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Hailey Bieber Details Terrifying ‘Life-Altering’ Mini-Stroke She Suffered And Procedure To Close Hole In Her Heart

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Hailey Bieber has spoken out in her “own words” about the “life-altering,” “scariest moment” of her life she had after suffering what she called a mini-stroke, and later underwent a procedure to close a hole in her heart.

The 25-year-old supermodel and wife of superstar singer Justin Bieber took to her YouTube channel Wednesday and opened up about the terrifying experience of being hospitalized last month after she suffered a blood clot to her brain that traveled through a hole in her heart between 12 and 13 millimeters, reported People magazine.

“I had, like, a very scary incident on March 10, basically,” Bieber shared. “I was sitting at breakfast with my husband, having a normal day … and all of the sudden, I felt this really weird sensation that kind of like traveled down my arm from my shoulder all the way down to my fingertips. And it made my fingertips feel really numb and weird.”

“Justin [her husband] was like, ‘Are you okay?’” she added, as she explained that she tried to respond to him, but she “couldn’t speak.” “The right side of my face started drooping; I couldn’t get a sentence out.”

“Obviously, immediately, I thought I was having a stroke,” the supermodel continued. “He thought I was having a stroke. Right away, he asked for somebody to please call 911 and get a doctor.”

Hailey said that where they were, there happened to be a medic who started asking her lots of questions and testing her arms, calling it definitely the “scariest moment” of her life. The model talked about how the “facial drooping lasted for probably like thirty seconds.” Her speech did came back, but her “anxiety” about what was happening just made “everything worse.”

“By the time I got to the emergency room, I was pretty much back to normal – [I] could talk, [I] wasn’t having any issues with my face or my arm,” Bieber explained.

She said scans revealed she had, in fact, suffered a “small blood clot” to her brain which was labeled a “TIA” [Transient Ischemic Attack]. Hailey told her followers it was basically like having a “mini-stroke.”

Doctors still weren’t sure what caused it, but she said it was widely believed it was a combination of birth-control issues, recently having COVID-19, and having just traveled “to Paris and back in a very short amount of time,” calling it a “perfect storm.”

Further testing at the University of California, Los Angeles, revealed Bieber had a Grade 5 PFO [a small opening in the heart that usually closes after birth]. The outlet said the hold measured between 12 and 13 millimeters. She later underwent a procedure to close the hole, and said it went “very smoothly” and she’s recovering.

“The biggest thing I feel is I just feel really relieved that we were able to figure everything out, that we were able to get it closed, that I will be able to just move on from this really scary situation and just live my life,” Hailey shared.

“If there’s anybody that watches this that has gone through the same thing or something similar, I definitely really empathize with you,” she concluded. “And I understand how life-altering and scary it is.”

Bieber, who’s the daughter of actor Stephen Baldwin and Kennya Baldwin, married her husband Justin in 2018.

Related: Hailey Baldwin Credits Christian Faith For Marriage To Justin Bieber

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Wikipedia’s Left-Wing Bias

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I love Wikipedia. I donated thousands of dollars to the Wikimedia Foundation.

Before Wikipedia, all we had were printed encyclopedias—out of date by the time we bought them.

Then libertarian Jimmy Wales came up with a web-based, crowd-sourced encyclopedia.

Crowd-sourced? A Britannica editor called Wikipedia “a public restroom.” But Wales won the battle. Britannica’s encyclopedias are no longer printed.

Congratulations to Wales.

But recently, I learned that Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger now says Wikipedia’s political pages have turned into leftist “propaganda.”

That’s upsetting. Leftists took over the editing?

Sadly, yes. I checked it out.

All editing is done by volunteers. Wales hoped there would be enough diverse political persuasions that biases would be countered by others.

But that’s not what’s happening.

Leftists just like to write. Conservatives build things: companies, homes, farms.

You see the pattern comparing political donations from different professions: Surgeons, oil workers, truck drivers, loggers, and pilots lean right; artists, bartenders, librarians, reporters, and teachers lean left.

Conservatives don’t have as much time to tweet or argue on the web. Leftists do. And they love doing it. This helps them take over the media, universities, and now, Wikipedia.

Jonathan Weiss is what Wikipedia calls a “Top 100” Wikipedian because he’s made almost half a million edits. He says he’s noticed new bias: “Wikipedia does a great job on things like science and sports, but you see a lot of political bias come into play when you’re talking current events.”

