• United States dares China, takes naval warships to Chinese waters without permission
United States dares China, takes naval warships to Chinese waters without permission

A US Navy official told The Associated Press that the destroyer USS John S. McCain sailed past Mischief Reef on Thursday. It was the third " freedom of navigation operation" during Trump's presidency. A U.S. defense official said the plan was for the destroyer to sail within 6 nautical miles of Mischief Reef, one of the artificial islands buil...

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  • Moscow Mules in copper mugs could be poisoning you
Moscow Mules in copper mugs could be poisoning you

The acid that results from mixing water and carbon dioxide leaches copper from the plumbing components and the leachate is then transferred to beverages, causing copper poisoning . Copper is commonly used for kitchenware like pots and pans, but it can be unsafe. The state allows some copper mugs which have metal or stainless steel linings inside.

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  • Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett Is Coming to Amazon
Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett Is Coming to Amazon

Cate Blanchett is all set to live the life of the comedienne Lucille Ball . Blanchett is yet to sign on the dotted line, but the USA trade publication The Hollywood Reporter says the 48-year-old Melbourne-born actress is close. The project, which is being produced by Ball's children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr, has been commissioned by...

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  • State Adds Five Medical Marijuana Operations
State Adds Five Medical Marijuana Operations

The fifth new registered organization, NYC-based cannabis oil specialist Citiva Medical , will steer clear of Long Island, manufacturing in Orange County and operating dispensing facilities in Dutchess, Chemung, Kings and Richmond counties.

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  • Human embryos edited to stop disease
Human embryos edited to stop disease

That gene is known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart disease that affects 1 out of 500 people. It is the most common cause of sudden death in healthy, young athletes. The pressure to attempt gene editing in such early-stage embryos will be very great. A scientific breakthrough in OR that offers hope to those with genetic...

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  • First Human Embryos Edited in US
First Human Embryos Edited in US

The only previous work like this has been reported in China. According to Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), adjustment of genes in a human embryo has been used for the first time in the United States. In a report this year, National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances made gene ...

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  • Charlie Gard Hospital Says Staff Have Received Death Threats
Charlie Gard Hospital Says Staff Have Received Death Threats

Today Mary MacLeod, Chairman of Great Ormond Street Hospital, said police after now involved after thousands of menacing messages were sent to staff. Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, is now the subject of an intense legal battle over his treatment.

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  • Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting
Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

This did not happen". The family of an Australian woman shot to death by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented the family of black motorist Philando Castile , who was also slain by a Minnesota police officer.

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  • UNAIDS: 36 per cent unaware they have HIV
UNAIDS: 36 per cent unaware they have HIV

UNAids said eastern and southern Africa were "leading the way" and had cut new HIV infections by almost a third since 2010. However, the agency warned that inadequate treatment in north Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Eastern Europe had seen death rates increase sharply.

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  • Mentors produced the new Ed Orgeron
Mentors produced the new Ed Orgeron

Les Miles was sacked last September as the Tigers program had dipped. Orgeron said he's disappointed that there's a narrative that Fournette "skipped" the bowl game against Louisville because he didn't want to risk an injury before the draft.

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  • Pak Opens Fire Along LoC, 2 Killed
Pak Opens Fire Along LoC, 2 Killed

The firing is ongoing and our forces are effectively retaliating, the source also said. 35-year-old army jawan Showkat, who had come on a leave to spend time with family, and his 3-year-old wife Safiya were killed after sustaining critical splinter injuries of mortar shell, the official said.

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  • CDC: Opioid prescriptions drop nationwide but crisis is nowhere near the end
CDC: Opioid prescriptions drop nationwide but crisis is nowhere near the end

The overall amount of opioids prescribe by doctors has also declined - from 782 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per person in 2010 to 640 MME per person in 2015. "We're still seeing too many people get too much for too long". Nationally, some numbers are encouraging: The CDC found prescription numbers peaked in 2010 and decreased each year...

