• Florida legislators reject motion on bill to ban assault rifles
Florida legislators reject motion on bill to ban assault rifles

About 100 survivors from the high school traveled 450 miles from Parkland to the state capital to speak to legislators Wednesday. The resolution was approved Tuesday and states there needs to be more education, research , and policy changes to safeguard Florida residents against pornography, Fox News reported .

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  • Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians
Abbas peace initiative at United Nations stirs debate among Palestinians

That view of the Middle East was decisively repudiated this week, with Trump clearly aligning the United States with the majority of the Sunni Arab world, and Israel, against Iran. The Trump administration is talking up a Middle East peace plan, but has provided few details or explained how unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli's despite ov...

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  • Why Valentine's Day Should Be About More Than Celebrating Romantic Love
Why Valentine's Day Should Be About More Than Celebrating Romantic Love

Like when we don't have it in our lives, and the whole world feels intent on showing us how much other people do, and how great it and sexy and full of heart-shaped chocolate it is. Yet, we still celebrated the holiday, arguably, with more fervor than I celebrate it now. In Brazil, we have a different holiday for couples to celebrate, and since m...

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  • Police search for missing 4-year-old girl out of Charleston
Police search for missing 4-year-old girl out of Charleston

Oliver said he and the fire chief found a man sleeping inside a auto with 4-year-old Heidi Todd inside. Jessup said the child's alleged abductor, 37-year-old Thomas Lawton Evans, told an officer to hold the child before running to his auto and driving away.

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  • 3 more child deaths from flu reported in Minnesota
3 more child deaths from flu reported in Minnesota

If you get flu symptoms, in most cases you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care. According to the report , the CDC will continue to investigate the vaccine's effectiveness throughout the rest of the season.

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  • First Pediatric Flu Death reported in OK; Free Flu Shots are available
First Pediatric Flu Death reported in OK; Free Flu Shots are available

Influenza B and influenza A (H3N2) are now the main flu viruses circulating with more influenza B reported. Note that influenza activity began to increase in early November and rose sharply from December through February, with some of the highest levels of influenza-like illness and hospitalization rates in recent years.

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  • Lives being 'destroyed' by mere allegations
Lives being 'destroyed' by mere allegations

Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway pushed back against the notion that President Donald Trump doesn't support women , saying he "shows great compassion" for women, and that she "frankly wouldn't work" in his administration if he did not.

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  • Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea
Kim's sister says hopes to see Moon in N. Korea

Tensions between the United States and North Korea have risen sharply over the past year, as Kim Jong Un has made rapid progress in his nuclear weapons program and has made clear the program is being developed with the American threat in mind.

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  • Aaron Gordon withdraws from Slam Dunk Contest
Aaron Gordon withdraws from Slam Dunk Contest

Gordon was the most accomplished competitor slated for this year's dunk contest . "I'd be excited. Like I said before, I would love to do it". Mitchell told reporters on Monday that he received the news on Sunday night. Because big men are at a disadvantage when it comes to scoring and showmanship, that is why I am glad John Collins is using h...

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  • Netherlands Confirm Former Everton Boss As New Manager
Netherlands Confirm Former Everton Boss As New Manager

The 54-year-old's contract runs until after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Koeman told a press conference at the KNVB headquarters in Zeist he was "really excited and very proud" to have fulfilled what he said was "always one of my ambitions" to be the Dutch head coach.

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  • The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick
The Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

Health departments in several southeast Georgia counties, including Camden and Glynn, will offer free flu shots from 8 a.m.to 3 p.m. Friday to those ages 3 and older who do not have insurance, the Georgia Department of Public Health said .

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  • The Spice Girls May be Reuniting. God Help us All
The Spice Girls May be Reuniting. God Help us All

Although as a human being who paid actual currency for the Spice Girls first album, I'm clearly both a massive hypocrite and a awful person. It said new projects would "embrace the original essence of the Spice Girls , while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations".

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  • Famous Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil Prediction Revealed for 2018
Famous Groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil Prediction Revealed for 2018

The groundhog's prediction is typically contained in a short poem. First Celebration: The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club credits The Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper with printing the first observance in 1886 followed the next year by the first trek to Gobbler's Knob .

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  • Prostate cancer now third biggest cancer killer in the UK
Prostate cancer now third biggest cancer killer in the UK

On Thursday, Feb. 1, the AHA published its first comprehensive scientific warning about the serious link between breast cancer treatments and cardiovascular disease. "Adriamycin, or doxorubicin, and trastuzumab, or Herceptin, are the big causes of heart failure", Brawley said. In general, the impact of both cardiovascular disease and breast c...