Weiss is no conservative. In presidential races, he voted for Al Gore, Ralph Nader, and Barack Obama. Never for a Republican. “I’ve really never identified strongly with either political party,” he says.

Maybe that’s why he notices the new Wikipedia bias.

“People on the left far outweigh people on the center and the right … a lot [are] openly socialist and Marxist.” Some even post pictures of Che Guevara and Lenin on their own profiles.

These are the people who decide which news sources Wikipedia writers may cite. Wikipedia’s approved “Reliable sources” page rejects political reporting from Fox but calls CNN and MSNBC “reliable.”

Good conservative outlets like The Federalist, the Daily Caller, and The Daily Wire are all deemed “unreliable.” Same with the New York Post (That’s probably why Wikipedia called Hunter Biden’s emails a conspiracy theory even after other liberal media finally acknowledged that they were real).

While it excludes Fox, Wikipedia approves even hard left media like Vox, Slate, The Nation, Mother Jones, and Jacobin, a socialist publication.

Until recently, Wikipedia’s “socialism” and “communism” pages made no mention of the millions of people killed by socialism and communism. Even now, deaths are “deep in the article,” says Weiss, “treated as an arcane academic debate. But we’re talking about mass murder!”

The communism page even adds that we cannot ignore the “lives saved by communist modernization”! This is nuts.

Look up “concentration and internment camps” and you’ll find, along with the Holocaust, “Mexico-United States border,” and under that, “Trump administration family separation policy.”

What? Former President Donald Trump’s border controls, no matter how harsh, are very different from the Nazi’s mass murder.

Wikipedia does say “anyone can edit.” So, I made a small addition for political balance, mentioning that President Barack Obama built those cages.

My edit was taken down.

I wrote Wikipedia founder Wales to say that if his creation now uses only progressive sources, I would no longer donate.

He replied, “I totally respect the decision not to give us more money. I’m such a fan and have great respect for you and your work.” But then he said it is “just 100% false … that ‘only globalist, progressive mainstream sources’ are permitted.”

He gave examples of left-wing media that Wikipedia rejects, like Raw Story and Occupy Democrats.

I’m glad he rejects them. Those sites are childishly far left.

I then wrote again to ask why “there’s not a single right-leaning media outlet Wiki labels ‘reliable’ about politics, [but] Vox, Slate, The Nation, Mother Jones, CNN, MSNBC” get approval.

Wales then stopped responding to my emails.

Unless Wikipedia’s bias is fixed, I’ll be skeptical reading anything on the site.

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Public Health England to blame for sending patients to care homes without Covid tests

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Speaking on condition of anonymity, Whitehall officials alleged that Prof Duncan Selbie, the former PHE chief executive, was ultimately responsible for informing Mr Hancock of the risks.

Prof Selbie is working as a senior adviser to the DHSC. Neither he nor the department responded to requests for comment on Wednesday.

Mr Hancock, who was replaced by Sajid Javid last year, claimed the High Court ruling had exonerated him and the had been cleared “of any wrongdoing” because PHE “failed to tell ministers what they knew about asymptomatic transmission”.

The High Court judges concluded that care home policies in March and April 2020 were “irrational” because they failed to advise that those discharged from hospitals “should, so far as practicable, be kept apart from other residents for up to 14 days”.

“Since there is no evidence that this question was considered by the secretary of state, or that he was asked to consider it, it is not an example of a political judgment on a finely balanced issue,” they said. “Nor is it a point on which any of the expert committees had advised that no guidance was required.”

After the ruling, Boris Johnson said he wanted to “renew my apologies and sympathies” to relatives who lost loved ones, adding: “The thing we didn’t know in particular was that Covid could be transmitted asymptomatically in the way that it was.”

However, the risks of asymptomatic transmission had been highlighted by Sir Patrick Vallance, the Government’s chief scientific adviser for England, who said it was “quite likely” as early as March 13 2020. Varying levels of risk had been outlined in papers from late January, the ruling said.

The judicial review was brought by Dr Cathy Gardner and Fay Harris, whose fathers, Michael Gibson and Donald Harris, died after testing positive for Covid.

‘Opens the floodgates for potential claims’

Paul Conrathe, a solicitor at Sinclairslaw who was instructed by both women, said: “It’s possible that care home providers and relatives who lost loved ones in the first wave could bring compensation claims. The Government was found to have acted ‘irrationally’ – that’s a very high legal hurdle.”

