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Donald Trump promises 'impenetrable and beautiful' Mexico wall

During his announcement speech, Trump accused Mexico of sending its rapists and criminals across the border, and vowed to build a giant wall to stop them, along with the flow of illegal drugs. "100 percent. They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for the wall." . The Mexican president, however, said on Twitter that the subject was among the first things the men discussed.

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Empty shoe wall emphasizes extent of drug overdose epidemic

About 70 to 80 people showed up to mark International Overdose Awareness Day , which has been a key event to remember those who have died from drug overdoses since 2001, organizers said. "I think a lot of people are kind of sweeping it under the carpet". The event is organized on the understanding that no-one need feel shame or disgrace or alone over a drug overdose fatal or non-fatal.

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Malaysia confirms first case of Zika in woman who visited Singapore

Seventy-eight people tested negative and five cases were pending. The minister also confirmed 24 new cases of Zika, including two that were registered outside the districts where the infection had previously been identified. The woman, who displayed mild symptoms of the virus, was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital yesterday. While Zika may be a new threat to fight in Singapore , locals are no stranger to mosquito-borne illnesses due to their longstanding battle with dengue ...

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Greenville police investigate another clown sighting

A responding officer found that other neighbors claimed to have seen the figures. It was a little over a week ago when children at the Fleetwood Manor Apartment complex started saying they saw someone dressed as a clown with a white painted face hanging out behind the basketball courts and trying to lure them into the woods.

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Tropical Storm Hermine forms off Florida -NHC

Emergency officials upgraded Tropical Depression Nine to a named storm by the end of the day Wednesday. Our chance for storms will increase through Thursday as a cold front approaches. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico could hit northern Florida as a tropical storm later in the week and possibly head toward the Atlantic coast.

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Six Bangladeshi nationals in Singapore infected with Zika

Please Wait while comments are loading. On Thursday, Malaysia's Health Ministry says a woman who traveled to Singapore became that country's first Zika case. Of the first 56 cases of Zika identified by late Monday, three dozen were foreign workers on a property development site where they worked and lived with more than 450 others.

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Dogs Can Understand Both What We Say and How We Say It

The results showed that the canines processed words with the left hemisphere of their brain and the intonation of the words with a region in the right hemisphere. I always wonder what the dogs think as they continue doing whatever they were doing to begin with, and she keeps talking. Their trainers spoke praise words (like "super" or " good boy ") with a neutral tone, praise words with a praising tone, neutral words (like "however" or "nevertheless") with a praising tone, and neutral words ...

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Woman Shot And Killed Following Car Accident That Was Caused by Shooter

Seeing the weapon, Pearl quickly put her hands up but that was not enough to deter Desha, who inexplicably opened fire on the unarmed woman. Pastor Mel Kendall-McCray led a prayer circle for the dozens who came to the Bedford Municipal Court this morning to grieve the loss of Deborah Pearl as they watched the hearing of her alleged killer.

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TNT broadcaster Craig Sager to undergo 3rd marrow transplant

In an interview with the Houston Chronicle in July, as reported by ESPN , Sager says he is trying to remain optimistic, despite the fact that a third transplant is a rare occurrence. Third transplants are kind of rare, so hopefully we will get it done and I'll be ready in time for [NBA] opening night. He playfully rolled his eyes at his wife, Stacy, when she chided him for not smiling for a photo where he lifted his shirt to show where the fluid was entering his body in a tube above his ...

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Zika: more than forty cases in Singapore local transmission of the virus

The latest global outbreak of the disease began in Brazil in early 2015. The virus, which can be transmitted sexually and through blood, increases the risk of birth defects among children born to infected mothers. The WHO said in a statement on Sunday that it did not know "which lineage of Zika is circulating" or "what the level of population immunity is to this lineage of Zika in Asia".

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FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives

Products that must carry the new warnings include not only benzodiazepines and narcotic pain relievers, but also medications such as cough syrup that contains codeine, an opioid that acts as a cough suppressant. According to the FDA, the number of people who were prescribed to use both benzodiazepines and opioid analgesics increased by as much as 41 percent from 2002 to 2014, resulting in an additional 2.5 million Americans taking the risky drug combination.

