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CDC: Infant mortality declines 15 percent

But benefits have not been equally distributed: Though CNN did not specify what the infant mortality rate was for "non-Hispanic white women", it noted the rate was twice as high for "non-Hispanic black women". 'Some states with fairly high rates, such as SC and MS, are in those categories where they had some of the sharpest declines'. The authors also examined data by state, and found that while infant mortality rates declined in 33 states, there was no significant change in the ...

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Know your rights: 21 March is Human Rights Day

He said the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill has recently been published. Once it becomes law, it will criminalize several forms of discrimination, including on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and nationality.

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Two Vietnamese in Forbes' billionaires list

Analysts said Mr. Otedola fell off the list as a result of the plunging share price of his oil company, Forte Oil, while a devaluation of the Nigerian currency, the Naira, was responsible for Mr. Forbes notes that Trump is the first billionaire president in USA history and said " the business that made him rich remains intact". The Forbes list of the "World's Billionaires" 2017 consists of 2,043 of the richest people in the world who have a combined net worth of United States dollars 7.67 ...

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Philippines to protest China's plan to build on disputed shoal

The Philippines will host the Second Meeting in 2019. "Thailand and the Philippines have the synergy to further deepen and expand their cooperation in areas of mutual interest and to work together to strengthen the Asean community as well as to cooperate on matters of mutual interest at both the regional and global level", Gen Prayut said.

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Croatian Prime Minister Shows Support for People with Down Syndrome

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society President Candy Bogardus says the day is meant to raise awareness and support for people with the genetic disorder. The 21st day, of the 3rd month - March 21 - was selected as WDSD to signify the uniqueness of triplication of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome.

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Rep. Collins vs. Gov. Cuomo over Medicaid

John Flanagan, the Senate majority leader in NY, questioned how the change would help taxpayers - saying it's all the same state. Along with Collins, a western New York Republican, and Faso, who represents parts of the Hudson Valley, three Republicans endorsed the proposal and will support the health care repeal bill when the House votes this week.

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Protein in funnel-web spider venom 'protects' brain from stroke

His team travelled to Fraser Island to investigate this hypothesis and brought back three Darling Downs funnel-web spiders ( Hadronyche infensa ) to be tested in the lab. Study leader Prof. Glenn King, of the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland in Australia, and colleagues recently published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

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Peach crop wiped out?

The freeze will affect more than just the fruit. "They're just too fragile of state that they were in". However Peach-lovers can still expect to see local peaches in July and August in limited quantities. Peach orchards are major economic drivers in rural communities and support more than 1,500 jobs statewide. "We're not going to have a full crop by no means", he said.

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New poll sees France's Le Pen losing presidential race in round 1

The Harris poll shows that Mr Macron would win 65% of that vote, with Ms Le Pen getting 35%. Financial scandals have engulfed Le Pen and conservative Francois Fillon, who slumped in the polls after he was accused of using public cash to pay his wife for a ghost job.

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Third case of bird flu detected in Tennessee

Officials say the strains of that have sickened the Tennessee chickens do not pose a threat to the food supply. The virus exposure at the premises was initially detected by the Murray State University Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville while conducting a routine pre-slaughter test last week.

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Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list, President Trump slips

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ($72.8B), European businessman Amancia Ortega ($71.3B), and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg ($56B) round out the top five. The English edition of his autobiography, Making it Big, was published a year ago. Trailing Ty is casino and port operator Enrique Razon Jr., 57, who saw his net worth at $3.4.

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Ross Barkley open to London move amid Tottenham and Chelsea speculation

Barkley joined Everton as a kid and progressed through the youth ranks to emerge as one of England's brightest prospects since breaking in to the first team set-back in 2012. Boyhood Toffees fan Barkley broke onto the Premier League scene as a teenager with his contract at Goodison Park due to expire in 2018. The report suggests while Spurs previously had doubts about Barkley, they have dissipated.

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Baby born with 4 legs, 2 spines undergoes successful surgery

Half of her twin's body never developed, leaving Dominique with two spines and an extra set of legs protruding from her back. She still has two spines that are closely connected, but doctors don't believe it will affect her. "But there was a bond right away", host "mom" Nancy Swabb said. Despite her condition, her host family said the child had a bubbly personality and was a "very happy baby" when she arrived in the U.S.

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Paris Jackson reveals Zac Efron left her 'heartbroken'

I was so bummed! The meet-up almost shook Jackson to her core, which was evident as she gushed about sitting next to Cooper at a Halloween concert backstage this past year. Marking her debut on the flagship NBC late-night show, Jackson joins host Jimmy Fallon for an interview. "I got to meet him backstage". "He was really nice about it".

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PM Narendra Modi expresses displeasure over absence of MPs , ministers in Parliament

The Prime Minister made his displeasure well known for the low attendance in both the Houses of Parliament. Citing Prime Minister Modi, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar after the BJP's parliamentary party meeting said the GST and its benefits should be considered at the level of gram panchayats.

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Series of Storms Hitting Redwood City With Rain, Cooler Temps This Week

Mount Tamalpais received 2.48 inches of rain, while 2.25 inches fell in Kentfield and 1.39 inches was recorded in San Rafael. The CHP also responded to numerous vehicle crashes and spinouts throughout the region. There will be chances for thunderstorms in the area on Wednesday . Temperatures will remain on the cool side, with daytime highs reaching the mid 60s, and nighttime lows dipping to the low 50s.