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  • Raise awareness for heart disease with the Go Red for Women campaign
Raise awareness for heart disease with the Go Red for Women campaign

The disease, according to the American Heart Association , kills approximately one woman every 80 seconds and is now the No. 1 killer of women in America. The Senate formally adopted a resolution that proclaims February 2018 as American Heart Month and February 2nd 2018 as "Go Red for Women Day". Share a picture of yourself, your family, your co...

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  • E-cigarettes and DNA damage
E-cigarettes and DNA damage

These results indicate that smokers have much to gain by switching to e-cigarettes. "It would seem clear based on the number of toxic substances and the lack of combustion that e-cigarettes should be lower risk than tobacco cigarettes". Some people are becoming vaping fans because they think there's no danger involved. Nevertheless, an importan...

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  • Could WWE chairman Vince McMahon's XFL rival the NFL?
Could WWE chairman Vince McMahon's XFL rival the NFL?

So what's different this time around? The two men, just a year apart in age, go back a long way. But despite their relationship, the wrestling mogul said that he doesn't know if Trump will agree with his new idea. Speaking to TMZ on Thursday, Lewis said he thinks the league is making a mistake by not accepting players with criminal records and ...

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  • Is Human Cloning Next, Now that this Chinese Team has Cloned Monkeys?
Is Human Cloning Next, Now that this Chinese Team has Cloned Monkeys?

The process used by the Chinese scientists relied on fetal cells rather than adult cells and is not very efficient, requiring many failed attempts just to create these two successful clones , Greely said. Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua are the first monkey clones created by somatic cell nuclear transfer. Previously, the somatic cell...

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  • Man got huge tapeworm from eating sushi
Man got huge tapeworm from eating sushi

Attempting to understand where he contracted the worm, the doctors asked him if he had been out of the country. "I eat raw salmon nearly every day". Since 2017, the CDC has warned that wild-caught Pacific salmon in both North America and Asia could carry tapeworm larvae. When questioned, he insisted he had not been overseas - and revealed t...

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  • Upset, Justice Mishra recuses from Loya case
Upset, Justice Mishra recuses from Loya case

Noted lawyer Dushyant Dave on Sunday had made stunning allegations that Justice Mishra had links with BJP leaders . They said they agreed with the view of the rebel judges that the Chief Justice despite being the master of roster can not assign cases "in an arbitrary manner such that, sensitive and important cases are sent to hand-picked ben...

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  • Former England footballer Regis passes away
Former England footballer Regis passes away

The trio faced frequent racist abuse from opposing fans throughout their careers. He was capped five times by England . Regis later played for Aston Villa , Wolverhampton Wanderers , Wycombe Wanderers and Chester City. In 1975-76 and 1976-77, Regis played for non-league sides Molesley and Hayes respectively, with West Brom spotting him after he ...

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  • What To Know About The Flu Virus As Season Ramps Up
What To Know About The Flu Virus As Season Ramps Up

CDC officials said 20 influenza-associated pediatric deaths have been reported this season, including two children in Florida. The acting state health officer, Scott Harris, said hospitals in almost one-third of Alabama's counties are at 90 percent of their patient capacity, and some are full.

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  • Heavy rain, plunging temperatures may produce flooding, then ice
Heavy rain, plunging temperatures may produce flooding, then ice

Friday , widespread, steady rain takes over as temperatures gradually fall from the 50s and 40s into this afternoon with a south wind gusting up to 30 miles per hour. By Friday morning, temperatures will already be close to 50 and I would not be surprised if some areas to the south of Utica get close to 60 degrees by Friday evening.

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  • US Issues 'Do Not Travel' Advisory for 5 Mexican States, Citing 'Crime'
US Issues 'Do Not Travel' Advisory for 5 Mexican States, Citing 'Crime'

Level 4 - Do Not Travel: This is the highest advisory level due to greater likelihood of life-threatening risks. The State Department on Wednesday revamped its travel advisory warning system, installing a new ranking system aimed at making clear how safe or dangerous travel to a specific area may be.

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  • Coli Outbreak 'Likely' Over; Canada Declares Romaine Lettuce Safe To Eat
Coli Outbreak 'Likely' Over; Canada Declares Romaine Lettuce Safe To Eat

Canadian health officials say romaine lettuce is to blame but the CDC still isn't sure. Jean Halloran, a Consumer Reports food policy expert said, "We think it's important to avoid eating romaine until the cause of this outbreak is determined".

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"Aerial Market Untenable": No More GoPro Drones

GoPro's fortunes have become so dire that it is even open to the idea of getting sold to another company. The company has officially announced that it has stopped making the drone and will exit the drone market. GoPro CEO Nick Woodman introduces the new foldable Karma drone during a press event in Olympic Valley, California on September 1...

