10 things you need to know today: August 4, 2015


Today’s headlines are here!!!

The Fifth Column

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THE WEEK

1. Democrats block Senate GOP effort to defund Planned Parenthood
Senate Democrats on Monday blocked Republican legislation to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood. GOP lawmakers launched the effort to strip the family planning organization of its more than $500 million in federal funding after an anti-abortion group released hidden-camera videos it said showed Planned Parenthood officials negotiating prices for fetal tissue. Planned Parenthood said it did nothing wrong, and never illegally profits from tissue from abortions that is used in medical research.

Source: Reuters

2. Trump extends polling lead
Donald Trump has widened his lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a poll released Monday by Monmouth University. The real-estate magnate and reality TV personality now has more than twice as much support as his nearest rival. He had the backing of 26 percent of the Republicans polled, followed…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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