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Twelfth Zika Virus Case Confirmed In Arkansas

Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) declared it a risk center and warned against non-essential travel to the area. There's more bad news when it comes to Zika's effect on infants: A case study suggests the virus can live and cause damage in newborns for at least two months after birth.

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Yes, your dog really does understand what you say

Researchers discovered that the dogs process vocabulary separately to intonation, and actually responded better when praising words were used in combination with praising intonation. It seems that dogs are able to understand both intonation and meaning when they listen to their trainers. Researchers believe that the findings could make it possible for cooperation and communication between dogs and humans to be more efficient.

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Ariya Jutanugarn blows away Lydia and co away at Canadian Open

I just really want to be happy on the course. "But when I got here on Monday and Tuesday, it's getting a lot better, and first round it's fine". Ko made five birdies and two bogeys for a three-under par 69, to see her be in a five way tie for fourth.

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Entenmann's recalls Little Bite snacks for plastic contamination

The company specified the products being recalled have the code number "3098" printed next to the best by date on the outside of the box. The recall by Bimbo Bakeries USA Inc. At least one injury is reported. The company wrote in the announcement of the voluntary recall that products are being removed from store shelves. Anyone who has bought any recalled product should throw it away or return it for a full refund.

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Singapore raises Zika tally; first pregnant woman diagnosed

Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there. "The rationale for the change in protocols is about prevention - for men to abstain from sex or use condoms with a pregnant partner if they are at risk for the virus because they traveled or have symptoms".

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Kansas to use almost $1.2M in federal funds to fight Zika

Code enforcement officers are out in force checking on properties reported by area residents as one way local cities are fighting the battle against Zika. Zika is typically spread through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but evidence has been accumulating that it can also be transmitted through sexual contact and blood transfusions, officials have said.

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Separated twins set to start their first day at school

They are very excited [about starting school]; their big sister is in school so they can't wait. "Four years ago it wasn't in my mind that this would ever happen", Angela told the BBC. Angela says those anxious times in hospital now feel like "a million years ago" but still treats every landmark, such as a birthday, as a cause for extra celebration.

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No West Nile found in latest mosquito tests in Rhode Island

The health department is now investigating several additional cases and expects the number of human cases in the county to increase. The virus is usually transmitted through an infected mosquito's bite and can affect people of all ages, although people over 50 are more at risk, DPH said.

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VGM HOMELINK Partners with Red Cross for Louisiana Flood Relief

The American Red Cross serving southeast Minnesota is looking for local volunteers to help families after disasters such as home fires. The American Red Cross Disaster Team is preparing for any severe weather this week, but the volunteers need to be ready at all times.

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Ohio State suspends wide receiver Torrance Gibson

Urban Meyer's recruiting prowess is the key factor as to why many believe OSU is still one of the top contenders this season. However, per Steve Helwagen of 247Sports, Gibson battled an ankle injury and some off-field issues that led to the Buckeyes redshirting him in 2015.

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FDA investigating high lead levels in Chinatown firm's dietary supplements

Life Rising was established by an herbalist and acupuncturist Zhengang Guo in 1985, according to the company's website. Danger reaches back three yearsThe FDA is urging retailers to contact any customers who bought the Life Rising HHZC-2 tablets in the past three years to inform them about the recall.

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Why Are British Teenage Girls So Unhappy?

The figures showed that overall more than a third of girls were anxious about their appearance, while only a fifth of boys in the same age group were concerned. It found that the majority of seven to 10 year olds said they'd felt "sad" or "down". "Research we carried out a year ago comparing countries showed there were no gender differences in the same way in, Colombia, for example".

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Jennifer Garner wipes away tear during reunion with Affleck

He was home in Los Angeles over the weekend where he had what looked like a tense reunion with estranged wife Jennifer Garner. Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are still separated, but they also continue to be a part of each other's lives, especially their kids'.

