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Walk It Back: WH Now Says Trump Supports Spending Deal With CHIP

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Republican House leaders included six years of CHIP funding in an emergency bill that must pass before Friday at midnight to avoid a government shutdown. In other words, they plan to continue putting the health of America's children at risk in order to have leverage against Democrats for other policies-and while they're doing it, they're going to claim it's the Dems who are really cheating the kids. Read More »

Africa needs AfDB to mobilise resources, says Nigeria's finance minister

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AfDB President, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, said the institution remains grateful to the Federal Government for providing land the building and the continuous show of solidarity to the bank. The minister said that Nigeria in particular needed the AfDB and its programme of the High Five's which encompassed investing more in infrastructure, agriculture, education, health care and increased access to affordable energy and water. Read More »

Adolescence is now the ages of 10 to 24, say experts

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Puberty used to occur around age 14, but now has lowered to the age of 10 because of improved health and nutrition in much of the developed world, the BBC reported . And because of this the Director of the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne says that this is cause to put "a more realistic age range [to] appropriately shape laws and social policy". Read More »

Government asks Justices to settle DACA quickly

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Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled January 9 that the administration must continue the DACA program, which provides legal status to 700,000 illegal aliens who arrived in the country as children. Read More »

Bikram yoga does not have to be hot to benefit health

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That said, it should be reiterated that the study was concerned primarily with vascular health. Practicing yoga at room temperature works just as well as Bikram yoga. The study authors also noted that some older adults become less tolerant of heat as they age, so the finding could be of interest to seniors who are drawn to the potential heart health benefits of yoga but are leery of exposure to excessive heat. Read More »

California man discovers he had a 5ft tapeworm inside him

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The doctor asked further questions and found out that the man was suffering from abdominal cramping and bloody diarrhea. Dr. Kenny Bahn shared the horrifying tapeworm tale on the podcast, "This Won't Hurt a Bit" . But people who just can't quit sushi may be glad to know you can kill the parasite by freezing fish at specific temperatures for a certain amount of time, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Read More »

Asda and Aldi ban sale of energy drinks to under 16s

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Both retailers cited the growing concerns about the effect of energy drinks on young people as a key motive in introducing the ban. Aldi will use the same rule for any drink with more than 150g of caffeine per litre. The move follows calls by campaigners for a complete ban on the sale of energy drinks to children following findings that their sugar and caffeine content remains high despite reformulation ahead of the soft drinks levy. Read More »

Biafra agitation: Nigeria court upholds IPOB terrorist label

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However, IPOB through its lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor , filed a motion on notice, wherein he begged the court to invalidate its earlier order that tagged the pro-Biafra group a terrorist organisation. The court equally awarded a N500, 000 cost against the IPOB. He said: "The upholding of this obnoxious order proscribing the activities of IPOB, when everybody knows that the organisation is peaceful and has not killed an ant, talk less of taking a human life is nothing short of judicial ... Read More »

US Says Iran 'Leading Cause of Instability'

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Speaking at the Security Council on Thursday, Lavrov said the overwhelming majority of the global community recognizes that the 2015 agreement between Iran and the six world powers of Britain, China, France, Russia, the U.S. The parties to the nuclear deal created a joint commission to handle any complaints of breaches. House conservatives and staunch Iran hawks are expected to introduce a bill Thursday that would put ironclad restrictions on the country's nuclear or ballistic missile ... Read More »

Facebook wants to turn video watching into a group experience

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A Facebook watch party. Speaking about Watch Parties, Simo said in a blog post: "With everyone watching, commenting and reacting to the same moments together, it creates a shared viewing experience for video that helps build the kind of community and engagement we've seen with Live". Read More »

Ground crews roll 75th Atlas 5 rocket to its launch pad

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ULA will provide a live launch webcast beginning at 7:32 p.m. EST (0032 GMT). From that position, the SBIRS GEO Flight 4 spacecraft will detect and track missile launches, alerting the military of threats that might be heading toward the United States or its allies. Read More »

NFL Draft: Baker Mayfield may have a preferred destination

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ESPN draft guru Mel Kiper Jr . released his first Mock Draft on Thursday, and he has Mayfield going to the Washington Redskins, who own the 13th pick-two spots below Miami , who have the 11th pick in the first round. With that said, not everyone is sure that Mayfield is a franchise-altering player at the National Football League level, to the point where at least two quarterbacks (UCLA's Josh Rosen and USC's Sam Darnold) are seen by the consensus as prospects with higher upside than Mayfield ... Read More »

Punjab CM accepts Rana Gurjit's resignation,takes charge of his portfolios

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The Chief Minister disclosed this during a brief interaction with mediapersons after meeting Congress president Rahul Gandhi here on Thursday. The MLA from Kapurthala said that he had tendered his resignation on moral grounds as the opposition in Punjab had been trying to corner the chief minister by making false allegations against him (Rana) and was demanding his resignation. Read More »