Nadra Ahmed, who chairs the National Care Association, said the ruling “opens the floodgates for potential claims to be brought against government policy”.

“This will be especially pertinent where the individual was not given a choice,” she said. “There will be a lot of people assimilating to the information as they consider if the loss of their loved one was premature, and holding the Government to account is the only way forward for them.”

Helen Wildbore, the director of the Relatives and Residents Association, said that the ruling proved “the protective ring around care homes was non-existent” and that older people were “abandoned at the outset of the pandemic”.

A government spokesman said it had been a “very difficult decision” to discharge hospital patients into care homes, taken when evidence on asymptomatic transmission was “extremely uncertain”.

The spokesman added: “We acknowledge the judge’s comments on assessing the risks of asymptomatic transmission and our guidance on isolation, and will respond in more detail in due course.”


‘He was in a home and should have been safe’

They stood outside the Royal Courts of Justice, two women unknown to each other before the Covid pandemic but brought together by tragedy, writes Tom Ough.

Cathy Gardner spoke first, delivering a steely reading of a statement. Matt Hancock’s boast of a “protective ring” encircling care homes, Dr Gardner said, was “a despicable lie of which he ought to be ashamed and for which he ought to apologise”.

Fay Harris, more downcast in demeanour but no less forthright, told journalists: “I have lost precious years with my wonderful Dad.”

Both women lost their fathers in early 2020, arguing that they might still be alive were it not for hospital patients having been discharged into care homes without having been tested for Covid.

Michael Gibson, born in 1931, had been a superintendent registrar of births and deaths. “He was in a home and should have been safe,” Dr Gardner told The Independent after his death.

Mr Gibson, who had advanced dementia, had fallen ill a couple of weeks before the first lockdown. Staff at his care home were unable to procure tests for Covid, but the virus is believed to have struck him down.

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Family members, foreign dignitaries and D.C. political elite poured into the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday to mourn the loss of Madeleine Albright, the U.S.’s first female secretary of state. 

President Biden delivered a eulogy and former President Bill Clinton  and Hillary Clinton, who also served as secretary of state, offered remarks, along with Albright’s three daughters, Alice, Anne and Katherine. The Clintons’ daughter Chelsea attended with them.

Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and former secretaries Condoleezza Rice and John Kerry were all in attendance, as are Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, CIA Director Bill Burns and White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan, along with a bipartisan delegation from Congress. 

Albright died of cancer last month at 84. 

Hillary Clinton, who said she was the one who nudged her husband to bring Albright into his administration, called for the U.S. to fight ‘dictators and demagogues’ in its own Capitol, in the spirit of Albright.

‘We must heed the wisdom of her life and the cause of her public service. Stand up to dictators and demagogues, from the battlefields of Ukraine to the halls of our own Capitol. Defend democracy at home just as vigorously as we do abroad,’ she said. 

Clinton said that Albright ‘continued to issue warnings about the dangers posed by authoritarianism and fascism,’ alluding to Trump-aligned Republicans involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. ‘She knew better than most and she warned us in her book on fascism, that yes, it can happen here.’ 

‘As Bill said during the last phone call, two weeks before she died, she talked about the importance of what President Biden is doing to rally the world against Putin’s horrific invasion of Ukraine, and the urgent work of defending democracy at home and around the world.’

‘In the 20th century freedom had no greater champion than Madeleine Korbel Albright,’ Biden began his eulogy. 

‘She could go toe to toe with the toughest dictators then turn around and literally teach a fellow ambassador how to do the Macarena on the floor of the UN Security Council. Don’t think I’m kidding, I’m not kidding,’ Biden quipped.

‘She thought it was too difficult to teach me how to dance. She was right,’ he added.  

‘She made sure that young women knew they belonged in every single table, having to do with national security, without exception.’

Obama throws his arm around his former VP, President Biden, at the funeral for Madeleine Albright 

The former No. 1 and No. 2 in command exchanged hushed words at Albright's service

The former No. 1 and No. 2 in command exchanged hushed words at Albright’s service

Biden said that Albright kept his Foreign Affairs Committee ‘really busy’ in the 90s as she worked to halt genocide in the Balkans and prop up new democracies in eastern Europe and Colombia.   

‘She always on top of the latest developments, always speaking out for democracy and always the first to sound the alarm about fascism,’ Biden said. ‘It was not lost on me that Madeleine was a big part of the reason NATO was still strong and galvanized as it is today.’ 

