Legislator Who Questioned Black Hygiene to Lead Health Panel

A Republican lawmaker and doctor who questioned whether members of “the colored population” were disproportionately contracting the coronavirus because of their hygiene is drawing new criticism from Black lawmakers after his appointment to lead the Ohio Senate Health Committee.

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Sex Abuse

A federal court in New York ordered the Indian Health Service to release to the New York Times a report it commissioned of a private investigation into “numerous acts of rape and sexual abuse” committed against Native American children by former IHS pediatrician Stanley Patrick Weber. In 2018 and 2019, Weber was convicted of several charges in Montana and South Dakota.

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Sex Abuse

A federal court in California approved a $73 million settlement in a class action against the University of California brought by women who accused a former UCLA gynecologist of making inappropriate comments and performing “sexually invasive ‘examinations.’” The women say UCLA allowed James Heaps to continue seeing patients despite a “reputation for disturbing behavior since the 1980s.”

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Russia to Let Dissident in Coma Fly to Berlin for Treatment

The family and allies of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has been in a coma for more than a day, were fighting Friday to get him flown to a top German medical facility from a Siberian hospital, but local doctors refused to authorize the transfer. After much wrangling, German physicians were allowed to see him, an associate said.

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