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Louisiana Red Cross installing free smoke alarms in Baton Rouge

Red Cross volunteers along with local partners will be canvassing the Beaumont, Park City and Park Ridge neighborhoods in Knoxville, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms and helping families create escape plans.

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Dark chocolate reduce stress and make human smarter, study says

The principal investigator Lee S. Berk of the School of Allied Health Professions and Loma Linda University have said, "we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content". As per the findings of the two studies, what can people take away? But how much dark chocolate do you need to have? The first study , which was an experimental trial, looked at how 70 percent cacao chocolate consumption influenced gene expression in human ...

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Study finds link between popular medications and dementia risk

The new study, published Wednesday in the British Medical Journal , looked at the risk of new-onset dementia among almost 350,000 older adults in the United Kingdom. "But it's hard to generalize across patients, and it's hard to talk about an individual because this is a population average risk and it depends very much on the patient", he added.

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INEC to go on with Dino's recall

Deputy Senate Leader, Bala Ibn Na'alla, who led the delegation, disclosed that the police had wanted to move Melaye out in his present condition but were told by the management of the hospital to sign an undertaking that they would be responsible for whatever happened to the lawmaker in the process.

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Iranian president rejects US, French calls to modify nuclear deal

But the charming Macron not only escaped the presidential wrath but also had an open field to talk about other issues that the United States president has transformed into personal whims. Trump called the existing accord " insane " and "ridiculous", and demanded fresh curbs on Iran's ballistic missile program and support for militant groups.

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'These Are Not Usual Days': Cuomo Urges Felder to Rejoin Democrats

The deal came against the backdrop of those senators being threatened in primaries by progressive rivals and Gov. Andrew Cuomo being challenged by actress Cynthia Nixon, a champion of public schools and liberal causes. However, a maverick Brooklyn Democrat, Sen. Simcha Felder pre-empted the show Tuesday afternoon by declaring he would retain his one-man alliance with Senate Republicans.

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Reps summon Buhari over killings

Mark Gbillah , on the recent attack on Naka Community of Benue State and the inability of the security agencies to contain incessant killings in Benue State by armed herdsmen, moved at the plenary, on Wednesday. Mr Okorocha said they communicated their support for the president's re-election at the meeting. In his letter to the parliament on Tuesday, President Buhari said the approval for Nigeria to take delivery of the warplanes was finally granted by the United States government, but ...

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Russia Confirms Will Supply Syria with 'New Air Defense Systems'

The OPCW does not assign blame for chemical attacks and there is now no mechanism that can do so after Russian Federation vetoed a resolution to extend the mandate of a United Nations-OPCW mission in November. Opposition groups gave up the town in the days after the incident. Russian Federation has pledged to send new air defense weapons to the Syrian military after the US and its allies hit regime forces this month.

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Deontay Wilder's camp extends $50 million offer for fight with Anthony Joshua

Hearn had earlier offered Wilder US$12m (NZ$17.5m) for the fight. "If he accepts it, it will be there. If that's the case, Wilder's team bring me 50 million up front and we'll take the fight". Wilder's camp are keen to secure home advantage, according to The Mirror , while it is has also emerged that they "do not" want a rematch clause. Hearn has revealed that the date mentioned is "between September and December" this year.

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Memorial dedicated to Toronto van attack victims continues to grow

Ali Shaker, who was driving near the van at the time, told Canadian broadcast outlet CP24 that the driver appeared to be moving deliberately through the crowd at more than 30 miles per hour. "Our hearts just go out to the victims and their families", one employee said. "There is absolutely no place on our platform for people who commit such horrendous acts", Facebook's statement said.

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$496m Withdrawal: Tension As Hon. Chinda Moves for Buhari's Impeachment

According to Buhari, the expenditure was made in anticipation that the Green Chamber would approve it, as part of the 2018 Appropriation Bill, now before the National Assembly. Emmanuel Oker-jev, intervened, stating that by the House rules, debating the president's letter would have amounted to putting the cart before the horse as "this is just the first reading".

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Juul to Ramp Up Efforts to Combat Underage Use of E-Cigarettes

Products developed by Juul Labs Inc have come under intense scrutiny, as they are often sold to minors. Officials with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools have said they are aware of students using Juul - which is in the shape of a pen or USB flash drive - even though vaping and smoking are not permitted on campus.

