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Smoking leaves lasting 'footprint' on DNA, leading to risk of cancer & disease

Researchers compared the methylation sites in current and former smokers to those who had never smoked and found that almost one-third of known human genes, or 7,000 genes, were altered due to smoking. Scientists are learning more about how smoking impacts our health all the way down to our genes, and experts say they're not terribly surprised by new findings that some of the changes to a smoker's DNA appear to be permanent, lingering even decades after the smoker quits, reports NBC News .

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United States $38B military aid package to Israel sends a message

Jacob Nagel, the Israeli prime minister's national security adviser, signed off on the deal with his USA counterpart, Susan Rice, on Tuesday, and there was a formal signing ceremony at the State Department on Wednesday. Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank, said the new yearly total, $3.8 billion, does not represent a significant increase overall.

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Trump says Lester Holt is a Democrat - he's not

The assumptions you make about demographics and who's likeliest to turn out can produce everything from a one-point lead to Trump to a four-point lead for Clinton. Trump holds a significant advantage with independent voters, winning with 65 percent support. A prominent member of the Kennedy family says former Republican President George H.W.

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Pulse of Northeast Johnson County: How much does climate change concern you?

General Assembly. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited states to deposit their instruments of ratification or approval of the Paris deal at the one-hour event on Wednesday morning. "Europe is trying to find a way to overcome the normal institutional difficulties". While the Brexit vote led many to believe that the EU's climate pledge would need adjusting, the United Kingdom could soon join France as one of the major European countries to officially ratify.

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California authorities investigate strong odor in Vallejo

A shelter-in-place order for a northern California community has been lifted Wednesday after local authorities determined a strong odor was not coming from within the city. Later, other ferry vessels and crew members from Coast Guard Station Vallejo reported seeing a sheen on the water. Fire officials, meanwhile, are telling people in the city to shelter in place.

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Texas defends trooper training after Sandra Bland settlement

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said Tuesday the agency hasn't settled with the family of the 28-year-old black woman who died in jail following a confrontational traffic stop in 2015. "Because there's great value in doing that", said McCraw. "If they're engaged in misconduct, we will act on that". Frank Baumgartner testified by video conference and was asked - straight-up - 'are DPS Troopers racially profiling?' Dr.

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Barack Obama administration backs driverless vehicles

The government is also hopeful that self-driving vehicles will reduce the number of auto accidents and fatalities. And the federal government is preparing to roll out the rules of the road that officials say are needed to make sure automated vehicles are safe, accessible and efficient.

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Samsung Electronics shares slide as Note 7 recall takes toll

Bangkok Airways Plc on Sunday sought cooperation from passengers to refrain from using or charging Galaxy Note 7 smartphones mid-flight and from putting them in checked baggage. New Samsung S7 (R) and S7 edge smartphones are displayed after their unveiling ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on February 21.

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Jennifer Aniston feels impending 'Brangelina' divorce is 'karma'

Actor Brad Pitt has said he is "very saddened" that his wife Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce and has asked for privacy on their children's behalf. In a statement to People magazine , Pitt said "I am very saddened by this, but what matters most now is the wellbeing of our kids". Pitt, 52, and Jolie, 41, first met when they played married spies in the film Mr And Mrs Smith , when Pitt was still married to Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

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Feds Set to Unveil Self-Driving Car Guidelines

On Sept. 20, the Obama administration rolled out new policies governing autonomous vehicles that give the federal government a lead role in developing safety , testing and road-ready rules for the fast-growing industry. "We have to get it right", Obama says of autonomous vehicle regulation in an opinion piece for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Americans deserve to know they'll be safe today even as we develop and deploy the technologies of tomorrow".

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500000 Note7 replacements now in USA for exchange — Samsung

There have also been reports of Samsung rolling out a software update that will cap the maximum battery charging levels of the Galaxy Note 7 to a certain figure. Sprint says that delivery times for the new Galaxy Note 7 is the regular 2-5 business days while Verizon says the phone "is now in stock and not on back order" meaning it is available to order with free two day shipping.

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Climate deal comes one step closer to effect at United Nations

While it is unlikely that the agreement will be able to be fully ratified during the General Assembly, it is looks increasingly likely that it could happen as early as the next United Nations climate change conference in Morocco. European Union countries would have to answer the question, "if I ratify something to what measurable reductions do I commit?" before ratification, Janczak said.

