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Rep. Hanna backs 21st Century Cures Act; House passes bill

The 21st Century Cures Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives 392-26 Wednesday night. "It will help the 40 million Americans who deal with a mental illness each year through inclusion of my Mental Health First Aid Act", said Jenkins, a Republican from Topeka.

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White Wine May Increase Melanoma Cancer Risk

The group of experts from Brown University has conducted a comprehensive research by reviewing the data from more than 210,000 participants who participated in three large-scale studies for a median of 18 years. Interestingly, no other forms of alcohol seems to affect the predisposition to skin cancer. Those who drink one and half glass of alcohol per day have 73 percent increased risk of developing melanoma on torso compared with non-drinkers.

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Gillibrand on Defense Secretary pick: "I will oppose a waiver"

The problem is he has only been retired from the military for three years. Others are entrenched in Trump's organization as close advisers. US President-elect Donald Trump today announced that he will nominate retired Marine general James Mattis, renowned for his tough talk and battlefield experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, to be his defence secretary.

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Oil prices crash as reality sets in

Oil marketing companies revise their prices every fortnight, depending on global oil rates and the rupee's movement against dollar. The latest suspension came during OPEC's 171st ministerial Conference in Vienna. Barkindo did not mention the USA, a major oil producer and importer of petroleum from OPEC member states, in his speech. After news from the OPEC meeting, the price of crude oil on Wednesday increased dramatically by 8.6% to $49.17 per barrel.

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Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc

Christopher A. Holden, President and Chief Executive Officer, added, "Envision Healthcare Corporation now has a national platform with a highly differentiated suite of solutions that will significantly increase our ability to empower physicians and serve clients".

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Trump picks anti-Obamacare health secretary

Trump is expected to name more members of his administration this week. Mnuchin, 53, led Trump's finance operations during the presidential campaign. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, who represents the southeastern corner of the state, said in a statement that Price is "absolutely the best man for the job" and will "deliver the healthcare system Americans deserve".

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Burst water main forces Islington streets to close

The suburb in north London is home to United Kingdom foreign secretary and former London Mayor, Boris Johnson. A spokesperson for London Fire Brigade said six fire engines had been sent to the scene. Cartoon: The Trump Tsunami Tash Bell: Is it time to stop sleeping with your partner? . Alex Green, 22, only just managed to rescue his family dog before a conservatory window caved in submerging his home.

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AFC playoff picture, Week 14: Buffalo Bills on the fringe

The moneyline bet (at 5Dimes) for the Thursday Night Football game is the Kansas City Chiefs over the Oakland Raiders. Despite their loss at the weekend, the New York Giants' 8-4 record gives them a Wild Card berth in the NFC , and they are joined by the 7-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are on a four game winning streak.

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Veteran on the job with service dog

Charlotte alerts Luthy and helps him calm down. And the man who hired them says they were ideal for the job. "By the time I looked at it, there was 1,000 comments on it". For now though, both Luthy and Charlotte have captured the hearts of the nation. Clay Luthy had a hard time finding work, partially because he wouldn't take a job unless his trusted sidekick and yellow lab Charlotte was beside him.

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Half of Americans planned to get flu shots this year

Karyl Rattay. If you do get sick with the flu, contact your doctor to see if you should take an antiviral medication. The Shelby County Health Department is recognizing National Influenza Vaccination Week by providing FREE flu shots to everyone, for ONE DAY ONLY! Some 60-80 percent of people who are hospitalized with the flu and 40-75 percent of people who die from the flu are age 65 or older, the CDC reports .

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Ikea expanding parental leave; crib assembly still your job

IKEA is offering all its American employees up to four months of paid parental leave in a shake-up of staff benefits. Workers who have been there three years will be eligible for eight weeks at full pay, followed by eight weeks at half pay.

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Iran Seeks More Cooperation with Saudi Arabia

It shows OPEC oil production climbing to a record level of just under 34.2 million barrels a day in November. The suspension could be a setback for Indonesia, OPEC's only East Asian member, which had hoped to benefit from being closer to OPEC countries when it reactivated its membership at the start of the year.

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'Lone gunman' thought responsible for overnight Dublin shooting

A man shot several times in Dublin last night remains in a critical condition in hospital . Earlier: Gardaí say a lone gunman is believed to have been behind a shooting incident in Dublin overnight which left its victim in a serious condition.

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3 in Custody in Robbery of Wife of Missouri Governor-Elect

Louis Public Radio that Sheena Greitens was sitting in her auto near Cafe Ventana in St. Louis' Central West End neighborhood. "Faith teaches us that we must forgive - and that's what Sheena and I plan to do", he said. Police said he pointed a gun at her and demanded property. The robbery happened shortly after 6 p.m. near Cafe Ventana, just west of the campus of St.

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World AIDS Day aims to break down stigma, spread awareness

Part of lessening the spread of the disease is breaking the stigma that comes with using protection and getting tested regularly. If this vaccine proves effective, it will be a new light for millions of individuals out there struggling with HIV/AIDS and even those who presently test negative.

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Kamal Haasan's Condolence Tweet Has Gone Wrong With Jayalalithaa's Fans

Extra police have been deployed in the southern state amid fears of unrest. As Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into the state capital Chennai to pay his own respects, streams of her supporters lined up outside a hall in the centre of the city where her casket was put on display.

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India's Tamil Nadu leader Jayalalithaa in critical condition

The team of AIIMS doctors inlcude pulmonologist Dr GC Khilnani, anaesthetist Dr Anjan Trikha, cardiac surgeon Dr Sachin Talwar and cardiologist Dr Rajiv Narang. Known by her followers as "Amma", which means "mother" in the Tamil language, Jayalalithaa inspired intense loyalty among film fans and political supporters alike.

