Michigan Pharmacist Refused to Dispense Miscarriage Medication, Citing Religious Beliefs
New York Times, 19 October at 02:23
A Michigan woman said she was denied a medication for her miscarriage by a pharmacist at a supermarket who refused to fill the prescription because of his religious beliefs, then declined to help her obtain the drug elsewhere. The pharmacist was no
Interior Secretary Zinke's travel practices raised red flags, report finds
Washington Post, 19 October at 02:22
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's approach to his wife's travel and activities sparked concerns among the department's ethics officials, according to a report issued Thursday by Interior's inspector general office. The report determined that staff in the
Voices From the Caravan: Why These Honduran Migrants Are Heading North
New York Times, 19 October at 01:14
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — For days they have traveled north from their homes in Honduras, walking, taking buses and hitching rides in cars and trucks. They have carried only the essentials in small bags and knapsacks. As the large caravan of ...
What Is the Migrant Caravan and Why Does Trump Care?
New York Times, 19 October at 00:53
A caravan of migrants, nearly all of them Hondurans, is making its way north through Guatemala toward Mexico and the United States. It is the latest, and certainly the largest, iteration of a phenomenon that has occurred from time to time: big groups
Why one man's disappearance captured the outrage and media attention that war has not
Washington Post, 19 October at 00:39
In the months before the disappearance of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's government racked up a startling record of human rights abuses. It has led a coalition waging a brutal war in neighboring Yemen, which has killed thousands of civilians
Trump threatens to seal US-Mexico border over migrant caravan. Can he do it?
USA TODAY, 19 October at 00:30
In a series of tweets fired off Thursday morning, President Donald Trump delivered his most extreme threat yet to the governments of Mexico and Central America: “If they don't stop a caravan of Hondurans trying to reach the U.S. to apply for asylum, he
This Woman Claims A Pharmacist Denied Her Miscarriage Medication Because He Said He “Was A Good Catholic Man”
BuzzFeed News, 19 October at 00:10
Rachel Peterson, a 35-year-old resident of Ionia, Michigan, filed an official complaint with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday against a Meijer pharmacy in Petoskey, Michigan, claiming a pharmacist who was employed by the company ...
US 'opens Catholic church sex abuse probe' in Pennsylvania
BBC News, 18 October at 23:58
The US Department of Justice is investigating the Roman Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania over alleged child sex abuse, US media say. It follows a state grand jury report that found at least 1,000 children had been abused by over 300
Another Pharmacist Denied A Woman A Miscarriage Drug Over Personal Morals
HuffPost, 18 October at 23:35
A Michigan woman grieving the loss of her unborn baby says a pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to help her miscarry her deceased fetus, telling her it was against his religion as “a good Catholic male.” Rachel Peterson, 35, filed a complaint
Vladimir Putin Claimed ISIS Has Taken 700 Hostages in Syria, Including Americans—The Pentagon Says That's ...
Newsweek, 18 October at 23:33
Defense Department officials pushed back on assertions made Thursday by President Vladimir Putin that suggest Islamic State militants seized roughly 700 people after an attack on a Syrian refugee camp last week. Speaking at a discussion forum in the ...
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