Barr has a personal reason for staying out of anything having to do with Ukraine or Giuliani. In his phone call with Zelensky, Trump suggested that Barr was on the same team as Giuliani, his private lawyer. After complaining that “you had a prosecutor who was very good and he was shut down and that’s really unfair,” Trump said that he would have Giuliani call Zelensky “along with the attorney general.” … [Read more...] about Opinion: Is the Justice Department scooping up dirt about Joe Biden from Rudolph Giuliani?
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General Ngo Xuan Lich visits a patient having undergone an organ transplant. On February 26, doctors of Central Military Hospital 108 ran four operation rooms at the same time to get lungs and other organs from the brain-dead patient. Later, 60 doctors, medical specialists and nurses of the hospital with the support of three French and Belgian medical experts successfully conducted the first-ever transplant of lungs from a brain-dead person in Vietnam in over 8 hours. … [Read more...] about Defense Minister praises Central Military Hospital 108 for successful lung transplant
Campus spokesman Eric Maron said this week that university leaders don’t perceive an immediate threat from the virus, which was initially identified in the Hubei province of China and has since spread to other Asian countries and other continents. For now, he said, UL Lafayette is taking direction from announcements by the Centers for Disease Control, the U.S. State Department, the World Health Organization and other agencies about what to do. … [Read more...] about UL campus, airport, others planning for coronavirus defense
“In conversations with the CDC today, we are assured ... that those requirements for testing will be changed based on the new information from yesterday here in California, and we are working hard with the CDC to ensure that once those are prepared, we are ready for it,” Ghaly said. “We know it will shift from the posture of border and significant containment to one where we acknowledge that community spread is possible, and that it meets that condition so that patients, where the provider believes there are symptoms suspicious of coronavirus, that we have the capability and permission to be able to send that test.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: CDC issues new rules on who can be tested after Bay Area case
Syria: Idlib reaches a breaking point Highway to nowhere Assad's offensive to retake the strategic M5 highway leading through Idlib province to Syria's second city, Aleppo; has been a long-term objective. After a Russian bombing campaign helped Syrian forces capture all towns along the route on February 11, fierce fighting in western Aleppo forced more than 43,000 toward the Turkish border. … [Read more...] about NATO condemns Syrian airstrikes that killed Turkish troops in Idlib — live updates