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Iran challenges taboos as HIV infections from sex rise
Technology
Published in 29-11-2017
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger. She works on a nearby bench, where a sign next to her in English and in Farsi urges the public to receive free voluntary counseling and HIV testing. But her worries, as well as those of her aid gro ...>>
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Supreme Court could limit police in digital-age privacy case
Technology
Published in 29-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court signaled Wednesday it could impose limits on the government's ability to track Americans' movements through collection of their cellphone information. The justices heard 80 minutes of arguments in a case at the intersection of privacy and technology. Chief Justice John Roberts and the court's four liberal justices indicated they could extend the Co ...>>
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New England shrimp fishing closed for at least 1 more year
Technology
Published in 29-11-2017
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) New England shrimp will be unavailable to seafood consumers for at least another year as the fishery struggles with environmental changes. An arm of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission made the decision on Wednesday in Portland. New England shrimp fishing is based in Maine and has been shut down since 2013. Scientists have said the shrimp are suffering ...>>
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APNewsBreak: Doctor says drug scarcity drove execution plan
Technology
Published in 29-11-2017
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LAS VEGAS (AP) A scarcity of lethal injection drugs nationwide drove plans to use a never-before-tried three-drug combination for Nevada's first execution in more than 11 years, the state's former top doctor told The Associated Press. In his first interview since resigning a month ago, Dr. John DiMuro defended the protocol he developed as Nevada's chief medical officer, saying he i ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 29-11-2017
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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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Lofty Thanksgiving: Astronauts feasting on pouches of turkey
Technology
Published in 22-11-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Astronauts at the International Space Station will feast Thursday on pouches of Thanksgiving turkey. The three Americans, two Russians and one Italian will also rip into single-serving bags of mashed potatoes, candied yams, cornbread stuffing and cranberry-apple dessert. Just add water, heat and bon appetit! Commander Randy Bresnik said he'll miss his wife's ho ...>>
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Did you 'like' Russian propaganda? Facebook will clue you in
Technology
Published in 22-11-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram. The company said Wednesday it will launch a portal to let people see which accounts of the Internet Research Agency they followed between January 2015 and August 2017. The tool will be available by the end of the year. But it won't show users if they ...>>
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Good night, night: Light pollution increasing around globe
Technology
Published in 22-11-2017
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) The world's nights are getting alarmingly brighter bad news for all sorts of creatures, humans included. A German-led team reported Wednesday that light pollution is threatening darkness almost everywhere. Satellite observations during five Octobers show Earth's artificially lit outdoor area grew by 2 percent a year from 2012 to 2016. So did nighttime brightne ...>>
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Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse
Technology
Published in 22-11-2017
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it's working with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which also is reviewing its plans for the struggling bird following an order by Interi ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 22-11-2017
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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
Green groups, fishermen at odds over new rules on small fish
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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Environmentalists and commercial fishing groups on the East Coast are divided over a decision to increase the amount fishermen can catch of an ecologically vital small fish. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved changes to menhaden fishing rules on Tuesday, including increasing the East Coast's fishing quota by 8 percent, or some 35 million pounds (15.88 million kilograms) ...>>
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FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids. The nerve stimulator is the first device to treat such symptoms including joint pain, anxiety, stomach aches and insomnia. The announcement Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration comes amid an epidemic ...>>
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Twitter, BuzzFeed join for breezy online morning show
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Twitter and BuzzFeed initially planned to start their new morning show, "AM to DM," each weekday at 8 a.m. Then they considered their likely audience, and scheduled it for 10. Now there's time to wake up leisurely, have coffee and fire up your smartphone. Hosts Isaac Fitzgerald and Saeed Jones, who like four-fifths of the show's audience are under age 35, don't have t ...>>
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Republicans set stage for crucial tax overhaul votes
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans began pushing a broad tax cut for businesses and many individuals through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, a measure complicated by a late addition repeal of the Obama health care law's requirement that Americans get insurance coverage. In the House, a separate version without the repeal element cleared a procedural hurdle, setting the stage for a cruci ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 15-11-2017
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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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