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Face Transplants Raise New Challenges and Opportunities

health.usnews.com — The Cleveland Clinic conducted the first face transplant in the U.S. in 2008. In September, a team of nine surgeons conducted the hospital's second. A total of 10 face transplants have taken place in the U.S. The Cleveland Clinic in September performed the 10th-ever U.S.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @angelahaupt: Face transplants = new challenges + opportunities. Another fascinating one from @leonardkl: t.usnews.com/Z48i9r

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Obama Immigration Action Sparks Legal Debate

usnews.com — "With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed." -President Barack Obama, March 28, 2011 President Barack Obama speaks during a televised address from the White House on Thursday.
Nov 21, 2014

I love this. Bush torture lawyer: #ImmigrationAction is “unprecedented stretching of the Constitution...rule of law.” usnews.com/news/articles/…

Nov 21, 2014

From Mr. Waterboarding himself (!!!) RT @stevennelson10: John Yoo: Obama 'laying claim to power' beyond Bush t.usnews.com/Z49u7r

Nov 21, 2014

RT @stevennelson10: John Yoo: Obama 'laying claim to presidential power that goes even beyond that claimed by the Bush administration' t.usnews.com/Z49u7r

Nov 21, 2014

RT @stevennelson10: John Yoo: Obama 'laying claim to presidential power that goes even beyond that claimed by the Bush administration' t.usnews.com/Z49u7r

Nov 21, 2014

John Yoo: Obama 'laying claim to presidential power that goes even beyond that claimed by the Bush administration' t.usnews.com/Z49u7r

Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Reform Sets a Dangerous Precedent

usnews.com — What will the next commander in chief want to do? President Barack Obama's decision to unilaterally reform the immigration system is by and large right on the substance, but I fear he is dangerously wrong on the precedent he is setting.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @Pat_Garofalo: .@rschles nailed it on Obama's immigration actions: Love the policy, don't love the precedent is.gd/1fx5jT

Nov 21, 2014

RT @Pat_Garofalo: .@rschles nailed it on Obama's immigration actions: Love the policy, don't love the precedent is.gd/1fx5jT

Nov 21, 2014

.@rschles nailed it on Obama's immigration actions: Love the policy, don't love the precedent is.gd/1fx5jT

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Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

usnews.com — LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's Attorney-General's office says police have detained former prime minister Jose Socrates as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud. A statement said Socrates, who was Portugal's prime minister from 2005 to 2011, was taken into custody late Friday with three others.

When Your Personality Is What Ails You

health.usnews.com — An estimated 10 percent of Americans has a personality disorder - with two of the most common being borderline and antisocial. We all probably indulge in selfies at some point - but then there are the people whose Facebook feeds are full of them. To call these people narcissistic would be accurate.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @CraneKristine: Think you might know someone with a personality disorder? 10% of the American public has one tinyurl.com/n92mhpo

Nov 21, 2014

RT @CraneKristine: Think you might know someone with a personality disorder? Ten percent of the American public has one. Read on: tinyurl.com/n92mhpo

Nov 21, 2014

Think you might know someone with a personality disorder? Ten percent of the American public has one. Read on: tinyurl.com/n92mhpo

Nov 21, 2014

When your personality is what ails you – a closer look at narcissistic personality disorder, borderline + more: t.usnews.com/Z48ldv

How to Navigate Thanksgiving With Diabetes

health.usnews.com — If you plan properly and eat in moderation, your diabetes won't get in the way of you savoring a delicious Thanksgiving meal. By Amir Khan Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for what you have, but it's also become an excuse for people to throw their diet out the window and load up on mashed potatoes, stuffing and other carbs.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @USNewsHealth: Planning your Thanksgiving menu? @akhanmedia shows you how to fit in dessert - even if you have diabetes. ow.ly/EIwZ9

Nov 21, 2014

RT @USNewsHealth: Having diabetes doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving. Use these tips and get turkey, stuffing and even dessert! ow.ly/EGut4

Nov 21, 2014

Think pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes and other Thanksgiving staples are out if you have #diabetes? Think again! bit.ly/1xKASQG

Last Call: Should Obama Go to Ferguson?

usnews.com — My Fellow Americans: As a nation anxiously awaits (and arms itself) for the grand jury's verdict in the Michael Brown case Ferguson, Missouri, the Washington Post recalls Robert F. Kennedy's flatbed-truck speech appealing for calm in the wake of the King assassination, and thinks President Barack Obama should emulate it in the heartland.

