In a speech at the U.N. General Assembly, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of conducting a “war of genocide” in Gaza, but stopped short of saying he would pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.
The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths.
With more people obtaining health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, places like Harborview Medical Center are providing much less “charity” (uncompensated) care. The Emergency Department there is as busy as ever, though.
The Emergency Department is a world unto itself, where the poor and uninsured are guaranteed to be seen and where renowned emergency burn, neurology, pediatrics and other doctors treat patients from as far away as Alaska. But it’s also a microcosm of the city and region in which it operates.