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Fourth death tied to 'fake weed' in IL

Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned about life-threatening bleeding linked to the use of synthetic cannabinoids, often sold as spice, K2 or fake weed. Synthetic marijuana is dried plant material sprayed with various chemicals - aiming to mimic a similar reaction to the one ganja delivers. Patients are treated with intravenous transfusions of vitamin K to restore their blood's clotting ability, followed by vitamin K pills.

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Dozens more sick from E. coli linked to romaine lettuce

The department recommends people with symptoms should consult a medical professional. "Health officials are working to determine why this strain is causing a higher percentage of hospitalizations". This takes an average of two to three weeks. Ninety-six percent of the 67 people interviewed said they ate romaine lettuce. The sweeping advisory came after information tied to some new illnesses prompted health officials to caution against eating all kinds of romaine lettuce that came from the ...

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Dez Bryant reportedly turned down long-term deal from the Ravens

One team Bryant nearly certainly won't be signing with is the Ravens , and that's because he has already shot them down once. Bryant has a preference of signing with an NFC East team so he can play his former team, the Cowboys, twice a year.

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Heavy drinking could increase risk of "bad" bacteria, study finds

The NYU team looked at two big surveys of health in which people provided samples from their mouths for analysis and also provided details of their drinking habits. Response: Overall, per USDA dietary guideline, heavy alcohol drinking is not recommended; heavy alcohol drinking is a well-established risk factor for multiple diseases, including cancers (head and neck, esophagus , colon and breast), liver disease, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Former Indian Congress Leader Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead

They were immediately rushed to the hospital where Patel was declared dead. Second we condemn it in the strongest terms and extend condolence to his family members. "What awful news to start the day with here. Allah Jannat naseeb karay ", Omar tweeted. "How tragic that Patel Sahib, a political worker assassinated by militants in Kashmir is being disowned by both the PDP & Congress".

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NFL Draft rumors: Bills unlikely to move into No. 2 spot

However, I don't spend hundreds of hours trying to figure out what teams are thinking or how they view prospects. Who should the Giants pick at No. 2 overall? That gives them quite a lot to package in a potential deal, and it has led to plenty of National Football League trade rumors [VIDEO].

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World Malaria Day being observed today

At the same time, the National Institute of Malariology Parasitology and Entomology has worked with the local health authority to provide the province with technical support and effective measures on malaria control, he added. The statement noted that apart from the commitment from Nigeria, 11 African countries in the Commonwealth announced new commitment and affirmed their determination to eliminate malaria.

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IPL 2018: Gautam Gambhir steps down, Shreyas Iyer appointed captain for DD

I feel it was the right time", Gambhir said at a press conference. "It was absolutely my decision". As leader of the group, I have to take the responsibility. Iyer faces a massive challenge ahead of him as he gears up for his maiden stint as captain in the cash-rich league, although the Mumbaikar sounded confident as far as assuming charge was concerned.

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Apple (AAPL) Shares Sold by Trust Department MB Financial Bank NA

CIOIF's SI was 6.39 million shares in April as released by FINRA. Citigroup Inc decreased its stake in Apple Inc ( AAPL ) by 46.99% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The stock of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Wednesday, May 31. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Tuesday, February 13 by Raymond James.

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High caffeine levels in womb linked to overweight children

They found exposure to any caffeine level while in the womb was associated with a heightened risk of the child being overweight by age 3 and 5. The Norwegian team say the findings add to concerns about caffeine during pregnancy and suggest "complete avoidance" could be the safest option.

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Fuel prices hit new high, no relief in sight for consumers

However, a finance ministry official said a reduction in excise duty, which makes up for a quarter of the retail price, is not advisable if the government is to stick to its path of reducing budgetary deficit. A litre of petrol in Thiruvananthapuram costs Rs 78.57 per litre and diesel Rs 71.49. In India, petrol price is significantly higher compared to the rest of the countries.

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Local hospital receives high grade from national group

Carle Hospital got an "A" rating. The biannual report is calculated by a panel of safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. The Leapfrog Group , a leading national nonprofit watchdog on hospital quality and safety, today announced that EvergreenHealth received an "A" for patient safety in the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades.

