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Planned Parenthood: IUD Insertions Up 900 Percent After Trump’s Election

As previously reported, right now is the time to stock up on Plan B One-Step and consider other forms of birth control. According to new data compiled by analysts for Athenahealth and originally reported by Vox, intrauterine device (IUD) procedures increased 19 percent between October and December 2016. That means that women feared that a Donald Trump presidency could happen ...

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Birth Control Scare: Women Urgently Scheduling Appointments To Get An IUD After Trump Election

A rash of birth control fears are striking women as they urgently schedule appointments with their gynecologists. Women are frantic about making sure they ensure birth control measures are in place before any changes regarding their health care coverage ensues following Trump’s election as President of the United States, USA Today reports. Women are telling each other to make sure ...

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Germany election: Merkel challenged by anti-migrant AfD

Voters in a north-east German state are due to go to the polls in a vote seen as a test of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s policies towards migrants and refugees. The anti-migrant and anti-Islam Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) could get more votes than Mrs Merkel’s CDU in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. This would weaken Ms Merkel ahead of national elections next year. However, ...

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US Election: Trump to visit black church in Detroit

Donald Trump will visit a black church in Detroit on Saturday in an attempt to claw some of the minority vote away from Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. The Republican candidate will also tour neighbourhoods in the predominantly black city, one of America’s poorest. He will be accompanied by Ben Carson, the former Republican presidential hopeful, who grew up in the ...

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Gabon violence: Hundreds arrested after disputed election

Security forces in Gabon have arrested more than 1,000 people during a second day of violent protests following disputed presidential elections. Reports say three people have been killed in the capital, Libreville. Opposition supporters took to the streets after it was announced that President Ali Bongo had been narrowly re-elected in Wednesday’s vote. Opposition leader Jean Ping, who is in ...

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Gabon election: Parliament set alight amid street clashes

Supporters of Gabon opposition candidate Jean Ping have set the national assembly on fire after President Ali Bongo was declared winner of Saturday’s presidential election. Police were using tear gas and water cannon to try to quell street protests. Mr Bongo secured a second seven-year term with 49.8% of the vote to Mr Ping’s 48.2 %, a margin of 5,594 ...

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US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a “bigot” in his latest appeal to minority voters. Speaking at a Mississippi rally, he said his opponent “sees people of colour only as votes not as human beings worthy of a better future”. Mr Trump added that Mrs Clinton and the Democratic party had taken advantage ...

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US election: Trump campaign spending still lags far behind Clinton

Donald Trump’s election campaign doubled its spending last month but still lagged far behind US presidential rival Hillary Clinton, figures show. The Trump campaign spent $ 18.5m (£14.1m) in July, compared to his Democratic rival’s $ 38m. Mr Trump spent more than $ 420,000 on hats, but only started major TV adverts this month. Separately, the New York Times said ...

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US election: Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort quits

Paul Manafort, campaign chairman for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has resigned just two months after taking the helm. Mr Trump confirmed Mr Manafort’s departure in a statement. He first took control of Mr Trump’s campaign after the businessman’s campaign manager was fired in June. Mr Manafort, 67, has come under fire for his ties to Russian interests and former ...

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US election 2016: Trump overhauls campaign team again

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has overhauled his election campaign team for the second time in two months, bringing in a new manager and CEO. Pollster Kellyanne Conway becomes campaign manager and Stephen Bannon of Breitbart News the CEO. Paul Manafort remains as campaign chairman. Mr Trump told AP the new leaders were “terrific people… they’re champs”. Mr Trump has ...

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