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Nigeria reports first 2 cases of polio in years, WHO says
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Published in 12-8-2016
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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Nigeria has reported the first two cases of polio after more than two years, in an area newly liberated from Islamic extremists who attacked polio vaccinators in the past, the government and the World Health Organization said Thursday. Two children have been paralyzed by polio in northeastern Borno state in two different local government areas that had been cut off by Boko Ha ...>>
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Gay high school students raped, attacked far more often
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Published in 12-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are far more likely than their classmates to be raped or assaulted in a dating situation, according to the first national survey of its kind. The research also found gay teens were far more likely to have attempted suicide, taken illegal drugs and engaged in other risky behaviors. The finding echoes results of smaller surveys and find ...>>
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Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears
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Published in 12-8-2016
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MIAMI (AP) Florida's caseload of Zika spread by Miami mosquitoes has risen to 25, and U.S. health officials continue to warn pregnant women to avoid the infection zone despite the governor's assurances that the area of concern is shrinking. Scott's office also announced that the health department has declared four blocks in the southwest corner of Wynwood to be clear of infections ...>>
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California island foxes removed from endangered species list
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Published in 12-8-2016
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The wildlife service partnered with the National Park Service, Nature Conservancy and Catalina Island Conservancy to hatch an aggressive plan that included moving golden eagles to Northern California, reintroducing bald eagles to the islands, vaccinating foxes and breeding them in captivity. The islands' remoteness also played a key role in the foxes' resurgence, giving scientists bette ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 12-8-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Guess what happened next: Facebook battles 'clickbait'
Technology
Published in 5-8-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Facebook is taking another stab at ridding users' news feeds of "clickbait," the links and headlines that ask readers to "guess what happened next" but don't provide any useful information, tempting people to click if they want to find out. The world's largest social media company last tried this in 2014, when it announced that it was improving users' news feed ...>>
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Rare black bear spotted in mountains west of Los Angeles
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Published in 5-8-2016
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(AP) The National Park Service says cameras recorded a rare sighting of a black bear in the mountains west of Los Angeles. Officials said Thursday that researchers spotted the bear in images taken July 26 by cameras that monitor wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains, which are hemmed in by freeways and urban sprawl.
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CDC director: Miami mosquitoes succumbing to aerial sprays
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Published in 5-8-2016
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(AP) The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says aerial spraying of the insecticide naled is killing many mosquitoes in a Miami neighborhood where the insects apparently transmitted Zika to 15 people. Dr. Tom Frieden says aerial spraying that began Thursday quickly killed adult mosquitoes that pesticides on the ground couldn't reach.
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Attorneys argue for listing bearded seals as threatened
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Published in 5-8-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Bearded seals, the largest of the Arctic seals, deserve to be listed as a threatened species because of continuing loss of their sea ice habitat, a federal government attorney told a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. Attorneys for the North Slope Borough, the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and others who sued to reverse the listing said the federa ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 5-8-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com
Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding
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Published in 29-7-2016
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The $99 annual subscription includes a variety of other goodies, but the near-instant gratification of fast, no-extra-cost delivery was the program's original draw, and remains central to its appeal for its estimated 60 million subscribers. In the April-June quarter, for instance, Amazon spent $3.88 billion on its distribution network, or what it calls "fulfillment," up 35 percent from the p ...>>
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Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky
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Published in 29-7-2016
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LAS VEGAS (AP) A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. Photographer Ian Norman was taking pictures of the night sky with friends in Alabama Hills, California, near the eastern Sierra Nevada, when he saw the light and started recording, thinking the flash was a meteor. The rock ...>>
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Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle
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Published in 29-7-2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. Each time authorities start to get a handle on one type of drug, another seems to pop up, said ...>>
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Alphabet's 2Q earns soar despite rising 'moonshot' losses
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
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The Mountain View, California, company can afford to gamble because Google runs the world's most profitable advertising network, spread across its dominant search engine, YouTube video site and Gmail, as well as well millions of third-party websites that draw upon its marketing machine. "[...] we try to steer X to be 'responsibly irresponsible' as we develop new products," Teller w ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 29-7-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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