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FDA moves to lower nicotine in cigarettes

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The agency announced last summer that it wants to cut nicotine levels in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels. In an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, FDA asked the public to submit comments over the next 90 days on the impact of a product standard for the maximum nicotine level in cigarettes. Read More »

New Health Ranking Shows Disparities Persist In NC

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We are working with others to build a national Culture of Health enabling everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is out with its annual rankings of the health of New Jersey Counties. Excellent clinical care, a wealth of opportunities for physical activity, and educational achievement helped the county lead the way in North Carolina, ranking 14th in the state for overall health outcomes , an 11-point gain over a year ago, and 3rd overall ... Read More »

Tiger Woods one shot off lead entering final round of Valspar Championship

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To be determined was whether Woods remained part of the lead by the end of the second round, where the weather was warmer and the wind more manageable. "But hopefully, I can play my game and have a good day". And to have seen him under these circumstances, near the weekend lead, with major season approaching, was something approaching transcendent - even for those who saw it from up close . Read More »

Harry Kane injured as Tottenham Hotspur win at Bournemouth

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The loss of England worldwide Kane , Tottenham's top scorer, who went off with an ankle injury on the half-hour, took some of the gloss off a hard-won comeback victory with the visitors slightly flattered by two late goals. Tottenham can certainly finish second in the league this season. And in another headache for Southgate, Dele Alli and Danny Rose also came off in the win over Bournemouth. Read More »

Mahrez account was hacked, Leicester confirm

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Everything is very good. "I really don't want to talk about this, because it's behind me". Il Corriere dello Sport is reporting that AS Roma have reignited their interest in Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez . We've moved on now. "In football players come and players leave". "My mind, focus is on Leicester, that's all I'm focused on". "There's still 10 games to go - nine in the league and one in the cup". Read More »

China Says Its 'Moderate' Defense Spending Rises Are No Threat

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In the United States, a president can serve for a maximum of two four-year terms. US Representative Ro Khanna, a Democrat, said on Twitter that "whether this was a joke or not, talking about being president for life like Xi Jinping is the most un-American sentiment expressed by an American president ". Read More »

Flu death toll in DE increases to 28, ties record high

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All five were from New Castle County. There have been at least 523 pneumonia- and influenza-related deaths in Arizona to date. Since October, 23,324 people have been hospitalized for influenza-associated complications. The flu season peaked nationwide in mid-February, with 7.4 percent of medical visits attributed to the flu, making it the worst flu season in the United States since the 2009 swine flu pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read More »

UN Investigators Urge Russia, US To Probe Deadly Syria Air Strikes

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Stop the attacks on children, schools and hospitals in Syria ", the UNICEF posted on its official twitter account. Meanwhile, the government has said it will send reinforcements, including 700 fighters, to join a battle against rebel groups in an effort to defeat them in their last major stronghold, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said on Wednesday. Read More »

Hunterdon Central Students Plan Walk-Out Protest

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In a statement, law firm managing partner Theodore Berman said he was outraged by the nature of the attack. "I'm anxious a black and brown boy running down the hall like anybody else to get to safety reaches in his pocket to pull out his cell phone could be mistaken for shooter". Read More »

Oscars 2018: The 9 Best Picture nominees

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In keeping with this list biz, here are three reasons why I like the Oscars , and three why I dislike them. Amos said his personal pick would be Billboards but added that based on the Academy voting format, it's not impossible that Get Out might win.Will Ashton, a freelance entertainment writer and critic who has written for The Playlist and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, agrees about Shape of Water being the one to beat.However, he added that, as viewers saw a year ago when La La Land ... Read More »

Ronda Rousey tweets following events on Monday Night Raw

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Fast forward to Monday Night Raw , and Rousey found herself in the middle of the ring again. Of course, the 31-year-old actually signed with the WWE a few weeks ago but her "official" contract signing took place live on PPV and, in true professional wrestling fashion, it did not take place without a few fireworks. Read More »

