Patient dead in hospital shower for 2 days (UK) + Biden disavows Linda Sarsour (US)

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Patient dead in shower for two days at Royal Gwent Hospital (Games: hide-and-seek)

INTRO: A man who died from a heroin overdose in a hospital shower room was not found by staff for two days, an inquest heard. Inpatient Rory McLeod, 52, from Newport, left the ward at Royal Gwent Hospital on April 11 for a cigarette but never came back. Staff searched the hospital but he was not found for two days because an occupied sign was not on the door.

Aneurin Bevan Health Board said there had been a "thorough investigation". A report by the board found the shower he was in did not have a sign to show it had been continually occupied, and if there was it "might have alerted staff". The Newport inquest heard Mr McLeod, a landscape gardener, had a history of alcohol and drug abuse, and was admitted on 31 March after having a seizure... (MORE - details)

Biden disavows Linda Sarsour after she speaks at a Democratic convention forum (Sports: kicked off the team)

EXCERPT: Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, disavowed Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour after she appeared at an online meeting of Muslims who will be campaigning for Biden for president. [...] Andrew Bates, a Biden campaign spokesman, said in a statement ... referring to Sarsour’s embrace of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. “She has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever.”

Sarsour had appeared that afternoon at the Democratic National Committee Muslims and Allies virtual assembly. [...] "If Linda Sarsour is the face of the Democrat Party, then the Democrat Party has truly become the party of antisemitism and too toxic for American Jews,” the Republican Jewish Coalition said.

Last year she attempted to walk back a recorded statement in which she lambasted progressive Zionists as embracing Jewish supremacy. “How can you be against white supremacy in America and the idea of being in a state based on race and class, but then you support a state like Israel that is based on supremacy, that is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everyone else,” Sarsour said at an event... (MORE - details)

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