• Georgia governor issues mandatory evacuations for areas east of I-95
Georgia governor issues mandatory evacuations for areas east of I-95

The governor of the southern USA state of Georgia on Thursday ordered the mandatory evacuation of the city of Savannah and other coastal areas ahead of Hurricane Irma . One orders nursing homes and hospitals in seven counties on or near the coast to evacuate. The Savannah College of Art and Design would postpone the start of its school year ,...

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  • PM Modi shares Myanmar's concerns about extremist violence in Rakhine
PM Modi shares Myanmar's concerns about extremist violence in Rakhine

Myanmar welcomed India's offer of assistance under the Rakhine State Development Programme and the two sides agreed to finalize the implementation modalities within the next few months, the statement added. India is building a trilateral highway passing through Myanmar to Thailand - which the three nations hope to then extend to Laos, Cambodia an...

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  • West Nile found in Twin Cities, residents urged to be cautious
West Nile found in Twin Cities, residents urged to be cautious

There were nine pools that tested positive for West Nile virus in both Greenville and Beaufort counties. According to CDC, most people (70-80 percent) infected with WNV show no symptoms at all. In a very small number of cases, West Nile virus has been spread through blood transfusions; organ transplants; and from mother to baby during pregnancy...

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  • Red Cross: Training for Texas aid full, but local volunteers still needed
Red Cross: Training for Texas aid full, but local volunteers still needed

The Red Cross is mobilizing its disaster partners to support feeding, child care, disaster assessment and other disaster services. Boeing employs close to 4,000 people in Texas and supports an estimated 39,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state.

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  • First FDA-approved genetic therapy fights leukemia
First FDA-approved genetic therapy fights leukemia

The new treatment involves removing immune cells called T cells from a patient's blood and giving them a gene for a protein called a chimeric antigen receptor, or auto, that directs the T cells to target leukemia cells. More than half were children and teens. The disease is the most common type of childhood cancer in the US, making up 25 per...

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  • Israeli-founded pharma company Kite snapped up for some $11 billion
Israeli-founded pharma company Kite snapped up for some $11 billion

It has outperformed by 51.67% the S&P500. Following completion of the tender offer, Gilead will acquire the remaining shares through a second-step merger at the same price. Investors sentiment decreased to 0.7 in 2016 Q4. It improved, as 106 investors sold GILD shares while 656 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stake...

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  • 37 people nationwide contract infection linked to turtles
37 people nationwide contract infection linked to turtles

The outbreak started on March 1, 2017, and went on August 3, 2017. The CDC reports that from 2011 to 2013, eight multistate outbreaks of salmonella were linked to the reptiles, which sickened a total of 473 people in 41 states in the U.S.

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  • Houston floods: Evacuation order after levee breaks
Houston floods: Evacuation order after levee breaks

The Addicks and Barker reservoirs outside Houston hit record levels on Tuesday. Officials of Brazoria County, Texas have urged residents in the Columbia Lakes area, South of Houston, to evacuate immediately following a breach of the levee at the Brazos river.

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  • Donald Trump Palestinians need president's two-state pledge before peace
Donald Trump Palestinians need president's two-state pledge before peace

Palestinian officials say they want the resolution of the conflict with Tel Aviv based on the two-state solution along the pre-1967 boundaries. "We are not going to state what the outcome has to be - it has to be workable to both sides", Nauert said.

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  • NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith Says Roger Goodell Lied About Changes to Conduct Policy
NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith Says Roger Goodell Lied About Changes to Conduct Policy

The deal is expected to be five years in length, which would keep Goodell at the league's helm through at least the 2024 season, per Monday's report . 7 when he visits Gillette Stadium for the season opener. That goes a long way in explaining why the commissioner is close to a contract extension. NFL Player's Association leader DeMaurice Smith h...

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  • England 348-3 against West Indies at 1st day close
England 348-3 against West Indies at 1st day close

None the less, for England's long-term well-being, the sight of Malan's first significant score on the board was at least as encouraging as the huge number once again clocking up next to Cook's name. In Tests in England since 2000, Chanderpaul averaged 68.21 ( 1296 runs in 13 Tests ), while Walsh averaged a scarcely believable 12.82 ( 34 wick...

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  • Rona set for Australia debut
Rona set for Australia debut

They haven't held the Bledisloe Cup since 2003. To produce such high-octane rugby, Hooper is demanding Australia's bench "unwind the screws" as the All Blacks have proven masters of turning the screws when Test matches are on the line.

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  • CBO: $194 Billion Deficit Increase If Key ACA Subsidies End In 2017
CBO: $194 Billion Deficit Increase If Key ACA Subsidies End In 2017

So far it has paid the subsidies on a month-to-month basis. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off the payments to force Democrats to negotiate changes to the program, though lawmakers, insurers and regulators have called on the administration to continue the payments.

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  • This common weight loss tool may have just killed 5 people
This common weight loss tool may have just killed 5 people

One of the devices is a balloon that can be placed in the stomach and filled with saline water, the Orbera balloon made by Apollo Endo-Surgery. The balloons are put inside patients' stomachs and inflated to help people feel full and eat less.

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  • Congress condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat
Congress condemns attack on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat

He took a ride on a country boat to assess the trail of destruction left by the flood in the area and also talked to a section of flood-affected people. In his reaction, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia wrote of his twitter account @JM_Scindia, "Attack on @OfficeOfRG absolutely shameful and unacceptable".

