May 24, 2018

The serious heart care lapses at a famed Houston hospital

The St. Luke's hospital in Houston's Texas Medical Center. Photo: Aurora Fierro/Cover/Getty Images

ProPublica and the Houston Chronicle have published another story in their investigative series on Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center, an acclaimed hospital in Houston — this time showing a world-renowned heart surgeon is "accused of violating federal research rules and skirting ethical guidelines."

The bottom line: St. Luke's sits in one of the most famous medical care corridors in the world. According to ProPublica, the hospital's marketing has covered up serious lapses in heart care that have led to many patient deaths.

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Tanker truck appears to plow into Minneapolis protesters

Authorities closed major roads at 5 p.m. in Minneapolis for the march. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

A tanker truck appears to have driven toward thousands of protesters Sunday evening during a demonstration in Minneapolis, who managed to avoid the vehicle, video from the scene shows.

What they're saying: Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted, "Very disturbing actions by a truck driver on I-35W, inciting a crowd of peaceful demonstrators. The truck driver was injured & taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is under arrest. It doesn’t appear any protesters were hit by the truck."

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U.S. enters 6th day of nationwide protests over George Floyd's killing

A protest in Philadelphia on May 31. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Local news footage captured a tanker truck appearing to drive toward protesters at a peaceful demonstration in Minneapolis, forcing demonstrators to quickly get out of the way of the incoming vehicle on Sunday evening.

The big picture: Protests have continued across the country for six days, as demonstrators call for justice in response to the deaths of George Floyd and other other black Americans who have died in police custody or who have been killed in racist attacks.

Inside Trump's antifa tweet

President Trump at Cape Canaveral on May 30. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

As recently as Saturday night, senior administration officials told me that the designation of a violent cohort of far-left activists, antifa, as a terrorist organization was not being seriously discussed at the White House. But that was Saturday.

Behind the scenes: The situation changed dramatically a few hours later, after prominent conservative allies of the president, such as his friend media commentator Dan Bongino, publicly urged a tough response against people associated with antifa (short for "anti-fascist").