World Health Organization declares Zika virus global health emergency

In May of last year, an outbreak of the Zika virus was discovered in Brazil.  Less than a year later, the virus has spread to over twenty countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it an international public health emergency in early February. An increasing body of evidence links the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, to microcephaly, a condition which causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and, consequently, inco...
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MiniBlog – Shutdown

So the Senate and White House i.e. Democrats don't want to set a precedent by bending over, handing over the knife, or flinching with a gun to their head (choose your analogy), and thus allowed the government to shut down. Many polls say that the House i.e. Republicans would be blamed if the government was shut down. Mind you this would be blame for shutting down the government, preventing hundreds of thousands of government employees from being paid, suspending many vital services, leading to a...
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