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  • England's Broad allays injury fears ahead of South Africa Test
England's Broad allays injury fears ahead of South Africa Test

Five more runs for Cook will make him the third player after former Indian batsmen Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid to record scores of 1000+ against seven different oppositions. England have managed a solitary series win against the South Africa since the Proteas' readmission to Test cricket that came in 1992. Unsurprisingly it's Root (Price...

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  • Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon
Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

Murray reached the semi-finals of the French Open before starting his grass-court campaign with a shock loss at Queen's Club. Andy and Jamie Murray could seek to cap their glittering careers by teaming up to win a Wimbledon doubles title, according to their mother Judy.

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  • Sanctuary cities lawsuit heads to court Monday
Sanctuary cities lawsuit heads to court Monday

Some members of Congress have raised concerns about spending limited federal dollars to deport otherwise law-abiding immigrants, who are often parents of US citizens. Opponents of the law, including the cities of Houston and Dallas , argued that the law's vagueness is one of their biggest concerns. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending...

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  • Is Marijuana the Leading Cause of Accidents on the Road?
Is Marijuana the Leading Cause of Accidents on the Road?

A study published Thursday afternoon in the American Journal of Public Health concluded that in the three years since Colorado and Washington voted to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, motor vehicle crash fatality rates increased but were "not statistically different" as compared to those in eight comparable states that had not...

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  • Thai Airways regains three first place Skytrax Awards
Thai Airways regains three first place Skytrax Awards

Oryx One , Qatar Airways' in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. He added that it also helps to have hubs relatively close to the U.S. There are no United States companies featured in the Top 20 of the survey's rankings, which...

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  • Lead Detected In 20% Of Baby Food, Juice Samples
Lead Detected In 20% Of Baby Food, Juice Samples

The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children. Baby juice vs. regular juice. For comparison, we are talking about an average increase of 0.46 μg/dL blood lead levels from dietary exposure alone.

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  • Sen. Graham on Healthcare Bill: 'We're Stuck'
Sen. Graham on Healthcare Bill: 'We're Stuck'

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), a member of the leadership team, said the discussions were getting "progressively granular", while Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refused the elaborate on the "component parts" of the proposals being looked at.

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  • Tuesday forecast: rain likely, high 81
Tuesday forecast: rain likely, high 81

Overnight, there is a slight chance of showers. West wind 5 to 10 miles per hour becoming north in the morning. Monday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon.

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  • Is Osinbajo's visit to Calabar a bid to calm frayed nerves?
Is Osinbajo's visit to Calabar a bid to calm frayed nerves?

Osinbajo said this while performing the ground-breaking ceremony of Ayade Industrial Park Calabar as part of his two-day working visit to the state. We are greater together than apart. He then assured the support of the Federal Government to the construction of the super highway by the state government and said that the initiative would enhance eco...

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  • Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo
Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Jackson, in a rare move, sent Malvo's case back to state courts in Chesapeake and Spotslvania County in Virginia for resentencing. Alabama, which held that juveniles must be treated differently in sentencing "because [they] have diminished culpability and greater prospects for reform".

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  • Illinois to receive $1M of Johnson & Johnson settlement
Illinois to receive $1M of Johnson & Johnson settlement

To view the full article, register now. The settlement was announced Wednesday by attorneys general in the states. Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division did not admit to violating any state law or regulation, or admit to any wrongdoing.

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  • Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing
Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing

He privately told former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani he could potentially still name him as attorney general after he'd offered Jeff Sessions to the job. A former Trump campaign aide is requesting that President Donald Trump set up a legal fund to help associates ensnared in the federal probe into Trump campaign contacts with Russian Fed...

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  • Beauty sleep is a real thing, researchers find
Beauty sleep is a real thing, researchers find

The team, led by Dr. Tina Sundelin , asked 25 university students, who volunteered to participate in the experiment, to have two nights of flawless sleep in a row, before having their picture taken. Dr Sundelin said: "These are notable differences and, as such, fair arguments for prioritising a good night's sleep and using other methods to reduce ...