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CBSE Class 12 exams 2017: Maths paper lengthy but not tricky

While some students said it was easy albeit lengthy, others said it was a moderate one. Although nearly all of them found the paper lengthy, not everybody agreed to the fact that it was hard. "If one paper had a tricky question, the corresponding questions in the other sets were also tricky", says Shaveta Sachdeva. We needed to think a lot.

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Barry Bonds Joins Giants Front Office

Bonds also will spend time as a coach and mentor in minor league camp. The last time Giants fans saw Barry Bonds, he was coasting by AT&T Park at FanFest on his bicycle and stopping to sign autographs. He served as hitting coach last season for the Miami Marlins, but he was dropped from the coaching staff after the team failed to reach the postseason.

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Trump says he wants provision to lower drug costs in Republican bill

Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court pick, says he will have no trouble ruling against the president as he tries to stake out his independence amid concerns by Democrats that he would be beholden to the man who nominated him. "This is our long awaited chance to finally get rid of Obamacare", Trump said. "Do you believe that?" he asked the crowd. While Trump didn't mention Comey, the White House tried to distance the Trump campaign from some of the campaign advisers in question and argued ...

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Missing Fennville girl found in Iowa

Joy Dene Martin was last seen in Saugatuck in downstate Allegan County. Martin is described as white, 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighing about 180 pounds with now blond hair and with blue eyes. Martin apparently made a friend on the text messaging app KIK before she left, said Michigan State Police. If you know where she may be, call 911 immediately.

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Most Active mover Update on Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR)

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp now owns 90,510 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $1,555,000 after buying an additional 51,820 shares during the last quarter.

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Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings Begin

Gorsuch told Democratic senators during private meetings that he was disheartened by Trump's criticism of judges who ruled against the president's immigration ban, but Schumer and others were dissatisfied with these comments and are looking for a more forceful stance on that issue and others.

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Forbes unveils 31st annual list of world's richest billionaires

According to Forbes annual study, it was a record year for the wealthiest people on earth with the number of billionaires leaping 13% to 2,043 over the last 12 months. Rather, Trump's net worth is down because about 40 per cent of his wealth comes from real estate he owns in midtown Manhattan, New York - including Trump Tower and eight other buildings within about a mile.

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Gov. Scott doesn't have authority to remove Aramis Ayala, legal experts say

Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala said Monday she is pushing back against Gov. Rick Scott's decision last week to remove her from the case of accused cop killer Markeith Loyd. "I'm very comfortable that I made the right decision and I had the authority to do it", Scott said. Scott cited a state law allowing him to appoint a different prosecutor if he finds a "good and sufficient reason" to do so.

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Sheriff: Missing Palmetto woman's remains found

The Levy County Sheriff's Office, and the Manatee County Homicide Task Force have been assisting in the case. Freeman was last seen by a friend around 2:30 p.m. Kelley credited his police officers, the sheriff's offices in Lawrence County, Ohio and Cabell County, West Virginia, Kentucky State Police's forensic unit and the Western Regional Jail.

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Mob sets police vehicle ablaze

A little after midnight, the enraged vandals set afire some parked police vehicles and vandalised the police station located in Cheeta Camp area. "We have arrested seven persons who were identified with the help of the videos and based on the statement of the earlier arrested accused".

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'Piggy bank' turtle slips into coma after op to remove coins

Nantarika Chansue, who led the team that removed 915 coins weighing 5 kilograms (11 pounds) from her stomach on March 6. The reptile, also known as Omsin, was thought to be recovering well from the pioneering seven-hour operation earlier this month to remove 5kg of coins lodged in her digestive tract.

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Md. senators urge President Trump to reconsider budget cuts to NIH

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal slashing funds for the National Institutes of Health would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases - and for jobs. "But we have also made necessary investments that are long overdue". Indirect costs are so contentious that a year ago Congress created an advisory board within the White House to examine the payments and related regulatory issues.

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Iowa State's season ends in first round loss at NCAA Tournament

Gabby Williams and Katie Lou Samuelson each added 23 points and Napheesa Collier chipped in with 17 for UConn (34-0), which led by as many as 36 points. The duo has averaged a combined 42 points and 10.5 assists this season for the Orange. "No matter what the odds are, no matter what we're faced with, we're tough".

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Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ESPR), Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C)

They now have a Dollars 5.7 price target on the stock. The stock has a market cap of 556.96 Million. Finally, Citigroup Inc upgraded shares of Esperion Therapeutics from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $39.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 28th.

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Woman dies after drinking tea from San Francisco Chinatown store

The woman's death came more than a week after she and another man became critically ill from drinking toxic tea sold at the same establishment, prompting the city's department of public health to identify the store and warn residents not to consume tea purchased there.

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Hot chocolate serving 'has more salt than packet of crisps'

The only category to hit the maximum - but not average - salt target was bread rolls, CASH revealed this morning (20 March). "Increased funding for pre-competitive research would help companies overcome shared barriers to further salt reductions".

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Uber president quits in response to controversies

The company said it prohibited "its use to target action by local regulators going forward", and would review how it uses the software. "I joined Uber because of its mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long term".

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Edamame Has Been Recalled In 33 States Over Listeria Concerns

The contamination was discovered during a random quality testing. Products dated January 3 through March 17 and stamped with UPC code 0-23012-00261-9 are affected by AFC's edamame recall , and should be removed from your kitchen immediately.

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Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PETX) Recent Ownership Changes

Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PETX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 13th. The biopharmaceutical company reported ($0.64) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.42) by $0.22. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PETX. Jefferies Group LLC cut their target price on Aratana Therapeutics to $8.00 in a report on Thursday.