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Afghan forces fire on census workers, killing 9

The Pakistani and Afghan armies have been clashing at the Chaman border crossing in southwestern Baluchistan province since Friday. The minister, however, condemned the killing of innocent Pakistanis in the attacks by Afghan forces. It was the second time this year that the Chaman border crossing was sealed. Afghan police spokesman Zia Durani accused Islamabad of using the census as cover for "malicious activities and to provoke villagers against the government". Read More »

Trump's comments on Muslims could haunt him in appeals court

Monday, a federal appeals court in Virginia heard arguments from government lawyers about why the national injunction against his so-called "travel ban" should be lifted. Trump will nominate Joan Larsen , who now serves on Michigan's Supreme Court, to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, and David Stras , a justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court bench, to the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Read More »

Ticks spreading rare virus much worse than Lyme Disease

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The best methods to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease include: wearing light-colored, long trousers; tucking pant cuffs into socks; and using insect repellent that contains 0.5 percent of permethrin or 20 percent DEET on clothing. Cases of a unsafe tick-borne disease called the Powassan virus remain rare in New Jersey, with just three cases reported since 2013. Standard treatment includes intravenous fluids, though antiviral medications, systemic corticosteroids and other drugs have been ... Read More »

One For The Bloopers: Emmanuel Macron Practises Victory Speech. On Air

All three cases would reassure worldwide investors because they would enable structural reforms to be implemented, strengthening France's growth potential, Boone said. Changing the name was discussed at the height of Le Pen's efforts to scrub the party image and remove traces of racism and anti-Semitism that scared away potential backers. Read More »

Sucker punch kills father of five at brother's bachelor party

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This undated Clark County Detention Center photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows James Michael Michael Beach, 27, of Las Vegas . Knapp said Beach was doing construction work, is engaged to be married and has a child. He was to have been the best man, according to a separate GoFundMe page . Read More »

Lamb born in plastic 'womb' could help save premature babies' lives

Until now, extended gestation has come with limited success in medicine. When premature babies are born at 23 weeks, their survival rate is just 15 per cent. Catherine Spong, a fetal medicine specialist at the National Institutes of Health. "It's a fluidic incubator, so the infant is re-immersed in an amniotic fluid and the infant will survive inside the biobag with the oxygenator on the outside for a period of up to three or four weeks", Dr. Read More »

Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn before inauguration

Spicer said that if Obama "was seriously concerned" about Flynn's connections to Russian Federation or other foreign countries, he should have withheld Flynn's security clearance. He suggested Obama's views were shaped by Flynn's criticism of his national security policies. Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates told Congress Monday she bluntly warned the Trump White House in January that new National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "essentially could be blackmailed" by the Russians ... Read More »

Florida Lawmakers Set to Pass $84 Billion Budget

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Seeing victory so close, solar advocates congratulated the legislature and urged Scott to sign the bill quickly. The Florida Legislature on Monday will vote on a new budget and several related bills . In the House, Rep. Lori Berman , D-Lantana, criticized legislative leaders for cutting funding to key programs in a year when the state has high employment, large number of tourists and rising property values. Read More »

Poor environmental quality may up cancer rates

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The study looked at how air, water and land quality, as well as social factors, demographics and even the things we build around ourselves, can contribute to cancer development. In addition to looking at overall cancer rates, researchers also looked separately at the most common tumour types: lung, colorectal, prostate and breast malignancies. Read More »

US still in climate talks with no decision on Paris pullout

The White House said late Monday that the meeting would be rescheduled. At issue is whether staying in the accord could legally oblige President Donald Trump to preserve carbon-cutting policies that he is moving to jettison. And the decision to participate in next week's United Nations climate talks should not be construed as a sign that Trump has chose to stay in the Paris pact, a State Department official added. Read More »

