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Anti-vaxxer whose son contracted measles says she played ‘Russian roulette’ with boy’s health

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A New Zealand woman who chose not to vaccinate one of her children was candid when describing how her decision ultimately put her son’s life in jeopardy.

Ally Edward-Lasenby told the radio station “The Hits” she chose to vaccinate one of her children but not her son Cameron, who later contracted the measles and became very ill.

When probed by the radio hosts as to why she made the choice not to vaccinate Cameron, Edward-Lasenby said a “research” paper that claimed there was a link between vaccinations and autism influenced her decision.

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The paper Edward-Lasenby was seemingly referring to was published in the medical journal The Lancet in 1997, but was retracted in 2010 due to its incorrect elements and ethical violations, among other reasons. Separate studies conducted following the report’s initial release did not find a link between any vaccine and autism, ultimately debunking its claims.

“I made what I thought was an informed decision at the time,” she said.

Edward-Lasenby’s son Cameron later contracted the measles, an experience she said she “wouldn’t wish on anybody” and which she noted could have been prevented if her son had been vaccinated against measles with the MMR vaccine.

After initially being diagnosed with the flu, Cameron’s condition quickly worsened, Edward-Lasenby said. He suffered from a rash and conjunctivitis — common signs of measles.

“[The doctors] took one look at him and said, ‘You can get him to the hospital first or we can get an ambulance here,'” she said.

Once they arrived, Cameron was confirmed to have measles.

“I believe that it’s important to immunize. We wouldn’t be in that position [if we had]. I played Russian roulette with my son’s health, which I’m not proud of.”

— Ally Edward-Lasenby

“Initially, he had white spots on his mouth,” she said. “He had conjunctivitis. He was really unwell. He continued to deteriorate, and a rash came all over his body. Then they were talking about brain damage — potential brain damage — and the potential loss of life too because it was quite serious.”

The measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes. Others can contract measles when they breathe the contaminated air or touch a contaminated surface, and then touch their eyes, nose or mouth.

“Infected people can spread measles to others from four days before through four days after the rash appears,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.

The MMR vaccine can protect both individuals and other people from contracting the virus.

Young children are typically most at risk of contracting measles. The CDC recommends children get two doses of the MMR vaccination, but the first dose is typically given to children when they are between 12 and 15 months old, with the second occurring between ages 4 and 6.

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After he was treated for measles, Cameron developed pneumonia, his mother said. As a result, he suffered from a compromised immune system for months.

“He was in and out of school on a regular basis,” she said.

“I believe that it’s important to immunize. We wouldn’t be in that position [if we had]. I played Russian roulette with my son’s health, which I’m not proud of,” she added.

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Chick-fil-A supporters file lawsuit against San Antonio for airport ban

Five Texas fans of Chick-fil-A have filed a lawsuit against the city of San Antonio for its decision to ban the chicken-centric chain from opening up shop in the local airport. In March, city council officials rejected the restaurant’s bid to open a new location in San Antonio International Airport due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

On Sept. 5, plaintiffs Patrick Von Dohlen, Brian Greco, Kevin Jason Khattar, Michael Knuffke and Daniel Petri filed suit against the city under S.B. 1978, otherwise known as the “Save Chick-fil-A Bill.”

Supporters of the bill argue that the provision, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in June, defends the fast-food restaurant and protects religious freedoms, while opponents say it discriminates against the LGBTQ community.

The new law stops the government from taking unfavorable action against a business or person for contributing to religious organizations.

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“The continued religious ban on Chick-fil-A by the San Antonio City Council has left citizens with no choice but to take this case to court,” Jonathan Saenz, president of conservative group Texas Values Action said of the lawsuit in a statement on Monday, as per The Texas Tribune. “Any other vendor that tries to replace Chick-fil-A at the airport will be doing so under a major cloud of long and costly litigation with the city.”

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs pushed for the court to declare that the city of San Antonio “violated and continues to violate” the law by banning Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport and issue an injunction to block the city and airport shop operator Paradies Lagardère from banning the chain at the air hub in the future. Furthermore, the plaintiffs also hope to issue another injunction to have a Chick-fil-A open at the airport and issue an order to stop the city from “taking any adverse action against Chick-fil-A or any other person or entity, which is based wholly or partly on that person or entity’s support for religious organizations that oppose homosexual behavior” and receive attorney’s fees and other relief.

In response, Laura Mayes, chief communications officer for the city of San Antonio, told the Tribune that the lawsuit “is an attempt by the plaintiffs to improperly use the court to advance their political agenda.”