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Rob Gronkowski's horse suffers a fever, ruled out for Kentucky Derby

When asked about possible retirement, Gronkowski had this to say. The Patriots opened their voluntary offseason program this past Monday. "Just Monster motocross that I'm anxious about today", said Gronk . With multiple first and second round picks, the Patriots have currency to move up if they so desire and it will be interesting to see which direction they go.

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Miracle emerges victor of Big Brother Naija, Double Wahala

The race for the ultimate prize is now between Cee-C and Miracle , as Tobi , Alex and Nina were evicted. They could barely get themselves away from the crowd, elated to see them. He beat finalists Cee-C, Tobi , Nina and Aex to win the grand prize worth 45 million naira . Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Bisola, hosted a live viewing in Lagos, and coverage of the show switched between Nigeria and South Africa, where the show held.

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Eagles' Owner Rips Into Donald Trump As Team Considers Visiting White House

When he was asked last month whether the Eagles would visit the White House , he said the team had not had those discussions yet. However the Super Bowl champions are yet to confirm if they will accept the invitation due to the controversy and tension between President Trump and the NFL .

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Free Citizenship for the Windrush Generation

Labour said the "buck stopped" with Ms Rudd for a crisis which had brought "shame" on the government. "This is a failure by successive governments to ensure these individuals have the documentation they need and this is why we must urgently put it right", she said.

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Senator Melaye arrested by Immigration officials at Abuja airport

Apart from the presence of the police in their numbers, an unmarked police pick up van was also used to block the street near Melaye's residence. The Police spokesman was not available for comments on the issue. The Senator denies the allegations, which he describes as politically motivated. On March 19, police filed criminal charges against Melaiye and three other persons following claims he was sponsoring and arming thugs to commit crimes with promise of giving them political cover.

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Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity and diabetes, mice study suggests

The findings, presented at the Experimental Biology conference in San Diego, show that the rats given artificial sweeteners experienced severe changes in the makeup of their biochemicals, fats, and amino acids after just three weeks. They also found that acesulfame potassium, a component commonly found in artificial sweeteners, accumulated in the blood and posed a harmful effect on the cells that line blood vessels.

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Investigation Notice: Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections

These batches originate in Yuma, Arizona, but since it is hard to confirm the exact origins of store-bought romaine, the CDC has urged Americans not to consume any romaine whatsoever. "The chain of distribution that supplied that is ultimately responsible". Restaurants and retailers should ask their suppliers about the source of their romaine lettuce.

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Horse Racing's Gronkowski in Jeopardy for Kentucky Derby

Gronkowski is still expected to make the trip to the Derby. When asked about his status with the Patriots , Gronk had little to say, "The status is doing really great". It's quiet on this Monday morning, but here are a couple of bits as we kick off the week. In February, Curran said it was "starting to wear on ( Gronkowski ) mentally and physically, the atmosphere in Foxboro".

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Riess held without bond, two guns found in hotel room

Investigators believe that on March 23, Riess drove to a bank in Glenville, Minn., and cashed over $10,000 in stolen and forged checks from her husband and his business. Law enforcement from Minnesota and Florida headed to Texas on Friday so that they could together determine how to handle the case. A search warrant executed at the motel room where Riess was staying turned up two pistols, a.22 caliber and a 9 mm, South Padre Island Police said in a Saturday news release.

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CJI impeachment: Deepak Misra to continue judicial duties

Sibal said the allegations against the CJI can not be ignored and if the notice for the impeachment motion is accepted "then as per convention, he has to refrain from discharging his judicial functions". Let there be no doubt that the charges levied by the Congress against the CJI for impeachment , namely, conspiracy to pay illegal gratification to Prasad education trust, abuse of exercise of power with likely intent of influencing the outcome, acquiring a piece of land four decades ...

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Boko Haram: Four insurgents, three soldiers, two vigilante killed in Borno

But spokesman for the army Brig. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but police said it bears semblance with previous bombings by Boko Haram . "The women confessed to being wives of insurgents who escaped from Mangusun, following clearance operation in the area". Th e chairman added that the state government, in collaboration with the military, police and other security agencies, had deployed personnel and constructed trenches to fortify security in the town.