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County Health Department: 'People of all ages are advised to get vaccinated'

County Health Department: 'People of all ages are advised to get vaccinated'

The difference is, the flu comes on fast, hits hard and lasts longer - one to two weeks - while a cold is generally slower to show and milder. The study found that women vaccinated early in pregnancy with a flu vaccine containing the pandemic H1N1 (H1N1pdm09) component who had also received the H1N1pdm09 vaccine component the previous season had an increased risk for spontaneous abortion (SAB) within the 28 days after vaccination. Read More

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Global shares drift as investors pause ahead of Fed

Global shares drift as investors pause ahead of Fed

The Fed wrapped up a two-day meeting of top USA economic policymakers on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. Apart from currency moves, yields on short-term and longer-term U.S. The Fed will reduce its balance sheet by ten billion dollars a month initially, gradually upping the pace after each quarter, until it reaches 50 billion dollars every month promising to move cautiously, so as to avoid unsettling the markets . Read More

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Authorities Report First Death in South Carolina

Authorities Report First Death in South Carolina

Forecasters warned that Irma remained extremely unsafe as the monster storm toppled trees and power lines, peeled tiles off roofs, and threatened coastal areas with storm surges of up to 15 feet. "Search and rescue teams are ready to deploy". Irma flooded portions of River Street in the tourist magnet city of Savannah, Georgia, and forced police to temporarily shut Highway 80 leading to the barrier island community of Tybee Island. Read More

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Western Force fight: Wallabies hope to inspire Perth rugby fans

Hooper's side were pilloried after the All Blacks romped to a 54-6 advantage after 48 minutes, with the biggest criticism being a lack of physicality in the tackle. The Aussie mantra of "always look after your mates", while noble, can become a roadblock for some to say what needs to be said. In seven editions, the Black Ferns have won the title four times, England twice and the United States once but a good semi-final win over the USA has given the Kiwis the momentum they need to also ... Read More

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Swift in court over alleged groping

Swift in court over alleged groping

She said she and Mueller started out as co-workers at radio station KYGO-FM and became romantically involved in February 2013. A picture of Swift , Mueller and his girlfriend is a key piece of evidence in the lawsuit - with lawyers for the singer claiming it is "damning" proof that the presenter touched her backside. Read More

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Is trading for Jose Quintana enough to get Cubs back in playoffs?

Is trading for Jose Quintana enough to get Cubs back in playoffs?

Jimenez, Rose and Flete have all been assigned to Winston-Salem, who are now in Myrtle Beach for a three-game series. They trail the first-place Milwaukee Brewers (50-41) by 5½ games. The 28-year old lefty spent his entire Major League Baseball career with the White Sox and sports a career 3.51 ERA , 1.25 WHIP , 6.5% walk rate, 20.4% strikeout rate, and a 0.84 home runs per 9 innings ratio. Read More

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Know the laws, be safe when using fireworks

Know the laws, be safe when using fireworks

The pyrotechnics association also noted a reduction in firework-related injuries in states and areas with more liberal fireworks laws, Heckman said. Lewistown will hold its fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks kick off at 9 p.m. A person who possesses or uses fireworks without a valid permit or who sells to a person who does not have a valid permit is subject to a forfeiture of up to $1,000 per violation. Read More

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India rolls out biggest tax reforms since Independence

India rolls out biggest tax reforms since Independence

The GST measures took more than a decade to get through parliament , with political disagreement resulting in the creation of four tax rates instead of a single one, as had been originally envisioned. Women activists all across the country have questioned the GST Council whether 'sindoor 'or sanitary pads are more necessary for women. India made the biggest tax system reform in its history when it transitioned to the goods and service tax (GST ) regime on Friday night. Read More

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Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

Spithill, Oracle get swagger back with 1st America's Cup win

However, it's proven anything but, with the Kiwi boat having won seven of the eight races to the line to date. Team New Zealand has won six races but began with a negative point because Oracle won the qualifiers. Now he's closing in on adding his name to a list of America's Cup winners that includes Dennis Conner, fellow New Zealander Russell Coutts and Ted Turner. Read More

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Thousands of mourners bid farewell to Warmbier

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican from the Cincinnati area, told the throng of reporters stationed outside that Warmbier was "an fantastic young man" from a resilient family and that North Korea must be held accountable for what happened to the 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who died Monday. Read More

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David Davis leaves door open to leaving EU without a deal

