Tag: San Diego

Caravan Against Fear’ Stops in the Rio Grande Valley

Today, a caravan of pro-immigration activists stopped in Alamo as they make their way across the country to combat fear among immigrants, because of the president’s administration. More than 60 activists were met by local community organizations and religious entities and gathered to speak out against the president’s deportations and rhetoric. “I see that Trump and his administration is trying to put us back into a deeper recession and take us back to criminalization people and slavery, that’s what it is. We need to move forward, instead of having the 30% here, the 50% here, the 30% over there....

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Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick’s protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL’s preseason by sitting instead of standing during the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick says he’s protesting what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States. Some who have criticized the protest said it was insulting to veterans. But some people who identify themselves as veterans have tweeted pictures of themselves in uniform and messages of support under the hashtag VeteransForKaepernick . One says he served to protect...

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Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care

CHICAGO (AP) — Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ability to pay for it. The annual cost of long-term care expenses range from $17,680 for adult day care to more than $92,000 for a private room in a nursing home, according to Genworth Financial. Yet an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey finds that a third of Americans 40 and older have done no planning for their own-long term care needs, such as setting aside money to pay for...

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WWII Veteran Walking Cross-Country to Save Ship

A World War II veteran is on a mission, to save one of the last surviving ships used in the D-Day Invasion of Normandy in 1944. 92-year-old Ernest Andrus is walking across the country, raising money to restore the landing ship tank, or ‘LST’ 325 now docked in Evansville, Indiana. Currently in Texas, Andrus began his cross-country mission near San Diego on October 7, 2013. He plans to complete his mission within the next two years, and welcomes anyone willing to...

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Liquid biopsies may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care. The tests, called liquid biopsies, capture cancer cells or DNA that tumors shed into the blood, instead of taking tissue from the tumor itself. A lot is still unknown about the value of these tests, but many doctors think they are a big advance that could make personalized medicine possible for far more people. They give the first noninvasive way to repeatedly sample a cancer so doctors can profile its genes, target drugs...

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