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By nasal lavage the researchers are referring to the use of a neti pot—a teapot-shaped device that relieves sinus pressure by flushing water through the nasal cavity. The researchers said the patient used tap water filtered through a store-bought water filter, instead of the recommended boiled or saline water.

B. mandrillaris is a free-living amoeba that lives in soil and freshwater. This single-celled organism is not to be confused with Naegleria fowleri, another brain-eating amoeba that also lives in freshwater. Unlike N. fowleri, however, which kills its human victims in a matter of days, the B. mandrillaris amoeba requires more time to inflict its damage. In this case, the woman lived for about a year after becoming infected, according to the report.



On Tuesday, in Commonwealth of Virginia vs James Alex Fields, The News Blender brought the news to readers the trial for James Alex Fields, the man accused of murdering Heather Heyer and injuring multiple others with his care during the “Unite the Right” White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was underway in its second week, with opening statements beginning on November 29th.

Field, who is now 21 years old, was facing one charge of first-degree murder, eight counts of malicious injury, and one count of failing to stop at an accident involving death. Fields was also charged in federal court with “one count of a hate crime act resulting in death, one count of racially motivated violent interference with a federally protected activity, and 28 counts of hate crime acts causing bodily injury and involving attempt to kill.”

Fields was found guilty on all 10 criminal counts including first-degree murder. Sentences begins Monday. He will now face a federal hate crime trial. The government has not said yet if they will be seeking the death penalty.

For further reading:

A White Supremacist Has Been Found Guilty Of Murder For Killing A Unite The Right Counterprotester; By Blake Montgomery; BuzzFeed

James Alex Fields found guilty of killing Heather Heyer during violent Charlottesville white nationalist rally; By Minyvonne Burke and Marianna Sotomayor; NBC News


In an update to The News Blender’s NC-09: Election Fraud Hiding in Plain Sight story on Wednesday, North Carolina’s District 09 absentee ballot voting fraud allegations and criminal probe continues to amass more scandal for the GOP, now embroiling both the state Republican party and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

BLADENBORO, N.C. — When GOP Rep. Robert Pittenger lost his primary by a narrow margin in May, he suspected something was amiss.

The congressman turned to a group of friends and family who had gathered with him on election night at a steakhouse near Charlotte and blamed the “ballot stuffers in Bladen,” according to three people at the gathering.

Pittenger’s concern stemmed from the vote tallies in rural Bladen County, where his challenger, a pastor from the Charlotte suburbs named Mark Harris, had won 437 absentee mail-in votes. Pittenger, a three-term incumbent, had received just 17.

In the days immediately after the race, aides to Pittenger told the executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party and a regional political director for the National Republican Congressional Committee that they believed fraud had occurred, according to people familiar with their discussions.

Washington Post

BLADENBORO, North Carolina — Chris Eason is 47 years old, not registered to any political party, and worked in construction. He’s into camping and boating, and has lived in this rural town most of his life.
What Chris Eason does not do is vote.

“I just don’t vote. I don’t believe it. Do nothing but lie anyway,” Eason told BuzzFeed News about politicians. “Everybody’s crooked and they’ll do anything they can to get put in office.”

But, technically, Eason does vote — he says he’s just not the guy casting the ballot.


Terance Gamble is asking the court to end the exception, which would prevent the federal government from charging him for the same weapons possession crime that he already has pleaded guilty to under Alabama law.

The logic behind the so-called dual sovereignty exception is that they are not, in actuality, the same crime, even though the charges may come out of the same actions. How is that possible? As separate sovereigns, the state and federal governments have different and independent interests, and thus the crimes for which a person is charged by those different sovereigns are treated as different crimes.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s chief medical executive will stand trial on involuntary manslaughter and other charges in a criminal investigation over the Flint water crisis, a judge ruled Friday, making Dr. Eden Wells the second member of Gov. Rick Snyder’s Cabinet to go before a jury.

Wells is among six current or former government officials facing involuntary manslaughter charges in connection to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Flint area in 2014 and 2015. Wells is now the second high-ranking state official, along with Health and Human Services Director Nick Lyon, to be ordered to trial.

Wells, who like Lyon is accused of failing to alert the public of the spike in Legionnaires’ cases in a timely manner and causing the death of 85-year-old John Snyder, learned of the trial decision from Judge William Crawford II inside a Flint courtroom. The 55-year-old from Ann Arbor also faces charges of obstructing justice, lying to an investigator and committing misconduct in office.

She denied any wrongdoing.

Associated Press; December 7 2018

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