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The storm , which battered residents from North Carolina to ME, was blamed for at least seven deaths. "What it means is very intense winds, like you saw across all of the East Coast". In Scituate, Massachusetts , officials asked residents in flooded areas to evacuate. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency , streamlining state aid to communities harmed by high winds.
  • Washington Gov. Vetoes Public Record Exemptions for Lawmakers

    Washington Gov. Vetoes Public Record Exemptions for Lawmakers

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    In the minutes before Inslee's veto was announced, the Legislative caucuses released letters signed by dozens of lawmakers requesting the governor veto the bill . Over the next 24 hours, Inslee's staff went back and forth between both sides. "It is our belief the public has the right to weigh in on any potential changes to public records law before it is enacted", she wrote.
  • Tanvir, Tahir demolish Gladiators for 102

    Tanvir, Tahir demolish Gladiators for 102

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    However, coach Mickey Arthur subsequently revealed that Afridi had picked up a knee injury at the 11th hour, with concerns over his short-term health despite the fact that rain prevented Multan from capitalising on his absence as the game was eventually abandoned.
  • Two AAP MLAs summoned for questioning in Chief Secy assault case

    Two AAP MLAs summoned for questioning in Chief Secy assault case

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    He, however, reached the police station at around 6 pm. Eleven MLAs, apart from Kejriwal, his advisor VK Jain and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, were present in a meeting at the chief minister's residence when the alleged assault took place on the intervening night of February 19-20.
  • Man Stabbed 50 Times, Beaten With Rods For Protesting Holi Hooliganism

    Man Stabbed 50 Times, Beaten With Rods For Protesting Holi Hooliganism

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    A complaint has been filed against the biker gang, NDTV reported . This content is restricted to site members. Delhi Police during the investigation that the bikers attacked Ashish to revenge an old fight. Meanwhile, reports also mention that doctors say there at least 50 knife wounds on Ashish's body who is in a critical situation. Local residents complained that the police arrived an hour later after they were informed.
  • Conservative Group Urges Push Back on Gun Control Attempts

    Conservative Group Urges Push Back on Gun Control Attempts

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    I mention this theory because of the relationship Wisconsin has with the Second Amendment, 34.7 percent of Wisconsin citizens own at least one gun (CBS). "Nor did the U.S House of Representatives discuss the topic as it marked up the Bill of Rights". As Justice Thomas explained, the "Ninth Circuit would not have done this for any other constitutional right, and it could not have done this unless it was applying rational-basis review".
  • Irish border issue haunts Brexit negotiations

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    Ms Foster said she believes the British government's proposals from August 2017 "did not receive a fair hearing in many quarters". Before meeting May, he said "no one has come up with anything wiser" than the option outlined in the EU's draft Brexit withdrawal text, which aims to keep people, goods, services and money flowing between the U.K.'s territory and European Union member Ireland .
  • CDC: Flu Season Has Peaked

    CDC: Flu Season Has Peaked

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    The CDC reported that this rate is higher than the 7.4 percent of pneumonia- or flu-related deaths that had been anticipated for the week. "The FDA advises consumers to avoid purchasing products making such claims", Gottlieb said. The flu vaccine didn't work very well this season and health officials are still trying to figure out why. Also, the flu vaccine was less effective.
  • Apple Watch Outsold All Other Smartwatches Combined Last Year [Chart]

    Apple Watch Outsold All Other Smartwatches Combined Last Year [Chart]

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    The quarter showed an increase of up to 7.7 percent - compared to the 35.2 million shipped last year in the same quarter, the number this year was 37. The firm was positive on Fitbit , noting that while its shipments were down, the company has been deepening its health care reach and setting the stage for future growth.
  • Oyegun's tenure shouldn't have been extended, says APC chieftain

    Oyegun's tenure shouldn't have been extended, says APC chieftain

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    By this, the former Edo state governor will again lead the party to battle in the 2019 general election. There were insinuations that some aggrieved members of the APC were planning to drag the party to court for the extension of tenure for the Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
  • Kenyan doctors open skull of wrong patient

