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Deja vu for Americans; 5th in team gymnastics again

The run-up period to an Olympic Games is always fraught with controversy, played out in the media, and Rio is no exception. A stellar year thus far for the women's US soccer team has continued in Rio. 12. Lloyd Spooner: Spooner may not be as much of a household name as numerous others on this list, but his performance in the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp in shooting nonetheless stands out as one of the greatest of all time.

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Tainted candy at San Francisco party likely edible marijuana

Police did not name the Oakland catering company that provided the food for the party or say how the gummies were presented. The Department of Public Health in San Francisco says THC laced gummy sweets sickened 19 people at a Quinceañera party in San Francisco's Mission District Saturday night.

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Cupping is why Michael Phelps has big, red polka dots

Naddour posted a selfie with a big cupping mark on his shoulder last week, while Sankovich, 26, posted a photo on Instagram in June saying, "This kinda Saturday morning. It's also quite popular with Olympic athletes, who say it's good for recovery and injury management. In the end, that may be all that matters. He said he's been cupping for some time, before nearly every meet, but the trainer went full bore on him and left some of the worst bruises in some time.

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Clinton maintains 7 point lead over Trump

He could also talk in broad terms about negotiating better trade deals and lowering taxes. Clinton, meanwhile, led Trump by six percentage points in a poll released last week by Suffolk University. The economic agenda Trump will outline Monday falls in line with this thought, according to advisers, aides, and supporters. "I think Hillary's comments just don't get the same attention that Trump's do".

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Debbie Phelps reflects on son's Olympic career

For Dressel and Held, it was their first Olympic medals. "It was just the thought of me making my first global team, it really being my first worldwide swim besides this morning, and to win a gold medal", the North Carolina State University swimmer said of his tears that were broadcast around the world.

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Concerns arise over genetically modified mosquitoes aimed at stopping Zika

The FDA is working with the CDC and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in reviewing information on the genetically created mosquitos made by Oxitec, a biotech company that focuses on insect control. A successful field trial is required before OX513A can be sold commercially. "If we can show that it's the same in Key Haven, it has a really good chance of being able to prevent Zika in Miami or wherever in the U.S.", said Derric Nimmon, the senior scientist ...

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Low costs a big plus for ecigarettes

Young people who use e-cigarettes for a prolonged period often cite low cost and the desire to quit smoking as reasons for vaping, according to a study by Yale University researchers published online today in the journal Pediatrics . On Monday, FDA's new regulations would ban the purchase of tobacco-related products, including e-cigarettes, hookahs and cigars, to anyone below the age of 18.

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Three Mercer County residents have contracted the Zika virus

The reason: better insect control as well as window screens and air conditioning that should help curtail any outbreaks. Most people only experience mild symptoms. The Aedes aegypti mosquito an aggressive daytime biter thought to be the primary spreader of Zika, can breed in very small amounts of water, as tiny as a bottle cap .

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Dutchwoman Van Vleuten fractures three vertebrae in crash

After the accident, USA Today reported that the athlete was unconscious on the ground for a "considerable period of time". Van der Breggen was part of a chasing pack pursuing Van Vleuten and American Mara Abbott when her compatriot, who seemed on course for victory, suffered a frightful high-speed crash that left her in hospital with concussion and back injuries.

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Aisha Buhari: Fayose Not Satisfied By First Lady's US Visit

However, there is one mentioned in the case of former United States congressman William Jefferson , who was convicted on corruption charges in 2009, and to whom "Aisha Buhari" wired the sum of $170,000. But I want to reiterate my full support and that of some of my colleagues for President Buhari administration in spite of degree of controversies rocking the National Assembly.

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Seattle Seahawks activate RB Thomas Rawls

So he should be ready to go. "This is a guy who has done everything you can do in the game, so we're happy to have him". "It's just good that us running backs can be threats in the passing game as well as the running game", Collins said. "We'll take our time", Carroll said. Rawls had an eye-opening impact when he stepped in for the injured Marshawn Lynch last season, averaging 5.6 yards per carry before going down with a season-ending ankle injury.