Some leading members of Britain's ruling Conservative Party want finance minister Philip Hammond to become prime minister, replacing Theresa May and steering the country through the Brexit process, the Sunday Times reported. Mrs May was fatally wounded after losing her majority in this month's election and having to rely on the DUP to prop up a minority government. However, while he said he took his "share of the blame", he suggested that the party's misjudged election strategy was ... Read More

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Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Neighboring Arab Nations Slap Qatar With 13-Point List Of Demands

Turkey rejected a call from four Arab states on Friday to shut down its military base in Qatar , saying the base was a guarantor of regional security, and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha. "We cannot expect an end to the crisis, solutions are not yet developed and the countries besieged Qatar have not provided any clear reasons for the steps they have taken", he said. Read More

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Popular Telegu actor Ravi Teja's brother died in a road accident

Popular Telegu actor Ravi Teja's brother died in a road accident

Tollywood actor Ravi Teja's brother Bharath, well known for playing supporting roles in popular movies has met an unfortunate accident in Hyderabad , his vehicle hit the lorry at Outer Ring Road, Kavvalaguda, near Shamshabad. Ravi Teja's family hail from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh. A case has been registered under section 304-A and further probe is on. The police were unable to identify the victim till Sunday morning as his face was completely disfigured in the accident. Read More

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South Dakota has 1st human West Nile virus case of the year

South Dakota has 1st human West Nile virus case of the year

It's the first time a pool of mosquitoes have tested positive this season. West Nile Virus has shown up earlier this year than in past years. Late spring rain leaves behind stagnant water that creates the ideal mosquito breeding conditions and the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District reminds the public to "drain after the rain" to prevent mosquitoes. Read More

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Girl in a Wheelchair Becomes Face of Trumpcare Fight (Image)

Girl in a Wheelchair Becomes Face of Trumpcare Fight (Image)

Laura Halvorson, 33, also a protester, said many of those who participated in the die-in resisted arrest and were then removed by Capitol Police without their wheelchairs - images that attracted significant attention on social media. Several protesters were forcibly removed from their wheelchairs. After the closely guarded legislation - which was written entirely behind closed doors - was finally unveiled on Thursday morning, a protest formed outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch ... Read More

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Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

Johnson: Senate bill doesn't address health care costs

He said it only benefits millionaires. The Senate plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is in trouble after a fifth Republican senator came out against it. "I want to get to yes, and the way to get to yes is to fix the underlying problems". Johnson said. "I'm making a lot of calls [Friday, Saturday], Sunday reviewing the bill, I just think I'll need more time to do the due diligence to make an informed vote in getting the yes". Read More

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House Democrats call for Pelosi to step down as minority leader

After everything that's happened over the past seven months, anti-Pelosi Democrats have a right to make their case. "We just don't have either one of those in the present leadership". They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win. The apparent effectiveness of that messaging suggested to some that the 77-year-old Californian could be a liability for Democrats as they aim to regain their majority. Read More

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Here's What The Queen Laid Out In Her Speech To Parliament

Here's What The Queen Laid Out In Her Speech To Parliament

His rare absence from the State Opening of Parliament added to the solemnity of an occasion cherished by the British people and replete with historical tradition. In written remarks introducing the government plan, Mrs May admitted that the election result was not what she had hoped for. "We will work hard every day to gain the trust and confidence of the British people, making their priorities our priorities". Read More

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Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Nancy Pelosi: 'I'm worth the trouble.' Conservatives agree

Absolutely. But there's nothing to justify the complete and utter demonization of her. Pelosi is widely regarded as a strong legislative strategist, a smart, savvy leader . And yet, earlier this week in the face of the Democratic party's special election losses, Pelosi remained outwardly optimistic. It comes at a cost: Pelosi is Republicans' biggest fundraising star, too. Read More

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Democrats Realize 2010 'Fire Nancy Pelosi' Campaign Has Been Working

Democratic leaders said there are at least 70 other districts that will be easier terrain for them than the one in Georgia after post-census gerrymandering in GOP-led states created so many heavily Republican districts. Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. Read More

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Yemen to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses by UAE, US

Yemen to Probe Alleged Interrogation Abuses by UAE, US

Senators John McCain, the Senate committee's Republican chairman, and Jack Reed, its ranking Democrat, asked Mattis to conduct an immediate review of the alleged abuses, including of US support to the forces involved. The American officials confirmed that the USA provides questions to the Emiratis and receives transcripts of their interrogations. Drawing on accounts from former detainees, families of people held in Yemen prisons, lawyers and Yemeni officials, HRW and AP said torture was rife ... Read More

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