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Pennsylvania Receives Long-Awaited Credit Downgrade

Pennsylvania Receives Long-Awaited Credit Downgrade

Instead, year after year, budgets passed with Republican majorities have been balanced with one-year revenues, phantom funds, and other budgetary gimmicks. But spending has declined as share of state GDP for the last five years, and the main reason for our structural deficit is cuts to corporate taxes and our upside-down tax system. Read More

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Tim Cook reckons $999 is a value price for the iPhone X

Tim Cook reckons $999 is a value price for the iPhone X

This is not the first time that Tim Cook has defended the price of the iPhone but it looks like the CEO of Apple might have gone a little too far when he claimed that the iPhone X's $999 price tag is considered a " Value Price ". If you add these costs, Apple's profit margins on the iPhone X aren't going to be that high. Chris Velazco noted that the glass exterior of the iPhone 8 has kept his handset free of nicks and scratches, in addition to enabling wireless charging. Read More

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Meteorologists had a major clue that Hurricane Maria would be devastating

Officials have urged residents to seek shelter and warned that the category 4 storm's powerful winds would be life-threatening. The eye of the storm can be clearly seen in the video, with swirling cloud surrounding it. Men remove boats from the water ahead of Hurricane Maria in the Galbas area of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe . A Hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico. Read More

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India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons

India Seeks Deportation of Rohingya for Security Reasons

It says the Rohingya can not use the 1951 Refugee Convention or the 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees since India was not a signatory to either. Last October, following attacks on border posts in Rakhine's Maungdaw district, security forces launched a five-month crackdown in which, according to Rohingya groups, around 400 people were killed. Read More

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One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting

One dead, others wounded in Washington state school shooting

Kids and teachers huddled in locked-down classrooms, while parents rushed to school in an agonizing wait for news. He was stopped by a member of the school's faculty. "They just sounded like popping", the student said. Describing the carnage, a witness was quoted in the media as saying, "I was putting my backpack away and I heard a loud pop, and I turned around". Read More

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Modi stands by Suu Kyi

Modi stands by Suu Kyi

Around 40,000 Rohingyas are said to be staying illegally in India. India estimates almost 40,000 Rohingya Muslims have already made India their home over the last five years and has announced plans to deport the illegal immigrants back to Myanmar . Read More

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'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists

'Mind-boggling': Only 3 percent of voters think Trump discouraged white supremacists

Republicans, white voters with no college and white men approve of the job of the president. Just under 60% of respondents said President Trump's decisions and behaviour have encouraged white supremacist groups. "Elected on his strength as a deal-maker, but now overwhelmingly considered a divider, President Donald Trump has a big negative job approval rating and low scores on handling issues", Malloy said Wednesday. Read More

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NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith Says Roger Goodell Lied About Changes to Conduct Policy

NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith Says Roger Goodell Lied About Changes to Conduct Policy

A deal is likely to be completed, but there are still issues to work out because talks have not progressed as expected, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. The NFL survived a lockout in 2011, before the owners and the union reached an agreement. There have been plenty of other major controversies during Goodell's leadership: the ongoing concussion lawsuits and settlements, Ray Rice's domestic violence incident, Michael Vick's dog-fighting ring, Ben Roethlisberger's sexual ... Read More

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Trump will make key ObamaCare subsidy payments in August

Trump will make key ObamaCare subsidy payments in August

President Trump has threatened to end the payments, saying ObamaCare is on track to " implode ". Trump has said voters would blame Democrats for any problems with the markets, but few Republican elected officials share that view. Since early this year, the administration has refused to commit to continue sending the checks. Worries are that, after the July 28 failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to replace to repeal and replace Obamacare as Trump demanded, he could move to ... Read More

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Balloon obesity devices linked to 5 patient deaths, says FDA

Balloon obesity devices linked to 5 patient deaths, says FDA

The procedure, which is FDA-approved, involves inserting one or two silicone balloons into the stomach through the mouth and filling them with liquid until they are about the size of a grapefruit . "FDA continues to recommend that health care providers closely monitor patients treated with these devices for complications and that you report any adverse events related to intragastric balloon systems through MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program", the FDA ... Read More

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9/11 victim identified 16 years on

9/11 victim identified 16 years on

The man's identity was confirmed through DNA retesting. The remains - usually bone fragments - of 1,641 of the 2,753 people known to have been killed have now been positively identified . New, more sensitive DNA technology was deployed earlier this year and helped make the latest identification after earlier testing produced no results, the medical examiner's office said. Read More

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First sexually transmitted case of Zika confirmed in Florida in 2017

First sexually transmitted case of Zika confirmed in Florida in 2017

Health officials are asking everyone to take precautions if you or your partner have traveled to any location where Zika is active. It added that mosquito reduction activities are taking place across the state. Saliva just doesn't provide a good environment for the Zika virus , the researchers said . There was no evidence that Zika transmission through mosquitoes took place anywhere in the state, according to the health department. Read More

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Could a Drink a Day Keep Diabetes Away?