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  • Gas prices expected to dip in new year
Gas prices expected to dip in new year

The Detroit-area's average decreased about 3 cents to $2.64 per gallon. Gas prices have ticked up two cents per gallon in Rhode Island. West Texas Intermediate last week settled above $62 a barrel for the first time since December 2013. "Of course, this forecast could change dramatically if there are unexpected shifts in fuel supply and/or the st...

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  • Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross
Blood Donations Go Uncollected Due To Winter Weather: American Red Cross

Twenty-five blood drives across the state were canceled during last week's storm, leaving the Massachusetts Red Cross 681 donations short. The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation's blood supply, and now Red Cross blood products are being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations come in.

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  • Colorado Attorney General says marijuana businesses should carry on as usual
Colorado Attorney General says marijuana businesses should carry on as usual

The appointments are temporary, but the prosecutors could be named permanently as Sessions fills the vacant slots. The goal, he said, was to encourage a tightly regulated industry letting legitimate businesses operate but keeping cartels and gangs out.

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  • TN Bus strike: Transport minister appeals employees to join duty
TN Bus strike: Transport minister appeals employees to join duty

After the Madras High Court order on Friday, the state government asked them to return to work or face consequences. "Recourse to lighting strikes or flash strikes without notice leads to the consequences of denying the citizens of their right to free movement and is clearly illegal and against the public interest", the judge said while passing int...

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  • LOTTERY RESULTS: Mega Millions numbers for January 5, 2018 drawing
LOTTERY RESULTS: Mega Millions numbers for January 5, 2018 drawing

It won't be known until later if there is a victor from numbers drawn Friday of 28-30-39-59-70-10. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. DES MOINES, Iowa One Mega Millions ticket matched all six numbers and will claim a $450 million grand prize. For an additional $1 per play...

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  • NYC, Long Island brace for winter storm
NYC, Long Island brace for winter storm

Bombogenesis , or a storm bombing out, means the surface pressure of the storm will drop 24 millibars in 24 hours, or at the rate of 1 millibar per hour. Also like something out of "The Day After Tomorrow", this polar vortex looks remarkably similar to the fictional one that ushered in a new Ice Age.

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  • Russia: US Call for UN Meeting on Iran
Russia: US Call for UN Meeting on Iran "Destructive"

At a meeting of the UN Security Council convened at the United States' request Iran's permanent representative, Gholamali Khoshroo, said that the discussion of his country's internal affairs was beyond the UN SC realm of competence and that the United States abused its powers of a permanent member.

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  • United States places Pakistan on religious-freedom watch list
United States places Pakistan on religious-freedom watch list

After President Trump's lashed out at Pakistan in his first tweet of the year for the country's failure to act decisively to counter-terrorism and accused it of playing a double game, the USA state department formally announced a halt in aid and security assistance to Pakistan.

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  • Warning after a number of 'Aussie flu' deaths
Warning after a number of 'Aussie flu' deaths

Speaking today, a spokesperson for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: "Please do not visit hospital if you are or have been unwell with flu-like symptoms in the last seven days, unless it is an emergency. The most common side effects from the influenza shot are soreness, redness, tenderness or swelling where the shot was given. It is ...

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  • Hollywood actresses, writers launch project to fight sexual harassment
Hollywood actresses, writers launch project to fight sexual harassment

Some of Hollywood's most powerful women have teamed up to launch an initiative aimed at combating sexual harassment inside and outside their industry after an avalanche of allegations set in motion by the Harvey Weinstein scandal . And it calls on women to wear black at Sunday's Golden Globes as a statement against gender and racial inequali...

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  • Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights
Fog delays 400 trains and 500 flights

More than 40 flights were diverted and over 90 flights were affected at Delhi airport before flight operations got back to normalcy, the source said. Five domestic and seven global flights were delayed, while one has been cancelled in the wake of thick fog, ANI reported.

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  • Canadian Blood Services needs help this season
Canadian Blood Services needs help this season

All blood types are encouraged to donate, but the supply of O-negative blood is in demand because it can be used by any recipient regardless their blood type. During bad weather, more trauma accidents seem to happen and there's a need for more blood. Book an appointment by downloading the GiveBlood app or visit blood.ca.

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  • New study reveals more pregnant women are using marijuana
New study reveals more pregnant women are using marijuana

The proportion of women there who used marijuana in some form while they were pregnant almost doubled between 2009 and 2016. "Because of the possibility of concurrent use of marijuana and other substances of abuse, the evidence of its direct association with preterm labor, fetal growth restriction, preterm birth, low birthweight and stillbirth is...

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  • Queen praises Manchester's powerful identity following Arena attack
Queen praises Manchester's powerful identity following Arena attack

In Manchester a few months later 22 people - including children - were killed when a lone suicide attacker detonated an explosive device as crowds of music fans left Manchester Arena following a performance by USA singer Ariana Grande. The queen began by introducing an excerpt from her first televised Christmas message, from 1957. Wearing a brown...

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