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Department Reports 4 Additional Travel-Related Zika Cases in Louisiana

The United States has declared a public health emergency in the American territory of Puerto Rico amid the rising number of Zika infections in the Caribbean island. It is also associated with still births and miscarriage. Dr. Greg Poland, a Zika vaccine researcher at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, told Action News Jax the federal funding falls far short.

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Stocks close at record highs

The Nasdaq Composite (COMP) was another bright spot, as the tech-heavy index notched a fresh record closing high, and managed a seventh straight weekly win - its longest such streak since March 2012. Devon Energy added $1.74, or 4.4 percent, to $41.31, while Chesapeake Energy rose 23 cents, or 4.8 percent, to $5.03. Natural gas fell a penny to $2.55 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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Federal health emergency declared in Puerto Rico due to Zika

As of Thursday, there have been 205 confirmed cases of travel-related Zika infections in Canada and two cases of sexual transmission. In addition to cases caused by local transmission, Florida reported 10 new travel-related cases of Zika, bringing the total to 413.

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Why are some people left-handed?

This is because athletes usually train against righties, says Rik Smits of The Puzzle of Left-Handedness, so it's easier for lefties to adjust when facing left-handed opponents, while right-handed players have more difficulty catching up. However, there are a few pitfalls to being left-handed. From the instruments on your vehicle, to kitchen tools you use every day, to classroom supplies that children use, are all designed with right-handed people in mind.

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Olympics: Ledecky gets fourth gold medal in style

It was a remarkable win for Schooling, but what's even more remarkable is this photo of the pair from 2008 when Schooling was just a 13-year-old Phelps fan. The Stanford-bound 19-year-old from suburban Washington capped off one of the greatest performances in Olympic history with her fourth gold medal and second world record, shattering her own mark in the 800-meter freestyle Friday night.

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The Mystery Of Olympians' Big, Round Bruises Has Been Solved

Winters said cupping is a method found in traditional Chinese medicine where negative pressure pulls the skin and blood vessels to improve circulation and to fix body tissue. For example one method uses fire to remove oxygen which creates the suction. "It increases local blood circulation and helps ease muscle tension caused by sports-related injuries", Tian said.

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United States issues Zika travel alert to Cayman

But the institute's Zika money runs out at the end of the month, said NIAID director Anthony Fauci. To date, 23 people have contracted Zika after being bitten by mosquitoes in Miami's Wynwood district. US Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell declared "a public health emergency of national significance exists within the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico relating to pregnant women and children born to pregnant women with Zika".

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Marijuana Legalization: DEA Refuses To Reclassify Weed, But Loosens Restrictions On Research

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has denied two petitions to reclassify marijuana as a less unsafe drug. However, reports by Reuters and the New York Times suggest a changing attitude among the Obama administration towards marijuana research, providing a boost to advocates of the drug.

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Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE:BRX) , EverBank Financial Corp. (NYSE:EVER)

Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Brixmor Property Group (NYSE:BRX): The stock opened at $27.64 on Thursday but the bulls could not build on the opening and the stock topped out at $27.75 for the day.

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Trump Calls To Stake Out Polling Places

Campaigning in Pennsylvania, GOP nominee Donald Trump told a crowd that if he loses the state it will be because of fraud. "Go down to certain areas to and watch and study and make sure other people don't come in and vote five times", he said.

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Boko Haram blamed for Nigeria's polio resurgence

A press statement by the UNICEF Chief Communicator, Doune Porter, said the two cases discovered has been in parts recently assessible in Borno, adding that large areas of the state remain unreachable. A country is certified as polio-free after three years without active transmission, meaning that Nigeria will now have to wait until the summer of 2019, at the earliest, to achieve that status.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Official Trailer)

In fact, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said back in 2015 that the new Star Wars trilogy - which opened with Episode VII , " The Force Awakens ", last December - will be about the Skywalker family once again . The trailer also includes the most we've seen of the ultimate baddy, Darth Vader , since 2005's Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (which some of us would maybe prefer to forget).

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United States declares Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico

More than 100 pregnant women infected with Zika in Puerto Rico who have given birth have had healthy babies, officials said. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a statement Friday that the rapid and widespread transmission of the Zika virus threatens the health of infected pregnant women and their babies.

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Boko Haram Has Prevented Nigeria From Eliminating Polio

The Nigerian government has reported two new polio cases in the first re-emergence of the disease since 2014, the World Health Organization ( WHO) said Thursday. "Subsequently two further rounds will be conducted, at two-to-three week intervals, reaching four-to-five million children". Polio results in irreversible paralysis in one in every 200 infections.

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County health officials confirm Zika virus case in MI

US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell said in a statement: "This [Obama] administration is committed to meeting the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico with the necessary urgency". National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Christian Lindmeier, spokesman for the World Health Organization, told the BBC the report would be assessed: "The Zika outbreak is a constantly evolving situation, and every new piece of evidence is looked into and evaluated as to whether ...

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Obama administration provides $34 million from other NIH funds for Zika vaccine

In the continental United States, Florida is the first state to report local transmission. Laboratory studies confirmed the presence of Zika virus in the blood, tissue, brains and amniotic fluid of fetuses and babies diagnosed with microcephaly.

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First case of Zika virus reported in Monroe County

This brings the total locally transmitted cases to 28. The declaration allows Puerto Rico to apply for funding to hire unemployed workers to help with mosquito control, outreach and education through the Department of Labor's National Dislocated Worker Grant program.

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Nigerian helicopters rush polio vaccines to dangerous area

Unfortunately, this shows up after Nigeria celebrated on the 24th of July 2016, two years with no case of wild poliovirus -a milestone for the polio eradication programme and an important step toward a polio-free world. Smallpox was eradicated in 1980, thanks to widespread vaccination efforts. In fact, the USA government is taking action through the Centers for Disease Control, which provides technical support to Nigeria.