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Fast feet: Bolt says sub-19 seconds in 200 still a goal

For me it's just all about getting it right. "I think we're going in the right direction", said the Jamaican, 29. I think it's because I love the 200m the most. The athletics events in Rio begin on Friday 12 August, with Bolt first in action in the 100m on the Saturday, before the final on Sunday. "I hope you will go even though you get hit by a Segway".

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Interest in cupping therapy spikes after Michael Phelps gold win

Phelps took the second leg after Caeleb Dressel led off for the Americans, and it was another memorable performance at a distance that isn't Phelps' specialty. "It's so surreal to get Team GB's first gold", Peaty, the first British man to win gold in the pool since 1988, told BBC Sport. "I just couldn't hold back the tears".

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Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps advances to semifinals of 200 butterfly

World champion Peaty clocked 57.13 seconds, slicing nearly half a second off the mark he set in Saturday's heats to emulate Adrian Moorhouse's victory in the same event at the 1988 Seoul Games - the last time a British male swimmer won gold.

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2 mosquito groups in Tippecanoe County test positive for West Nile

Two of these pools of mosquitoes tested positive for the virus, Toronto Public Health announced in a news release Wednesday. Less than one percent of infected people develop a serious, sometimes fatal, neurologic illness. There are now no reported human cases of West Nile virus in Cedar Park. "People need to realize mosquito bites are not a great thing to get". "If you're traveling, you want to avoid mosquito bites", DiPietro said.

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Florida investigating another Zika case outside Miami

And for good reason, since Zika can cause birth defects including microcephaly and even infant death. With the latest reports from Miami where 15 incidents of local infection has occurred, and health officials have initiated spraying of the area to kill the mosquitoes that carry the virus, people are starting to fear a bigger spread of the incurable virus that is most unsafe to pregnant women and those who wish to become pregnant.

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Trump overhauls income tax proposal

Trump followed prepared remarks rather than the freewheeling style that produces controversial comments at rallies. "Americanism, not globalism, will be our new credo", he said in his address at the Detroit Economic Club. The poll found 79 percent of Republicans are supporting Trump, which is virtually unchanged from the last few months. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Monday showed similar post-convention results among both Democratic and Republican voters.

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MI man pleads not guilty in festival 'candy' drug case

According to documents from Mansfield Municipal Court, several drug related reactions occurred, all involving a specific packaging handed out at the music festival. Butler is about an hour drive northeast of Columbus. No one lost consciousness and everyone seems to be OK, Sheriff's Capt. Donald Zehner said Saturday afternoon.

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New Tool for Central Banks: Buying Corporate Bonds

The bank announced it expanded the asset purchase program for United Kingdom government bonds by £60 million ($78.8 million) to a total of £435 billion. The inflation rate is pegged at 0.8% this year, 1.9% next year and 2.4% in 2018, the bank said. Its stock gave up $2.02, or 13.6 percent, to $12.82. The BOE left its forecast for growth this year steady at 2 percent, as the economy grew faster in the first half of 2016 than it had expected in May.

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Rio organizers apologize for delays entering Olympic venues

Indigenous Brazilians then performed native dances before creating huge "Ocas" or native huts in the center of the stage. Brazilian actress Fernanda Montenegro and British screen legend Dame Judi Dench read a classic poem and an image of five green Olympic rings highlighted the environmental concerns which were expressed.

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UMD School of Medicine to host Zika vaccine clinical trial

Kathy Neuzil, Director of the Center for Vaccine Development. At least five experimental vaccines to fight the Zika virus are in the works. A corrected version of the story is below: Zika vaccines work in monkeys, boosting hopes for people Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection, an encouraging sign as research moves into studies in people By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys against infection ...

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Pokemon Go surpasses $200m in global revenue within 1 month of launch

That $200 million figure is twice the amount generated by hit game Clash Royale after its first 30-days. " Clash Royale " was made by Supercell, the company behind "Clash of Clans" which was recently bought by Chinese internet giant Tencent for $8.6 billion.

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Phelps feels pain of aging and late-night races

As explained in a report by The New York Times , the practice is called cupping , and just as its name suggests, it involves placing circular cups on the skin and using heat (or an air pump) to create enough suction to pull the skin away from muscles below.

