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Now take a pill for the benefits of exercise

Now take a pill for the benefits of exercise

Now have all the benefits of fitness training, including increased fat burning and stamina, without exercising - packed in a pill! Senior author Ronald Evans - of the Gene Expression Laboratory at Salk and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, MD - and colleagues say that their findings advance the possibility of "exercise-in-a-pill" - that is, a drug that can simulate the benefits of exercise. Read More

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Panama Case: SC expresses no-confidence with SBP, SECP names

Panama Case: SC expresses no-confidence with SBP, SECP names

The Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected the names of representatives put forward by Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan and State bank of Pakistan for the Joint Investigation Team on Wednesday. Any extension (s) allowed to the investigation team will only fuel the already widespread pessimism towards JITs and their ability to provide timely justice. Read More

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Komodo dragon bites Singaporean tourist in Indonesia

Komodo dragon bites Singaporean tourist in Indonesia

The chief of the Komodo National Park, Sudiyono, said the tourist was taking photos of the animal when it bit him on the leg on Wednesday (May 3). Here are some other facts about these risky dragons... Endangered Komodo dragons are found in the wild on several eastern Indonesian islands. He said that the attack took place away from the area designated for tourists to observe the Komodos. Read More

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Euro zone businesses race into second-quarter on six-year high

Euro zone businesses race into second-quarter on six-year high

The services PMI, produced by IHS Markit and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, jumped unexpectedly to a four-month high of 55.8 in April, above all forecasts. The Italian services PMI jumped to 56.2 from 52.9 in March, which lifted the composite index to 56.8. The services output price sub-index dipped to 51.7 from 52.2, which was a near six-year high. Read More

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Somali minister shot dead by auditor general's bodyguards

Somali minister shot dead by auditor general's bodyguards

The Public Works and Reconstruction Minister of Somali, Mr. Abbas Abdullahi Siraji has been shot dead by government forces. He was elected MP a year ago and became a cabinet minister in February. "May God rest his soul". The slain minister was driving his vehicle when the government soldiers opened fire and killed him in the process. Information Minister Abdirahman Osman said several people had been arrested, but did not give details, state-owned Radio Mogadishu reported. Read More

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Latest GDP report is an economic wake-up call

Latest GDP report is an economic wake-up call

Even so, the weakness at vehicle dealers could weigh on expansion, and further gains in business investment could depend on the extent of policy support such as tax cuts. That's the weakest performance since 2014, as consumer spending stayed flat and business inventories remained small. President Trump made a pledge to raise growth to 4%. Read More

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Hawala operator held in Mumbai for funding suspected ISI man

Hawala operator held in Mumbai for funding suspected ISI man

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad in a joint operation with the Military Intelligence and the UP intelligence on Wednesday arrested a suspected Inter-Services Intelligence agent from Faizabad, PTI reported. Electronic surveillance revealed that suspect Aaftaab Ali was passing on information about Indian Army's activities to his link in Pakistani Embassy in New Delhi, police added. Read More

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Eman Ahmed to fly to Abu Dhabi today for further treatment

Eman Ahmed to fly to Abu Dhabi today for further treatment

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Shaina NC who visited Eman Ahmed had said that 20-km green corridor was made to shift her from south Mumbai to International Airport in Andheri after the completion of formalities. "I am heartbroken to have Eman leave my care and to be told that I can not continue my treatment of her in phases, as I had planned to". Saifee Hospital created headlines when it flew Eman down from Egypt, but now many are questioning if it was merely a publicity stunt. Read More

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CBI arrests income tax commissioner, 5 others on corruption charges

CBI arrests income tax commissioner, 5 others on corruption charges

The six suspects are: B B Rajendra Prasad, an officer of the 1992 batch of the Indian Revenue Service now posted as commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals-30), Mumbai, Suresh Kumar Jain, a real estate agent, Pradeep Mittal, MD of Essar Group of Companies, Vipin Bajpai, accounts officer in Essar Group, Shreyas Parikh, chartered accountant for M/s G.K.Choksi and Manish Jain, a relative of Suresh Jain. Read More