“Among the many weaknesses in their case, they are trying to rely on a law that did not exist when Council voted on the airport concessions contract,” Mayes said. “We will seek a quick resolution from the Court.”

Reps for Chick-fil-A and the city of San Antonio were not immediately available to offer further comment.

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In March, six members of the San Antonio City Council rejected the inclusion of Chick-fil-A from the new Food, Beverage and Retail Prime Concession Agreement for the local airport due to the company’s alleged “legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

“With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion,” Councilman Roberto Treviño said of the vote, as per News 4 San Antonio. “San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior.”

“Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport,” he continued.

The day before, Think Progress published tax documents revealing that in 2017, the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave over $1.8 million in charitable donations to some organizations that have come under scrutiny regarding their stance on LGBTQ issues.

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Over $1.65 million of that contribution was given to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, which writes in an online “Statement of Faith” that it believes “marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman,” and believes “sexual intimacy” should only be expressed “within [that] context,” CBS News reports.

Responding to the news, a rep for Chick-fil-A offered Fox News the following statement on the story.  “The press release issued by Councilmember Treviño was the first we heard of his motion and its approval by the San Antonio City Council. We agree with him that everyone is and should feel welcome at Chick-fil-A,” a spokesperson said. “We have a fundamental code of conduct at Chick-fil-A: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

“We would still welcome the opportunity to have a thoughtful dialogue with the city council and plan to reach out to them. It’s unfortunate that mischaracterizations of our brand have led to decisions like this,” they continued.

“The sole focus of the Chick-fil-A Foundation is to support causes focused on youth and education. We are proud of the positive impact we are making in communities across America and have been transparent about our giving on our web site,” the restaurant rep concluded.

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The grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s first international location in Toronto, Canada was met with a grand protest on Friday by LGBTQ supporters. (Courtesy of The 519)

Days after the news of the San Antonio airport ban broke, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced he was opening an investigation into the city’s decision to exclude Chick-fil-A from the contract with the local air hub. In June, Paxton filed a petition in relation to the investigation “to compel the city to hand over documents related to its decision,” according to the Free Beacon.

In recent headlines, on Friday, the grand opening of Chick-fil-A’s first international location in Toronto was met by a large protest Friday by LGBTQ activists, who argued that the chicken-centric chain owner’s historically antigay policies will clash with the culture of Canada’s largest city.

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kent State catches heat for disrupting overtime field hockey match for football fireworks

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Kent State University came under fire Saturday after a field hockey match was stopped going into the middle of double overtime in order for the school to launch fireworks before a football game.

The No. 24 Maine Black Bears and the Temple Owls were playing field hockey and both teams were in a scoreless tie and going into double overtime before Kent State officials told both coaches the game had to end because of fire marshal regulations regarding the football fireworks, ESPN reported.

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Kent State held their home opener at noon against Kennesaw State. The field hockey game was ruled a scrimmage.

Kent State Field Hockey said in a tweet the game “had to be stopped” over the guidelines “previously discussed.”

However, the National Field Hockey Coaches Association called the university’s decision “unacceptable.” The group said both teams were told of a 10:30 a.m. stoppage time in May but Kent State “failed to communicate the steps that would be taken should the 10:30 a.m. hard stop be reached.”

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“The NFHCA Office has reviewed the game contract and cannot find any reference to the 10:30 a.m. hard stop nor can we find any information regarding what would happen if the game was not completed prior to reaching the ‘drop dead’ time,” NFHCA president Andy Whitcomb and executive director Jenn Goodrich said in a statement. “While we are aware of the fact that Kent State officials offered to complete the game at 5:30 p.m. and pay hotel costs for the Temple team, we find their lack of preparedness and the timing of their response to be unacceptable.”

Temple coach Susan Ciufo also ripped the decision to stop the game.

“I think it’s just where we’re at with female sports,” she told ESPN. “As much as we have come a long way, there’s still a long way to go. Saturday is the perfect example. To kick off two Division I teams when they’re about to go into double overtime for fireworks is just, it’s beyond me. I think it’s a disgrace to both programs, the families and the schools. I wish there was some better decision-making throughout the process in recognizing what this could mean in the bigger picture moving forward.”

Kent State athletic director Joel Nielsen apologized to the student-athletes and coaches from both teams Monday.

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“In hindsight, a different decision should have been made to ultimately ensure the game reached its conclusion,” Nielsen said in a statement. “We hold ourselves to a very high standard, and in this situation, we failed. I realize that my statement does not undo the negative impact on the student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans who deserved to see their teams compete in a full contest.”