Trump nominates slate of judges to federal bench

The Trump administration will name almost a dozen federal judges as nominees for key posts Monday. Murphy, a Faribault native, is a former Minnesota District Court judge and served on the federal court since 1994. Trump about the appeals court's record of being overturned by the Supreme Court and a suggestion that he break up the court's jurisdiction. The White House today will announce ten of President Trump's nominees for the federal courts, making a faster move on changing the face of the ... Read More »

Watch How Overwatch's D.Va Works In Heroes Of The Storm

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You can access all of these skins on the Heroes of the Storm PTR, where D.Va was just released. Mech Mode allows her to fight inside her mech until it is destroyed, at which point she is ejected and continues the fight in pilot mode. When playing as (or against) D.Va, it's important to keep in mind that players will only get 50% of a kill for taking her out in her mech or out of her mech. Read More »

Senate will have a hard time passing Obamacare repeal: McConnell

Sending a bill to conference effectively means leadership from the House and Senate work to compromise on differences between legislation passed by each chamber of Congress. The key of having a continuous coverage provision is to make sure that people stay covered and they move from one plan to the next if they want to. Read More »

Court to weigh challenge to revised Trump travel ban

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The Trump administration is appealing a Maryland judge's March 16 decision to block implementation of a presidential order to impose a 90-day ban on issuing new entry documents to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Minutes after a reporter asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer why President Donald Trump's campaign website still broadcast his call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States", that page went blank , according to ... Read More »

Dozens of Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram are released

Mr. Buhari stated this Sunday when he hosted the girls in his official residence at Aso Rock Villa, Abuja . "He promised that the presidency will personally supervise their rehabilitation. The statement says "there is no cause for worry" and says the length of Buhari's stay in London will be determined by his doctors. This comes following negotiations between the Islamist military group and the Nigerian government, the president's office has said. Read More »

In 'American Gods,' Even Deities Have The Immigrant Experience

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It's the scene that totally land grabs what you're going to be doing. He said the crew he worked with on that series "had fantastic attitudes and became friends, so I love walking on set and seeing friends". And that's where Gaiman says the show has an advantage over the book. If you can give me a metaphor, if you can give me a picture, I can get there faster. Read More »

Life expectancy the greatest in three Colorado counties

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Mokdad and his team hope that their research can help start a conversation between communities, healthcare experts and policymakers about how to narrow the inequality gap, and thus the life expectancy gap. The most positive note is that, over the study period, all counties show declines in the risk of early death for children under the age of 5 years old, say the authors. Read More »

Ten things to know about the British Columbia election

Greens have witnessed their support rise three points from 14 percent up to 17 percent. - Clark dismissed suggestions she would collaborate with the B.C. "We have never seen her in this community ever before, she shows up the day before the election", a protester yelled, with another adding "To hug children!" - A group of school teachers on a lunch break from a professional development course told Clark she needs to talk to the people, not her donors, in reference to millions of dollars ... Read More »

$1M Powerball ticket bought at Grand Island store

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It was one of four tickets sold across the country for the $147 million drawing to match five numbers but not the Powerball. The victor matched four out of five numbers plus the Powerball. The odds of winning $1,000,000 playing Powerball are 1 in 11,688,053.52. Over $637 million has been raised for the Nebraska Lottery's beneficiary funds since the Lottery began in 1993. Read More »

First lightning death of the year kills woman, horse

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The 15-year-old was conscious and taken to the hospital in serious condition. A swift thunderstorm swept across Colorado's Front Range on Sunday afternoon, snapping trees and spitting lighting bolts that killed an adult riding horseback and the horse in Douglas County. Read More »

Valero Energy Partners LP (VLP) Rating Reiterated by Scotiabank

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It has outperformed by 4.49% the S&P500. KBC Group NV increased its position in Valero Energy by 185.6% in the third quarter. Tortoise Capital Advisors Llc acquired 156,708 shares as Valero Energy Partners Lp (VLP)'s stock rose 3.22%. 10 funds opened positions while 26 raised stakes. 341.48 million shares or 0.17% less from 342.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Jefferies Group LLC set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Valero Energy and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on ... Read More »