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Prevention key to local efforts

Veteran suicide data released by the VA Office of Suicide Prevention in early August 2016 serves as a foundation for informing and evaluating suicide prevention efforts inside the VA health care system and for developing lifesaving collaborations with community-based health care partners.

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CBJ, USA hockey coach says he'd bench Kaepernick for anthem protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has made headlines over the past few weeks thanks to his protests of the national anthem before his team's preseason games. "On this team here, this World Cup team, there wouldn't even be a player that would think about doing that because I know the guys well enough". He said the players were supportive.

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Student dead in Texas school shooting

The middle and elementary school will release students to a parent or guardian. She was a freshman at the school. Dodson says the victim was hospitalized in stable condition. Steve Houston said . Five shots were fired during the incident, leading to the lockdown of all district schools. No other details were released. It is the lone high school in the town.

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Swimmer Ryan Lochte punished by US Olympic committee

Lochte's suspension, first reported by TMZ, was expected to be the longest of the four USA swimmers involved in the Rio de Janeiro incident , which occurred in the early morning of August 14, hours after the Olympic swimming competition ended.

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Forum with Clinton, Trump, provides debate preview

If elected, Trump said he would give military leaders 30 days to formulate a plan to defeat the group. Chris Wallace, the Fox News anchor who will moderate the final debate in Las Vegas on October 19, said last week , "I do not believe that it's my job to be a truth squad".

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FACT CHECK: Multiple missteps mark Trump, Clinton forum

New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait called it "pathetic" and highlighted all the times Lauer dropped the ball on pressing Trump about his dangerously contradictory foreign policy statements. "I've learned to be grateful not just for my blessings but also for my faults, and there are plenty", she said, noting the importance of humility among leaders.

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Jutanugarn wins in Canada to pick up fifth LPGA Tour title

That leaves her in tied-second with In Gee Chun behind world number two Ariya Jutanugarn, who is three shots clear on 12 under after a blemish-free round of 64. Despite finishing eight shots off eventual victor Ariya Jutanugarn , Webb shot a round-best eight-under 64 to ensure her highest placing at a US LPGA event since the Japan Classic in November, 2014.

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Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

Yasay told reporters that the two heads of state were the last to leave the holding room before the ASEAN dinner. Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary, Pefecto Yasay affirmed the leaders had met shortly after the event. The short meeting is said to have helped clear the air after Duterte's distasteful comments. The Philippines voiced regret for Duterte's comments after Obama cancelled a formal bilateral meeting.

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Rio Olympics: No Zika Cases Detected Among Participants, Confirms WHO

The committee congratulated Brazil on their successful application of appropriate public health measures during the Olympic Games. Many of Singapore's five million people are covering up and staying indoors as health experts warn the virus in a tropical climate is hard to contain.

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IPhone 7 Pre-order Imminent As Apple Store is Down

Screen size remains unchanged, as do physical dimensions, although both models are a few grammes lighter than their predecessors. The next highest storage tier is a 128GB, for $749, while the largest is an eye-popping 256GB for $849. The new phones will come with earbuds that have a Lightning connector. The Double Cuff in Swift and Epsom calfskin leathers will cost S$2,328. It's not a big deal; now instead of buying a 64GB iPad, you get a 128GB for the same price.

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Girl's first time trying cotton candy becomes hit at Mariners game

It has since gone insane viral for obvious reasons. A gif of A little girl loving some cotton candy at a Seattle Mariner's baseball game was shared on the team's Twitter page, and of course, everyone loved it. "So middle of the third inning she was just sort of swept up with the frenzy with the rest of the crowd and the camera just happened to catch her being her delightful self".

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Philly Public, Private Schools to Close Early Friday Due to Heat

AccuWeather is calling for a high of 94 Friday, tying the record from 1884. Administrative offices of the School District of Philadelphia will remain open, as will all early childcare centers in the district. Lee Whack, school district spokesperson, said the district made a decision to "play it safe" by allowing for the early dismissal on Friday, as only about 60 percent of Philly's public schools have air conditioning.

