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Maddow warns of Donald Trump causing massive gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia outbreak

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The host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” warned of the Trump administration causing a widespread outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

“But here’s a story that just broke this afternoon that I think is likely to have pretty profound consequences all over the country. And one of the reasons we know that — or at least we have reason to suspect that — is because we’ve already seen a few little case studies about how exactly this is going to go wrong, because there are a few states that sort of beat the rest of the country to the punchline on this one,” Maddow explained.

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“Here is a deeply, deeply, unhappy press release that was set out by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in January 2017,” she explained.

“New Hampshire is experiencing an outbreak of gonorrhea,” the headline read.

“So like, if you work for state government in New Hampshire, that’s not like a red-letter day. That’s not a banner day. Right. The day you have to send out the press release about the state experiencing a horrific outbreak of gonorrhea,” she noted.

“Turns out the gonorrhea press release was good practice,” she said. “Within five-month, New Hampshire had to put out another press release with the same cherry tone, just a little a bit of difference in the details.”

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“New Hampshire is also experiencing an outbreak of syphilis,” the press release read.

“But as the state of New Hampshire has been coping with this difficult problem, with this spike in sexually transmitted diseases, there has been a major complication that is believed to have worsened this outbreak,” Maddow said.

“A decision by the Trump Administration to add new restrictions to federal funding for healthcare clinics that provide abortions, most notably Planned Parenthood, has taken a bite out of services,” Maddow noted. “One casualty of that funding crunch providers say, has been STD testing.”

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3 out of 9 companies in one state have filed for bankruptcy since Trump promised to ‘bring back coal’

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President Donald Trump's promises to coal miners have fallen along with his other broken campaign promises. Another state is facing the harsh reality that Trump is not riding in on a white horse to save them.

According to Axios, three out of the nine coal companies in the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming have filed for bankruptcy and another two companies are consolidating. Kentucky coal miners have been protesting Blackjewl, which filed for bankruptcy in July, withdrawing payroll dollars from miners' accounts. Little has been heard about the Wyoming workers as those companies crumble, however.

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Why you should sell your house now — and not wait for the climate to change

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Cities across the United States are already seeing the impacts of climate change. Sea levels are on the rise in Miami, Florida, where ocean waters creep into the streets, even when it isn't raining. Massive wildfires have taken out whole neighborhoods in California and in Alaska, about 2.5 million acres have burned since July 3. Wildfires there are getting worse, according to experts.

The problem of climate change has reached a dangerous level for some homeowners in areas that are no longer insurable. In Miami, for example, the "street-level" is now considered the basement and insurers are dropping coverage for basements. According to the Daily Beast, at least 340,000 California homeowners lost their property insurance coverage between 2015 and 2018 because the wildfires are getting worse and companies don't want to pay out when homes are destroyed.

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GOP lawmakers working behind the scenes with Democrats to curb Trump’s tariff madness

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According to a report from Wall Street Journal, Republican lawmakers are working behind the scenes to rein in Donald Trump's penchant for declaring tariffs willy-nilly depending on how he feels about other countries and their leaders at any given time.

As the president trade war rages on -- impacting manufacturers, farmers and consumers alike -- Republicans looking at the 2020 election are desperate to turn around a U.S. economy that looks headed for a recession.

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