World leaders have traveled across the globe to pay their respects, including the presidents of Georgia and Kosovo and senior officials from Colombia, Bosnia and the Czech Republic.

Born Marie Jana Korbelova in Prague on May 15, 1937, her family fled in 1939 to London when Germany occupied Czechoslovakia to escape Nazis and communists. 

She attended school in Switzerland at age 10 and adopted the name Madeleine.

She was raised a Roman Catholic but after she became secretary of state, the Washington Post dug up documentation showing that her family was Jewish and relatives, including three grandparents, died in the Holocaust.

Three presidents and two first ladies sit front row at the funeral, missing Jill Biden

Three presidents and two first ladies sit front row at the funeral, missing Jill Biden 

Biden pulls his mask down as Barack Obama looks to be explaining something and Hillary reads the program as she sits next to daughter Chelsea, with Al Gore on the other side

Biden pulls his mask down as Barack Obama looks to be explaining something and Hillary reads the program as she sits next to daughter Chelsea, with Al Gore on the other side 

'She could go toe to toe with the toughest dictators then turn around and literally teach a fellow ambassador how to do the Macarena on the floor of the UN Security Council. Don't think I'm kidding, I'm not kidding,' Biden quipped

‘She could go toe to toe with the toughest dictators then turn around and literally teach a fellow ambassador how to do the Macarena on the floor of the UN Security Council. Don’t think I’m kidding, I’m not kidding,’ Biden quipped

Biden shakes hands with Hillary Clinton after arriving at eAlbright's funeral

Biden shakes hands with Hillary Clinton after arriving at Madeleine Albright’s funeral

Barack and Michelle Obama chat with Bill and Hillary Clinton at the funeral

Barack and Michelle Obama chat with Bill and Hillary Clinton at the funeral 

Family members of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrive for her funeral at the Washington National Cathedral

Family members of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrive for her funeral at the Washington National Cathedral

Albright's family members console each other

Albright’s family members console each other 

The casket of former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright is carried into the Washington National Cathedral

The casket of former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright is carried into the Washington National Cathedral

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends  the service after recentl recovering from Covid-19

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the service

Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell arrive at the funeral  

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley (L), US Climate Envoy John Kerry (2nd L), former Defense Secretary William Cohen (2nd R) and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (R) arrive for the funeral service

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley (L), US Climate Envoy John Kerry (2nd L), former Defense Secretary William Cohen (2nd R) and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (R) arrive for the funeral service

Her parents likely converted to Catholicism from Judaism to avoid persecution as Nazism gained strength in Europe, the paper reported.

After the war, the family left London and returned to Czechoslovakia, then in the throes of a communist takeover.

Her father, a diplomat and academic who opposed communism, moved the family to the United States where he taught international studies at the University of Denver.

One of his favorite students was Condoleezza Rice, who would become the second female secretary of State in 2005 under Bush 43.

‘It is quite remarkable that this Czech émigré professor has trained two secretaries of state,’ Albright told the New York Times in 2006.

Albright attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and got a doctorate from Columbia University.

She became fluent or close to it in six languages including Czech, French, Polish and Russian as well as English.

In 1959, she married newspaper heir Joseph Medill Patterson Albright, whom she met while working at the Denver Post, and they had three daughters.

Clinton selected her as secretary of state in 1996 for his second term- she had been his United Nations ambassador before that. 

Hillary Clinton delivers remarks on the passing of Albright

Hillary Clinton delivers remarks on the passing of Albright 

Bill Clinton said that after Albright's first four years in the administration, 'she continued to defy expectations, and sometimes raise eyebrows'

Bill Clinton said that after Albright’s first four years in the administration, ‘she continued to defy expectations, and sometimes raise eyebrows’ 

Clinton said that after Albright’s first four years in the administration, ‘she continued to defy expectations, and sometimes raise eyebrows.’ 

‘She made us laugh she made us cry some of us she made mad,’ the former president said. ‘Today we see in Ukraine all too tragically what Madeleine always knew that the advance of freedom is not are inevitable or permanent.’

He said he spoke to Albright about two weeks before her death. Clinton said that when he asked Albright about her health, she said, ‘Let’s don’t waste any time on that. The only thing that really matters is what kind of world we’re going to leave to our grandchildren.’