US hopes joint Olympic team helps NKorea change

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Diplomats from both sides declared the news in a joint press release after negotiations in the border village of Panmunjom. The two nations have previously been represented under the same flag at an worldwide sporting event at the 2006 Winter Olympics and at the 2007 Asian Winter Games . Read More »

Bangladesh bat first against Sri Lanka

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I think Solo (Mire) did exactly what we asked for. "When I have a guy next to me in the change room for a longer period of time, it gives you that extra confidence. "We look forward to a closely contested tournament". They were replaced by Nuwan Pradeep and Niroshan Dickwella. Mathews has been troubled by a series of calf, hamstring and ankle injuries since returning home early from the tour of South Africa in January previous year. Read More »

Repeated head hits may cause CTE

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The study , published Thursday in Brain , concluded that hits to the head that do not cause concussions or even side effects such as headaches, dizziness, visions problems, or confusion, can still cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, if repeated enough over an extended period of time, NPR reported. Read More »

Cuomo Details Major Shift of NY Tax Code to Avert Federal Act

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It was conducted January 7-11, shortly after Cuomo used his state of the state address to take on Trump administration policies, including the Republican-led tax overhaul. Steve Malito, chairman of the New York State government relations practice group at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP, said Cuomo's "all-of-the-above approach to protecting New Yorkers from a massive tax hike is commendable, even as he recognizes the potential complications". Read More »

Measles outbreak spreading across England, warn health officials

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This is because the MMR vaccine is highly effective and vaccine uptake has been very high for many years in the UK. In developed countries, it is recommended that children be immunised against measles at 12 months of age, generally as part of a three-part MMR vaccine which immunises against measles, mumps, and rubella. Read More »

New snow and ice warning issued for parts of Ireland

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According to weathermen, Scotland , parts of Northern Ireland and the far North of England could witness heavy rains which could turn into sleet, hail and snow. "It's a similar message for people planning to travel by rail, ferry or plane - check with the operator ahead of time to find out if your service has been affected by the weather". Read More »

3 law enforcement officers shot overnight in York County, officials say

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York Police Chief Andy Robinson, whose department had one officer wounded, said Mike Doty's death "hurts us all in the law enforcement brotherhood". Doty suffered serious injuries and remained in critical condition on Wednesday. Clinton, Sgt. Officers were called to McCall's home outside of York around 10.20pm Monday after he attacked his wife, authorities said. A moving and powerful scene took place at overpasses in Charlotte and York County. Read More »

Bangladesh, Myanmar plan Rohingya repatriation in 2 years

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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today expressed concern over an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled brutal violence in Myanmar. Doctors Without Borders has said at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of the crackdown. Win Myat Aye, the minister of social welfare, relief and resettlement, said Burma was hosting a one-day meeting on Monday with Bangladesh officials in the capital Naypyitaw to ... Read More »

What's the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test Trump took?

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White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson stopped by Tuesday's press briefing to answer questions on President Donald Trump's first physical since taking office, which resulted in a slew of awkward moments. "Some people have great genes". Martin O'Malley, for example, the former Democrat governor of Maryland and a failed presidential candidate, said to Martha McCallum on Fox News Tuesday night, just a few hours after the announcement, "He's in ideal health - which means he's only going to ... Read More »

CNN doctor Sanjay Gupta claims Trump has heart disease

Nasreddine says he designed it as a way to quickly assess, within 10 or 12 minutes, whether someone has suffered light cognitive impairment or the onset of Alzheimer's disease; he says it's now been used in 200 countries in 60 languages . Read More »

Trump on Exercising: 'I Mean I Walk, I This, I That'

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However, the doctor suggested the president could look forward to good health in the immediate future, adding: "All clinical data indicates that the president is now very healthy and that he will remain so for the duration of his presidency". Read More »

WSU community mourns the loss of Tyler Hilinski

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They were met by campus and department counseling and psychological services, including the athletic department's on-staff clinical psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor, along with the department's medical team. Hilinski was from Claremont, Calif., and went to high school at nearby Upland. 'He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. Read More »

Trump in 'excellent health', gets 30/30 cognitive score

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Trump has repeatedly credited his genes for his success and intelligence. "He had great findings across the board", but the thing that is most outstanding is his cardiac health, according to Jackson, who was quizzed about the president's fitness from head to toe. Read More »

Saba Qamar shares 'humiliating' experience at global airport

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Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, in a video clip which has gone viral, shared the ordeal of facing constant security checks at worldwide airports. She said, "We were at the airport and while all my Indian crew went ahead, I was detained". "And, I realised where do we stand". However, little is said or done about this mistreatment and Qamar's video has sparked an online debate of this behavior. Read More »

