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Written by SK Ashby

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In other news, Trump's unhinged trade representative Robert Ligthizer is heading to China next week for trade talks.

Meanwhile, lawmakers here in my own state of Ohio have passed a bill to grant subsidies to two nuclear power plants and two coal-fired power plants including one operated by FirstEnergy Solutions. And if that name sounds familiar, it's because it's one of Bob Murray's shithouse operations. Murray couldn't secure subsidies from the Trump regime so he turned to states.

Finally, brain scans of U.S. embassy employees who got sick after hearing strange sounds in Havana, Cuba in 2016 revealed that each of them had experienced physical changes in their brains, but there was no sign of injury.

Advanced brain imaging techniques did reveal some subtle differences in the workers' brains, says Ragini Verma, a professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and an author of the study published in this week's JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. [...]

Verma and several colleagues decided to take another look using advanced imaging techniques usually reserved for scientific research.

They studied brain scans from 40 government workers who had reported symptoms. Then they compared those images with brain images from groups of healthy people.

This time, the team did find something.

"The most important thing is that there were differences," Verma says.

The differences were subtle and involved measures of brain volume, brain networks and the fibers that carry signals around the brain. They were most apparent in an area called the cerebellum, which is involved in balance and movement, and were also found in areas of the brain that process sound.

Differences in those areas, Verma says, might help explain why the workers reported symptoms involving balance and hearing.

This is still the strangest story of the last three years and we're still seeing consequences from it.

Even though these "attacks," or whatever they were, have never been explained -- Trump used them as a pretext to roll back diplomatic relations established by President Obama. And more recently, the Trump regime banned most commercial travel to and from Cuba.