10 things you need to know today: July 1, 2016


Headlines …. here they are!!!

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THE WEEK

1. Pentagon lifts ban on openly transgender troops
The Pentagon on Thursdaylifted a ban on openly transgender service members in the military. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said that transgender service members could serve openly effective immediately, and could not be discharged due to gender identity. The change came after a year of meetings between top brass and transgender service members, and discussions of how to handle medical, housing, and uniform issues for troops transitioning to the other sex. Removing this barrier to Americans eager to serve “is the right thing to do,” Carter said.

Source: Reuters, USA Today

2. Gingrich and Christie top Trump’s VP short list
Donald Trump has begun vetting possible running mates, with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reportedly topping his short list. More than a half-dozen others, including Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and…

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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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