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Residents south of Houston urged to 'GET OUT NOW!!' after levee breach

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Ahead of Tropical Storm Harvey's third landfall , authorities in Brazoria County just south of Houston issued a frightening warning regarding unsafe water levels. Columbia Lakes is located some 50 miles from Houston near the Brazos River. The previous record was held by Tropical Storm Amelia, which hit Texas in 1978. Read More »

Israel to allow MPs to visit flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

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First of all, they're demanding the Trump administration publicly commit to a Palestinian state, which previous US administrations have done. They said: "Every child has the right to safe access to education and States have an obligation to protect, respect and fulfil this right, by ensuring that schools are inviolable safe spaces for children". Read More »

Plaintiff awarded $417M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit

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In all, J&J faces about 6,000 ovarian cancer claims, including more than 700 in California, by women who used its baby powder and another talc product, Shower to Shower. In May, Johnson and Johnson also vowed to appeal the loss of a similar trial in St. Louis, Missouri. Monday's ruling is the first in California related to allegations that Johnson & Johnson ignored a possible link between cancer and its talcum-based products. Read More »

NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

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As it stands today, Goodell's current contract is set to expire in 2019. Goodell, 58, succeeded Paul Tagliabue in 2006. While now lasting more than 10 years in his current role, Goodell was infamously paid a whopping $212.5 million in his first decade as commissioner. Read More »

CBO: Ending cost-sharing reduction payments will increase premiums, federal deficit

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And Trump's repeated threats to end the payments in a bid to "let Obamacare implode " have already wreaked havoc on the markets. Democrats pounced on the report as a reason to keep the subsidies in place. The CBO analysis was requested by House Democratic leaders. That plan would result in a 25 percent premium hike for affected consumers who buy the silver plan - an additional 12.4 percent jump on top of the 12.5 percent average premium increase for the entire state. Read More »

FDA: 5 deaths tied to weight-loss balloon treatments

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The company has not received product-liability claims as a result of any of the deaths , it said. The full statement from the FDA follows below. The U.S. Shares sold off nearly 26% yesterday after the FDA published a letter warning healthcare providers of the risks of liquid-filled intragastric balloons . Read More »

World Trade Center Victim Identified Nearly 16 Years After 9/11 Terror Attacks

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Of the 2,753 people killed by hijackers who crashed planes into the twin towers on 11 September 2001, more than 1,100 are yet to have any remains identified. It said new DNA technology helped identify him after previous tests yielded no results. Few full bodies were recovered after the giant skyscrapers burned and collapsed - and the effects of heat, bacteria and chemicals have made it hard to analyse remains. Read More »

Drinking alcohol most days a week 'significantly protects against diabetes'

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The NHS advises that to keep health risks "low", men and women should drink no more than 14 units a week and, if we are consuming all of those units, to spread them over more than three days. The study revealed that men who had 14 drinks per week had a 43 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared to non-drinkers, and women who had nine drinks per week had a 58 percent lower risk compared to non-drinkers. Read More »

Cholera epidemic kills over 1800 in Yemen

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The statement said the civilians had fled fighting in the nearby Mokha district, on the Red Sea coast. A coalition of Arab countries assembled by Saudi Arabia launched an air campaign against the rebels in March 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power. Read More »

Artificial sweeteners could cause weight gain over time, review of studies says

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The 30 studies that they reviewed followed groups of people using artificial sweeteners - which included aspartame (brand name Equal), sucralose (brand name Splenda) and steviocide (brand name Stevia) - reviewed in this analysis included longer, larger studies with follow ups every four to nine years and found that those who routinely used artificial sweeteners gained weight and had higher risks of obesity , high blood pressure and stroke . Read More »

Calls echo for Pakistan PM's resignation in light of JIT report

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In a Cabinet meeting in Islamabad , Mr. Sharif said: "I will not resign on the demand of a group of conspirators". Under pressure after his name first cropped up in a scandal that came to be known as Panamagate, Sharif in a nationwide address on April 5, 2016, declared setting up of a judicial committee led by a retired Supreme Court. Read More »

Does Floyd Mayweather Think Conor McGregor is Racist for Calling Him Boy?

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He battered anything in his way verbally, largely Floyd Mayweather , but even television executives could not be spared from the McGregor tongue lashing. He said: "I would agree with some of the online scores, I'd say 10-9 for Floyd in round one". It seems as though everyone but McGregor gets the racial undertones of not only calling a black man boy, but also telling one to dance, as if they're some type of court jester. Read More »

White House mistakenly calls Chinese president Xi Jinping as president of Taiwan

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Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China asked the United States for an explanation of the mistake, and the USA said it was a technical error. That call, and the ensuing ambiguity on the issue by Trump - which generated concern that he was using the issue as a bargaining chip - angered Beijing because it fears contacts between Taiwan and leaders of other countries confers a degree of sovereignty on the island. Read More »

Charlie Gard's new chance at life?

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The U.K. High Court will rehear the case of Charlie Gard Thursday in light of new evidence produced by two global hospitals for Gard's treatment. Baby Charlie Gard's parents have collected a total of 350,000 signatures in support for new treatment to help save their baby's life. Read More »

Service Changes For NJ TRANSIT Riders As Penn Station Repairs Begin

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Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker called on the Trump administration to honor that commitment at a news conference near the spot on Manhattan's west side Monday where preliminary work has already begun. At Hoboken, the volume of commuters taking the PATH trains for the last leg wasn't much different from a normal Monday, said David Peter Alan of South Orange, chairman of the Lackawanna Coalition, a commuter group. Read More »

JIT observes discrepancies in Sharif family assets

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The report said the financial structure and health of companies in Pakistan having linkage to Sharif family also do no substantiate their wealth. If the court accepts the charges it could lead to Sharif's resignation or removal from power under the constitution. Read More »

Pacers trade Miles to Raptors, receive Cory Joseph

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Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) handles the ball against Phoenix Suns in the first half of the National Basketball Association game at Talking Stick Resort Arena. However, sending C.J. Miles is worth the risk because they are simply trading a player that is leaving anyway. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski also cited Carroll's connection to Atkinson as a reason Carroll could become the Nets' starting small forward in the short-term. Read More »