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  • Florida Confirms Sexually Transmitted Zika Case
Florida Confirms Sexually Transmitted Zika Case

Kalamazoo County is keeping an eye out for mosquitoes known to carry the Zika virus until the end of summer. Despite that, health officials have notified mosquito control and say they are conducting "mosquito reduction activities". A recent change by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer recommending routine testing for ...

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  • Lawyer: New Mexico Man Serving De Facto Life Without Parole
Lawyer: New Mexico Man Serving De Facto Life Without Parole

The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth says more than 100 former teen offenders are immediately affected. For now, petitions for resentencing hearings are handled differently from county to county and even between judges in the same courthouse.

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  • United States scientists correct DNA in lab-grown human embryos
United States scientists correct DNA in lab-grown human embryos

Up until now, reports about human-related gene editing usually come from outside the U.S. China, in particular, hasn't been holding back when it comes to CRISPR experimentation. A recent report on genome editing from the National Academies did not call for a moratorium on research into germline editing, arguing that it might one day be a way for ...

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  • Saudi Arabia bars BBC reporting team from Yemen
Saudi Arabia bars BBC reporting team from Yemen

The officials said the toll is expected to rise, with several women and children in critical condition. It added that it is "deeply shocked and saddened" by the attack. "Injuries have also been reported with a number also taken to nearby hospitals for treatment". Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Guardian that those figures wer...

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  • Artificial sweeteners won't help you lose weight, study shows
Artificial sweeteners won't help you lose weight, study shows

Opting for a diet fizzy drink may seem like the healthier option, but artificial sweeteners used in the beverages may actually be making you gain weight . Health sciences Prof. Meghan Azad was one of them, reaching for the low-calorie choices until she started researching them in detail. "Low-calorie sweeteners are a tool to help provide swe...

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  • The GOP Health Care Bill & Minnesota
The GOP Health Care Bill & Minnesota

McConnell tweeted that the Senate will work on other legislative issues and nominations next week and "will defer consideration of the Better Care Act" while McCain is recovering from his surgery. McConnell did not disclose when the vote could occur in the statement in which he and his wife Elaine Chao wished McCain a "speedy recovery". But ...

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  • Pakistan PM Sharif Rejects Graft Report as
Pakistan PM Sharif Rejects Graft Report as "Slander"

Already facing corruption allegations , Sharif, who is seen as a contender to follow in her father's footsteps as prime minister, could face fraud charges if it's determined she forged the trust deed. If three judges agree on the findings of JIT, Mr. Sharif could face disqualification from politics. Meanwhile, the PML-N's parliamentary leaders p...

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  • Conviction of former New York Assembly speaker is tossed
Conviction of former New York Assembly speaker is tossed

What the court pointedly did not say, however, is that Silver didn't do the things that the evidence clearly proved. "There is no doubt that this case is distasteful; it may be worse than that", Roberts wrote in an unpredictably unanimous decision a year ago.

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  • It wasn't me who silenced Conor McGregor's microphone — Showtime's Stephen Espinoza
It wasn't me who silenced Conor McGregor's microphone — Showtime's Stephen Espinoza

He also hit out at "Money" and the lack of it amid tax fraud allegations with the IRS. The next stop for the circus is NY on today before the pair take to London's Wembley Arena on Friday, with McGregor pretty much guaranteed to put on a show for the crowd much closer to home.

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  • White House Confuses Taiwan And China In Painful G20 Press Release Blunder
White House Confuses Taiwan And China In Painful G20 Press Release Blunder

Tsai Ing-wen is the strongest woman politician in the region. Trump first ruffled feathers in Beijing after his November election victory, when the president-elect accepted a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, despite the USA having broken off relations with the island in 1979.

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  • British court opens new hearing in Baby Charlie case
British court opens new hearing in Baby Charlie case

The U.K. High Court will rehear the case of Charlie Gard Thursday in light of new evidence produced by two worldwide hospitals for Gard's treatment. Parents of Charlie Gard , Connie Yates and Chris Gard pose for the media ahead of delivering a petition with more than 350,000 signatures to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, Sunday, Jul...

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  • Commuters pack early NYC trains for 'Summer of Hell'
Commuters pack early NYC trains for 'Summer of Hell'

Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker called on the Trump administration to honor that commitment at a news conference near the spot on Manhattan's west side Monday where preliminary work has already begun. At the Maplewood train station in New Jersey, the state's former Governor Richard Codey, 70, a senator, offered donuts and coffee to c...

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  • JIT urgesNAB to file reference against Nawaz Sharif, sons
JIT urgesNAB to file reference against Nawaz Sharif, sons

Sharif and members of his family have appeared before a team appointed by the Supreme Court to investigate their offshore companies. An anti-graft investigation into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family was completed by the Pakistani authorities.

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  • DeMarre Carroll announces he's leaving Raptors after reported deal with Nets
DeMarre Carroll announces he's leaving Raptors after reported deal with Nets

His contract is advantageous with the final year (2018-19) being partially guaranteed for just $2 million. The Raptors' DeMarre Carroll , right, celebrates against the Indiana Pacers during Game 4 of the teams' first-round playoff series on April 23, 2016 in Indianapolis.

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  • Pepe set to join Besiktas following Real Madrid release
Pepe set to join Besiktas following Real Madrid release

Besiktas president Fikret Orman said that the Portugal worldwide would add leadership to the club's backline as they aim to retain the Super Lig crown they won last season. "We were in need of a leading figure in our defense", said Orman, but also acknowledged that their current defensive mainstays Marcelo and Tosic "did well" last season.

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