    Kenyan doctors open skull of wrong patient

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    Luckily, both patients were fine following the mix-up , with the man who actually had the blood clot potentially not needing surgery as his condition has reportedly improved. Now, doctors are saying that the action was unjust. Both patients are recuperating well, in what has been described as a "miracle of some sort". "Besides, the file details and patient label tallied".
  • Total field ban on bee-harming neonicotinoids likely after new European Union assessments

    Total field ban on bee-harming neonicotinoids likely after new European Union assessments

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    After analysing the findings from almost 600 studies and consultation with external experts, the report's authors concluded that "most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees ". The report said "most uses" of the three neonicotinoid pesticides , which are based on the chemical structure of nicotine and attack the nervous systems of insect pests, posed a risk to bees.
  • 49ers win coin flip, will select ninth in draft

    49ers win coin flip, will select ninth in draft

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    As such, the NFL conducted a coin flip at the NFL Combine to determine the draft order. "Tough business", said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. The 49ers' second-round pick could have either been 41st or 43rd overall, because the Dolphins also finished 6-10 and the three teams alternate positions each round.
  • Gun range billboard vandalized with

    Gun range billboard vandalized with "shoot a school kid" message

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    A guerrilla art collective has hijacked a Las Vegas billboard advertising a gun range in protest over America's "obsession with gun culture". The group also spraypainted the message "defend lives, reform laws", KVVU reported . "INDECLINE isn't anti-gun. Some of the members of this collective own guns". "However, the least we can do, now that we understand the results of harboring 270 million guns in a single country, is acknowledge that we have a problem, ignore the irrelevant and ...
  • Rick Scott highlights plan to keep Florida students safe

    Rick Scott highlights plan to keep Florida students safe

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    Last week, Scott gathered educators, mental health professionals and law enforcement officers in Tallahassee to discuss school safety. "Im more in favor of having trained law enforcement at the school than I am putting another task on school teachers".
  • Nigeria sets up probe into girls' school attack, abductions

    Nigeria sets up probe into girls' school attack, abductions

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    An global media campaign demanding the release of the girls is launched, backed by A-list celebrities and politicians, and the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls goes viral. He said he had ordered the security agencies to "deploy in full and not spare any effort". We are sorry that this could have happened and share your pain.
  • Record highs in Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak

    Record highs in Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak

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    A team of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) staff and Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (NFELTP) residents were deployed to respond to the Ebonyi, Ondo, and Edo outbreaks. - Early use of Ribavarine (within seven days of disease onset), supportive care with re-hydration and symptomatic treatment improves survival. Benin, Liberia and Sierra Leone also reported cases in the past month.
  • Bipartisan group of senators aim to end USA military involvement in Yemen

    Bipartisan group of senators aim to end USA military involvement in Yemen

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    Sens. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe 14 GOP senators who voted against Trump's immigration framework Prison sentencing bill advances over Sessions objections Grassley "incensed" by Sessions criticism of proposed sentencing reform legislation MORE (R-Utah), and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward MORE (I-Vt.), on ...
  • Listeria Outbreak Linked to Rockmelons

    Listeria Outbreak Linked to Rockmelons

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    Listeriosis is a rare illness caused by eating food contaminated with the listeria bacteria, which is common in some raw foods. The Food Authority is advising people who are elderly, pregnant, have weakened immune systems or illness to avoid eating rockmelon.
  • Nobel committee investigating possibly fake Trump nomination for Peace Prize

    Nobel committee investigating possibly fake Trump nomination for Peace Prize

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    It's the second year in a row that someone has nominated Trump for the prestigious prize after assuming the identity of a qualified nominator , said Olav Njolstad , secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Those who can nominate a prospect include professors, members of parliament and government and former laureates. It is possible that this nomination was submitted by a person suspected of committing identity fraud to appear eligible to nominate.
  • Nonsmokers want extra time off to match smokers' cigarette breaks, study finds