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South Korea investigating possible North Korea nuclear test

If Pyongyang can make a nuclear device small enough to fit on a warhead, and bolster the range and accuracy of its missiles, it might achieve its oft-stated aim of hitting USA targets. The testing of a nuclear warhead, in contrast, involves actually exploding the warhead and is therefore thought to result in a more powerful explosion.

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Zika patient in Sabah dies from heart complications

On Thursday, the ministry had confirmed a Malaysian woman in Klang to be the first in the country to be infected with the virus after returning from Singapore last month. Zika infections in pregnant women can cause microcephaly - a severe birth defect in which the head and brain are undersized. The Zika outbreak began in Brazil a year ago, but now more than 60 countries and territories have continuing transmission including, most recently, Singapore.

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10 people in Maryland have hepatitis A from frozen strawberries

In West Virginia, five cases were reported. The CDC says it still expects additional cases because Hepatitis A is highly contagious and can take as long as 50 days to being after exposure. A majority of the illnesses were reported in Virginia, where 70 people got sick. Although the investigation continues, the CDC says they are not aware of the contaminated strawberries being distributed to any other US restaurant or retailer.

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Hanjin woes leave cargo worth billions stranded at sea

As several container ships of the South Korean firm have been denied access to ports around the world, cargo owners are scrambling to try to recover their goods and get them to customers, the paper said . "Maher is now being victimized by having hundreds of Hanjin containers clogging up its facility and impeding the ability of Maher to properly service its other customers", the company said in court papers on Thursday.

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Police help capture 11-foot alligator next to two Florida schools

The alligator, which was caught on a popular walking path, was within two blocks of a local middle school. Davie Police received the call from a concerned citizen, but they needed back up to subdue the reptile. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will determine whether the alligator will be put down or relocated. Police said the gator was considered a nuisance because people had been feeding it for some time.

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Haj Pilgrims Get ID Bracelets To Prevent 2015 Stampede Repeat

Rich and poor alike come dressed in the same white garments. The bracelets will also guide worshipers about prayers' timings and will provide a multilingual helpdesk to guide them around the holy sites. The bracelets contain personal information about the pilgrim wearing it; his or her name, passport number etc. "If we get lost, if we die, if we are sick or unable to talk, they can contact our delegation, thanks to the bracelet", he told AFP .

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Ireland has contributed 68000 individual "tours of duty" to United Nations peacekeeping missions

In his opening speech at the conference, UK Defense Minister Michael Fallon says adding additional troops are only part of the equation: "Having more people and more and better capability is a step forward". Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan spoke highly of the recent China visit by his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich. "The Security Council should build consensus before authorizing peacekeeping mandate, be practical and pragmatic in its approach to peacekeeping and ensure that ...

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As Hermine Strengthens, Experts Warn Climate Change Could Worsen Effects

Malloy said all state campgrounds will be closed at noon Sunday and the state emergency management center will be partially activated at 6 p.m.to monitor conditions as Hurricane Hermine moves south of CT. "Moderate to locally major coastal flooding " is also expected along the East Coast, according to Weather.com . New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency in three coastal counties and Delaware Governor Jack Markell has declared a limited state of emergency for ...

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Gujarat: Doctor, ward boy allegedly raped dengue patient in Apollo ICU

Police sources said that the girl has been sent for medical examination, while they are investigating the CCTV footage of the ICU to find proof or leads. The police have also confirmed that she was heavily drugged and managed to reveal what had happened only yesterday. The police have registered a case against the doctor under sections 376 (C)(D) of the IPC for rape.

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Florida theme parks to offer free repellent in Zika scare

According to WTSP.com , amusement parks in Florida are growing more concerned about the outbreak of the Zika virus following several confirmed cases in Miami's south beach area. "Orlando is the gold standard of mosquito control efforts", Visit Orlando Chief Executive Officer George Aguel said. "Both our government leaders and our tourism businesses are very serious about mosquito control".

