting residents at higher risk. http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2016/08/20/sex-offender-ordinance-worked-planned-putting-public-greater-risk/88948028/

Not enough healthy people and too many sick ones signing up for Obamacare is making the program unprofitable for insurance companies. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/health-care-exchange-sign-ups-fall-far-short-of-forecasts/2016/08/27/3d93f602-6895-11e6-99bf-f0cf3a6449a6_story.html

Members of 200 native American tribes reportedly participating in Dakota Access pipeline protest. http://www.capjournal.com/news/american-indian-tribes-unite-to-protect-missouri-river-from-pipeline/article_118989ee-6d97-11e6-9942-2b418a1fb0bd.html

Raising the Social Security retirement age is unfair to laborers and to those who live shorter lives, as politicians float idea of raising retirement age to 70. http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/business/money/4103424-personal-finance-pushing-back-retirement-age-70-would-be-harder-low-income

Los Angeles County District Attorney has allegedly received a combined total of more than $10,000 in gifts from criminal defense attorneys, police unions, business owners and her own prosecutors. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-lacey-gifts-20160824-snap-story.html

 

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August 29, 2016

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