‘I’ll never forget that conversation as long as I went, it was so perfectly Madeleine.’ 

‘In her last memoir, she shared the urgency that she always felt she wrote, There is no shortage of worthwhile work to be done, and no surplus of seasons in which to do it,’ Hillary Clinton added in her own address. ‘That is the wisdom of a woman who learned too early in life that life is fragile. Freedom can’t be taken for granted.’  

‘I was privileged to know Madeline through many seasons of our lives, and she was always in a hurry to do good.’ 

‘When dictators dragged their feet or ambassadors filibustered Madeline never hesitated to speak up,’ Hillary Clinton said. 

‘A dozen times a day she would ask her team what’s next? Turning her boundless energy and intellect to yet another crucial global challenge. She was irrepressible, wickedly funny, very stylish, and always ready for a laugh. She brought the same energy to her friendships as she did to her diplomacy,’ Clinton added. ‘Yes, it’s true. She did teach the foreign minister of Botswana, the Macarena at a UN Security Council meeting and snuck off early from an official event to do the tango in Buenos Aires.’ 

After assuming the role of secretary of state in 1997, Albright quickly made a name for herself as the Clinton administration’s chief hawk. ‘My mindset is Munich,’ she said frequently, referring to the German city where the Western allies abandoned her homeland to the Nazis.

She championed the 78-day bombing of Serbian-led Yugoslavia over the persecution of Kosovo Albanians, which was dubbed ‘Madeleine’s War.’ 

Albright was also an architect behind the Clinton administration’s expansion of NATO into former Soviet territory, almost up to Russia’s borders, a move which some have argued spurred a feeling that the West was out to get Russia, a line Vladimir Putin has used to drum up support at home for his attack on Ukraine. 

She also presided over the post-Gulf War sanctions on Iraq, on paper to compel Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait in the early 2000s. The maximum pressure campaign inflicted damage on Iraq in hopes of destabilizing Saddam Hussein’s regime. 

Albright drew controversy when in a 1996 interview with Leslie Stahl, she was asked: ‘We have heard that half a million children have died. I mean, that’s more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?’ 

Albright’s daughter Alice described her as a devoted mother who called every day, sometimes twice. 

‘She was an optimist who worries a lot and we can all attest to her worries. She was incredibly protective,’ Alice Albright said. 

Alice said that her mother would call her every day at exactly 6:35 p.m., and ask, ‘How are the boys? How was work? When is your next trip? Are you going running tonight? Don’t forget it’s dark out.’

She told of how her mother taught right up until the end of last year when her health took a turn for the worst. Alice said the dedicated professor even brought a binder full of students’ papers to the hospital with her, reading and grading them from her hospital bed. 

Madeleine Albright photographed in 2019

Madeleine Albright photographed in 1945

Madeleine Albright photographed in 2019 and in 1945

President of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, left, together with Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, center and Former US president Bill Clinton walk through the main square of Pristina during the ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of ending the war in Pristina, Kosovo, in June 2019

President of the Republic of Kosovo Hashim Thaci, left, together with Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, center and Former US president Bill Clinton walk through the main square of Pristina during the ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of ending the war in Pristina, Kosovo, in June 2019

Former US Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright listen to a speaker after Clinton received the 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington in December 2013

Former US Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright listen to a speaker after Clinton received the 2013 Lantos Human Rights Prize during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington in December 2013

Albright replied ‘I think this is a very hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it.’ 

The secretary later said that the 500,000 figure was highly inaccurate, but apologized. ‘I had fallen into a trap and said something I did not mean,’ she wrote in her 2006 book regretted coming ‘across as cold-blooded and cruel.’ 

During Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, Albright endorsed her introducing her with the phrase ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!’

She later apologized for that remark too, after critics said it seemed like she was saying women who don’t support Clinton belong in hell.  

For years after leaving the Clinton administration, Albright remained a fixture in Washington – attending galas like the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, book talks and other events. In 2012, she even took over the drum set at a Kennedy Center’s Thelonious Monk jazz competition.

She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Barack Obama in 2012.

In 2009, she released the book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat’s Jewel Box, which detailed the ornate pins she wore with her outfits – and what they were meant to convey.

Balloons or flower pins would indicate she felt optimistic, while a crab or turtle would indicate frustration.

One favorite was a snake brooch, a reference to Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein calling her an ‘unparalleled serpent.’

One of her last public appearances was as a speaker at former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s funeral in October.

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