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Rob Gronkowski ‘very intrigued’ about football now that he’s watching from sideline

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Rob Gronkowski said Tuesday he now understands why fans are incredibly adamant about him returning to football after going from Super Bowl-winning tight end to being a fan like everyone else.

Gronkowski appeared on “Fox & Friends,” revealing that fans call him “half-retired.”

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“I understand because I’m watching the game of football now too and I’m very intrigued about the actions like all the hits … and as a fan now watching it I understand,” he said. “I understand the glory of the game as a fan because you don’t really get that anywhere else. I mean, once a week there’s 12 games on and the college football too and everyone is running full speed at each other. It’s very interesting.”

He told the “Fox & Friends” co-hosts that being on the sideline instead of in the game wasn’t that strange to him.

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“I’ve accepted it that I’m on the outside and I’m enjoying it,” he said, “but it was just very interesting to watch and be like I was one of those guys running full speed at each other and seeing the big hits and everything. It’s pretty cool.”

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Gronkowski retired in March after helping the New England Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title. Since then, he’s explained how much pain he has suffered because of the game. He recently partnered up with CBDMEDIC to advocate for current players to use the product to help pain management.

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I am David Chipman, Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence Senior Policy Advisor and former ATF Special Agent. AMA about gun violence in America.

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Jack Ma Is Retiring From Alibaba. He Won’t Go Far.

HONG KONG — Jack Ma formally retired on Tuesday from Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant he founded that helped transform the way hundreds of millions of people shop and made him one of the world’s richest men.

But despite the elaborate celebrations the company held on Tuesday to commemorate his departure, Mr. Ma isn’t going far.

On paper, Daniel Zhang, Alibaba’s chief executive, will succeed the 55-year-old Mr. Ma as executive chairman. Mr. Ma has said he will devote his time to philanthropy, especially rural education.

“I’m not going to stop doing things,” he told a women’s entrepreneurship event in late August. “Alibaba is but one of my dreams. I’m still young.”

Alibaba on Tuesday evening celebrated Mr. Ma’s retirement — which also coincides with his birthday and the company’s 20th anniversary — with 80,000 of its employees in the Olympic Stadium in Hangzhou, the eastern city where the company has its headquarters. Plans included a parade of staff members in costumes, music and skits onstage, according to an Alibaba spokesman.

Mr. Ma, however, will remain a considerable force at the company. He is a lifetime member of the Alibaba Partnership, a group of a few dozen employees with tremendous power over the company’s board and leadership, as well as its bonus pool.

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Sculptures on the campus of the Alibaba Group in Hangzhou.CreditBryan Denton for The New York Times

The partnership also holds sway over key licenses that Alibaba requires in order to do business on the mainland. While Alibaba is traded in New York and its shares are held by global investors, Beijing requires Chinese nationals to control licenses that many companies need to keep doing business there.

Perhaps most crucially, Mr. Ma will still control the parent company of Alipay, the Chinese online payment system used in many of Alibaba’s digital marketplaces. That business fiercely competes with WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings, which has become a power in online payments in China, giving Mr. Ma a continuing challenge on the business front.

Starting as a company that aimed to connect Chinese manufacturers with small foreign businesses, Alibaba struck gold when it switched its focus to become an online marketplace for Chinese sellers and consumers. Its rise coincided with the spread of internet culture in China and, later, smartphones, transforming Chinese society into one where consumers can buy products, services and even investment products with a tap of a screen.

The company has grown into a commercial behemoth, with arguably the deepest reach into the country’s economy of all Chinese businesses.

Alibaba’s rise was cemented in 2014 when its initial public offering in New York raised over $21 billion. It also cemented his personal wealth, and by many counts he is China’s richest man. The Hurun Report, a research organization in Shanghai that tracks the wealthy in China, estimates his wealth at $38 billion.

Alibaba also owns China’s biggest cloud-computing business and one of its biggest meal-delivery services and logistics networks. Overall, the company is still growing at a healthy pace.

Alibaba could face more challenges. The Chinese economy is slowing, the United States is waging a trade war against China and the Chinese government has become more ambivalent about the role that private enterprises play in its economy. Mr. Ma is also leaving the executive chairman’s job just as the world has woken up to the huge power that technology giants wage over societies.

“We strove for bigger and stronger companies in the last century,” Mr. Ma said in a speech at a business event earlier this year. “Today we need to think how to create good companies. We need to make our clients, society, employees, ourselves and our families happy. Only good companies like this can last.”