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NY bombing suspect Rahami charged by police

The father of Ahmad Khan Rahami, who is accused of planting bombs in NY and New Jersey over the weekend, told reporters Tuesday that he twice called federal authorities about his son. County prosecutors charged Ahmad Rahami with five counts of attempted murder. Championing jihad, bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami vowed to martyr himself rather than be caught after setting off explosives in NY and New Jersey, and he'd hoped in a handwritten journal that "the sounds of bombs will be ...

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Dragon Ball: Fusions for 3DS Launching Worldwide

Through the clip, new details about the game were revealed to the fans and this heightened their anticipation for its release. Developed by Ganbarion, best known for developing games based on One Piece, Dragon Ball Fusions will be released December 13.

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Blackberry DTEK60 Android Smartphone spotted on company's website specifications

According to the web address of this document, probably this document was not for the public to discover. Although not much is known about its external appearance, it might be a big, all touch screen device. As far as the camera is concerned, it will feature a 21-megapixel rear facing shooter and an 8-megapixel front facing selfie shooter. A 2560x1440 pixel Quad HD resolution is likely to be offered with a screen depth of 534 PPI.

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Cyclist death casts pall over Games

Wang Zhoubin, a player of the blind soccer team which broke into the last four in the Paralympic Games said:"We played well this time and showed what we have learned from the daily training". Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes handed the Paralympic flag to International Paralympic Committee president Sir Philip Craven, who then handed it to Tokyo governor, Yuriko Koike.

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Air safety in risk with Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

Samsung electronics has decrease to 7% as early this week that marks down $14.3 billion in market value and expected slide shares down 10% this month as the result of exploding batteries. South Korean media said Samsung gave free pizzas to all employees at local handset shops and mobile carriers. "Samsung is continuing to work with the CPSC and our carrier partners to develop and evaluate solutions that are best for US Note7 owners".

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Aid group: Syria strike hit mobile medical unit

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said at least 13 people were killed in the attack, including nine militants, some of them belonging to the Fatah al-Sham Front. There were no reports of who carried out the strike. The UN Security Council will hold a high-level meeting on Syria today, and the distrust between the United States and Russian Federation is likely to be high on the agenda.

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Donald Trump Accuses Hillary Clinton of 'Copying' Him

He said that the media was putting pressure on Holt because Matt Lauer had been widely criticized for giving preferential treatment to the GOP candidate during the forum he hosted last week . Events Continue to Intrude: Pressure cooker bombs in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood, pipe bombs in northern New Jersey, and a knife wielding Somalia-American in Minnesota are powerful evidence the USA faces a rising threat of global Islamic terrorism.

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IPhone 7: Apple says jet-black finish is prone to scratches

In the case of the Apple Watch Nike+, pretty much all the models are listed as shipping in late October. The new iPhone 7 features a quad-core fusion processor with two 64-bit high performance cores and two 64-bit low power cores. Although it is a matter of time until more compatible products are released to the market, there appears to be a general sensation of rejection for Apple's decision of forcing its users to use their new headphone and peripheral system.

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Apple in Talks With Luxury Carmaker McLaren: FT Reports

A significant tie-up between Apple and McLaren would see the former gain access to McLaren's extensive research into the future of the automotive industry, including work on advanced materials and on-board computer systems. McLaren Technology Group is a consortium of high-tech businesses that includes the famous McLaren Formula One racing team and a stake in the McLaren road vehicle business, which is responsible for modern machines such as the P1 hypercar and 650S and 675LT ...

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Samsung will have 500000 Galaxy Note 7 replacements in stores Wednesday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Samsung says new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be available in USA stores starting Wednesday to replace about 1 million devices that are being recalled because their batteries can catch fire. They cited reports of Note 7 batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 instances where individuals were burned and 55 that caused property damage.

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Apple And Others Join RE100

The two programs have different fields of view - RE100 runs in partnership with CDP and works with companies committed to transitioning to 100% renewable power across all their operations; EP100 is a new global initiative run in partnership with the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity that works with businesses committed to doubling their energy productivity.

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The iPhone 7 hits stores; some models are already sold out

Outside an Apple Store in Hong Kong, sports coach Kala Singh said he'd reserved his matte black iPhone 7 a week ago. Phones in newly released finishes are also typically snapped up quickly by customers eager to showcase the latest iPhone design.

