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Could Zika pose a problem for Florida's tourism industry?

Before Friday, some 1,650 people in the USA had been diagnosed with the virus, but they apparently were infected when they traveled to countries where it is widespread, including much of the Caribbean and Central and South America. Zika virus infections in pregnant women are directly linked to fetal deaths and devastating birth defects such as microcephaly, when a baby is born with an abnormally small head, according to the CDC . Read More

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3 killed, 1 wounded in shooting near Seattle; suspect in custody

They did not provide additional details. The incident took place in Mukilteo , Washington state, about 40km north of the central city, before the suspected gunman was apprehended three counties away, police said . "She was hiding in the closet and called me from the closet while it was going on", Susan Gemmer said of her 18-year-old granddaughter, Alexis. It is one of the most affluent Seattle suburbs. Read More

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Off-Duty Indianapolis Officer Shoots On-Duty Investigator Responding to Domestic Violence Call

Off-Duty Indianapolis Officer Shoots On-Duty Investigator Responding to Domestic Violence Call

Investigators said the off-duty officer returned to the scene around 11 p.m. and shot a detective. Children were present at the time of the shooting but were OK, WTTV reports. Aurs has since been taken into custody by the CPD. Detectives from IMPD are now traveling to the Cincinnati area to begin the process of bringing Aurs back to Indianapolis to face criminal charges. Read More

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Philippine president Duterte threatens to scrap ceasefire deal with rebels after attack

Philippine president Duterte threatens to scrap ceasefire deal with rebels after attack

The President also ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police to also withdraw the operational guidelines they issued in pursuance to that ceasefire declaration. He said the Somo itself was "defective" since military operations were allegedly not halted and troops occupying communities, schools and barangay halls remained. Read More

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Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time

Africa's best Olympian dives in for the last time

The 31-year-old has a silver in the 50km event from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, while he will double in the walks in Rio with the 20km also on his program. But while the Rio-bound men's roster may not match up with the U.S. "Dream Team" from the 1992 Games that included 11 future Hall of Fame players, they possess everything needed to reach the top of podium again without much of a challenge. Read More

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Tallahassee marijuana dispensary will be first to open in Florida

Tallahassee marijuana dispensary will be first to open in Florida

He believes that "Florida stands to be on of the biggest medical marijuana markets". Another company, Surterra Therapeutics , was the first to receive authorization to harvest. Rivers said Trulieve expects to be able to sell marijuana with high-THC levels as early as next month. Trulieve will have medical marijuana initially available in a concentrated oil, tinctures, gel capsules and vape cartridges. Read More

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WikiLeaks founder: 2016 election is like choosing between 'cholera and gonorrhea'

WikiLeaks founder: 2016 election is like choosing between 'cholera and gonorrhea'

It is unclear how Wikileaks obtained the records, but the release comes weeks after a hacker (or hackers) going by the name Guccifer 2.0 began releasing records obtained through the DNC's computer systems. Now stuck in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid prosecution overseas, Assange continues his fight against government corruption with incredible tenacity. Read More

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First "Wonder Woman" Trailer Debuts At Comic-Con

In the trailer , it's clear that she doesn't know what a man is. Titular star Gal Gadot shared a brand new poster for the film on social media, revealing the gorgeous, strong image ahead of the movie's Comic-Con panel. " She (Princess Diana) said she leads from her heart and not from her head". Scripted by Geoff Johns and Allan Heinberg , with a story by Heinberg and Zack Snyder , the film also stars Connie Nielsen , Robin Wright , David Thewlis , Danny Huston , ... Read More

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Trump praises Erdogan for coup crackdown

Trump praises Erdogan for coup crackdown

Metin Kadir, a resident of the capital, Ankara, said a state of emergency is the right move and declared: "I hope this country unites and is at peace again". And President Erdogan says this actually aims to protect democracy and human rights. White House later said the Justice Department and other US agencies were now reviewing the documents and will take action in accordance with a decades-long extradition treaty between the two countries with respect to the extradition of criminals. Read More

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Turks believe cleric Gulen was behind coup attempt

Turks believe cleric Gulen was behind coup attempt

Supporters of the Republican People's Party - the country's main opposition, referred to as the CHP - have always been critical of the Turkish leader's religious agenda and attempts to silence journalists and critics. "One of them will be the transfer of the gendarmerie and the coast guard from the Armed Forces to the Ministry of Internal Affairs". He said in another decision reached, the government would work with opposition parties represented in parliament to pass a series of amendments to ... Read More

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Munich shooter planned attack for Year, chose victims randomly

The 18-year-old gunman who shot dead nine people at a shopping center in Munich on Friday was reportedly obsessed with mass shootings. The shooter later killed himself. "Each of these cases is one too many", said de Maiziere, adding, "I understand, that many people are unsettled and anxious". It was the fifth anniversary of the day Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, killed 77 people in Norway. Read More

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ASEAN avoids rebuking Beijing over S. China Sea

ASEAN avoids rebuking Beijing over S. China Sea

Chinese pressure was blamed last month for a startling show of discord by the bloc, when countries swiftly disowned a joint statement released by Malaysia after an Asean-China meeting. Earlier this month, Manila urged Beijing to respect an worldwide tribunal's ruling that rejected Chinese claims to most of the South China Sea , and said it would raise the issue at a regional summit. Read More

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US, Australia a 'united front' in Pacific: Biden

Jill Biden said American sponsored programs are helping high school girls around the world to learn computer and information technology skills. Ms Tips particularly likes this photo of Biden enjoying the match. Today Mr Biden will visit the Boeing factory to inspect its 787 Dreamliner project. Biden will spend four days in Australia. "As vital in this current era of change and uncertainty as it was a century ago in the trenches of World War I, as it was 75 years ago when together we defeated ... Read More

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Sanders says leaked DNC emails don't change his support for Clinton

Sanders also called the emails an "outrage" and "sad" but also that they do not come as "a great shock". "I asked and demanded Debbie Wasserman Schultz's resignation many, many months ago and I state that again", he told CNN . But to do that, she must overcome lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and a political mess and last-minute leadership shake-up of the party's own making. Read More

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Owen Smith joins Labour leadership race

By a margin of 18-14, the NEC found that party rules give Corbyn the right to automatic inclusion in the contest. There is, however, a work-around. I think we now need a real debate about the future direction of our party. Michael Foster, a party donor, has launched a legal bid to overturn the party's ruling that the current leader could stand for re-election without the need to secure nominations from fellow MPs. Read More

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With the convention over, Trump returns focus to Cruz's dad

He said Trump's attacks against his family invalidate his pledge to vote for the GOP nominee. Fisher says while the other delegates were booing, he was feeling proud of Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump. Trump's diatribe left Hillary Clinton a golden opportunity. He refused to say whether he would vote for Trump, who during the primary battles insulted Cruz's wife, Heidi, for her physical appearance and suggested that his father was linked to late President John F. Read More

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Arroyo walks free after nearly four years of hospital detention

FORMER Philippine president Gloria Arroyo has been released from detention following almost five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed her corruption charges, her lawyer said. "In relation to DAP cases, this might make him happy", Mendoza said. "Some tests were done last night and the others were done today", former justice secretary Agnes Devanadera said in a text message. Read More

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Human rights forum criticises Gujarat Police over dalit flogging

Rahul, who was accompanied by Congress leaders Kumari Selja and Gurudas Kamat, also had tea with the family members of the victims in this remote village near Una town of Gir-Somnath district, where the incident took place on July 11. According to a kin of the victims, Gandhi, who spent around 40 minutes with the family members, said he is "ashamed" that such incidents are taking place in India. Read More

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