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Hurricane Maria is pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month. As people in Puerto Rico prep, others have already evacuated to the hundreds of shelters open across the island . Hurricane Maria has already turned deadly in the Caribbean.
  • 9/11 victim identified 16 years on

    9/11 victim identified 16 years on

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    Advances in DNA extraction and testing technology helped confirm the victim's identity, the medical examiner's office said. A victim of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center has been identified nearly 16 later, due to new advances in DNA technology.
  • Drinking Wine Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes

    Drinking Wine Is Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes

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    The most beneficial drink is wine , probably because it contains chemical compounds that improve blood sugar balance. The NHS advises that to keep health risks "low", men and women should drink no more than 14 units a week and, if we are consuming all of those units, to spread them over more than three days.
  • First human gene embryo editing could stop genetic diseases

    First human gene embryo editing could stop genetic diseases

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    According to MIT Technology Review , the DNA of a large number of one-cell embryos was changed with the gene editing technique CRISPR . None of them were allowed to grow for more than a few days , and there was no intention of implanting them in the womb.
  • Half of HIV-infected get treatment now: UNAIDS

    Half of HIV-infected get treatment now: UNAIDS

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    In the Middle East and North Africa, and in eastern Europe and central Asia, AIDS-related deaths have risen by 48 per cent and 38 per cent respectively, it said, mostly due to HIV-positive patients not getting access to treatment. UNAIDS Country Director Mamadou al Sakhu said his organisation would fully support Punjab in its dedication regarding control of AIDS/HIV and also extend support in effective implementation of HIV legislation once passed.
  • Saudi Regime Prevents UN Plane from Flying to Yemen

    Saudi Regime Prevents UN Plane from Flying to Yemen

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    Rights groups have accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels of bombing civilian gatherings, markets, hospitals, and residential areas across Yemen. Save the Children has warned that if the United Nations fails to include Saudi-led coalition on this year's list, it will set a unsafe precedent for other conflicts around the world.
  • Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: What's the fuss about 'The Money Fight'?

    Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather: What's the fuss about 'The Money Fight'?

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    The next stop for the circus is NY on today before the pair take to London's Wembley Arena on Friday, with McGregor pretty much guaranteed to put on a show for the crowd much closer to home. Admitting that he's not as fast as he used to be, and that training to get in shape for fights has become grueling for him, Mayweather further stated that this will be his last fight.
  • Raptors, Pacers agree to Cory Joseph sign-and

    Raptors, Pacers agree to Cory Joseph sign-and

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    The Nets will send Justin Hamilton to the Raptors in the Carroll trade and will also receive a future first-round and second-round pick. Some Raptors fans have pointed to Carroll's salary, his declining production and bouts with injuries, as the rationale that Toronto has not lost out on too much in this trade, even if they have no idea who Justin Hamilton is and that it costed the team two draft picks.
  • Poor sleep may point to onset of Alzheimers disease

    Poor sleep may point to onset of Alzheimers disease

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    Without sufficient time to self-clean, brain toxins that may lead to Alzheimer's disease have time to build up. A drug meant to target harmful proteins in the brain works a bit like a key in a lock. For example, there was no link between biological markers in the spinal fluid and the disease sleep apnea , a disorder causing breathing problems during sleep.
  • Elite counter-terrorism officers to be deployed for Tour de France

    Elite counter-terrorism officers to be deployed for Tour de France

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    Porte led the 2010 Giro d'Italia before claiming its young rider classification and seventh place overall but would love to bank a stage win at one of Europe's big three races. Bardet geared up nicely for the Tour de France, which runs from July 1-23, by finishing sixth overall in the Criterium du Dauphine earlier this month, showing great form in the mountains after losing ground in the time trial.
  • NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for SE Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

    NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for SE Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

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    As the Storm Prediction Center's outlook stands right now, our northern and central counties are under an Enhanced Risk for severe weather for late Thursday afternoon into the overnight hours. Temperatures will continue to warm up to near 90 degrees on Thursday as the humidity and muggy air makes a return. Lows will be around 70°. Expect highs to remain in the 80s heading into the long holiday weekend.
  • Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

    Macron kicks off Paris Air Show with airborne entrance

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    In an Associated Press interview at the opening of the Paris Air Show, where the F-35 made its acrobatic debut, Brigadier General Select Todd Canterbury said the jet's displays are to "showcase the capability to all of our European partners and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies" and "to reassure them that we are committed to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 100 percent and that we have got the capability to respond to any action necessary".
  • FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

    FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

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    If Endo doesn't remove the drug from the market voluntarily, then the FDA can formally withdraw its approval. The move marks the first time the agency has called for the removal of an opioid painkiller for public health reasons and comes after a panel of advisers concluded in March that the drug's benefits did not outweigh the risks.
  • Skipper Kohli calls for improvement in fielding

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    Yuvraj Singh's innings inspired Captain Virat Kohli to start a rampage of his own and scored 81 off 68 balls. Pakistan's batsman Azhar Ali (50) and Mohammad Hafeez (33) battled slightly. The pressure started building on the bowlers and fielders and, as a result, they dropped Yuvraj and Kohli in the process, which cost them hugely in the death overs.
  • Arizona avoids elimination with 6-5 win over Delaware in 12

    Arizona avoids elimination with 6-5 win over Delaware in 12

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    Sunday. The Wildcats threatened in the top of the second inning, with runners on the corners and one out. Texas Tech's Ryan Long (7) smiles on second after hitting a double during an NCAA college baseball game against Sam Houston State, Sunday, June 4, 2017 , in Lubbock, Texas.
  • MTV will livestream Sunday's Manchester benefit concert

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    Channel 9 will broadcast Ariana Grande's "One Love Manchester" benefit concert in a one-hour special Sunday following its NBA Finals telecast and Eyewitness News at 11 p.m. Jaden Farrell Mann , a young Manchester survivor, tweeted pictures of the pop star along with the message "I got to meet my queen today". "We were the last room on the ward that she came to visit, so I think the excitement was building and building, and then she came skipping in".