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Now You Can Order a Mermaid Frappuccino at Starbucks

Now You Can Order a Mermaid Frappuccino at Starbucks

The purple-and-green beverage inspired by Disney's The Little Mermaid was invented by Starbucks barista and blogger Jocelyn Freeman, also known as The Modern Barista on Instagram. Weighing in at 470 calories and 52 grams of sugar, the Midnight Mocha Mint Frappuccino is now available for purchase. "And we've extended our hours this year on some other tactical things to really make sure that Happy Hour is set up for success", Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson shared . Read More

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Turner arts prize shortlist announced

Turner arts prize shortlist announced

The prestigious art prize was once known for helping the careers of Young British Artists including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, but this year all four shortlisted artists are over 40, with the oldest nominee aged 62. She is shortlisted for an exhibition in California and her participation in this year's Documenta contemporary art festival. But it's the work from this Zanzibar-born painter which should really do the talking, nominated for two solo shows in Bristol and Oxford, the former is a ... Read More

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OH senator: Miners won 'huge victory' in spending bill

OH senator: Miners won 'huge victory' in spending bill

In the spending bill, USA government and coal companies will be required to pay out health care to retired coal miners. West Virginia's congressional delegation - including Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Congressman David McKinley - said they will continue to also push for a permanent solution to the pension fund in the next fiscal year budget. Read More

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Marion County deputies collect more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs

Marion County deputies collect more than 800 pounds of prescription drugs

More than 143 people in America die each day due to a drug overdose. That's more than people abusing cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and methamphetamine combined. The Mercer County Sheriff's Office says it collected 168 pounds of old prescription medications over the weekend. "By properly disposing of 168 pounds of unused prescription drugs from our medicine cabinets, we help to prevent theft, misuse and risky abuse", Sheriff Jack Kemler said. Read More

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Triplets all undergo surgery for same rare skull condition

Triplets all undergo surgery for same rare skull condition

In his condition, the front of his skull fused, giving his forehead a pinched look. While craniosynostosis is rare, occuring in about 1 in 2,000 births, it is even more rare in triplets. Doctors estimate the condition to affect only 1 in 500 trillion. To fix the problem, Chesler and other staff had to remove part of the skull from each infant via surgery last January so that no pressure would build within the skull and harm the brain. Read More

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Government Shutdown 2017: What's the likelihood Congress passes a budget plan?

Government Shutdown 2017: What's the likelihood Congress passes a budget plan?

Republicans already seem willing to concede to Democratic demands on bypassing wall funding altogether - Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-NY, said funding the wall "was no longer an issue" in an interview Wednesday. Politico reported on Wednesday that the White House agreed to continue to fund the CSR payments as it has been doing if Democrats would agree to move forward on a spending bill without the Obamacare spending. Read More

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Schumer says agreement gives Amtrak extra money

Schumer says agreement gives Amtrak extra money

The New York Times got its hands on a copy of closure plans that Amtrak shared with New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad, the two commuter railways that share the station with Amtrak. "All groups are working with the common goal of creating service schedules that minimize impact on the traveling public when we do the necessary upgrades to Penn Station", Amtrak, which owns and operates Penn, said in a statement. Read More

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Rockets' 22 3-pointers dismantle Spurs, 126-99 in Game 1

Rockets' 22 3-pointers dismantle Spurs, 126-99 in Game 1

Over the previous three seasons, the Rockets led the league in 3-point attempt rate (the share of field-goal attempts that are 3-pointers) during the regular season before seeing significant dropoffs in the postseason. At the end of the day, give me the greatest coach of all time with the highly advanced android at his disposal. Popovich called a timeout 80 seconds into the game, berating David Lee for a missed defensive assignment that led to a 3-pointer. Read More

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Lawmakers warn airlines on service quality