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No Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine This Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics are strongly recommending that FluMist, the nasal spray influenza vaccine, should not be used during the upcoming flu season. The vaccine is created to last through the duration of the flu season and it is widely available. If you still prefer that your child use the spray over the shot, Wells advises checking with health provider as to where in town may be best to go to for that option.

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Apple's new iPhone 7 advert includes an adorable same-sex couple

The iPhone 7 is priced at US$649, the same as its predecessor, the 6s. Granted, Bluetooth audio also has had some problems with latency and quality, but Apple didn't offer any concrete information on how its new audio standard would avoid these issues.

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Race for the White House: 8/26

He had been sued as a young developer for failing to rent to black and Latino tenants, and by black employees of his casinos, the Democratic presidential candidate said . During an event Thursday afternoon, Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump and his ideas as "profoundly unsafe". In his speeches , Trump has painted a dismal picture of life for black Americans, describing war zones as "safer than living in some of our inner cities" and suggesting that African-Americans and Hispanics ...

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Senate Rejects Zika Funding Bill That Failed Twice Before

Now, however, 16,610 cases of Zika virus have been recorded in the U.S. The Zika virus is spread through mosquito bites from Aedes aegypti. "I hope Congress and the President quickly agree on funding to combat Zika so we can protect pregnant women and their growing babies who are most harmed by this virus".

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Mississippi bumps up to 19 West Nile virus cases this year

The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) says there were a total of 38 cases and one death in 2015. No other information was released. Although the majority of people who are infected with the virus may have no symptoms, some can experience everything from a flu-like illness to serious neurological problems.

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Clinton Trailing Trump By 1 Point In New Poll

The Suffolk poll was conducted from August 24 to 29 among a national sample of 1,000 likely voters. But recent polling by McSally's campaign and the NRCC, conducted before this week's primary to determine whom her Democratic opponent would be, shows her leading either Democratic challenger by almost 20 points, while Trump is losing to Clinton in the district by 2 points.

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Air pollution costs global economy trillions of dollars, World Bank says

Air pollution deaths have cost the global economy about $225 billion in lost labour income in 2013, according to a new study. In 2013, air pollution claimed 1.4 million lives in India, whereas China, which is the world's most populous country, lost 1.6 million lives.

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Wells Fargo to Pay $190 Million for Illegally Opened Accounts

California and federal regulators today fined Wells Fargo Bank (WFC), one of the US largest banks, $185 million in civil penalties to resolve claims that bank employees secretly opened millions of unauthorized accounts for their customers in order to meet aggressive sales goals.

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Congresswoman to Visit Marine Training Site

Three command-level investigations were conducted into the circumstances around his death after allegations of abuse at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island. Other officers already removed from their jobs include Lt. Col. Joshua Kissoon, who oversaw the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, and his superior, Col.

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FDA bans some antibacterial soaps, saying they are ineffective

Palmolive Antibacterial Liquid Handwash and Dettol bar soap, for example, contain triclocarban , one of the most commonly used antibacterials. FDA noted that manufacturers of these products have not demonstrated the ingredients are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illness and the spread of some infections.

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Statins are safe and potential side-effects have been exaggerated, says review

It concludes the benefits of lowering cholesterol by 2 mmol/L with an effective low-priced statin therapy, such as atorvastatin, which costs about £2 per month in the United Kingdom, far outweighs any adverse effects from the drug. Dr Tim Chico, a reader in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Sheffield, said statins had been "unfairly demonised". Periods of intense public discussion about statins were followed by rises in the proportion of people who stop taking the drugs, and by ...

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US Open Day 1

World number one Djokovic, also the 2011 victor in NY and chasing his third major of the year, defeated Jerzy Janowicz of Poland 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. "I like to be really intense when I'm competing, flirt with that line of getting so intense that it (was) taking me away from what I was trying to accomplish".

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Firefighter Patrick Hardison overjoyed with world's most extensive facial transplant

I hated life. I'm here today because I want others to see that there is hope beyond the injury. "Now I'm just the average guy walking down the street", Hardison said. An American firefighter who had the most extensive face transplant in history has said he "would do it again in a heartbeat". "The challenges were before the surgery".