Will Surveillance Reform Get a Second Act?

usnews.com — Congress will have to decide by June whether to reauthorize a provision of the Patriot Act that grants the NSA its data-collection powers. By Tom Risen Surveillance reformers lost this week when the Senate failed to advance the USA Freedom Act aimed at ending the National Security Agency's bulk data collection.
Nov 21, 2014

Will #surveillance reform supporters let the Patriot Act sunset in June? Will the #NSA stop spying if they do? usnews.com/news/articles/…

Obama's Immigration Action Still Leaves Health Coverage Gap

usnews.com — President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration Thursday during a nationally televised address from Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama presented his executive actions on immigration reform Thursday to the American public, unveiling a plan expected to protect up to 5 million people in the country illegally from deportation.
Nov 22, 2014

#ImmigrationAction does have the potential to increase health care coverage for some. Here's how: bit.ly/1qJMEbV. #Obamacare

Obama's Immigration Executive Order Could be Second Term Overreach

usnews.com — Stumbling in his second term? Last night, while watching President Barack Obama announce his plan to take executive action designed to defer deportation proceedings against up to 5 million undocumented immigrants, and to allow many of them to work legally, I couldn't help wondering whether we've seen this before.
Nov 22, 2014

Smart piece by presidential power prof @mattdickinson44 re #immigrationaction -- term 2 overreach? t.usnews.com/Z49wbv via @usnewsopinion

Arpaio Sues Obama to Squash New Immigration Policy

usnews.com — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says President Barack Obama's orders sparing immigrants from deportation are unlawful. The ink was hardly dry on President Barack Obama's new executive orders sparing millions of people from involuntary deportation when the first lawsuit hit. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is suing Obama in federal court, alleging the president's decision to allow people living in the U.S.
Nov 21, 2014

Arpaio, Klayman Sue Obama, Challenge New Immigration Policy AND 'Dreamer' program DACA t.usnews.com/Z49n7v

U.S. News Quiz: Are You Ready for Black Friday?

usnews.com — Take the Quiz Thanksgiving's departure traditionally signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season, which is kicked off by a day of discounts known as Black Friday. Black Friday is a tradition that has been around for decades and has hosted some of the year's most frantic shopping sprees.
Nov 21, 2014

Nope. | U.S. News Quiz: Are You Ready for Black Friday? t.usnews.com/Z49rqr via @usnews

Is Obama's Immigration Executive Order Legal?

usnews.com — In a speech last night, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive orders that will protect up to 5 million undocumented persons from deportation. "There are actions I have the legal authority to take as president - the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before me -- that will help make our immigration system more fair and more just," Obama said.

Missing Cat From New Mexico Shows Up in Maine

usnews.com — WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) - A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook earlier this month by a man who found her inside a duffel bag outside a Portland thrift store.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @usnews: Here's one for our departing editor @RebekahMetzler: ow.ly/EGnBa A missing kitten from New Mexico ended up in #Maine.

A History of Immigration Reform

usnews.com — Immigrants view the Statue of Liberty in 1910 as they approach Ellis Island in New York City. President Barack Obama is expected to announce an executive order Thursday night granting upwards of 5 million undocumented immigrants temporary work permits and deportation deferrals. This is not Obama's first foray into executive action when it comes to immigration.

Bill Cosby's Silence on Rape Allegations Does Not Help His Case

usnews.com — If legendary comedian Bill Cosby is not guilty of the things a half dozen or more women have now publicly accused him of, then the advice he is following on this matter should be criminalized.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @USNewsOpinion: Bill Cosby is in seriously hot water over rape allegations ow.ly/EGYLy

Why Your Company Should Allow Pets in the Office

money.usnews.com — Studies show that allowing dogs in the office may slash stress and boost collaboration. If you're tired of your co-workers or boss barking orders at you, maybe it's time to suggest that the company adopt a policy to allow dogs in the workplace.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @Petplan: Reason #1: This picture RT @USNEWS: Why Your Company Should Allow Pets in the Office t.usnews.com/Z48e66 pic.twitter.com/cT42NkCPEM

Nov 20, 2014

You might like your co-worker more if you saw her interact with her lhasa apso. Just sayin'. Via @careervalet: money.usnews.com/money/blogs/ou…

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Obama's Immigration Actions Bring Relief for College Students

usnews.com — The president's immigration actions will expand deportation relief to more Dreamers. Among the millions of undocumented immigrants shielded by actions President Barack Obama announced Thursday night are college students, who now may be able to apply for cheaper tuition and aid in some states and have a chance to remain in the country longer after graduating.

5 Items to Donate for a Charitable Tax Deduction

money.usnews.com — Furniture may not be the first thing you think of when deciding what to donate, but it could pay off big time come tax season. It's that warm and fuzzy time of year when you may be thinking of donating to charity. After all, you're a good person.