Seahawks are looking to trade away Michael Bennett

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Bennett told the Tacoma News Tribune's Gregg Bell at the end of the 2017 season that he " probably won't be back next year " with the Seahawks. And the cool thing we have going for us is March 14 is when we can get back. One guy the Seahawks would like to keep is Richardson, acquired from the Jets to fill in for the colossal bust of Malik McDowell , the top 2017 draft choice who missed all of last season with a severe concussion following a summertime ATV accident. Read More »

State Dept. Approves Missile Sale to Ukraine, Congress to Vote on Sale

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In anticipation of the sale, the United States has already started training Ukraine's forces on how to use them. "Defensive weapons are not provocative unless you're an aggressor, and clearly, Ukraine is not an aggressor, since it's their own territory where the fighting is happening", Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said a year ago during a trip to Kiev. Read More »

White House comments on Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf's ICE warning

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She has said she learned of the roundup through "multiple credible sources" rather than official government channels. Federal officials and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf traded bitter accusations Wednesday over Schaaf's decision to alert the public about a multiday Northern California immigration sweep that the Trump administration launched to counter local sanctuary laws. Read More »

UNC, Duke, NC State named in federal documents detailing potential NCAA violations

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Smith Jr. allegedly received the most, a total of $73,500. Dozier was part of South Carolina's Final Four team a season ago. The long awaited FBI report investigating corruption in men's college basketball has finally come. Sports. We have not been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or the NCAA, but since learning of the report, we have reached out to both the NCAA and our league office. Read More »

359 civilians killed in 2 weeks of Syrian airstrikes on Ghouta

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Syrian regime air strikes and artillery fire hit the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta for a sixth straight day on Friday killing 38 civilians as the world struggled to reach a deal to stop the carnage. The civilian casualties and devastation there are among the worst in Syria since the government captured rebel-held parts of Aleppo in intense fighting in 2016. Read More »

Anti-depressants: Major study finds they work

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In some cases, people are put on increased dosages because they believe their depression isn't getting any better. "This study is the final answer to a long-standing controversy about whether anti-depressants work for depression", revealed Cipriani, when discussing her study with the BBC . Read More »

Commodities Buzz: UK GDP Grows 1.7% In 2017

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The total number of people in work came in at 32.15 million in the last quarter of a year ago, which is 88,000 more than the previous quarter and 321,000 more than October to December 2016. And the increase in inflation has eaten into wages, reducing purchasing power. The fact that there was a rise in unemployment at the same time as rising employment was explained by the fact that the number of economically inactive people - those not seeking or available to work - fell in the period. Read More »

Doctors at a Mumbai hospital remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

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Prior to the surgery, three hospitals had told Pal that the tumor was inoperable, his wife Manju told the BBC . The tumor had been growing on Pal's head for three years now, and suddenly became so massive over the past year. Mr. Pal is recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit and in stable condition. Only about 10 percent of the tumor developed inside the skull. Santlal Pal, flanked by a relative and a surgeon after the brain tumor was removed. Read More »

Florida shooting survivors meet lawmakers

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The students and their parents appealed to him to press for stricter gun controls. Make sure people are mentally healthy and stable, make sure people are educated on guns, I want that tighter control and that background check... Oh heavens, no. No, that is not going to satisfy them in the least. "Me and my friends worry we are going to be murdered in our classrooms". This is Barden speaking during Wednesday's listening session with Trump. Read More »

Google builds AI that can predict heart disease

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The AI algorithms need a good dose of machine learning before they can do this well, which involved analysing a medical dataset of around 300,000 patients and crunching both eye scans and more general medical data. In addition, this technique could help generate hypotheses for future scientific investigations into CV risk and the retina. By predicting cardiovascular risks early, Google and Verily are not trying to replace doctors. Read More »

Nigerian police says 18 killed in multiple bomb blasts

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Authorities could not confirm the casualties until Saturday morning hours after the evacuation and rescue of victims. He explained that the injured persons were referred to the Specialist Hospital, Maiduguri. He said some traders were affected. An official of the State Emergency Management Agency, who also confirmed the incident said about 18 people sustained various degree of injuries. Read More »