Lawmakers warn airlines on service quality

If we don't see meaningful results that improve customer service, the next time this committee meets to address this issue I can assure you will not like the outcome. The incident occurred April 21 on a flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth, two weeks after the United dragging incident. "I do think that some of the customer service issues we've had are because of lack of competition and we've gone too far in monopolizing", committee member Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., told Al-Monitor. Read More

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Will President Trump Attack North Korea? 'I Don't Know

A lot of people, I'm sure, tried to take that power away, whether it was his uncle or anybody else. Mr. Trump's remarks came after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile last week - a launch that apparently failed. It is a chess game. "He's dealing with obviously very tough people, in particular the generals and others", said Trump when asked for his take on the North Korean leader. Read More

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Need for resowings takes shine from USA corn planting catch-up

Department of Agriculture weekly crop progress report from the ag statistics office in Sioux Falls. Subsoil moisture levels rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 28 percent surplus. IN has 16% of its soybean crop planted, above a 8% five-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Read More

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Congress defies Trump, boosts health spending

Congress defies Trump, boosts health spending

The bipartisan agreement includes $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for border security, a major priority for Republican leaders in Congress. It also sets aside $32 million for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The new 2017 budget also preserves the $101 million Teen Pregnancy Prevention program that Trump proposed cutting in half. Read More

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Arkansas carries out first double execution in the USA since 2000

Arkansas carries out first double execution in the USA since 2000

A federal judge lifted the stay on the execution. But it was a short reprieve. An ADC spokesman says Marcel Williams was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. For his final meal, he requested fried chicken, banana pudding, nachos, potato logs with ketchup, and two Mountain Dews. Prior to the executions of the two men on Monday night, attorneys representing Jones had appealed on the basis that he would die painfully since there was a possibility he had a resistance to midazolam, one of the ... Read More

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$61 Million set to be approved for Trump family security

The other $60m will be used to reimburse local authorities in New York City and Palm Beach County in Florida who faced "extraordinary law enforcement personnel costs", protecting Trump properties since he was elected. Trump - who has spent most of his weekends traveling to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida - will make his first trip back to NY as president Thursday, when he'll give a speech at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on the West Side. Read More

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Scientists Take To Washington To Stress A Nonpartisan Agenda

Many carried signs emblazoned with slogans such as "Pruitt Plus Trump Equals Bad Chemistry", a reference to Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency , who has questioned the scientific consensus on global warming. "They have not invested in science", he said. Science! When do we want it? "That is why my administration is reducing unnecessary burdens on American workers and American companies , while being mindful that our actions must also protect the environment", ... Read More

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Green Means Go For Mental Health Awareness

Green Means Go For Mental Health Awareness

The Benton County Mental Health Court received a substantial donation from a local mental health organization in the memory of a former local. In the scholarly journal article, "The Angry Black Woman: The Impact of Pejorative Stereotype on Psychotherapy with Black Women" by Wendy Ashley, she reiterates how researchers choose not to study a person of color's mental health issues because they feel as if blacks are harder to study and that they are more prone to ignorance. Read More

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Novice Democrat tops Georgia race, but faces runoff

Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff fell about two percentage points shy of hitting the 50 percent threshold he needed to take the special election for Georgia's 6th Congressional District on Tuesday outright. They came up short. Unfortunately for both Trump and Spicer, the smart analysis doesn't back up his confidence. But he's also said he would "work with anybody in Washington who respects your tax dollars". Read More

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Number of Americans Supporting Legal Pot Shoots Higher

According to CBS , the poll has seen a steady annual increase in support for legalization since as far back as 1979, during which year the figure was just 27 percent. Only 37 percent of people over the age of 65 thought weed should be legal, compared to over 60 percent of every other age group. Parents who have never tried marijuana, however, fear marijuana above all other risky behaviors. Read More

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Course teaches Somali culture in central Minnesota

All of the measles cases in the Twin Cities have come from the Somali-American community, which typically has far lower vaccination rates than other populations. Between 1997, when MDH began tracking reported cases of measles on its website , and 2016, the record number of reported cases of measles in the state was 26, which happened in 2011. Read More

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