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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase
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Published in 9-12-2016
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In most of the years since World War II, life expectancy in the U.S. has inched up, thanks to medical advances, public health campaigns and better nutrition and education. Other one-year declines occurred in 1993, when the nation was in the throes of the AIDS epidemic, and 1980, the result of an especially nasty flu season. "With four years, you're starting to see some indication of somethi ...>>
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Ohio House committee votes to pass 20-week abortion ban
Technology
Published in 9-12-2016
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Arizona and Idaho's bans are blocked from enforcement by the federal courts, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights. State Senate President Keith Faber, a Republican from Celina, said the twice-defeated heartbeat bill came back up again because of Republican Donald Trump's presidential victory and the expectation he will fill Supreme Court ...>>
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Quotes from John Glenn: 'Zero-G and I feel fine.'
Technology
Published in 9-12-2016
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Don't take America and the values reflected in our form of government for granted. [...] never forget that in our democracy, the government is not 'them' it is 'us.' Announcing his retirement from the U.S. Senate in 1997. On his second flight on space shuttle Discovery in 1998 at the age of 77. Keynote address at Ohio State University's commencement in 2009.
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'Godspeed, John Glenn': Public hails hero of space, politics
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Published in 9-12-2016
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Politicians, astronauts, educators and others repeatedly called him a hero with many mentioning the phrase that first sent him into orbit: "Godspeed, John Glenn." [...] when his Friendship 7 spacecraft splashed down a few hours later, the first American to orbit the Earth reminded us that with courage and a spirit of discovery there's no limit to the heights we can reach together. ... The l ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 9-12-2016
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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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Streaming sports gets easier as NFL comes to CBS All Access
Technology
Published in 2-12-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) CBS says NFL games are coming to its CBS All Access subscription service, making it a little easier for "cord cutters" to watch football without a pricey cable subscription. NFL games are already streamed live , but in many cases still require a satellite or cable TV subscription.
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Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it
Technology
Published in 2-12-2016
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GOP Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, head of the Ways and Means Committee, insisted Republicans won't be deterred by the politics, even though Donald Trump won election as president on promises to protect the popular health care program for older Americans, and Democrats are already warning of a "war on seniors." [...] he declined to say when the party might try to pass "premium support," the cont ...>>
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Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand
Technology
Published in 2-12-2016
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An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was hospitalized Thursday in stable condition. Tour company White Desert said Aldrin has fluid in his lungs, but was responding well to antibiotics. Aldrin has crisscrossed the globe in recent months and years, pushing hard for human exploration of Mars and promoting space and sci ...>>
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SpaceX shooting for mid-December launch, 1st since blast
Technology
Published in 2-12-2016
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(AP) SpaceX is shooting for a mid-December launch, its first since a dramatic rocket accident on the pad. Iridium Communications Inc. said Thursday that 10 of its satellites will be aboard the SpaceX Falcon rocket tentatively scheduled to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Dec. 16.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 2-12-2016
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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
3 Australians critically ill after rare thunderstorm asthma
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Three patients remained critically ill on Thursday, three days after a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma killed four people and sent hundreds to hospitals in Australia's second-largest city, an official said. Doctors were amazed there were not more fatalities given the numbers of people who suffered cardiac arrests and struggled to breathe when a wild thu ...>>
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Slow as molasses? Sweet but deadly 1919 disaster explained
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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BOSTON (AP) The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 one of Boston's most peculiar disasters killed 21 people, injured 150 others and flattened buildings when a giant storage tank ruptured. [...] Harvard University researchers think they know why the wave of sticky stuff claimed so many lives: A winter chill rapidly cooled the molasses as it streamed through the streets, complicating rescuers ...>>
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Scientists go big with first aquatic species map for US West
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Published in 25-11-2016
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Boise-based U.S. Forest Service fisheries biologist Dan Isaak is leading the project and says such a map could help with land management decisions and deciding where to spend limited money and resources. Isaak said annual surveys could provide snapshots so scientists can see how biodiversity and ecosystems change over time. Because of the project's immense scale, he said, sample collecting ...>>
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Toyota says new technology means longer battery life
Technology
Published in 25-11-2016
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TOKYO (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. has developed a new way of observing the movements of tiny particles in batteries used to power electric vehicles an advance it says will help boost their cruise range by 10 percent to 15 percent. Toyota engineer Hisao Yamashige explained to reporters Thursday at the Japanese automaker's Tokyo office the complex method for tracking the lithium ions, which are ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 25-11-2016
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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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