At GST Meet, Nandan Nilekani's Masterclass On Simplifying Returns

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Jaitley said next meet may consider bringing crude oil, natural gas, petrol, diesel, ATF and real estate within GST purview. Since the rollout of Goods and Services Tax on July 1 a year ago, demands have been raised to simplify the tax return filing process under the new indirect tax regime. Read More »

Drivers warned 'keep off roads' as heavy snow forecast

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Between three and eight centimetres of snow is likely to accumulate in southern Scotland on Wednesday night, with similar levels expected in northeast and northwest England. More than 200 people were trapped in their cars for many hours on the motorway which was blocked by snow. He told the Press Association: "Every time gritters went by you thought "here we go" but the snow just came down harder, it was that thick you couldn't see in front of you". Read More »

Japanese public TV says staffer sent missile alert by mistake

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We called UND grad Sean Lee who was there when it happened, he says the alert was suspicious. Hawaii officials have said the process was one factor that delayed their retraction . It took 38 minutes for authorities to sent a second alert saying that it was a false alarm , during which time some Hawaii residents said they cowered in their homes or raced to gather up family members. Read More »

North and South Korea agree to form first joint Olympic team

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Meanwhile, other nations might object if a unified Korean squad is simply expanded to accommodate additions from the North. North Korea and South Korea , two countries still technically at war since 1950, will march under a unified flag during the Winter Olympics next month in Pyeongchang, South Korea . Read More »

What is Gianni Versace's family so angry about?

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The Assassination of Gianni Versace is a nine episode anthology by FX detailing the cross country murders by Cunanan and his final kill at the steps of Versace's Miami villa. Everything he wants and can not have is embodied by Gianni Versace . Based on Maureen Orth's book " Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cuanan, Gianni Versace and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. Read More »

Showdown Over A Gov't Shutdown - Blame The Dems, Not The GOP

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The meeting was to consider a bipartisan immigration deal to protect the "dreamers" - young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, including the 690,000 now enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that Trump has canceled. Read More »

Chris Silva powers SC to upset of Kentucky

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Freshman forward Kevin Knox recorded 21 points and eight rebounds for Kentucky (14-4, 4-2). The Wildcats shot just 1-11 from the 3-point line. Perhaps it will be a good omen for the Wildcats tonight as they take on a tough SC squad. The Gamecocks took a 67-65 lead on Wesley Meyers' jumper with 3:24 left to play, and the Wildcats went cold in an ill-fated counter-attack bid. The Gamecocks, who trailed by three at the half, outscored the Wildcats 42-31 after halftime and ignited that ... Read More »

Trump defends his comments, says: 'I am not a racist'

The president, Durbin attested, referred to Haiti and African nations as " shithole countries" in the meeting and said that instead of immigrants from those areas, he would like more from places like Norway. Perdue was on ABC television and flatly denied Trump said it. Deals can't get made when there is no trust! "Durbin blew DACA and is hurting our Military", Trump tweeted. Read More »

Tide Pod challenge drives stores to lock the detergent up

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Tide has even waded into the conversation, enlisting American footballer Rob Gronkowski in an ad telling people not to eat them. However, the pods, which contain ethanol, polymers and hydrogen peroxide are extremely toxic and can make people very sick if consumed, CBS News reported. Read More »

May appoints minister to tackle loneliness issues raised by Jo Cox

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Others, however, sincerely congratulated Crouch on the new appointment, which some users insisted should be discussed in the context of Brexit-related issues. "Jo would be over the moon", her husband, Brendan Cox tweeted . The new ministerial role will take forward the recommendations of the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness , with the post holder working with the commission, businesses and charities to create a Government-wide strategy. Read More »

Flu season hits - and it's not too late for a shot

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However, more people being vaccinated means more protection in the community so the spread of flu can be limited. It's believed this flu vaccine is not as effective as last year's. Montana is current seeing widespread influenza activity and the CDC is also warning the public about the potential severity this flu season poses. Read More »

Dr. Ronny Jackson's glowing bill of health for Trump

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Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided the details of what he did or did not say. Graham was part of the bipartisan group of lawmakers who met with Trump in the White House on Thursday when the president reportedly referred to Haiti and some African countries as "s***hole countries" while panning the proposal. Read More »

Lawmaker Heckles Gov. Cuomo During Budget Address

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New Yorkers save some money on their federal taxes, it does nothing to address the high taxes that necessitated the need for the federal tax break in the first place. Out-year budget gaps and shrinking statutory debt capacity are also growing concerns. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to deal with a $4.4 billion state budget deficit includes a new windfall profit fee on health insurance companies in NY. Read More »