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Weather: Unsettled with rain, sleet, and snow right through Sunday

Weather: Unsettled with rain, sleet, and snow right through Sunday

An afternoon snow shower in the Poconos. Tonight could see more showers ending around midnight with a 30 per cent chance of flurries or showers overnight and temperatures reaching lows of -1 C. The National Weather Service office in Valley, Nebraska, said today should be cloudy with a slight chance of drizzle and a high around 60. Light snow, with a wintery mix is possible after 7pm this evening. Read More

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Study offers troubling information about baby food products

Study offers troubling information about baby food products

Arsenic and lead were found in infant and baby formulas a study found Wednesday. Sixty percent of the formulas that claimed to be BPA free tested positive for BPAs. Arsenic and cadmium are naturally occurring elements found in soil, water and air, so it is not surprising that they are found in food. "It is important for consumers to understand that some contaminants, such as heavy metals like lead or arsenic, are in the environment and can not simply be removed from food", Peter ... Read More

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City Investigating Fatal School Stabbing in the Bronx

City Investigating Fatal School Stabbing in the Bronx

In response to the stabbings, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would tighten security at the school and implement scanning Thursday. Anger and emotions spilled out after a 15-year-old was killed in history class Wednesday morning. The suspect, armed with a three-inch switchblade, walked out of the the classroom after the stabbing and handed the weapon to a guidance counsellor, Boyce said. Read More

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Not cancer, but small traffic cone

Not cancer, but small traffic cone

Specialists at a respiratory facility in Preston, England, made the disclosure after the patient, a 47-year-old jack of all trades, was alluded to them in light of a pestering hack that had kept going over a year. Said The Daily Mail, doctors wrote: "To our knowledge this is the first reported case of a tracheobronchial foreign body that was overlooked for 40 years". Read More

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Catalans hit streets for independence

Catalans hit streets for independence

Catalonia's regional government is defying an order from Spain's Constitutional Court to stop the ballot, scheduled for 1 October, which the Madrid government has declared illegal. The Spanish government has vowed to stop the vote, which it says is unconstitutional, and the two governments - one in Madrid, one in Barcelona - are now on a collision course. Read More

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Rohingyas, infra on PM's agenda for talks with Suu

Rohingyas, infra on PM's agenda for talks with Suu

India on Wednesday shared its concerns with Myanmar over the situation in the country's Rakhine state where the army has launched a crackdown on the Rohingyas , triggering a mass exodus. In terms of capacity building, New Delhi is assisting the eastern neighbour in setting up institutions of higher learning like the Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research and Education, Myanmar-India Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Myanmar-India Centre for ... Read More

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Second half goals sink Malta

Second half goals sink Malta

Ryan Bertrand scored his first senior global goal with an 85th-minute long shot that Malta goalkeeper Andrew Hogg made a mess of. Malta team is in the bottom of Group F now. Harry Kane breaks his early season duck as Gareth Southgate praised his team's bravery after they were booed by their own supporters in Malta on Friday. Read More

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First Gene Therapy For Leukemia Approved By FDA

First Gene Therapy For Leukemia Approved By FDA

The first cancer drug approved by US regulators to use a patient's own cells to fight common childhood cancers is priced at a whopping $475,000. The historic action makes the first gene therapy available in the United States. "The established path to commercialization taken by Novartis will provide considerable motivation for cell therapy scientists and development companies as well as investors looking to benefit from the ongoing success in the industry". Read More

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CeX Data Breach Affects 2 Million Gamers, Techies

CeX Data Breach Affects 2 Million Gamers, Techies

The data that was compromised was online-only. Founded in London back in 1992, CeX now has stores across the UK, US, India, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Netherlands, Mexico, Poland, Australia and Canarias. The company said they were working with the police following the breach and had employed a cyber-security specialist to review its systems to prevent any more hacks. Read More

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Am I Depressed? Google Search Plays Doctor With Americans' Mental Health

Am I Depressed? Google Search Plays Doctor With Americans' Mental Health

Now, when users in the United States will search for " depression " on Google , they will see a box atop the results on mobile, which the search giant calls a Knowledge Panel, The Verge reported on Wednesday. Security concerns aside, some mental health experts are questioning the project's effectiveness at tackling depression . Instead, depending on what the test finds, it may prompt you to seek an in-person evaluation. Read More

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Study links pot use to hypertension, but doctor say study is 'flawed'

Study links pot use to hypertension, but doctor say study is 'flawed'

Researchers studied cannabis users between 2005 and 2011, looking at how long they had used the drug for and their general health. They found death rates from high blood pressure were associated with people who reported using pot. This risk increases by more than one time for every year of cannabis use, a study found. For each year of marijuana use, the HR was 1.04 (95% CI, 1-1.07). Read More

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Sales tax free weekend in Virginia is August 4

Sales tax free weekend in Virginia is August 4

There's no better reminder of that than Virginia's sales tax holiday weekend, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday and continues through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. Examples of items: clothes; shoes; undergarments, like socks, underwear and bras; baby clothes, receiving blankets and diapers; children's costumes; caps and hats; earmuffs, scarves and gloves; formalwear, such as suits, suspenders, bow ties, tights and stockings; swimming suits and trunks. Read More

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Nevada Legal Marijuana Running Out, Governor Endorses State of Emergency

Nevada Legal Marijuana Running Out, Governor Endorses State of Emergency

State officials in Nevada are considering emergency measures to deal with a lack of marijuana. On July 1st, licensed retailers began selling marijuana and they were hit with unprecedented demand from customers. Reports say Nevada made almost $1 million in taxes over the weekend, with dispensaries raking in about $ 3 million , but since there's so few licensed dispensaries, there's fear of a weed shortage. Read More

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Trump accuses Comey of leaking classified information to media

Trump accuses Comey of leaking classified information to media

The Columbia University Law School professor and confidant of former FBI Director James Comey refuted a charge by President Donald Trump and his advocates in the media Monday: that Comey shared classified information with journalists. So, he made a decision to leak at least one of his memos to the press. Since the agency considers the memos to be government documents, it's possible that Comey could face repercussions. Read More

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