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Huge iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

Huge iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

A vast iceberg with twice the volume of Lake Erie has broken off from a key floating ice shelf in Antarctica , scientists said Wednesday July 12, 2017. The Larsen Ice Shelf is actually a series of shelves that's been breaking up since the 1990s. "If large portions of an ice shelf are removed by calving, the inflow of glaciers can speed up and contribute to sea-level rise". Read More

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2 die in Indian firing on Kashmir border

2 die in Indian firing on Kashmir border

The martyred jawan had come home on leave. Pakistan army responded to Indian firing effectively, the ISPR added in a statement. Asked whether the administration has prepared any evacuation plan, he said the evacuation plan is ready but border people are not willing to relocate as they have got their farms and livelihood in the area. Read More

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Opioid prescriptions dropped but remain high, CDC says

Opioid prescriptions dropped but remain high, CDC says

Anne Schuchat , acting director of the CDC. But Schuchat cautioned that as fewer people are receiving short-term prescriptions , those who take opioids for years for chronic pain may have skewed the average. CDC officials urge states and counties to use the findings in this report to educate physicians on the appropriate use of opioid painkillers and to help people get better access to treatments for opioid addiction . Read More

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Root: Ballance looks a completely different player

Root: Ballance looks a completely different player

New England Test captain Joe Root says Hampshire all-rounder Liam Dawson will play against South Africa in the first Test at Lord's, starting on Thursday. "Liam is going to play", Root said on Wednesday ahead of his first test since he succeeded Alastair Cook as England captain in February. When asked if his batting would be a boost for England Dawson replied: "The way England have played in the last few years you know they have batted deep and obviously that helps ... Read More

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Keep consumers interest foremost during consultation on GST: J&K Governor to Congress

Attacking Congress for not taking any reform agenda seriously during their regime, Jaitley said that since 2004 to 2014 no major reforms were initiated. The government, apparently in its quest to roll out GST without any further impediments, agreed to a tax rate of 3% on gold under GST, which is lower than the lowest tax slab of 5%, and is closer to the current tax incidence of about 2%. Read More

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Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

Both have enjoyed success at Wimbledon , with Jamie winning the mixed doubles back in 2007 and Andy a two-time victor in the singles. He was the overwhelming favourite to win Queen's following his run to the French Open semi-finals only to lose to Jordan Thompson, who was only drafted in three hours before the match following the late injury withdrawal of Aljaz Bedene. Read More

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Don't dismiss effect of marijuana on Colorado drivers

Insurance claims data show that Colorado, Washington and OR all experienced an increase in auto accident claims after retail marijuana sales became legal, according to research by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI). Previous studies, even one from the federal government, have been unable to find anything conclusive. As of writing, eight states have legalized the sale of recreational marijuana . Read More

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Cooler for Wednesday, with spotty rain possible

Cooler for Wednesday, with spotty rain possible

Stormy weather - including rain and thunder - is expected Tuesday afternoon along the Front Range, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder. Partly cloudy skies will follow into tonight , along with patchy fog after 3 a.m. Wednesday . Sunny, with a high near 81. MONDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies with mild and muggy conditions develop with a low of 69 degrees. Read More

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Acting President hails Cross River Industrial Park

Acting President hails Cross River Industrial Park

Our correspondent who was on the entourage of the Acting President reports that from the Margret Ekpo International Airport through IBB Way to the Palace of the Obong of Calabar, residents came out in their numbers to welcome Prof. Osinbajo also said that the federal government would work with all stakeholders to ensure that the displaced people of Bakassi were adequately taken care of. Read More

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Judge overturns life sentences for 'Washington sniper'

Judge overturns life sentences for 'Washington sniper'

And so even though Malvo pleaded guilty in Spotsylvania County and agreed to serve two life sentences without parole, in addition to being convicted by a jury and sentenced to two life sentences in Fairfax County, U.S. Fairfax County Commonwealth's Attorney Ray Morrogh, who helped prosecute Malvo in 2003, said the Virginia attorney general can appeal Jackson's ruling. Read More

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Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

Comey Agrees To Testify Before The Senate Intelligence Committee

The Justice Department on Friday issued a transcript of Rosenstein's remarks. Comey has now agreed to testify before the senate intelligence committee, sometime after Memorial Day. Rosenstein underscored that the memo he wrote was "not a legal brief" and was "not a statement of reasons to justify a for-cause termination.[and] not a survey of FBI morale or performance" but instead "a candid internal memorandum about the FBI Director's public statements concerning a high-profile criminal ... Read More

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Beauty Sleep Is NOT A Myth

Beauty Sleep Is NOT A Myth

In a scientific study published by Royal Society Open Science journal and funded by Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, researchers photographed 25 participants after days of both restricted and normal sleep. This makes a lot of sense in evolutionary terms. The strangers also said they would be less likely to socialise with the sleepy participants because they looked unhealthy. Read More

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Log in, look out: Cyber chaos spreads with workweek's start

According to reports , ATMs or automated teller machines are highly vulnerable to such malware attacks as they now run on old version of Microsoft's Windows operating system, making a software security patch update a necessary exercise. The hackers used the tool to encrypt files within affected computers, making them inaccessible, and demanded ransom - typically $300 in bitcoin. It affected businesses, governments, and individuals across the globe, particularly those using Windows XP and ... Read More

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Ex-convener of AAP Punjab quits

Ex-convener of AAP Punjab quits

Comedian-turned-politician Waraich told the media here that he has resigned from the primary membership of the AAP . Bhagwant Mann's appointment as new Punjab chief has triggered a series of resignations in AAP . Latest Timelines #Sports IPL - Shreyas Iyerelps Delhi defeat Gujarat #India Kerala planning to provide free internet for 20 million families #Sports Sacked FIFA officials says removal "politically motivated" Business Grammarly gets 110m funding, #India pushes for regional ... Read More

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Matt Harvey likely to make next Mets start Friday in Milwaukee

Adam Wilk will start in place of Harvey, whose suspension began on Saturday and was announced Sunday morning by General Manager Sandy Alderson. Alderson said the righthander was sent home but declined further comment. After showing up at the ballpark, Harvey apologized for his late arrival. Nothing says more about a player's commitment to his manager and teammates than punctuality. Read More

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Hooghly jetty collapse toll is 12

Hooghly jetty collapse toll is 12

Superintendent of Police Sukesh Jain said, "We will investigate how the jetty collapsed, the exact condition of the jetty and whether there was lack of maintenance". The local administration arrested four people, who were given out lease of the jetty. During the meeting, 16,000 small boats have also been identified, which are running illegally across the state. Read More

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Weekend Forecast for April 29th and April 30th

Weekend Forecast for April 29th and April 30th

On Saturday , there is a chance of rain showers before 8 a.m., then a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Winds southwest at 30 km/h, gusting to 50 km/h. Forecasters say Friday should be mostly sunny throughout the mid-valley, with highs around 60. North wind 8 to 13 miles per hour. Partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Read More

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Court hearing cancelled for suspected kidnapper, Cummins now in federal custody

Surveillance video from Wal-Mart stores in Oklahoma City and Guymon captured video of the student and teacher. He described her condition as alternating between "stoic" and "emotional", understandable given the circumstances, he said. Cummins' wife also said the money from the loan, two handguns, clothes and toiletry items were missing after he left. The cabin is located in a remote area with little to no cellphone service, authorities said. Read More

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