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Rio 2016: Rival Lochte Wants Retiring Phelps to Continue Till 2020 Olympics

Had it not been for Phelps, it's likely the native New Yorker would have ended with even more. Phelps swims once more on Saturday in the 4x100 meter medley relay, in what would be his final race. Afterwards he credited Phelps for inspiring him. Phelps finished tied for second with South Africa's Chad Le Clos and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary, who joined le Clos in a trio of trash talk with Phelps last summer about who is the top butterflier in the world.

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Florida investigating new Zika case outside Miami neighborhood

USA health authorities on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to the outbreak of Zika, which has now infected more than 10,000 people. So far the Zika virus has spread thorugh much of South America. No vaccine or medicine is available for Zika. The health district advised pregnant women to postpone traveling to areas where the Zika virus is spreading, and pregnant women who traveled to the areas to contact a doctor.

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Nationals' bats finally come alive in 7-4 victory over Indians

Coming into the series opener against Cleveland, the Nats were a relatively ho-hum 6-4 in Scherzer's past 10 starts, thanks to an inconsistent offense that had scored four runs or fewer in all but two of those outings. Without Harper, the Nationals put a runner on base in six of the seven innings against Bauer. Scherzer fanned five straight at one point and crossed the 200-strikeout plateau for the fifth consecutive season in the second inning.

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Phelps 'more vocal' now as United States team mentor in Rio

On Tuesday night when Phelps took home another gold for the 200m butterfly, he tied Leonidas of Rhodes in the Original Greek Games in 152 BC for a record of 12 "successes" set. The swimmer still has several events left, including qualifiers for the men's 100-meter butterfly on Thursday. "I know it seemed counterintuitive, but he didn't have to push that too hard", coach Bob Bowman said.

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No Change in US Stance on Marijuana

Other drugs on the list include heroin, LSD and the stimulant called "Ecstasy". Meanwhile, 25 states have approved cannabis for medical use . However, in a letter to petitioners seeking marijuana's rescheduling to a lower level of regulation, DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg left a potential downgrade on the table.

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State confirms first Zika case

Scott, Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart and Florida Surgeon General Celeste Philip held a conference call with the state's superintendents Thursday afternoon, to update them on the state's Zika response and encourage them to develop working relationships with their local health departments.

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Nigeria reports first polio cases in two years

Polio causes paralysis in around 1 in every 200 infections, and Rosenbauer says that there is probably a reservoir of individuals spreading the virus, and that more polio cases are "likely". As recently as 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all the polio cases worldwide. Boko Haram gunmen killed nine women vaccinators in northern Kano state in February 2013, but the vaccinations continued.

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Chicago Bears 2016 Preseason Week 1 Preview

Health continues to be an issue in camp heading into tonight's preseason opener with the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. The Bears cut versatile veteran Matt Slauson, who made 12 starts at left guard and four at center last season, because they wanted more athleticism.

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Ervin wins gold in 50 freestyle

Ledecky, who shot to prominence with her surprise victory in the 800m free in London four years ago, touched nearly half a length in front of her closest rivals - silver medallist Jazz Carlin of Britain (8:16.17) and bronze medallist Boglarka Kapas of Hungary (8:16.37).

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Brendan Dassey's conviction overturned

According to the outlet, she's afraid that Dassey's impending freedom may put pressure on the Wisconsin court to also take another look at Avery's case. In the 91-page court order, Judge William E. Duffin wrote, "The investigators repeatedly claimed to already know what happened on October 31 and assured Dassey that he had nothing to worry about".

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Travel-related Zika case confirmed in Sarasota County

At least 80 healthy volunteers aged 18 to 35 are to receive doses of the vaccine on differing schedules as part of a phase 1 clinical trial, the agency said. Dr Knight said the first individual confirmed with an imported case of the disease was pregnant, but was advanced in her pregnancy and therefore the potential for a birth with microcephaly was not expected.

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Clinton Dominates Several Battleground States

A poll released Thursday shows Donald Trump leading in SC 41 to 39, just two points ahead of Hillary Clinton. The closest race for Trump in the NBC News polls was in Florida. What could be the biggest issue facing Trump between now and the first debate is avoiding missteps on the campaign trail and solidifying support in states that have tilted Republican in nearly all of the most recent elections.

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United States declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika

Scott has asked for more federal money to fight the outbreak and criticized the federal government for lack of funding. The Caribbean island and US territory has reported 10,690 laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika, including 1,035 pregnant women.

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Driver ploughs into parked cars, killing two

Officers were called out to Bolsover Road, Eastbourne at 9.34pm after reports of a black Seat Leon had collided with a Volswagen Polo, which then collided into two parked cars. "He is now assisting police with their inquiries". The horror smash happened on Kings Edwards Parade close to the junction of Bolsover Road in Eastbourne.

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Steven Avery's brother hopeful about Dassey ruling

Dassey and Avery's case received global attention with the release of the Netflix true-crime series, which made a strong case that the pair had been unfairly convicted. January 29, 2007: A judge dismisses sexual assault and kidnapping charges against Avery because Dassey may not testify at his trial. Dassey didn't testify at his uncle's trial and his confession wasn't presented as evidence there.

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Bombing in Thai seaside resort town kills 1, injures 20

Many people had gone to Hua Hin, a coastal resort on the Gulf of Thailand, in anticipation of the holiday. He did not elaborate, but said police were gathering evidence and that worldwide militant groups were not believed to be behind the attacks.

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Zika Virus Case Confirmed in Clay County

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects and is particularly unsafe for pregnant women. All but 28 of those cases have been travel-related, and officials believe all cases originating in Florida can be traced to the Wynwood neighborhood in Miami-Dade County.