Could a Drink a Day Keep Diabetes Away?

Wine was shown to be potentially beneficial to some degree, and a number of prior studies linking periodic red wine consumption to improved blood glucose control . "In principle we can only say something about the five-year risk from this study", said Tolstrup in an email. "Binge drinkers can also develop unpleasant short-term effects, such as sweating, shaking, bad skin, diarrhoea, blackouts and problems sleeping". Read More

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First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US

First ever genetically modified human embryos created in US

The research, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov , head of OHSU's Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy, involves a technology known as CRISPR which allows scientists to modify genes quickly and effectively. It is thought to be the first such work in the USA; previous experiments like this have been reported from China. Some critics say germline experiments could open the floodgates to a courageous new world of " designer babies " engineered with genetic enhancements-a prospect bitterly ... Read More

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Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 11 civilians

Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 11 civilians

Yemeni officials said several women and children were among the casualties. "Preliminary reports are that the IDP (internally displaced) families were trying to flee hostilities from elsewhere in Taiz", a spokesperson said. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told the Guardian that those figures were " vastly exaggerated ". Separately, UN officials said the coalition barred one of its flights to Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital, Sana'a. Read More

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'Artificial sweeteners may up obesity, heart disease risk'

'Artificial sweeteners may up obesity, heart disease risk'

Therefore, researchers warn everybody that artificial sweeteners are not what they seem, and they might lead to the apparition of certain health problems rather than their disappearance. There was a 32 percent higher chance of cardiovascular events for the heaviest versus lightest users. The American Beverage Association (ABA), a trade group, disputed the study's conclusions. Read More

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Charlie Gard to be examined by U.S. doctor who created experimental treatment

Charlie Gard to be examined by U.S. doctor who created experimental treatment

He further noted that the small number of people with Charlie's rare genetic condition, mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, would make robust clinical trials hard. "It may be unconventional but this case is full of unconventional aspects", the judge said. But last week, the case returned to the High Court after the hospital asked for a new hearing to consider new evidence from Hirano. Read More

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Parents Get 48 Hours Deadline To Give 'Powerful Evidence' On Experimental Treatment

Parents Get 48 Hours Deadline To Give 'Powerful Evidence' On Experimental Treatment

The decision came after an emotionally charged hearing in which Gard's mother wept in frustration and his father yelled at a lawyer. But the judge insists there has to be "new and powerful" evidence to reverse earlier rulings that barred Charlie from travelling overseas for treatment and authorised London's Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to take him off life support. Read More

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The 'summer from hell' arrives for Long Island commuters

The 'summer from hell' arrives for Long Island commuters

Trump has proposed eliminating a grant program that was to pay for half of the tunnel project, which is now estimated to cost about $13 billion. New York City rail commuters have gotten through their first morning with modified schedules while Amtrak begins extensive repairs in Penn Station prompted by two recent derailments and other problems. Read More

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JIT recommends filing reference against PM, his two sons in Panamagate scandal

JIT recommends filing reference against PM, his two sons in Panamagate scandal

The apex court had announced formation of the joint investigation team in the anxiously-awaited verdict of the Panama Papers case on April 20 to probe offshore properties of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family. "This report is a political statement which reads like an Imran-nama", the minister said. "The JIT's report is dharna number three and it too is bound to fail like the previous two", he said, adding that his party's lawyers were analyzing the report from every angle. Read More

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Indian police launch probe after woman attacked with acid for 5th time

Indian police launch probe after woman attacked with acid for 5th time

Despite the Supreme Court's diktat to curb acid sales, and UP CM Yogi Adityanath's supposed commitment to ensuring women's safety, and police protection for the woman, nothing much seems to have improved. "There was a guard and some girls, who were there on the roof, when the incident took place but none of them saw anyone". On 23 March this year, the woman had submitted a written complaint to the government railway police at Charbagh station alleging that acid had been forced down ... Read More

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