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Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) P/E Ratio At 7.19

The 1 year EPS growth rate is -1.02. Gilead Sciences ( GILD ) made into the market gainers list on Tuesdays trading session with the shares advancing 3.53% or 2.79 points. Gilead Sciences ( GILD ) last announced its earnings results on Jul 25, 2016 for Fiscal Year 2016 and Q2.Company reported revenue of $7.78B. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as -4.24% and for the year was -25.63%, while the YTD performance remained at -20.64%.

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Watch Second NJ Cop Injured in Shootout with Bombing Suspect Leave Hospital

According to Mohammad Rahami, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told him after the two month assessment in 2014 that he was "not a terrorist", adding "he's clean, he's not a terrorist, I say O.K. He said he was concerned about his wife's passport and visa and it transpired that her Pakistani passport had expired. Investigators found no evidence to prompt a full-scale investigation into the son, and the initial investigation was closed without action, the law enforcement official said.

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Tumblr Makes It Possible To Access Live Photos On The Web

An early-adopter of the technology on mobile, Tumblr beat Google Photos and Facebook by months, and weeks, respectively. "That's right! Live Photos work on the web now", reads the company's announcement . How much more will the Live Photos spread beyond mobile? Tumblr hopes that helping developers add support for this format will make it easier for internet users to share Live Photos they found from Tumblr everywhere.

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Citroen teases launch of 2017 vehicle

Designed by the Citroen style centre in partnership with Citroen Racing, the concept auto offers and extreme vision of the C3, muscular and chiseled, with striking visual design. The C3 WRC will never go into production as a customer vehicle, but could result in a hotatch version of the standard C3. The auto is 25kg lighter than the standard 2017 C3 and comes in full race trim, with aerodynamic skirting, front spoiler, carbon door mirrors and a vast rear wing.

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Duke Energy offers solar panels for schools in lawsuit deal

Looking For A auto? DETROIT - General Motors plans to generate or source all electrical power for its 350 operations in 59 countries with 100 percent renewable energy - such as wind , sun and landfill gas - by 2050. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, "Responsibly sited renewable energy developments are a critical part of the state's comprehensive efforts to tackle climate change".

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President Obama comes out in support of self-driving cars

Honda's (HMC) American Honda said it "welcomes NHTSA's leadership in providing federal guidance regarding on-road usage of connected and automated vehicles". "We won't hesitate to protect the American public's safety", he wrote. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, an industry group consisting of the top auto companies, said its members want to deploy autonomous vehicles as quickly as possible, and federal guidance-as opposed to regulations that are backed by law-is the appropriate path ...

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FDA OKs first Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

In addition to JMP Securities reporting it's stock price target, a total of 13 brokers have released a ratings update on the stock. "We are grateful to the many patients and investigators who take partd in EXONDYS 51's clinical studies". Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's drug center. The drug's most common side effects include balance disorder and vomiting. Some staffers said there was little evidence the drug worked.

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Wells Fargo CEO apologizes before US Senate for fake accounts scandal

They also challenged assertions that he and other Wells Fargo senior executives didn't become aware of the problems until 2013 - when the sales misconduct was reported by The Los Angeles Times . "That is not scapegoating". It included "clawing back" the compensation of individual executives involved in wrongdoing and breaking up big banks that are not managed effectively.

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Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt 1.0 is a convenient, snug fit

The cable tighten based on algorithmic pressure equation and keep on adjusting throughout the day. On each shoe there's two buttons, with one tightening and the other loosening to adjust fit after putting on the shoe. The on HyperAdapt 1.0 lights will tell you when the battery life is nearly out (roughly two weeks) and to charge, you just have to drop your shoes on the charging pads.

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Do Vasectomies Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

At ten years post diagnosis, 98 percent of men diagnosed early, remain alive. Urologist at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) and lecturer at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Dr Belinda Morrison, said that black persons over the world are at a higher risk of developing the disease.

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UK's May uses UN address to portray dependable Britain

Britain retains its role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation military alliance as the EU's biggest defense spender, its permanent veto-wielding seat on the U.N. "And other critical factors such as capital and liquidity, which are largely determined by global standards, are unlikely to face material changes due to Brexit per se".


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