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I am David Chipman. I spent 25 years as a special agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). I stopped the illegal flow of guns from Virginia to New York, was on the ATF SWAT team, and served as Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Firearms Programs. Now I work with former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to save lives from gun violence. We do a lot of cool things. Yesterday we put out a video featuring some of the top Democratic candidates for president. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXQ-5nTpQbc&feature=youtu.be

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The day the dinosaurs died: Asteroid impact site reveals devastation from power of 10 billion A-bombs

Scientists have unveiled stunning new research that sheds light on the 24 hours that followed the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.

The asteroid strike 66 million years ago has been compared to the power of 10 billion atomic bombs.

An international team of scientists led by the University of Texas at Austin examined hundreds of feet of rocks that filled the Chicxulub impact crater within the first 24 hours after impact. The Chicxulub crater is located offshore from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

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Scientists explain that the asteroid sparked wildfires, triggered tsunamis and launched sulfur into the atmosphere, blocking out the Sun.

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Artist’s interpretation of the asteroid impact (NASA/Don Davis)

The asteroid strike is described as a “short-lived” regional inferno followed by a global cooling that killed off the dinosaurs.

“We fried them and then we froze them,” said Sean Gulick, a research professor at the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) at the Jackson School of Geosciences, in a statement. “Not all the dinosaurs died that day, but many dinosaurs did.”

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Charcoal and pieces of rock from the ensuing tsunami’s backflow were discovered, although sulfur was notably absent, according to researchers. The absence of sulfur indicates that the asteroid impact “vaporized” rocks forming sulfate aerosols in the atmosphere, according to the scientists.

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A portion of the drilled cores from the rocks that filled the crater left by the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. (International Ocean Discovery Program)

“The real killer has got to be atmospheric,” Gulick said in the statement. “The only way you get a global mass extinction like this is an atmospheric effect.”

Gulick describes the research as “an expanded record of events” recovered from within the “ground zero” of the asteroid impact site.

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“Most of the material that filled the crater within hours of impact was produced at the impact site or was swept in by seawater pouring back into the crater from the surrounding Gulf of Mexico,” the researchers explained. “Just one day deposited about 425 feet of material — a rate that’s among the highest ever encountered in the geologic record.”

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Sean Gulick (right), a research professor at The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences and lead author of the asteroid impact study, with co-author Joanna Morgan, a professor at Imperial College London, on the International Ocean Discovery Program research expedition that retrieved cores from the submerged and buried impact crater. Gulick and Morgan co-led the expedition in 2016. (The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences)

Charcoal and a chemical biomarker linked to soil fungi were also found within or above layers of sand in the impact crater. “This suggests that the charred landscape was pulled into the crater with the receding waters of the tsunami,” the researchers noted.

The study is published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Paleontologists continue to make stunning dinosaur discoveries around the world. Recently they discovered the fossilized remains of a herd of dinosaurs in an opal mine in the Australian outback.

The fossils were found in the mine near Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, and include a new dinosaur species as well as the world’s most complete opalized dino, according to experts.

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In another project, paleontologists discovered a new spike-armored dinosaur in Texas. Paleontologists in Canada have also touted the discovery of the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex.

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Drunk woman swallowed 6-inch spoon and forgot, report says

Doctors in China are making an example of a patient who allegedly got so drunk she swallowed a 6-inch spoon and forgot about it the next day.

The patient, described as hailing from East China’s Shandong Province, reportedly went to the People’s Hospital of Jimo District earlier this month for stomach pain.

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An X-ray revealed the 6-inch spoon in her abdomen to be the cause, AsiaWire reported. Rather than open her stomach, Dr. Fan Guangxue decided on a gastroscopy procedure, which involves inserting a thin tube down a patient’s throat.

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This X-ray shows a 6-inch steel spoon resting inside the stomach of a young woman who drunkenly swallowed it the night before and forgot about it until her stomach began hurting the next day. (AsiaWire)

“But removing a spoon through gastroscopy is very tricky,” Fan told AsiaWire. “Firstly the spoon was over 10 centimeters long. It was also very smooth and slippery, and therefore difficult to control or grab hold of.”

He then inserted a snare loop to grab hold of the spoon and maneuver it back out through her mouth.

“Even after snaring the spoon it was difficult to pull it out,” he told AsiaWire. “It would get stuck along the way out.”

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Fan said that if his patient had waited, or ignored the pain, the spoon could’ve caused ulcers or a life-threatening infection.

“Do not put small things in your mouth when you’re drunk,” he said.

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It was not immediately clear how old Fan’s patient is, or where she is in her recovery.

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