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  • 'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know
'WannaCry' ransomware attack: What we know

Cybersecurity experts say the unknown hackers behind the latest attacks used a vulnerability exposed in US government documents leaked online. Ryan Kalember, senior vice president at Proofpoint Inc. It encrypted users' computer files and displayed a message demanding anywhere from $300 to $600 to release them; failure to pay would leave the data...

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  • Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon
Scotland needs choice on independence at end of Brexit: Sturgeon

The SNP will push for Scotland to have special status if Brexit takes places, and for it to stay a part of the single market, even if the rest of the United Kingdom opts to leave. "The bottom line though is our single market membership should be protected". "Now, in a cynical attempt to win back Leave voters who have deserted the SNP, she now ref...

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  • So far, UI untouched by 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack
So far, UI untouched by 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack

Victims were told the ransom would rise to $600 within three days. Ransomware is malware that encrypts your files and makes it impossible to access the contents of your computer or system. "Otherwise they're literally fighting the problems of the present with tools from the past", it said. Sophisticated ransomware usually has an automated way...

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  • Nurses back plan to ballot for strikes over pay
Nurses back plan to ballot for strikes over pay

The Government is facing the threat of strikes by nurses in protest at years of below inflation pay rises. Commenting on NHS nurses pay last month, a Conservative party spokesman said: "Investment in our NHS, in additional staff and indeed in their overall pay is founded on the strong economy only Theresa May and the Conservatives can provide".

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  • Black man posed no threat before officer shot him
Black man posed no threat before officer shot him

The Tulsa County District Attorney's office claims Shelby " reacted unreasonably by escalating the situation from a confrontation with Mr. Crutcher, who was not responding to verbal commands and was walking away from her with his hands help up, becoming emotionally involved to the point that she overreacted ".

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  • Vaccine alliance says 300000 doses of Merck's Ebola shot available for emergencies
Vaccine alliance says 300000 doses of Merck's Ebola shot available for emergencies

The Zaire strain of the virus is one of the most lethal. The community is near the border with Central African Republic. "The Likati health district is in a remote area, but contact tracing is essential to contain the epidemic in its focus; the DRC can rely on very experienced health workers for this goal", Dr.

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  • Former AAP Punjab convenor quits over Mann's appointment
Former AAP Punjab convenor quits over Mann's appointment

Asserting that he can understand the "frustration" of AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira who has quit all party posts after Mann's appointment and the anguish of Kanwar Sandhu, Dhindsa said the decision to appoint Mann as the state chief of AAP is in league with other "dictatorial decisions" of Kejriwal.

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  • Giancarlo Stanton slugs two homers, Marlins rout Mets
Giancarlo Stanton slugs two homers, Marlins rout Mets

He has one-year left on his contract after the 2017 season. They think he is one. Though, Harvey did play golf that afternoon. Harvey believes the Mets were checking to make sure he wasn't lying while the Mets side says the team was anxious because Harvey wasn't responding and that's why they sent two security people to see if he needed help.

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  • Company debuts new way to get your caffeine fix in the morning
Company debuts new way to get your caffeine fix in the morning

It's the brainchild of the bagel chain Einstein Bros . and hits the bagel bins on May 4. "We hope the nation's almost four million nurses take us up on our offer for a free Espresso Buzz Bagel and shmear to jumpstart their day or give them a boost after a long night on the job".

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  • Ohio Kids Rally At The Statehouse For Mental Health Treatment
Ohio Kids Rally At The Statehouse For Mental Health Treatment

A new course created to help nurses, midwives and health visitors to improve services for women with maternal mental health problems is to be launched later this year by Sheffield Hallam University. (RSVP at http://www.zeidlercenter.org/mentalhealth ). The primary focus is on how activities like compulsive sex, recreational drug use, obsessive Int...

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