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Two cases of Zika-related birth defects in California-born infants

ABC7 reported Thursday , citing two unidentified sources, that one of the two babies was born at Alta Bates a few months ago. The Illinois Dept of Public health has amended the total number of pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus to three confirmed cases, with another five possible cases not yet confirmed.

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Officials investigate Zika case in Palm Beach County

With health officials struggling to eradicate the mosquitoes spreading Zika in Miami , many are concerned that the battle against the virus may soon hit their home. "I would have preferred the House just passed a clean funding bill and I'll vote for that if it comes out". "Naturally the Zika virus is a cause for concern, and we call upon governments and medical professionals to continue to develop appropriate treatments and interventions", Father Pavone said.

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Charles Barkley Interviews Saban About Player Discipline

Before the two sat down in the stands at Coleman Coliseum, Saban made sure to present Barkley with some Tide gear, which Barkley begrudgingly accepted ("I can only wear this at the house!"). When Johnson showed up, Saban wanted him on his team but actually made the former National Basketball Association player move over to shooting guard for their games.

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Rubio opposes abortions for Zika-infected women

There is little scientific evidence on Zika but it does cause microcephaly in babies born to women carrying the virus . "We will continue to keep our residents and visitors safe utilizing constant surveillance and aggressive strategies ", Scott said , "such as increased mosquito spraying , that have allowed our state to fight similar viruses".

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Juan Martin del Potro Defeats Novak Djokovic

His winning grand slam run came to an end with a shock third-round loss to Sam Querrey at Wimbledon, but the 29-year-old had bounced back by claiming his 30th Masters title in Toronto last week and was a hot favourite in Rio , only to bow out at the first hurdle.

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Knox wins, Furyk sets record with 58

Then he buried a 12-foot putt and threw his hat about 50 yards in celebration. "(Hartford has) absolutely adopted me and treat me and call my name and just make me feel like family and like it's home ", Kelly said . "It was a different golf course this afternoon than it was this morning". Carta took the par-4 31st with a par to Seong's double bogey, and Seong rebounded with a par win on the par-3 34th.

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3 new West Nile Virus cases in Mississippi

Other parts of the country, such as the urban northeast and midwest seem to have the situation flipped. Humans become infected with WNV through mosquito bites, which the insects pick up when they bite infected birds. The city of Davis has been spared aerial spraying for mosquito control - at least temporarily - after laboratory testing results Thursday showed a decline in the mosquito population and the West Nile virus infection rate, officials said.

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13% of US Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana

As part of its July 13-17 Consumption Habits poll, Gallup asked poll participants, "Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, do you, yourself, smoke marijuana?" "States' willingness to legalize marijuana could be a reason for the uptick in the percentage of Americans who say they smoke marijuana, regardless of whether it is legal in their particular state", pollsters state.

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Family of five found dead 'couldn't afford medication for daughter's heart-surgery'

A handgun was found near one of the adults, officials said, but police have not identified the shooter. Authorities have not said what the note said or which parent they believe did the shooting, but they said that an investigation revealed there had been "domestic issues" between Mark and Megan Short.

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Rio 2016: A look at some of the weekend's top Olympic storylines

She is the daughter of Roger and Valerie Trasher and has two brothers. "When I was in eighth grade my grandfather took me hunting", she said. Sun was the pre-race favorite, having won gold in the same event at the London 2012 Games. Thrasher, a 19-year-old college student, won a huge upset victory over the heavily-favored (and defending Olympic champion) Chinese shooters. Finishing second was Du with Yi claiming silver.

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Gov. Abbott asks Obama for federal funds to combat Zika in Texas

The test was confirmed Friday through lab results, according to the department. The mosquito-borne virus can cause microcephaly, a birth defect marked by unusually small head size, and can lead to severe brain abnormalities and developmental problems in babies.

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Margot Robbie Would Like To Play Harley Quinn 'Forever'

With Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice paving the way for a darker take on DC comic characters, enter The Suicide Squad, a motley crew of supervillains hired by the USA government to kick their enemies into shape. Jared Leto will surely be creepy in the highly-anticipated " Suicide Squad ". Faced with a world without Superman (as revealed in the film " Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ") and the protection he provides from global threats, government official Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) ...