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Teen receives double lung transplant after vaping-related illness

Teen receives double lung transplant after vaping-related illness

Doctors at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit performed what they believe is the United States’ first double lung transplant on a patient whose lungs were damaged after vaping, according to the hospital. The male patient, who turned 17 while recovering at the hospital, wants to remain anonymous for now, but was described as a…MORE

Mulvaney’s ‘incomprehensible’ legal maneuvering angers many

Mulvaney’s ‘incomprehensible’ legal maneuvering angers many

The White House is entering a pivotal phase of impeachment proceedings amid internal consternation over legal strategy and fresh apprehension at how President Donald Trump will react to hours of televised testimony. The ostensible top aide in the White House, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, sowed bafflement and griping this week at his legal…MORE

Leading the House impeachment inquiry is not where Adam Schiff expected to be

Leading the House impeachment inquiry is not where Adam Schiff expected to be

When Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California decided to join the House Intelligence Committee in 2008, leading an impeachment inquiry one day wasn’t quite what he anticipated. “He wanted to go on the Intelligence Committee for two principle reasons: Number one, it was bipartisan, and number two, it was quiet,” said former Democratic Rep. Steve…MORE

New York Times: Trump floated firing intel watchdog who shared whistleblower complaint

New York Times: Trump floated firing intel watchdog who shared whistleblower complaint

President Donald Trump has raised firing the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, for deeming a whistleblower complaint regarding the President’s Ukraine dealings to be credible and reporting it to Congress, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Citing four people familiar with the discussions, the Times reported that Trump first conveyed his displeasure around the…MORE

Is Pete Buttigieg peaking too soon?

Is Pete Buttigieg peaking too soon?

The last 48 hours may well be the best 48 hours of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential campaign. First came a Quinnipiac University poll of New Hampshire voters on Monday that showed Buttigieg at 15% support — clumped with the rest of the front-running pack, including former Vice President Joe Biden (20%), Sen. Elizabeth…MORE

Fate of DACA immigrants may hang on vote of Chief Justice Roberts

Fate of DACA immigrants may hang on vote of Chief Justice Roberts

At the close of Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over the fate of certain young undocumented immigrants, the question appeared to be: What will John Roberts do? The inscrutable chief justice, who sits in the middle of the elevated mahogany bench, was yet again at the decisive middle of a contentious dispute. His questions, overall, were…MORE

Democratic voters want the 2020 field to shrink, not grow

Democratic voters want the 2020 field to shrink, not grow

Two more Democrats are considering joining the 2020 presidential primary, despite voters sending signals for months that they are largely happy with their choices and would like the field of candidates vying to take on President Donald Trump to shrink, not grow. Both former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick…MORE

Distant space object receives Powhatan name ‘Arrokoth’

Distant space object receives Powhatan name ‘Arrokoth’

To ring in the new year, NASA’s New Horizons probe conducted the farthest ever flyby to distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, 4 billion miles from Earth. Now, the object has been officially named Arrokoth, a Native American term that means “sky” in the Powhatan and Algonquian language, according to NASA. An official ceremony to…MORE