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  • German nationalists unconcerned by departure of top figure

    German nationalists unconcerned by departure of top figure

    The showing of Merkel's party was its worst since 1949. This is the first time since World War II that a radical right-wing party i.e. the Alternative for Germany (AfD ) as the third dominant party is entering the parliament. Turnout was 76.2%, almost a five point increase compared to 2013. The surge in support for the AfD is the biggest challenge the country has faced in its post-war history, the Central Council of Jews in Germany said.

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  • Merkel Allies Call For New Party Leader After Worst Election Since 1949

    Merkel Allies Call For New Party Leader After Worst Election Since 1949

    Most political parties in Germany put forward lead candidates in order to better connect with the electorate at election time, although their official status is the same as any other parliamentary candidate. - AP. A grand coalition would leave a vacuum that would be filled by another party, one probably to the left of Labour or the right of National. But the emergence of the Alternative for Germany (AfD ) as an active contender has turned things upside down here in a most unexpected ...

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  • At Georgetown Law, Sessions Says DOJ Will Defend Free Speech On Campuses

    At Georgetown Law, Sessions Says DOJ Will Defend Free Speech On Campuses

    In 2017, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education surveyed 450 colleges and universities across the country and found that 40 percent maintain speech codes that substantially infringe on constitutionally protected speech. Protestors taped their mouths and held signs, with one saying "Sessions is afraid of questions" and another reading "why do you silence dissent but applaud hate speech?" I just don't remember any situation which we've gone to a point where speech is threatened.

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  • Pioneering Cancer Gene Therapy Gets Green Light-And a $475000 Price Tag

    Pioneering Cancer Gene Therapy Gets Green Light-And a $475000 Price Tag

    This revised forecast encompasses the expected cross-industry reaction to the approval, and envisions the next stages in the development of cell therapies and the industry. Scientists often refer to this type of gene therapy as a "living drug" because it involves using genetically modified immune cells from patients. The clinical review was coordinated by the FDA's Oncology Center of Excellence, while CBER conducted all other aspects of review and made the final product approval determination.

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  • Childhood Leukemia Will Finally Have An FDA Approved Treatment

    Childhood Leukemia Will Finally Have An FDA Approved Treatment

    FDA approved on August 30 tisagenlecleucel (Kymriah-Novartis) for the treatment of certain pediatric and young adult patients with a form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). In trials, the therapy achieved remission in 83% of patients. "In the next few years", he said, "I think we're going to see dramatic progress and push the boundaries of what many people thought was possible with these adoptive cell transfer-based treatments".

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  • Marijuana And High Blood Pressure

    Marijuana And High Blood Pressure

    Yankey et al gathered data on individuals ages 20 and older who reported information on their marijuana use from 2005 to 2006 through the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The cardiovascular risk associated with marijuana use may be greater than the cardiovascular risk already established for cigarette smoking , the researchers said.

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  • Tax Free Weekend 2017

    Tax Free Weekend 2017

    Florida's tax-free holiday begins Friday, August 4th for families searching for back-to-school supplies and clothes. For more information and a list of qualifying items, please visit the Department of Revenue's 2017 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday webpage.

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  • FDA proposes cutting nicotine amounts in cigarettes

    FDA proposes cutting nicotine amounts in cigarettes

    The agency says the new plan will help limit the number of children who become regular smokers, as well as reduce the rates of smoking-related deaths caused by disease such as cancer and heart disease. According to the FDA, 90 percent of smokers had their first cigarette before they turned 18 years old and 2,500 kids try their first cigarette every day.

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  • Charlie Gard's mom pleads for baby boy to die at home

    Charlie Gard's mom pleads for baby boy to die at home

    Many have accused the court of intentionally "running out the clock" on Charlie and his family, in what commentator Jonah Goldberg described as a sadly ideal example of the legal principle "justice delayed is justice denied". Jesus said this to the 12- year old even after everyone told him he was "too late" and that she had been declared dead. Grant Armstrong, the parents' lawyer, said yesterday that the couple objected to the "brutality" of moving Charlie to hospice, only to have him die ...

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  • Dog resuscitated by firefighters after house fire in California

    Dog resuscitated by firefighters after house fire in California

    BFD IN ACTION #BFDaction #BakersfieldFDBFD Firefighters rescued a pet canine from the earlier 4627 Quarter Ave residential structure fire today. The firefighters used a special oxygen mask for animals and he soon came around. The married couple who own Jack were unharmed. He was immediately reunited with his delighted owner, and then taken to a veterinary hospital where he is being kept under observation.

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  • US Fights To 2-0 Win Over El Salvador

    US Fights To 2-0 Win Over El Salvador

    That's insane. [Nipple twisting], that should be allowed, but biting , no good'. A towering header from Pachuca centre-back Gonzalez gave hosts U.S. Both goals came in the final moments of the first half as Omar Gonzalez headed the Americans ahead before Eric Lichaj bagged his first worldwide goal to the delight of a strong crowd at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia .

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  • Army veteran wishes strangers to text him as his last wish

    Army veteran wishes strangers to text him as his last wish

    Doctors told Hernandez and his wife Ernestine that there is nothing more they can do except to try to make his final days more comfortable, and a big part of that comfort is to see that he's happy. Lee served more than 18 years in the Army, including a tour in Iraq. "It really uplifts him". Ernestine describes his husband as a fighter that has "beaten the odds".

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  • Trump slams Comey over leaks: 'That is so illegal!'

    Trump slams Comey over leaks: 'That is so illegal!'

    In a Congressional testimony last month, Comey said he considered those as his personal documents. Comey, under oath, testified that the single memo given to his friend to leak to the media did not contain classified information. If the memo Comey provided to Richman indeed included information he wasn't authorized to disclose, that could violate federal law . So, "the wording on that Fox report is misleading", Bump writes.

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  • U of I hospital ranked in six specialties

    U of I hospital ranked in six specialties

    The hospital also has the region's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, which means it meets the highest standards set by the Academy of Pediatrics. For the 2017-2018 rankings, U.S. News requested data from 187 facilities, 113 of which turned in enough information to be evaluated in at least one specialty.

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  • Ashby's flying start in America's Cup final

    Ashby's flying start in America's Cup final

    With Olympic 49er gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke to lead the team, New Zealand have started powerfully and taken advantage of early mistakes approaching the first mark from the U.S. The Team NZ base in the heart of the America's Cup village was also quiet today, with most of the crew given the day off to rest ahead of what will be a demanding week ahead.

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