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Woman accused of killing husband in hospital bed

The claim comes after nurses found the wife lying on top of her husband, Henry Sochalski at Florida's Hospital Memorial Medical Center in May. Jan Sochalski denies killing her husband. Henry Sochalski died about 30 minutes later. His nose was purple and there were signs of bleeding inside his upper lip. Following Henry Sochalski's death, a nurse told investigators Jan Sochalski seemed very rushed and said she needed her husband's paperwork and a copy of his death certificate.

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Lake Mary woman films close encounter with bear

Her knee can be seen in the bottom of the screen, nearly touching the bears chest. The FWC released this video today of a human having a close encounter with a large black bear in Seminole County. "As soon as her son, who is 6'6" and 325 pounds, walked out to the garage and stood behind his mom, the bear walked away. Ms Sander was then finally able to move.

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Singapore is dealing with an outbreak of locally transmitted Zika infections

As of August 28, 41 cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection had been confirmed in Singapore , the country's Ministry of Health and National Environment Agency said Sunday. Health experts warn that it will be hard to get an accurate assessment of Zika transmission cases in Southeast Asia because of the inability of local health agencies to properly screen for potential infections.

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Virginia cases of Hepatitis A now linked to smoothies

In Virginia, the 55 people who were sickened between May and August range in age from 15 to 68. Hepatitis A affects the liver. Nearly all of them reported eating a smoothie before they became ill. That includes an employee who has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A rates in the United States have declined by 95% since a vaccine became available in 1995, according to the CDC .

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Greece sees record number of daily refugee arrivals

On Monday, some 460 people landed on Greek islands from Turkey - nearly as many as arrived during the whole of the previous week and the biggest daily figure for several months. According to the United Nations' refugee agency, an average of 100 people have arrived on Greek islands from Turkey every day in August, up from 60 in July.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy Might Nearly Triple Risk Of Breast Cancer

Those using oestrogen-only types of HRT, however, faced no additional risk. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women ages 50 to 74 get mammograms every other year. Postmenopausal women, especially, may benefit from getting a mammogram once a year. Professor Anthony Swerdlow of the ICR, who led the research, said: "We found that current use of combined HRT increases the risk of breast cancer by up to three fold, depending on how long HRT has been used".

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CDC adds Zika-hit Singapore to interim travel guidance list

Congress broke for its summer recess without approving additional funding. Marks said there was a risk that people without symptoms of Zika could donate blood and transmit the virus. Vision problems and malformed joints have also been documented. The findings were published Monday in Nature Medicine . The money has gone to help states track the virus, provide assistance for birth defects caused by Zika and increase mosquito-control efforts.

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Maverick Italian, Chinese docs set to attempt first head transplant

Xiaoping Ren, a Chinese surgeon who performed the first successful hand transplant, and Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon who is confident that he and Xiaoping can successfully perform the first human head transplant . A custom-made crane would be used to shift Spiridonov's head - hanging by Velcro straps - onto the donor body's neck. The 31-year-old's head and the donor's body would be set to fuse with each other using a chemical, polyethylene glycol, known for promoting regrowth of ...

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FDA issues emergency authorisation for Roche Zika test: company

As Zika cases caused by local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Florida mount and travelers from elsewhere continue to arrive with the disease, the FDA last week recommend universal testing of donated blood across the United States. The Zika virus is commonly transmitted from mosquito bites or through sexual contact. Babies with microcephaly are born with abnormally small heads and brains, causing a host of disabilities.

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Roche says US FDA issues Emergency Use Authorization for Zika test

Through these screenings, FDA confirmed last Friday, that one Zika-infected person has already been prevented from donating blood. Three lead compounds, emiracsan, niclosamide and a CDK inhibitor known as PHA-690509, were identified as reducing neuronal cell death caused by Zika virus infection .

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Calais Chief Wants New Migrant Border Deal With UK

The arrangement is mutually beneficial and FTA says any change would cause chaos. The layouts of both the Port of Dover and the Folkestone Channel Tunnel terminal would need to be completely redesigned and the number of sailings and shuttles would be limited to the rate at which passport and immigration checks could be completed upon arrival.