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Pictures of the Day 28 July 2017
Offbeat  (tags: Pictures of the day: 28 July 2017 )

- 7 hours ago -
Good photos.
Reality Check: Why Don't Charlie Gard's Parents Have the Final Say?
Offbeat  (tags: Parent Rights and Wrongs, Who's Baby is it, Reality Check, UK )

- 1 day ago -
Parents, it is generally agreed, are allowed to choose what happens to their children. Of course, parents may make good or bad choices, but they have the right to make those decisions, whether that is about their child's diet and physical activity,
US Senate Healthcare Repeal Bill Fails
Offbeat  (tags: Obama Care Repeal, Failed, US Senate, USA )

- 7 hours ago -
The latest attempt to repeal the Obama-era healthcare act has failed after a dramatic night in the US Senate. At least three Republicans - John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski - voted against the bill, which needed a simple majority to pass.
Marine Dog With Cancer Gets Tear-Filled Farewell
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, unusual, animals, service dog, military, pets, animal companions )

- 5 hours ago -
Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to salute and say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.
Grenfell Tower: Corporate Manslaughter Considered By Police
Offbeat  (tags: Criminal Proceedings, Towers Fire, Police, London, UK )

- 8 hours ago -
Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire say they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect that corporate manslaughter offences may have been committed.
Charlie Gard Parents 'Denied Final Wish' for More Time
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Baby, Judge's Decision, NHS Hospital, Parents, Mismanagement, UK )

- 8 hours ago -
Terminally-ill Charlie Gard will be moved to a hospice and have his life support withdrawn soon after, a High Court judge has decided.
13 Bright Spots and Optimistic Thinkers Challenge the Dark Future of Trump
Offbeat  (tags: optimism, Progressives, left-wing, elections, resistance, activism, youth )

- 1 day ago -
Positive views and a good sense of progressive history will help us fight the Trump disasters.
Christian Prays Alongside Muslims in Jerusalem   video
Offbeat  (tags: interfaith, resistance, Jerusalem, barriers to mosque entry, metal control detectors, IDF, refusing entry, Christian, solidarity, between faiths )

- 18 hours ago -
As Muslims gathered to pray and protest against IDF barriers & metal detectors at the entry to Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one man with a bible and a cross stood out within the crowd. CNN's Ian Lee reports on this interfaith moment.
Did Antidepressants Help Make This Man a Mass-Murderer?
Offbeat  (tags: Prescription Drugs, Mass- Murder, Violence, USA )

- 8 hours ago -
James Holmes, a young man with no record of violence, murdered 12 people watching Batman in a Colorado cinema in 2012. Did an SSRI antidepressant, prescribed by a doctor, play a part in the killings?
Senators Threaten to Block Healthcare 'Skinny Repeal' Bill
Offbeat  (tags: Obama Care, Repeal, Threatened Block, Republican Senators, USA )

- 8 hours ago -
Republican Senators threatened to vote against the latest Obamacare repeal bill unless they received a guarantee it would be debated further.

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