    Nonsmokers want extra time off to match smokers' cigarette breaks, study finds

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    Yes, said numerous survey's 1,005 respondents. Many American workers who don't smoke feel they should get extra vacation days to match the time co-workers who smokers spend on smoke breaks, a new survey finds. That's based on the assumption that it costs $341 for each full missed workday and around $13 a day for partial-absenteeism due to smoke breaks. A almost equal percentage of smokers, however, believes that non-smokers are not entitled to any additional vacation days.
  • Volusia County teacher had sex with 8th-grade boy, deputies say

    Volusia County teacher had sex with 8th-grade boy, deputies say

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    A detective went to the victim's home on Tuesday after he told his parents about his relationship with the teacher. Peterson would allegedly pick the student up in her auto late at night to have sex at her house, before dropping him back home at around 1am, the Daytona Beach News Journal reports .
  • Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns

    Trump puts GOP in the hot seat on guns

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    That we still hear the argument that more guns could solve the problem seems insane - but the fact is that some of the participants of the meeting with Trump supported the measure. Justin Amash (R-MI). In remarks nearly unthinkable for a modern Republican president, he told senators at the White House to discuss general school safety: "Take the firearms first and then go to court".
  • 1 in 14 Women Smoke During Pregnancy

    1 in 14 Women Smoke During Pregnancy

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    The report comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) National Center for Health Statistics . Almost one in every fourteen women in the United States, who gave birth to their child in 2016, had smoked cigarettes during the period of their pregnancy.
  • 194 flu deaths reported across Oklahoma this season

    194 flu deaths reported across Oklahoma this season

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    The total number of flu-related pediatric deaths is now at least 84 nationwide. That's down from 340 the week prior. Officials say of these deaths, 85 were among patients older than 65-years-old, while three deaths were reported in individuals under the age of 18.
  • The FA can not allow Pep Guardiola to continue wearing his yellow ribbon

    The FA can not allow Pep Guardiola to continue wearing his yellow ribbon

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    The City manager, who was born in Catalonia, has previously explained his reasons for wearing the ribbon. "It's not about politicians, it's about democracy, it's about people who will give absolutely everything for democracy". The FA fine imposed on Guardiola has changed that - at least among City fans. Pep Guardiola secured his first trophy as Manchester City manager as they overpowered Arsenal to win the Carabao Cup in convincing fashion at Wembley .
  • USGA Playoff Format Changed to Two-Hole Aggregate

    USGA Playoff Format Changed to Two-Hole Aggregate

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    The last time the US Open was decided by a play-off was in 2008, when Tiger Woods defeated Rocco Mediate to win the last of his 14 majors to date. If players are still tied after the two-hole playoff , the extra-holes session will then move to sudden death.
  • California Boy Arrested For Alleged School Threat With Lego Gun

    California Boy Arrested For Alleged School Threat With Lego Gun

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    A teenager with access to "unsecure firearms in his home" was arrested on Wednesday for making 3 threats of violence over 2 months to students and staff at La Pine High School in Bend, according to Deschutes County deputies. A second note was found later, authorities said. "The investigation is ongoing to determine if this student has access to other weapons". "As you can imagine, we take these situations very seriously", Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said in the new release.
  • The peak of the flu season has passed

    The peak of the flu season has passed

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    As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "we are now in the midst of a very active flu season". A flu vaccine always contains components to ward off at least three flu viruses, and which viruses are contained in the shot are decided months before the flu season begins.
  • Court declines to immediately halt district map

    Court declines to immediately halt district map

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    Wolf then submitted his own congressional map to the court on February 15, which he said took features from Republican and Democratic submissions to make a map that was more fair than the Republican leaders' submission. Lehigh County is central to both the old and new main Lehigh Valley district maps, so some candidates are starting there. Which is expected to be more competitive.