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Trump heads back out on road for 'thank you' tour

The new planes aren't expected to be ready to fly until 2022. Kevin W. Buckley, an Air Force executive who is overseeing the new planes, told Millitary.com earlier this year that "it's becoming way too expensive and way too hard", to maintain the current pair of Air Force Ones.

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Michigan's presidential election recount has begun

The federal court filing was provoked by a series of escalating slights from an array of state and county officials that blocked the possibility of a recount. With the first two counties being Ingham and Oakland at noon Monday. "Make no mistake - the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania", recount campaign lawyer Jonathan Abady said in a statement .

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Muslim-owned London restaurant offers free Christmas meal

Shish Restaurant , in Sidcup, is asking local residents to spread the word of its offer and has put up posters saying "We are here to sit with you" on 25 December. "They can come here and have some fun". Shish, a Turkish restaurant in Sidcup, said: "No matter what religion, culture or language we speak we should help people".

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Chris Rock coming to the Straz Center in Tampa

The Feb. 14 stop at Durham Performing Arts Center is the beginning of Rock's first live comedy tour in nine years. This is Rock's first stand-up tour in ages, but it doesn't come as such a surprise since Netflix is paying him a shit ton of money for two stand-up specials for the streaming service.

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NASA Spots Electric Blue Clouds Over Antarctica Earlier than Usual this Year

So, the presence of these clouds at this time of year means noctilucent cloud season has arrived early to the Southern Hemisphere. The source of the odd flashes, noctilucent ice clouds, occur under strict atmospheric conditions, and only during a handful of weeks in the year.

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PM Modi leaves for Chennai to pay tributes to Jayalalithaa

Grief-stricken fans on Tuesday mourned the death of one of India's most popular politicians, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, as fears of unrest loomed in her state where she enjoyed nearly god-like status. Jayalalithaa inspired intense loyalty among film fans and political supporters alike. "It is a great loss to Tamil society", the Chief Minister said.

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New York Approves Medical Marijuana Treatment for 10 Chronic Diseases

Cannabis in NY is legal for certain health conditions, but now that law is expanding to allow for people who suffer from chronic pain to use the plant-based marijuana treatment. Physician assistants will be allowed to certify patients for medical marijuana, as long as their supervising physician is also registered to do so.

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Notable Price Action: Nike Inc Declines Again; Strong Momentum for Sellers

Piper Jaffray Cos. set a $58.00 price objective on Nike and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, September 22nd. The price targets are usually acts as the boosters or blasters in the performance of stock. Executives hold 1.81 percent of the stock. Analysts rating the company a 4 or 5 indicate a Sell recommendation. For the quarter, the stock has changed -12.72%.

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Nestlé to cut down on sugar

The researchers have found a way to "structure sugar differently", the company said, stressing that "even when much less is used in chocolate, your tongue perceives an nearly identical sweetness to before". However, they will do this gradually so there aren't any drastic changes to the chocolate's taste. Imagine if a regular granule of sugar is a box where the outside and inside are entirely made of sugar.

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Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India

The names of most newly-launched welfare schemes started with " Amma ". President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to Jayalalithaa . "People of a particular religion were not connected but all the religions; especially she was a god mother for the women of her state". Jayalalitha passed away on December, 5 at the Apollo hospital, Chennai .

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Badgers' Koenig calls Dakota pipeline development a 'small victory'

Many Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents who've gathered for months in a camp in southern North Dakota are committed to staying despite wintry weather and demands that they leave. The militarized police presence at Standing Rock has strained relations between tribal members and surrounding white communities - many of whom support the pipeline.

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Alberta leader denounces 'lock her up' rally

The chant of "lock her up", which echoed one heard at many campaign rallies for now USA president-elect Donald Trump , came as Alexander was speaking about Notley at a rally organized by Rebel Media, an online news and right-wing opinion outlet.

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Large Cap Information Technology Services: International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in IBM. Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in International Business Machines Corp . Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 10th will be given a $1.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 8th. 10/18/2016 - International Business Machines Corporation had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley.

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China, Australia Remove Air Passenger Restriction

China sent almost 1.1 million Chinese visitors to Australia during the year ended in June, up 22 percent. Australia said on Sunday it had reached an open aviation agreement with China which will allow it to snare a slice of the growing volume of Chinese tourists traveling overseas.

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Texas elector won't vote for Trump

It calls on 149 electors to ignore their states' votes and instead cast ballots for Clinton on December 19. On Thursday, her lead grew to more than 2.5 million, a bigger margin than that amassed by 10 candidates who were elected as USA president.

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Coach Quinn: Falcons up to task of figuring out shortcomings

His mother was in the stands at the Georgia Dome, cheering him on. It was his first as a professional in Atlanta, where he spent the 2014 season fighting off Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson (12) celebrates his interception and touchdown with K ... Against the Falcons, Andy Reid finally opened up the playbook.

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Dylann Roof asks to have attorneys back for part of trial

USA Today obtained a copy of Roof's newest letter to the court, which went public on Sunday afternoon. "If you would allow that, then that is what I would like to do". Roof has not said publicly why he wants to defend himself against charges stemming from the shooting attack, carried out during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015.

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Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

A crowd gathering at a stadium in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday (Dec 4) in support of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Channel NewsAsia also reported that at yesterday's protest in Kuala Lumpur , Mr Najib said he would urge more Malaysians to join the demonstrations to show their disapproval.